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Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2

Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2
alaScore 96

416 reviews

Jun, 2018

  • Positive

alaTest has collected and analyzed 416 reviews of Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Many are negative about the reliability.


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Kyle Wiggers (

Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2 review


Kobo's new Aura H2O is a great large-screen Kindle alternative that's also waterproof

Durable, waterproof body ; Adjustable backlight and blue-light filter ; Intuitive, highly customizable software ; Can store 6,000 books

Pricey ; Middling performance

The Aura H2O is every bit as good as the original, but we would have liked to see better performance. It’s a great option for people who prefer large-screen ebook readers.

Expert review by : Séamus Bellamy (

Kobo Aura H20 Edition 2 review: A waterproof e-reader worthy of your consideration


While not indestructible, this Kindle competitor can survive being submerged in water.

Waterproof (X8 IPX rating) ; Lightweight and easy to hold ; Crisp, easy-to-read text, with adjustable fonts and page gutters ; Nighttime backlight changes hue to reduce light in the blue spectrum

Interface reacts unpredictably when the touchscreen comes into contact with liquids ; Backlighting is less even than competing Amazon Kindle e-readers ; Some books in the Kobo Store cost more than they do in the Amazon store ; Does not support...

The Kobo Aura H20 Edition 2 is a waterproof and feature-packed e-reader that, provided they’ve not already amassed a large library of Amazon Kindle eBooks, that any book lover will enjoy—provided you don’t try to use it while it’s wet.

Aug, 2017

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KOBO Aura H2O 2nd Edition eReader - Black


Great ereaders, my 4th. Generally better than Kindle with more functionality although without the games I'm now not so sure.

New range (like this one) hasn't got the 'Beta features' i.e. all the extra games which made Kobo extra special. Games are a nice break from reading.

Aug, 2017