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Kobo Aura H2O edition 2 (2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Kobo Aura H2O edition 2 (2017). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the size and screen are on the whole positive. The design and battery are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the usability. Many are negative about the price.

portability, battery, design, screen, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Kobo Aura H2O edition 2 (2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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New Kobo Aura H2O Review (2017 2nd Edition model)


The all-new Kobo Aura H2O eBook reader is an updated version of the original waterproof H2O model, sporting a more compact design for easier packing. Here's our review after spending some quality reading…

Water resistant ; Improved eBook store ; Decent features

Dull interface

The new 2017 model of Kobo Aura H2O will be available to buy in the UK from May 22, with pre-orders already open at the time of writing via You can pick it up from £149.

May, 2017

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Great ereader


Beautiful screen, very good backlight that adjusts colour to time of day. Screen bigger than kindle with comparable overall size and more options to customise font type and size to your liking. Can rent books from my local library unlike Kindle. Fully...

Nov, 2017

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My second Kobo


This is such an improvement on the old one. Bigger reading area and I can read in the dark and increase the line spacing. I only wish it was coloured white like my old one.

Nov, 2017

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Love my new kobo it's the best ever. Truly pocket size and very light.

Oct, 2017

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Kobo New Aura H20 E-Reader


A bit expensive but it's the perfect size, works great and batteries last for ages

Oct, 2017

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Better that Kindle


looks and feels nice in your hands (blue power button looks cool) It works with any e-book file type, whereas kindle is locked to the Kindle file type. It is waterproof It has a natural light for night time use (makes it orangeish instead of bright...

Sep, 2017

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Works Well So Far


I have only had this for nearly a month but so far so good! It was a replacement from a Kindle Aura H20 E-Reader (version 1) that I had previously purchased. It glitched at least once a month; always saying there was water on the screen when there was...

Sep, 2017

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I was always pro-book and anti reader, but bought this for a resort holiday and was so impressed. Didn't have to worry about it getting wet at the beach. Loads of books to choose from. I downloaded free books and 99p books, will be rejoining the local...

Sep, 2017

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I had the kobo h2o first edition but this one tops it all excellent highly recommended

Aug, 2017

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it's amazing


Absolutely fantastic added bonus I can take it in the bath. No need for waterproof bags anymore. Wish I had purchased sooner

Aug, 2017

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