Kobo brings waterproof e-reader with 7.8 “screen out




Through a listing on a page of Wehkamp.nl has become clear that Kobo will soon release a new, waterproof e-reader on the market with a 7.8 “Carta e-ink display with a resolution of 1872×1404 pixels. The device gets the One name Kobo Aura with.

Kobo Aura One The high resolution retains the black and white display a ppi of 300, which is similar to other HD e-readers from Kobo as well as Amazon. The screen of the Aura One has lights with adjustable brightness. The so-called Comfort Light would emit a reduced amount of blue light ‘, which should prevent disruption of sleep.

The device measures 195,1×138,5×6,9 millimeters and weighs 252 grams. For connections to the outside world, there is Wi-Fi or a micro-USB connector which needs to be at soaking in water not locked separately according to the specifications. The e-reader would be waterproof up to two meters under water for a period of up to sixty minutes.

The Aura One has 8GB non-expandable storage memory and 512MB RAM. On a single charge the reader can sustain up to a month. A retail price is still unknown, but Wehkamp.nl state an amount of 229.99 euros.


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