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Rakuten Kobo unveils the Kobo Libra H2O: A lightweight, waterproof, 7” eReader

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Combining a decade of experience, the latest in innovative digital reading technology, and a readers-first approach, Rakuten Kobo has struck the perfect balance with the Kobo Libra H2O. Designed and built to make reading lives better, the newest device provides the fully customizable experience readers need, with the modern design they want.

With the Kobo Libra H2O, Kobo’s team of expert product designers and software developers have married the features readers love—ergonomic one-handed page-turn buttons, waterproofing technology, ComfortLight PRO, a 7” HD Carta E Ink glare-free screen, and convertible SleepCovers—with an elevated aesthetic, enabling readers to choose the device and accessory that best reflects them. The Kobo Libra H2O is available in classic black and white, with four SleepCover options in black, grey, rose and aqua.

“Each time we create a new device, we look to make the act of reading that little bit better. That’s a mission worth our very best effort,” said Michael Tamblyn, CEO, Rakuten Kobo. “So many of our customers are drawn to eBooks for the convenience and portability. With the Kobo Libra H2O, we designed a seamless digital reading experience that keeps your whole reading life with you, wrapped in a beautiful, modern design.”

The Kobo Libra H2O, with enough storage for 6,000 books and weighing just 192 grams, will retail for $199.99 CAD at www.kobo.com and select retailers. Pre-orders begin in select countries on September 10 and the device will be available in stores and online as of September 17 in Canada, the US, the UK, Italy, the Netherlands, France, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, Belgium, Switzerland, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Hong Kong and Taiwan.


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