Summer is my favourite time for reading. I love to take my reader to the beach or just sit next to the pool and read a good book. I enjoy a good story year round, but there’s nothing nicer than a beautiful sunny day with a favourite book. Much of my summer revolves around the beach and the pool. This year I don’t need to worry about getting splashed poolside, or dropping a book in the water because I have my waterproof Kobo Aura H20 to do all my summer reading.
Summer Reading Means Fun in the Sun – and Even in the Water
I love the summer. Love it. I enjoy skiing and other related snowy activities, but after a few months of gray winter skies, I’m all about the summer sun when the season finally rolls around. One of my favorite things to do during the summer is read outside. But, I’ve never really been able to do that near a pool or on the beach, without some trepidation. Traditional books and water don’t mix. Neither do readers. Electronics and water are not a match made in Heaven. At least until now.
Meet the Aura H20
Say hello to the Kobo Aura H20. It’s waterproof, which means I can take it anywhere to read. The beach, the pool – heck, I can read in the jacuzzi tub if I feel like it! I can’t wait to really put my Kobo through its paces. I have a few trips and travel writing gigs lined up this summer, and my Kobo will make those trips so much better. In fact, as I am writing this I am packing for Florida soon to be writing about Martin County and Indian River County.
Up for the Adventure
With travel comes a lot of waiting time, waiting at the airport, waiting on the airplane and waiting to get to the resort. I have loaded my new Kobo with a few great reads and have started JoJo Moyes You Before Me, because I like to read the books before I see the movie adaptations.
So this summer, I can get in all my work, and then I can get in plenty of summer reading on the beach when I go to Florida, or when I’m at Georgian Bay, northern Ontario because its durable waterproof design makes it perfect for traveling. We will also be in Muskoka and Quebec for a bit too. There are a few flights and a few road trips lined up. With a library of over 5 million titles, there’s always a new book for me to read on the journey.
Kobo Aura H20 Specs
The Kobo Aura H20 is powerful, expandable, fully able to withstand water, sand, and dust. Take a look at the specs on this beauty. I also like that you can change the size of the text. My eyes sometimes have trouble with tiny print anymore, so this is an option that adds value for me.
- Waterproof for up to 30 minutes in 1 meter of water (30 minutes!!)
- 6.8″ 265 dpi touchscreen
- Beautiful high resolution images and crisp text
- 4 GB on board storage
- Expandable storage to 32 GB with microSD card (that’s a total bonus)
- Battery life of up to 2 months (I can’t even begin to thank Kobo enough for this. That’s amazing! That means I can take it on a trip for a week and not even worry about taking the charging cord at all.)
- 10 fonts and 24 font sizes all custom made for the Kobo Aura H20
Why Am I Excited?
I’m even more excited about summer reading with the Kobo Aura H20, because I had an older model Kobo, and I loved it. Now I can enjoy everything I loved about my old Kobo reader, but now it’s more powerful, durable, and it’s water proof. I’m currently trying to convince my daughter to trade in her super heavy stack of hard covers in favor of this new reader from Kobo before she breaks her poor back!
The people at Kobo are offering a great summer prize pack that includes a Kobo Aura H20 as well. Enter for a chance to win below.
Summer Reading is Easy and Worry Free
And that’s amazing. I can’t wait to take my Kobo Aura H20 with me for some great summer reading everywhere I go. Hopefully, by the end of the summer, I’ll have converted my daughter to Kobo and she can have my original version for reading, instead of lugging 20 pounds of books in her backpack everywhere.
If you’re interested in some worry-free summer reading, check out the Kobo Aura H20. You can also head over to the Kobo App site to check out their ginormous selection of ebooks and receive a $5 credit when you register for a free account! Happy Reading!!