Kobo Libra H2O eReader - 7" E ink Carta HD Display (2019 Model) 8GB WiFi - Black
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"Within minutes I was withdrawing books from the library over wifi, and there is a huge variety of reading material available on the net. I've got a library available now for next ...view more"
"This is a great machine that makes reading so enjoyable and delightful. I’ve had this for three weeks now and find it easily living up to its promise. I have previously owned a K ...view more"
"Only issue is the WiFi connectivity is not reliable. Sometimes it's good, other times it's flaky. I know it's not my router as the phones and tablets work fine. Other than that, a ...view more"
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The perfect balance between innovative digital technology, a comfortable reading experience, and modern design is here. Offered in black or white, and with four colourful accessories to pair with, Kobo Libra H2O lets you choose the model that best suits you. Read longer than ever before with its comfortable ergonomic design, the option for landscape orientation, and easy-to-use page-turn buttons. With ComfortLight PRO and full waterproofing, you can enjoy your books day or night, in any environment. Kobo Libra H2O is designed for a better reading life.
- Enjoy a completely customizable reading experience with page-turn buttons, landscape/portrait mode, and more
- A 7" HD glare-free touchscreen makes reading in the sun a breeze, just like print on paper
- Fully waterproof with HZO Protection™, Kobo Libra H2O is always ready for unexpected spills or bathtime reader bliss*
- *Meets requirements of IPX8 rating. Waterproof for up to 60 minutes in up to 2 metres of water
- Adjustable ComfortLight PRO directs light towards the screen while automatically reducing blue-light as the day goes on to limit eyestrain
- Only Kobo has built-in OverDrive, which lets you access libraries and borrow books directly from Kobo Libra H2O**
- Personalize your eReader with a SleepCover accessory, available in Black, Grey, Rose, or Aqua (Sold seperatley)
Read in Comfort
Get ready to binge on your favourite books. With a comfortable ergonomic design, Kobo Libra H2O makes it easy to read longer, while page-turn buttons and landscape/portrait mode allow you to read exactly how you choose to.
Read in Crystal-Clear HD
Enjoy all the benefits of a print book with a little help from modern technology. Our 7" HD glare-free touchscreen makes reading in the sun a breeze, just like print on paper.
Enjoy Reading By the Water
Fully waterproof with HZO Protection™, Kobo Libra H2O is always ready for unexpected spills or bathtime reader bliss.
*Meets requirements of IPX8 rating. Waterproof for up to 60 minutes in up to 2 metres of water.
Brighten Up Your Reading
Never lose a wink of sleep again. Adjustable ComfortLight PRO directs light towards the screen while automatically reducing blue light as the day goes on to limit eyestrain.
Borrow Library Books In a Snap
Visit your local library without leaving home. Only Kobo has built-in OverDrive, which lets you borrow, place a hold, or return library books right from Kobo Libra H2O
Accessorize Your eReader
Complete the look with a SleepCover accessory, available in Black, Grey, Rose, or Aqua. The Kobo Libra H2O SleepCover conveniently folds to let your story stand on its own. *Kobo Libra H2O SleepCover is only compatible with Kobo Libra H2O.
7" Carta E Ink HD touchscreen 1680 × 1264, 300 PPI
Go weeks without charging
Nanocoating with HZO IPX8
- up to 60 mins in 2m of water
144 x 159 x 5.0 - 7.8mm
* Warranty period is as stated above unless the manufacturer has chosen to specify a longer period.
All warranties are return to base unless otherwise specified.
I have always avoided e-readers because I still prefer physical books and usually prefer to print out pdf documents rather than reading them on desk-top or tablet. But with the (temporary?) close-down of the Wellington City Library due to earthquake risk, and now the shut-down of all libraries due to Covid Level 4, I finally bit the bullet and bought a Kobo e-reader (2 days before shut-down!). Thought I would only use it after I had read every book left in the house, but I have been very pleasantly surprised. Simple to set up to connect to your local library (or to Gutenberg and other ebook organisations), clear and easy to read text,...view more
I am quite happy with the ereader. The only downsides I have noticed are that PDFs containing some characters such as a colon (":") cannot be copied via USB and book names in the catalogue show PDF title and not the name of the file, which isn't always very meaningful. But those are pretty minor. The screen size is just enough for reading regular PDFs in the landscape orientation.
Great tech, comfy to hold and can download free to view library books. Worth the money!
Nice reader, a bit pricey
I think this is probably a better reader than the Kindle paperwhite - I have both.
The difference is the kindle won't allow you to read NZ library ebooks for free, whereas this will.
If you would rather read ebooks from the library for free, then get this. If you have to buy the latest books, then get the Kindle.
I like how this Kobo has both the option of turning pages with a swipe, as well as with a button, and you can configure reading with the buttons on the right or the left.
Surprisingly good but a bit pricey
I didn't really want one of these, being a Luddite by nature and enjoying the feel and smell of a good book, but needs must and with no other means to get a read I had to bite the technology bullet. Now I really like it. So light, so convenient, and the dictionary function is a great help. Bit of a mission working out how to download books from the library but got it sussed now. I'd recommend it if you have a spare $
Comfortable to use
I've had a Kindle Paperwhite for years, and never realised just how short on screen real estate it was. This Kobo is nice and big without being overly so, and while I haven't tested it yet, the waterproof aspect is certainly something I'm looking forward to. The screen itself is quality e-ink, just as I've come to expect from these e-readers.
Well worth it
Within minutes I was withdrawing books from the library over wifi, and there is a huge variety of reading material available on the net. I've got a library available now for next time I go sailing. I've been thinking about getting one for years and I'm very pleased I finally did
Best Buy of the Year
This is a great machine that makes reading so enjoyable and delightful. I’ve had this for three weeks now and find it easily living up to its promise. I have previously owned a Kindle and it more than matches that, especially as you can read your library ebooks on it. The screen is very easy on the eye, it’s lightweight and doesn’t smack you in the face too badly when you fall asleep reading. It’s got an inbuilt light and a yellow fade kicks in at nighttime to reduce the blue light effect. The screen rotates to landscape if you want, you can tap the screen or push the button to turn pages, and it has a great battery life. I haven’t tested the...view more
It works though is a little slow in responsiveness. Don't believe the battery hype - "Go weeks without charging". Charged mine up less than two days ago and it is already down to 10%. Not particularly happy about that.
Only issue is the WiFi connectivity is not reliable. Sometimes it's good, other times it's flaky. I know it's not my router as the phones and tablets work fine. Other than that, a great reader.
Massive improvement over Kobo Clara
Replaced my original Kobo Clara with this model, which is a delight. Larger screen (but still fits in back pocket) and easier page turning. Well worth the price difference.
Beautiful Gift for Mum
The KOBO Libra H2O eReader works exactly how described, and even arrived earlier than scheduled. Quite light which I didn't expect. Made a great gift for my mum's birthday!
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