Summertime is a time to escape the day-to-day with a good book. My plan is to have some down time this summer, and catch up on some good reads. I plan to open up Kobo anywhere this summer with the The Kobo Aura H2O – a waterproof, dustproof and anti-glare eReader that I can take to the beach, pool or splash park!

I can take the Kobo Aura H2O to the beach, to the bathtub, without worrying about dropping it in the bath or spilling a drink on it. No worries about the device getting wet, which is especially important during those summer months when you can suddenly get splashed by an unsuspecting water gun!

I don’t have to worry about getting sand on it either. The device is also dustproof, and anti-glare, which helps for reading outdoors on a sunny summer day.

My first read on the Kobo Aura H2O is Euphoria by Lily King. Set in 1930s Papua New Guinea, this novel is about three young, ground-breaking anthropologists caught in a love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers and, ultimately, their lives.

Next on my list is The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh, All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, and I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson.

Open Up Kobo Anywhere This Summer

Kobo Aura H2O Features



Perfect for a soak in the tub after a long summer day, or bring it into the hot tub, swimming pool or even the beach.  The Kobo Aura H2O is IP67 certified, meaning it’s waterproof for up to 30 minutes in one metre of water with the port cover closed.


At 265 dpi, this eReader has a spacious 6.8” touchscreen offering a print-on-paper experience, showcasing text and high-resolution images beautifully. There are 10 fonts to choose front, and 24 sizes. You can customize and adjust font size and style to your preference.

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As for the eReader storage, you won’t have to worry about counting the number of downloads. The Kobo Aura H2O has 4GB of onboard storage (expandable up to 32GB with a microSD card), so readers can easily store thousands of eBooks.

Battery Life

Also impressive is the battery life on the Kobo Aura H2O which can last up to two months. It’s great that you don’t have to charge it every day, like a mobile phone.


What’s on your reading list for this summer? Kobo has a huge catalogue of more than 5 million titles across all genres, eReader options, and top-rated apps for the most popular smartphones and tablets. Head over to the Best of the Month section for more book titles.

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New customers get a $5 credit when they sign up for a new Kobo account here.

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Enter for your chance to win a Kobo Aura H2O prize pack! Use the form below to enter this giveaway.


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Where will you open up with Kobo this summer?


Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Kobo and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.


Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of, a leading lifestyle blog for women.


  1. The Girl On The Train is on my summer reading list! I also want to re-read The Great Gatsby – one of my favourite books!

  2. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) Reply

    I want to get one for my husband. He is an avid reader and I think he would get a ton of use out of one of these.

  3. I’m all about taking reading materials with me to the lake this Summer – this is perfect for me! I love the display features and the fact that it’s waterproof, too!

  4. I love my iPad, but do wish it was waterproof and anti-glare. The Kobo looks like the perfect answer for anyone wanting a great summer reader.

  5. This is the coolest e-reader. It’s crazy that it’s waterproof. I’d bring mine pretty much everywhere.

  6. Elizabeth O. Reply

    E-books make travel more convenient, especially with tablets like this. It’s perfect for the summer! How awesome is this that it’s waterproof? You can totally bring it while you’re relaxing on a floater in the pool!

  7. this is actually amazing product and can be a great gift.unfortunatly cant participate in the giveaway as i live in UK.but good luck to all

  8. Nicole Escat Reply

    Wow, what a nice e-book this is. I would like to join in the giveaway, this is really great for our summer trips.

  9. Ryan Escat Reply

    I would try to read an e-book, I will pick one and have it done on our summer weekend getaway this weekends.

  10. Such a great giveaway! Good luck to all who will join. Amazing product line indeed.

  11. Danne Reed Reply

    I would like to have a Kobo Aura H2O, good thing that I don’t need to charge it every day!

  12. Nicole Haas Etolen Reply

    This e-book reader is a must-have. It is perfect for summer days, you can read while you are on the beach without worrying too much!

  13. Oh wow. I don’t really care for e-readers because I prefer print books, but they do come in handy. The fact that this one is waterproof is awesome because bathtime and reading time is often done together.

  14. parpar de real Reply

    This is absolutely a great giveaways. Good luck to those who join

  15. Darlene Schuller Reply

    James Refield’s Celestine Prophecy series is what’s on my list this summer!

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