Compare the old and new Kobo H2O
Kobo Aura H2O (2nd Edition)
- Thinner and lighter than its predecessor
- Higher water tightness certification (IPX8)
- Equipped with a blue light filter
|Kobo Aura H2O||Kobo Aura H2O (2nd Edition)|
|Waterproof (IPX certificate)||IPX7||30 minutes, up to 1 meter deep||IPX8||60 minutes, up to 2 meters deep|
|Display backlight||No blue light filter||Eyes get tired faster||Blue light filter||Eyes become less tired|
|Thickness (in cm)||0.99||0.85|
|Weight (in grams)||233||207|
Improved waterproof coating
The Kobo Aura H2O (edition 2) has an improved waterproof coating. The new variant of the Kobo H2O is waterproof for up to 60 minutes at a maximum depth of 2 meters. The old version is waterproof for a maximum of 30 minutes at a maximum depth of 1 meter. The new variant is therefore even more resistant to water. So if you accidentally drop your e-reader into the pool, then the new H2O is just a little better protected than its predecessor.
Improved screen lighting
The new Kobo H2O is, like the Kobo Aura ONE, equipped with ComfortLight Pro. As a result, blue light is filtered from the backlight and you read an ebook just before you go to sleep. The backlight is automatically adjusted to the light of the environment. It is also possible to manually adjust the lighting of the screen to your preference. This technology was not used in the screen of the old model of the Kobo H2O.
The new Kobo H2O fits just a bit easier in your bag than its predecessor. The Kobo H2O (edition 2) is 0.85 cm thick and is therefore 0.14 cm thinner than the first version of the H2O e-reader. You also feel this when you hold the e-reader. The new variant weighs 207 grams. This is 26 grams lighter than the first version of the Kobo H2O.