Kobo Aura H2O Review: A Gorgeous, Waterproof Screen That No One Needs

The aftermarket-treated Waterproof Kindle is just about perfect: an already fantastic e-reader with the added bonus of being built like a rock. But all that comes with one hell of a price tag — $US240, specifically. The new, waterproof $US190 Kobo Aura H2O, though, promises to deliver on all those points for a fraction of the cost.

Read In The Tub? The Waterproof Kobo Aura H2O Is For You

We love a waterproofed Kindle, and we put one through hell, but that’s an aftermarket mod, not a feature that comes standard. If you want waterproofed reading on the cheap(er), the new Kobo Aura H2O is for you.

Mother's Day Gift Guide: Geeky Gear Your Mum Will Love

There’s not a gift in the world that can make up for all the crap you did as a kid, but that’s what Mother’s Day next Sunday May 12 is for: an annual opportunity to pay tribute to your mum and what she put up with for all those years. Here are six great gifts you can get this weekend that she’d love.

Kobo Aura HD Review: A Beautiful Reader Screen Trapped In An Ugly Body

Everyone loves a pretty screen. The Kobo Aura HD is aiming to lead that charge in the ereader space. Armed with a best-in-class screen and an unusually powerful processor under the hood, the Aura HD tries its best to be a real luxury reader. It doesn’t quite make it.

Kobo Aura HD Review: The Luxury E-Reader Nobody Wanted

When you think of “luxury”, what do you picture? Bottles of expensive alcohol? Fancy clothes? Gambling, perhaps? What about e-readers? No? Well shame on you, because that’s what the Kobo Aura HD purports to be: the world’s first luxury e-reader. Oh boy….

The Kobo Aura Is An Insanely High-Resolution E-Reader, And It's Coming To Australia

“The Porsche of e-readers.” That’s what Kobo is calling its new e-reader device. If you’re fed up with low-resolution e-readers ruining your books, the Kobo’s new Aura HD is here to solve the problem: a 6.8-inch e-reader with a crazy high-resolution e-ink screen.

Kobo Arc Tablet Review: And Now For Something Different

Let’s face it: Kobo’s last tablet — the Vox — was rubbish. It was a DOA tablet and not something worth our time, unfortunately. Now, though, Kobo has a new tablet called the Arc. We were excited when the Arc was announced, because it sounded like something that might actually be amazing enough to wash the Vox-taste out of our mouths. It has damn-near the same specs as crowd-favourite and defending champ, the Nexus 7, and it’s nice and cheap to boot. Fight!

5 Ways Ereaders Are Still Better Than Tablets

The age of the ereader is drawing to a close. That’s the drumbeat this week, after iSuppli pegged the year-over-year decline of reader sales at a staggering 36 per cent. It makes sense; why get a fuddy little Kobo when there are cheap Kindle Fires aplenty to be had?

Kobo Ups The Storage And Drops The Price Of Its New Tablet

When we previewed the Kobo Arc tablet a little while ago, we called it a serious competitor to the Nexus 7′s tablet throne. Kobo it seems is still looking to improve its odds in the fight for 7-inch tablet relevance by upping the storage and dropping the price of its Arc tablet before it’s even hit the market.

Kobo's New 7-Inch Tablet Is A Solid Nexus 7 Challenger

When the Nexus 7 hit the market, we wondered if it would force other manufacturers to lower their prices without lowering the specs on new devices. We’re going to find out later if Amazon has taken Google’s warning shot on board, but in the meantime, the Kobo Arc tablet has just been announced and it’s seriously impressive. Be afraid, Nexus 7: the Kobo is coming to ruin your Christmas.