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The Kobo Aura is waterproof and ready for reading in the tub

Kubo Aura

Sometimes sitting down with a good book is all we need to relax. Of course, to get the most out of your relaxation time you want to combine as many relaxing things as possible. Taking a hot bath with chamomile tea in addition to your book is bound to do some good in restoring a bit of your sanity. Of course, many people use eReaders anymore, so if you don’t want to bring it along in the water without having to buy a new one, you might be in the market for some better options.

If you’ve already ruined one eReader to this sort of situation and would like not to lose another, then this Kobo Aura might be able to help you out. This Japanese product is IP67 compliant, meaning it can be used for up to 30 minutes under 1 meter of water. It would be especially handy if you like to read on your way home and live in a rainy area. This has a 6.8” Carta E Ink HD touch screen with a 1430 x 1080 resolution. It has around 4 gigs of built-in memory, and should let you immerse yourself in a good read in no time at all.

Not only will this be safe closer to water, but this option is much easier on the eyes of avid readers as there’s no light constantly blazing into your eyeballs. This device doesn’t come cheap at $149.99, but not losing it to a day at the beach or a long bath might be worth it. Of course, there are about a million different eReader options out there, and you could always just put your Kindle in a freezer-sized Ziploc for a cheaper option.

Available for purchase on Amazon