8.1/10
Informr score
The Kobo Libra H2O currently has an Informr score of 8.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 7 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Screen Size
7"
Storage
8 GB
3G
No
Reading Time
-


What the Critics Are Saying...


PC Magazine

The Kobo Libra H2O sets the bar for non-Amazon ebook readers with flexible format support and a terrific form factor.

- Sascha Segan, PC Magazine
TrustedReviews

A strong, reasonably priced e-reader with a great screen and physical page buttons – but UI glitches haunt the Libra H20 almost as much as Amazon does.

- Jon Mundy, TrustedReviews
WhatsYourTech

The Libra H2O is able to hold up to 6,000 eBooks in its 8GB of internal storage. The Forma can hold four times that, but if you don’t see yourself loading up an excessive library, the distinction may not matter. If you want the bigger screen, go with the Forma. Battery life is pretty much the same i...

- Ted Kritsonis, WhatsYourTech
Gizmodo

If you’re regularly switching from your phone to your ereader and relying on Whispersync, or you’re too lazy to convert and move your Amazon library over, then the Kindle Oasis is probably the better option. It also has the benefit of feeling more luxurious. But for most people, the Kobo Libra H2O s...

- Alex Cranz, Gizmodo
Mobile Syrup

While the Kobo Libra doesn’t hold the charm of a real book, it does offer a wide set of features for a reasonable price. Overall, it’s a decent value as long as you read a lot, and if you can use OverDrive to borrow books from your local library, it’s even more worth it. Even though you can get chea...

- Brad Bennett, Mobile Syrup


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Screen Size
7"

The Kobo Libra H2O's screen size is 7 inches with 1264 x 1680 pixels resolution.

Backlight
Yes

There is a built-in backlight for reading in the dark.

Storage
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

3G
No

This model has no 3G wireless capabilities.

Reading Time
-

The e-reader is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1200 mAh battery.

Libra H2O Specs

Overview
Release date September 10, 2019
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kindom
Networks
No cellular data
SIM card No
Operating System Custom
Processor Freescale Solo Lite 1 GHz
Internal Storage 8 GB
RAM 512 MB
ROM No
Flightmode Yes
TTY/TDD Unknown
SAR Unknown
Languages English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1200 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.9 x 14.4 x 0.5 cm (6.3 x 5.7 x 0.2 in)
Weight 192 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP X8
Display / Screen
Type Grayscale
Technology E-ink
Colors No
Resolution 1264 x 1680 pixels
Pixel density 300 pixels
Size 7 inches
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Unknown
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Anti Glare Yes
Additional Display Features
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Page Turn Key Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Unknown
Screen Reader Unknown
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth No
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Video Playback No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack No
Vibration Alert No
Content Formats Supported
Content Formats Supported BMP, CBR, CBZ, EPUB, EPUB3, GIF, HTML, JPEG, MOBI, PDF, PNG, RTF, TIFF, TXT
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Critic Reviews


PC Magazine

The best value for ereader hardware right now

from PC Magazine

The Kobo Libra H2O sets the bar for non-Amazon ebook readers with flexible format support and a terrific form factor.

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The Kobo Libra H2O sets the bar for non-Amazon ebook readers with flexible format support and a terrific form factor.

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TrustedReviews

A well equipped all-rounder of an e-book reader

from TrustedReviews

A strong, reasonably priced e-reader with a great screen and physical page buttons – but UI glitches haunt the Libra H20 almost as much as Amazon does.

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A strong, reasonably priced e-reader with a great screen and physical page buttons – but UI glitches haunt the Libra H20 almost as much as Amazon does.

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WhatsYourTech

Familiar form factor and a set of features to make reading possible about anywhere

from WhatsYourTech

The Libra H2O is able to hold up to 6,000 eBooks in its 8GB of internal storage. The Forma can hold four times that, but if you don’t see yourself loading up an excessive library, the distinction may not matter. If you want the bigger screen, go with the Forma. Battery life is pretty much the s...More

The Libra H2O is able to hold up to 6,000 eBooks in its 8GB of internal storage. The Forma can hold four times that, but if you don’t see yourself loading up an excessive library, the distinction may not matter. If you want the bigger screen, go with the Forma. Battery life is pretty much the same in either case. This is one of the best eReaders available right now for the sum of its parts. While I would prefer a flush screen, like that of the Kindle Oasis, Kobo’s openness can be refreshing for users who want some flexibility in what they read on an eReader.

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Gizmodo

A cheaper alternative to the Kindle Oasis

from Gizmodo

If you’re regularly switching from your phone to your ereader and relying on Whispersync, or you’re too lazy to convert and move your Amazon library over, then the Kindle Oasis is probably the better option. It also has the benefit of feeling more luxurious. But for most people, the Kobo Libr...More

If you’re regularly switching from your phone to your ereader and relying on Whispersync, or you’re too lazy to convert and move your Amazon library over, then the Kindle Oasis is probably the better option. It also has the benefit of feeling more luxurious. But for most people, the Kobo Libra H2O seems like a much better buy. You still get the most crucial features that set this class of ereaders apart from the $100 Paperwhite—adjustable warmth, an asymmetrical design intended for easier one-handed reading—but in a much more affordable package.

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Mobile Syrup

An eReader without compromise

from Mobile Syrup

While the Kobo Libra doesn’t hold the charm of a real book, it does offer a wide set of features for a reasonable price. Overall, it’s a decent value as long as you read a lot, and if you can use OverDrive to borrow books from your local library, it’s even more worth it. Even though you can...More

While the Kobo Libra doesn’t hold the charm of a real book, it does offer a wide set of features for a reasonable price. Overall, it’s a decent value as long as you read a lot, and if you can use OverDrive to borrow books from your local library, it’s even more worth it. Even though you can get cheaper e-readers that get the job done, the Libra H2O outclasses them all and even outclasses more expensive options too.

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Tom's Guide

An e-reader for library lovers

from Tom's Guide

The Kobo Libra H2O looks to be the premium e-reader for those who don't eat, breathe and live in the Amazon ecosystem. Not only does it get the basics right — a high-res screen for nice, lightweight interface — but it also streamlines the process of borrowing books from libraries.

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The Kobo Libra H2O looks to be the premium e-reader for those who don't eat, breathe and live in the Amazon ecosystem. Not only does it get the basics right — a high-res screen for nice, lightweight interface — but it also streamlines the process of borrowing books from libraries.

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Digital Trends

A feature-packed ebook reader with an affordable price

from Digital Trends

The Kobo Libra H20 emulates the top ebook readers, but at $170 it’s considerably more affordable. Kobo has compromised on design, with a chunky plastic body, but headline features — like the sharp screen with the adjustable brightness and warmth, the water resistance, and the long battery life — are all intact.

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The Kobo Libra H20 emulates the top ebook readers, but at $170 it’s considerably more affordable. Kobo has compromised on design, with a chunky plastic body, but headline features — like the sharp screen with the adjustable brightness and warmth, the water resistance, and the long battery life — are all intact.

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