From 14th – 25th July 2017 Kobo are hosting a pop up beach e-reading event on Smart street in London to launch the new Kobo Aura H20. Smart Street is an alleyway off Oxford Circus which amongst other things boasts an electricity generating pavement, yep the hub is powered by the heavy footfall in London, pretty cool right? Anyway that is where the event is but what is the event actually about? Well as I said it is to celebrate the awesomeness of the new Kobo Aura H20 in a pop up beach area, if you head along to the event – which is free, you could win yourself one of the Kobo’s.
I have been trying out one of the gadgets at home, and my favourite part about is that you can literally drop it in water and it will be just fine even if you leave it there for up to an hour. Anyone who is a regular reader or social media follower of mine will know I am obsessed with long soaks in the bath so it is just perfect for me. It arrived late afternoon last week and by early evening I had run a deep bubble bath and climbed in with my Kobo..for research purposes of course. It felt so much more relaxing knowing that if I slipped I wouldn’t have a soggy book or destroyed electronic device on my hands.
Here is a little more info on the Kobo itself:
*Light-weight and easy to carry around – 161g
*No need to strain your eyes as the device has a 6.8 ” E ink touch screen and allows you to read in direct sunlight – no screen glare!
*Waterproof for up to 60 minutes in up to 2m of water so useful whether you are in the bath, by the pool or on the beach
*Blue-light reducing front-lit display that mimics the suns natural light, so you can enjoy night-time reading without impacting on sleep
*Storage: 8GB eMMC, storing more than 6,000 eBooks
*Won’t break the bank as it’s available at a price of £149.99
I visited the “beach” myself and had lots of fun relaxing and pretending I was far away from the streets of London:
It was actually a really fun pop up and it really does feel like you are a million miles away from busy Oxford street. I recommend checking it out.
The Kobo #BeachBookReady pop-up will be open from 14th July until the 25th July 2017:
Monday – Saturday – 10am to 8pm
Sunday – 11am to 7pm
Smart Street is located on Bird Street (near Selfridges), off Oxford Street, WC1. It is free to attend and open in all weather conditions.
* This is a paid collaborated post with Kobo.