PocketBook launches Aqua waterproof eReader
Waterproof eReaders out of the box are very hard to find, although companies like WaterFi have been offering after market services for a while (their waterproof Kindle hit the market back in May 2013). PocketBook noticed this gap in the market and announced Aqua, one of the few such devices capable to survive being submerged in water.
The PocketBook Aqua eReader has a 6-inch E-ink touchscreen with a resolution of only 800X600 pixels, a modest 1 GHz processor and just 256 MB of memory, while the 4 GB internal storage space cannot be further increased due to the lack of microSD support. On the other hand, the device comes with WiFi connectivity and IP 57 compliance - it can spend up to 30 minutes underwater at maximum 3.28 feet without being damaged.
The Aqua comes with a collection of dictionaries already loaded and offers support for ePub and PDF file formats. It is already on sale in Russia and Germany, where it retails for 109 EUR - about $150 USD. Unfortunately there is no information about availability and pricing in the United States yet, but the product has not been listed on most official PocketBook local websites, either.