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PocketBook launches Aqua waterproof eReader

PocketBook Aqua waterproof eReader E-ink screen IP 57 compliant
PocketBook Aqua waterproof eReader
This is one of the few waterproof eReaders on the market, features a modest resolution E-ink screen, 1 GHz processor with 256 MB of memory and sells for about $150 USD.

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.

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Codrut Nistor, 2014-03- 5 (Update: 2014-03- 6)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.