FCC Teardown Reveals the Kobo Aura H2O has an Internal Card Slot, Other Goodies

While perusing the FCC website this morning, looking for signs of Pika and Alyssum, I happened across an old filing for the Kobo Aura H2O. Kobo launched this ereader last September, and even though it shipped in October we still haven't taken the time to look inside.

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The photos don't tell us much that we don't already know, but they do reveal that the Aura H2O has an internal microSD card slot. This tells us that a sufficiently industrious hacker can crack open their device and upgrade the internal storage.

That's not something you can do with most ereaders or even all Kobo devices; like most consumer electronics most ereaders have the internal storage soldered to the circuit board.

And this is probably something you don't want to do with the Aura H2O; cracking the case would both void the warranty as well as break the waterproofing feature.

But it is nice to know that users have the option.


About Nate Hoffelder (10614 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

6 Comments on FCC Teardown Reveals the Kobo Aura H2O has an Internal Card Slot, Other Goodies

  1. Also on sale this week (at least it was yesterday)

    • I didn’t see anything in the news about it, and it’s out of stock with Kobo now, anyway.

      I really like the reader. I picked it up primarily for a rainy hike, but I find myself using it all the time.

  2. Wasn’t this known for a long time? I don’t exactly remember, where I read it, but probably in some mobileread.com forum.

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