Solution: Consumer Electronics

Thanks to HZO, Rakuten Kobo was able to design one of the most durable e-readers on the market

Kobo designed the Aura ONE with the help of some of their most passionate customers; these customers challenged Kobo to push the limits of screen size, front-light technology, easier access to content and you guessed it, water protection. Simply put, these avid readers wanted a device that was sleek, slim and completely robust. An unbelievably tall order for Kobo.

Kobo sought out to design an e-reader unlike any on the market. They wanted the Aura ONE to have a larger screen, a slimmer profile and be completely waterproof. Due to the slimmer profile, legacy protection like gaskets, plugs and mechanical seals weren’t an option. They needed a solution that could offer complete design freedom and unmatched water protection. Incorporating HZO into the device allowed Kobo to design one of the slimmest e-readers on the market while upgrading the device to an IPX8 waterproof rating. Thanks to HZO, the Aura ONE is the sleekest, slimmest and most robust e-reader on the market; just like the customer wanted.

Want a waterproof device but require complete design freedom? HZO is your answer. Contact us today.

James Tosh

Director of Application Engineering

James helped Kobo succeed and can help your company too. Reach out to James today.

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