A few years ago, it would have been pretty difficult to convince me to buy a Kobo e-reader. The hardware was of middling quality, they had no unified design language, which led me to feel like they were farming the hardware out to multiple manufacturers and, most importantly, the selection books, magazines and other reading materials available for use on their devices was pretty slim.
Man, have things changed.
Provided you're not already locked into Amazon's ecosystem, the Kobo Aura H20 Edition 2 is a great electronic reading device that most people will like. It offers clear text, great back lighting and a wide selection of reading material. Best of all, it's waterproof, making it a cinch to use at the beach or in the tub. I was surprised that it doesn't come with Overdrive compatibility or the Pocket integration that the Aura One offers. But that isn't enough to keep me from recommending it.
For my full review, head on over to TechHive.