Welcome to another installment of the Good e-Reader Drop Test! Today we take a look at the Kobo Aura and see how fairs from a variety of falls from three and five feet. The intention is to see how the occasional drop affects the reading experience and if the screen becomes damaged.
The Kobo Aura is designed very differently than most other e-readers on the market. The screen is flush with the bezel, much akin to smartphones and tablets. We run a battery of tests such as the pocket miss at the three foot level to simulate how dropping it on the concrete or hardwood would damage it. The next tests are at the five foot level where we drop it from the back, sides and then directly on the screen.
How does the six inch Aura e-reader do in our drop test? You have to watch the video below to find out!
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.