Welcome to another popular installment of the Good e-Reader Drop Test! Today we check out the new Sony PRS-T3 e-reader with built in case. How exactly does this protect the reader from the type of falls that are most common tech devices?
The Sony PRS-T3 e-reader is bundled with a magnetic case that physically attaches to it. Obviously people drop their digital readers all the time and if you are going to spend $149 on it, it has to perform.
There are a number of tests we perform! First of all we simulate the quintessential pocket miss. This is done from the three foot mark and done on concrete. We also drop it on the back, side and front with the case on from the five foot mark. As an added bonus we also drop it from the five foot mark with the case open, as you were reading it and someone bumped into you.
Michael Kozlowski has written about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. Newspapers and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times have picked up his articles. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.