A few days ago I posted a review of the Kobo Aura. It’s the seventh Kobo ereader that I’ve reviewed over the past three and a half years, and it occurred to me that not once have I ever reviewed a Kobo cover.
So this time around when ordering the Kobo Aura I decided to get one of Kobo’s sleepcovers for it, and while there are a few disappointments with the Kobo Aura itself, the sleepcover is a different story.
Review: Kobo Aura Sleepcover
- The cover is light and feels comfortable to hold, and has a subtle book-like feel.
- The front cover has a magnet that holds the cover closed, and the magnet activates the wake/sleep function to automatically turn the Kobo Aura on and off when opening and closing the cover.
- The inner flap has two slots and a sleeve to put things in.
- The Kobo Aura is held in place very securely by two unobtrusive brackets along the sides.
- Adds protection without making it feel heavy and bulky.
- Not made from real leather.
- Doesn’t fold back as flat as some covers, making it feel thicker (see picture below).
- $40 seems rather expensive, especially compared to other 3rd party covers and cases you can typically get off Amazon or eBay for half that, but name-brand covers always cost more so that’s just part of it (and is why I usually avoid them).
This is the first Kobo cover that I’ve used so I didn’t really know what to expect going in. As it turns out, I really like the sleepcover and would consider buying another Kobo cover again in the future. It fits the Kobo Aura like a glove, provides adequate protection without adding a lot of extra weight and bulk, and it feels like it’s put together well enough to last quite awhile.