Kobo Aura Sleepcover Review

Kobo Aura Sleepcover

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

Pros

  • 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.

Cons

  • 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).

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Verdict

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.

Kobo Sleepcover Video Review

3 Responses to “Kobo Aura Sleepcover Review”

  1. I have this cover and I agree with your review. So much easier than remembering to use the on/off switch to put device to sleep.

  2. thanks for the review! The link to the kobo store doesn’t work though.
    Where did you get it? Been looking around a bit on ebay but can only find the ones with an elastic strap. Except from one seller who sold this one but only together with the ereader.

    • The link works okay for me on my end. Kobo’s website is a train wreck, though, so it doesn’t surprise me that you’re having trouble. Try a different web browser and it might work; that’s the story of Kobo’s website. Or maybe it’s because you are outside the US?