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Old 01-06-2010, 10:17 AM   #1
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How tough is the 300?

As it says in the title, basically - has anyone dropped one, accidentally sent one through the wash, left it out in the rain, walked on it, sat on it? And how did it survive, or not?

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Old 01-06-2010, 10:29 AM   #2
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I've done none of those things, but it looks and feels tougher than most portable electronic devices. I use the Sony case, and feel if I dropped it from table height onto a tile floor it would make it........ I'm too chicken to try though
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The weakness in all these devices is the very thin and delicate glass substrate of the eInk screen. This will shatter if subject to a sudden shock. Avoid sharp impacts, though, and it's relatively tough.
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:58 AM   #4
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As it says in the title, basically - has anyone dropped one, accidentally sent one through the wash, left it out in the rain, walked on it, sat on it? And how did it survive, or not?

Neil
I've dropped Kindle 2 and Sony 300 (both at once) from a height of about 1.5m. Both have been in their respective covers. Both with no visible damages.
But they just fell to the floor, didn't collide with anything.
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Old 01-06-2010, 11:27 AM   #5
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I've dropped mine a couple of times and had it survive.
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I've dropped Kindle 2 and Sony 300 (both at once) from a height of about 1.5m. Both have been in their respective covers. Both with no visible damages.
But they just fell to the floor, didn't collide with anything.
I wager that was a special moment for you.........
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Old 01-06-2010, 12:05 PM   #7
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They are pretty hardy I'd say. I'm not quite at the stage where I throw it about the room like I do with my eeepc just yet, but it should survive a drop from a table onto the carpet and general day to day abuse.

All bets are off though if you drop it face down on something pointy though.
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Old 01-06-2010, 01:47 PM   #8
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Dropping PRS 300

I dropped my PRS 300 from about 5 feet. It was in the cover that comes with it and it slipped out of my hands onto a concrete floor.

There was a very minor smude/scratch on the corner it fell on. The reader automatically reset due to the hard impact.

i lost about 50 books because it reset to the setting prior to my last down load.

I also dropped it from about 5 feet, out of the case onto a linolium floor. No damage and no reset.

Have had absolutely NO problems with it at all. So, I'd say it is pretty sturdy.
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:38 PM   #9
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Thanks! This is very reassuring. Mine got crushed under an opening door and suffered no more than a slight scratch in the anodisation; even that appears to be healing itself.

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Old 01-08-2010, 08:17 PM   #10
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Ok, If mine suddenly started healing itself... I would be VEEEERY scared... Did you wake up at night and suddenly found yours holding a knife by your night table?

Ok, I think I'm reading too much S. King.
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:44 PM   #11
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And remember, the sleeve is almost useless. Get a proper cover to go with the 300. Once you remove the 300 from the sleeve it's naked and vulnerable. A cover will keep it a lot more protected.
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Old 01-08-2010, 09:07 PM   #12
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I did buy the regular cover for it but I find the 300 uncomfortable to read with the cover on. Because of the button placement it is easier for me to use the 300 without the cover. I really do not worry to much about my 300 being naked and vulnerable.
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We have had stories of people in bed reading and falling asleep to wake to find the reader on the floor.
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Old 01-14-2010, 01:46 AM   #14
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I dropped my prs-300 down a the stairs...and land on a tile floor on the bottom. It was in the Sony premium cover, and suffered no damage or ill effects whatsoever. I freaked out until i realized it was fine...
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:39 AM   #15
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My purse fell off 3-4 ft counter at Gander Mountain, where the top of my purse landed first. My 505 was in it's case (the original) and it hit the floor so hard that where the case attaches to the "hinge" it was indented with the case's imprint in the metal, but no internal errors. I've also dropped it on gravel from 4-5 ft with no internal damage and even one time where the entire bottom shifted over a good 2 centimeters. I could still use all the stuff on the bottom but you could see where it shifted (I used to walk my cat outside on a leash while trying to smoke and read at the same time-obviously it never worked out too well for me). I have yet to drop either of my 600's. Wait that's a lie! I did the whole reading in bed thing and started dozing off, only to wake up to the sound of my reader hitting the floor. But thats carpet and it's only a 2 foot drop . Sturdy little thing, I sure do love my Sony!
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