Exposed MicroSD Slots Are Stupid

I was getting excited reading Engadget’s report on Kobo’s upcoming Aura HD e-reader. This is a limited edition e-reader that will appeal to hardcore readers like myself but for which Kobo doesn’t think there’s any sort of larger market for (i.e., this is also clever marketing to see if there is a bigger audience than the company thinks).

Anyway, the device is looking like everything I’ve always wanted in an e-reader until I get to this photo.

Kobo Aura


What is the point of adding a slot for a MicroSD card if you’re not going to put some sort of sliding door or cover to protect it?

My ASUS Transformer Prime has exactly the same design flaw, and I gave up using the MicroSD slot at all after I lost my second 32gb card.

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