Test Drive Devices


Here’s the latest Test Drive guidelines and devices:

Test Drive Approved Devices

Agasio DroPad
Model: A8i
Operating System: Android 2.3
Tested: January 2012

The DroPad A8 (also named HeroTab C8) features a 7″ display and a 1GHz Samsung Cortex A8 processor. With OverDrive’s mobile app installed, users can borrow eBooks and audiobooks straight from the device. This sturdy tablet offers a multi-touch screen, solid processor, and more for an affordable price.

Test Drive Approved for:All countries

Apple iPad 2
Model: iPad 2
Operating System: iOS 5.0.1
Tested: January 2012

The iPad 2 shows off eBooks and audiobooks from an OverDrive-powered library with a dual-core A5 chip and a 9.7” high resolution multi-touch screen. With its thin design and crisp display, browsing for eBooks and audiobooks with OverDrive’s app is fun and easy.

Test Drive Approved for:All countries

BlackBerry® PlayBook
Model: PRD-38548-001
Operating System: PlayBook OS 2.0
Tested: February 2012

The BlackBerry PlayBook offers a 1 GHz dual core processor, 1 GB of RAM, and a 7″ multi-touch screen. With OverDrive’s mobile app for the PlayBook, users can borrow eBooks and audiobooks straight from the device. Priced at $199 (USD), the PlayBook offers one of the best deals in the tablet market with its beautiful screen and solid build.

Test Drive Approved for:All countries

Kobo Vox
Model: K0808-KBO-U
Operating System: Android 2.3.3
Tested: February 2012

The Kobo Vox sports a 7″ multi-touch screen, 8 GB internal memory, and a comfortable textured back. Install OverDrive’s mobile app for Android, and users can borrow eBooks and audiobooks straight from the device. For just $179 (USD), the Vox offers an affordable, easy to use device with nearly unparalleled international presence.

Test Drive Approved for:All countries

Pelican HardBack Cases
Model: 1075 (small) and 1085 (large)
Tested: March 2012

Pelican cases are rugged, versatile, and convenient. While commonly used by the military, these cases are also consumer friendly — easy to use, and easy to customize. You can tailor the foam in each case to fit any device securely. Pelican cases are dust-proof, shock-proof, water-proof, and come with a lifetime guarantee.

Test Drive Approved for:All countries

Sony Reader Wi-Fi®
Model: PRS-T1
Operating System: Sony proprietary
Tested: December 2011

Sony is first out of the gate with an eBook reader which allows users to wirelessly check out eBooks from an OverDrive-powered library without a computer. The display uses the latest E-Ink® Pearl and Clear Touch Infrared technologies which make for easy-to-read text and a responsive touch screen.

Test Drive Approved for:Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

Toshiba Thrive
Model: AT105-T108
Operating System: Android 3.2
Tested: January 2012

The Toshiba Thrive is built around the powerful NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 system-on-a-chip. With OverDrive’s mobile app installed, users can borrow eBooks and audiobooks straight from the device. The tablet sports a 10.1” high resolution multi-touch screen, dual-core performance, and a slip-resistant back cover that is available in six vibrant colors.

Test Drive Approved for:All countries

What is Test Drive?

  • Test Drive helps libraries successfully integrate eBook device lending into their everyday services.

How Will This Help Me?

  • Test Drive provides device recommendations, best practices, promo materials and guidelines to maximize the effectiveness of your device lending program.

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