Conclusion: Both the Mini and Glo look and feel like quality eBook readers. Both have clear easy to read displays. The Glo has a very nice front-light that is more even than the Kindle Paperwhite (Note: I haven’t had the opportunity to try any Nook devices, so I can’t comment on how they compare to Kobo).
Pros: Mini is very portable, Glo has a very even front-light, Great battery life
Cons: Books tend to be more expensive and not available as early as Kindle / Nook versions, Mini version does not have a microSD card and requires a desktop app to copy books, No 3G capability
Excerpt: Kobo is betting that smaller is better. Unlike most E Ink readers, which have pretty much standardized on a 6-inch screen, the Kobo Mini has a 5-inch display, making this device all the more pocketable.
Conclusion: The Kobo Mini is the perfect blend of portability without sacrifice. It offers a feature rich experience for a very low price point. This would be perfect for guys who wear suits and want to carry it around in their jacket pocket. It also fits snug in any jeans or pants pockets, too.
Conclusion: The Kobo Glo gives you the impressive ability to read your ebooks in any environment. In the past you needed to be in an lighted area, and since e-Ink is not backlit like LED screens and thus prevented you from being able to read in the dark.
Conclusion: The $80 Kobo Mini comes with a budget price tag yet doesn’t come off as cheap. Yes, to get to that price point there are sacrifices in quality — you won’t get the crispest screen or the fastest performance.
Pros: Light and comfortable, Size is good for small hands, Lots of control over text inside eBooks, Touch-controlled and easy to use, Access to eBook sources beyond Kobo's store
Cons: E Ink screen doesn't offer as much contrast as the competition, Could use faster performance
Excerpt: The Kobo Glo still isn’t available in the United States yet, although it should start becoming available as soon as this week, but the Kobo Mini has been available from Best Buy for nearly a month now. I picked one up a few weeks ago and have been testing it out. Today I just finished […]Read more