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Kobo Mini eReader
7.4 out of 10

Kobo Mini eReader

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Kobo Mini and Glo eReaders review

The Gadgeteer
4 September 2013
  • 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
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Overall 5
5.0

Kobo Mini Review

LAPTOP Magazine
6 May 2013
  • 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.
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Hands on Review of the Kobo Mini eReader

Good E-Book Readers
1 April 2013
  • 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.
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Kobo Mini, Kobo Glo, and Kobo Touch TRIPARISON!

Good E-Book Readers
1 April 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 8
7.5

Review of the Kobo Mini eReader

Good E-Book Readers
1 April 2013
  • Conclusion: It will be interesting to see how the market responds to a strongly marketed five inch reader. For the last four years all of the major players have released six inch or larger e-readers.
  • Pros: Portable, Easily Download Millions of Books, Touchscreen, Wide Array of eBook Augmentation Options, Swappable Back Cases
  • Cons: No Micro SD, Small Display, Black Model Seems to Show Fingerprints More and Is Hard to Clean, PDF’s Look Small, Sometimes Gets Sluggish When Editing Fonts
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Overall 7
7.0

Kobo Mini Review

Digitaltrends
18 January 2013
  • 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
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Overall 5
5.0

Kobo Mini

PC Magazine
22 November 2012
  • Conclusion: With its 5-inch touch screen, the Kobo Mini caters to an underserved market: Those who want a tiny, dedicated ebook reader. Unfortunately, it also underperforms.
  • Pros: Inexpensive for a touch screen ebook reader. Small, cute form factor. Powerful ecosystem of books, mobile, and PC apps. Supports ePub format.
  • Cons: Sluggish. Slightly stubborn touch screen. Display is noticeably smaller than that of a paperback book. No memory card slot.
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Kobo eReader Mini review: shrunk in the laundry

Hardware.Info
20 November 2012
  • Excerpt: We liked the Kobo Reader Touch. Will the same be true for the Kobo eReader Mini?
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Expert Review

The eBook Reader Blog
6 November 2012
  • 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
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Kobo Mini review: does the world need a smaller e-reader?

Engadget
6 November 2012
  • Conclusion: The Kobo Mini is lightweight and temptingly priced, but that smaller form factor also comes with some trade-offs.
  • Pros: Inexpensive, Notably small and lightweight, Intuitive UI
  • Cons: Limited screen space, No expandable storage, Low-contrast display
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