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Kobo Mini eReader

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Overall 5
5.0

Kobo Mini

LAPTOP Magazine
6 May 2013
  • Summary: For those who really can't stand to read on their smartphone, the $79 Kobo Mini might be worth a look. The compact design makes this device easy to use one hand, and you don't have to worry about glare when you read outdoors. Kobo offers a huge library of content and fun award badges for reading. However, for $10 less, you can get the base model Amazon Kindle, which offers its Prime members a free lending library of e-books, as well as cheaper best-sellers.
  • Pros: Compact design, Large e-book selection, Unique Reading Life Stats
  • Cons: Tiny screen doesn't fit much text on the page, E-books more expensive than competition, Can't share book passages or lend books, Very small periodical selection
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Overall 6
6.0

Is Kobo's Mini too small or too big?

CNET
25 January 2013
  • Summary: The affordable Kobo Mini is a likable touch-screen e-ink e-reader that's too small for some and not quite small enough for others.
  • Cons: Ideally, the device would be even smaller and thinner. Also, Kobo's selection of e-books lags behind Amazon's and Barnes & Noble's. Loading library loaners and third-party e-book purchases requires tethering to a PC.
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Overall 6
6.0

Is Kobo's Mini too small or too big?

CNET
25 January 2013
  • Summary: The affordable Kobo Mini is a likable touch-screen e-ink e-reader that's too small for some and not quite small enough for others.
  • Cons: Ideally, the device would be even smaller and thinner. Also, Kobo's selection of e-books lags behind Amazon's and Barnes & Noble's. Loading library loaners and third-party e-book purchases requires tethering to a PC.
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Overall 6
6.0

Is Kobo's Mini too small or too big?

CNET
25 January 2013
  • Summary: The affordable Kobo Mini is a likable touch-screen e-ink e-reader that's too small for some and not quite small enough for others.
  • Cons: Ideally, the device would be even smaller and thinner. Also, Kobo's selection of e-books lags behind Amazon's and Barnes & Noble's. Loading library loaners and third-party e-book purchases requires tethering to a PC.
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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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Overall 6
6.0

Kobo Mini

cellphones.ca
31 January 2014
  • Excerpt: If a market for cheap, entry-level e-readers didn’t exist, Kobo would have no trouble kickstarting one with its no-frills 5-inch Kobo Mini . It weighs in at just a little over 130 grams and measures 10mm thick, and features a touch-enabled 5-inch e-ink display, 2GB internal storage, Wi-Fi, and up to a month of battery life on a single charge.
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Overall 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 6
6.0

Is Kobo's Mini too small or too big?

CNET
29 January 2013
  • Summary: The affordable Kobo Mini is a likable touch-screen e-ink e-reader that's too small for some and not quite small enough for others.
  • Pros: The Kobo Mini is a modestly priced, very compact Wi-Fi-enabled e-ink e-reader with a 5-inch touch screen. It supports EPUB files, it's compatible with any e-book store that uses the Adobe DRM format, and with Wi-Fi off it gets up to a month's worth of battery life from a single charge.
  • Cons: Ideally, the device would be even smaller and thinner. Also, Kobo's selection of e-books lags behind Amazon's and Barnes & Noble's. Loading library loaners and third-party e-book purchases requires tethering to a PC.
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Overall 5
5.0

Kobo Mini review

Pocket Lint
31 December 2012
  • Excerpt: This, the smallest e-reader on the market at around 5 inches, is gadget nirvana for book-loving commuters. The secret is in its size, which is carefully judged to fit into a handbag, a chest pocket of a shirt, or even the back pocket of a pair of jeans.
  • Pros: Pocket-sized, same experience as on larger Kobo ereaders, screen customisation options
  • Cons: Slightly too big for shirt chest pockets, no document/book emailing, computer required, unstable and liable to crash
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