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: In the final analysis, though, we have to look at what we're getting for the money. Since the Kobo Mini costs about as much as similar 6-inch e-readers, you're not getting a discount for opting for the smaller 5-inch screen.
Pros: More pocketable than 6-inch e-readers like Amazon Kindle, Touch display, Sturdy and easy to hold, Superb font controls, Supports ePub, Incorporates reading metrics and awards
Cons: No audio features, screen lighting, or SD-card slot, Tapping near display margins is difficult, Small display means more page turns, Not much cheaper than some 6-inch readers
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.
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...
Conclusion: The Kobo Mini is a good lightweight pocket-sized ereader that is very simple looking. This might be good for those looking for a portable device with minimalist styling, but we think it's perhaps too simple, since its lack of physical page-turning buttons makes it unattractive for those who don't...
Pros: Small, light and pocket sized.
Cons: Touchscreen not as responsive as we'd like, contrast could be better., Simplistic design, difficult to clean.
Conclusion: Nicely priced at £59.99, the Kobo Mini is a possible stocking filler for frequent travellers, commuters and anyone who likes to travel light, though in strict hardware terms it's certainly convenience over quality.
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
Summary: Das Nischen-Gerät Der Kobo mini ist ein günstiger und sehr gut verarbeiteter E-Book-Reader mit solider Software. Die leichten Verzögerungen beim Anwählen von Menüs und die hin und wieder auftretenden Fehler bei der Schrift waren im Test nicht so stark, dass das Lesen keinen Spaß mehr machte.
Pros: gutes Design, extrem handlich
Cons: kein PDF-Reflow-Modus, nicht alle aktuellen Bestseller im E-Book-Shop, störende Bugs