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.
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.
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 like touch-only devices.
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. In puncto PDF-Lesequalität und Buchsortiment hat der Kleine jedoch die gleichen Probleme wie sein großer Vetter Kobo glo - einen Testbericht finden Sie hier .
Pros: gutes Design, extrem handlich
Cons: kein PDF-Reflow-Modus, nicht alle aktuellen Bestseller im E-Book-Shop, störende Bugs