Summary: I received a Kobo Mini for Xmas (2012), and I've read on it pretty much every night since then. I wanted a basic, e-ink, not backlit (or sidelit) reader that was lightweight and easy to use. At the time, the Mini was a less expensive option than the basic Kindle and the basic Nook. I've been quite happy with the Mini. Battery life is excellent (I leave the WiFi off unless I'm updating it), and it weighs next to nothing. I have no problem reading on it while in bed.
Summary: This is a great little reader if you can find it on sale. I managed to pick one up for the $39 July special. Maybe I am cheap but $90 is overpriced. It is very small -- I have seen phones bigger than this thing. But it does make a nice add on to my regular reader. It is my just in case, take it anywhere, battery won't die afer a couple of hours, hide it in my pocket reader. A mini stylus from the local store helps too.
Summary: i got this to replace my old original kobo after the screen got broken during a deployment. it's a really nice ereader for the money. downloading books is easy from both your computer and straight from the ereader, you can adjust fonts, font size, spacing, and margins to fit your taste, and even organize your books into "shelves" in any way you like. the size is great for putting in cargo pockets or a purse, and holding in small hands like mine.
Summary: So far Kobo.mini has been behaving itself and I am.glad. I used to have Kobo Touch and in 6 months the screen.hung and I could not do anything with it. Kobo Mini is way much sensitive and does not hang as much. the only prob is sometimes the pages flip backwards instead of forward.
An affordable eInk version of a small paperback book.
29 January 2013
Summary: I bought a kobo mini to read at the gym. It's the perfect size. Pocketable. I do recommend changing the screen refresh rate to 1. The font stays crisp that way. No eye fatigue with the small screen, I usually read for about an hour at a time. Charge lasts a very long time even with the wifi on and the refresh rate boosted. I give the kobo mini 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Summary: I bought this at BB before Christmas when the white mini was on sale for $49. I can say I would not pay $79 for it but at $49 it is a fair price. I like the size and lightweightness of it. I do not have the problems of ghosting etc that others are mentioning. Mine works fine. I did turn off the awards etc because I found them to be annoying and i really do not care about them. By turning off them I did find the download speed to be improved.
Summary: My first concern about the Kobo Mini is its size. Now this fact can be both a plus and a minus. A plus because it fits into a pocket or camera bag, a minus because perhaps it is just a little too small. I found that by persevering the size could be overlooked and at the end of the day it is the content of the books that is important.
Excerpt: Je possède cette petite liseuse depuis 3 mois, elle est très pratique! Par contre je crois que je vais en acheter une plus grande comme la touch ou la glo... l'écran est un peu trop petit à mon goût, mais pour le prix c'est vraiment bien!