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Kobo Mini is an e-ink e-reader which is easy to pack and can be held by one hand, making it convenient for travelling. Old EPUB e-books are readable on the device, which may be of interest to some. For more specs, please refer to the product details section. Close
Kobo Mini is an e-ink e-reader which is easy to pack and can be held by one hand, making it convenient for travelling. Old EPUB e-books are readable on the device, which may be of... Read more
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External reviews of Kobo Mini
  • Kobo Mini

    Plus

    • 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.

    Minus

    • 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.

    Conclusion
    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.

    8 years ago
  • Kobo Mini

    Plus

    • Inexpensive for a touch screen ebook reader
    • Small, cute form factor
    • Powerful ecosystem of books, mobile, and PC apps
    • Supports ePub format

    Minus

    • Sluggish
    • Slightly stubborn touch screen
    • Display is noticeably smaller than that of a paperback book
    • No memory card slot

    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.

    8 years ago
  • Kobo Mini review

    Plus

    • Portable
    • EPUB compatibility
    • Screen calibration options
    • Kobo interface

    Minus

    • No 3G
    • Drab design
    • Average processor
    • Side-loading requires PC/Mac

    8 years ago