I bought a Kobo about two years ago for my elder daughter, Grace. Last week I saw the black Friday deal from Chapters. Kobo Mini at $49.99, original price is $79.99. So I called it a great deal.
It is smaller. It can be put inside pants pocket. Reading is good habit for kids. Grace has a big one, small Kobo Mini is good for here little sister, Gloria.
It is very small, and light. Only 134g. But the capacity is 2GB. You can put a lot of books in it.
The technical specs:
|Size||102 x 133 x 10 mm (4 x 5.2 x 0.4 in)|
|Weight||134 g (4.73 oz)|
|Processor||800 MHz processor|
|Display||5″ E Ink touchscreen; Vizplex V110 display; 16-level grey scale|
|Screen||Responsive touchscreen for glare-free, fingerprint-resistant reading|
|Connectivity||Wi Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Micro USB|
|Battery||Over 1 month with Wi Fi turned off.**|
|Supported File Formats||Books: EPUB, PDF and MOBI
Images: JPEG, GIF, PNG and TIFF
Text: TXT, HTML, XHTML, and RTF
Comic Books: CBZ and CBR
|Colours||Available in black or white.
Three interchangeable backs are available for purchase: ruby, purple, and teal.
over 3 million eBooks, newspapers, and magazines. Over 1 million free titles.
|Kobo Everywhere||Kobo eBooks are stored safely in the cloud — retrieve them at anytime. Bookmarks and settings are seamlessly synced across all your Kobo eReading apps and devices.|
|Social Reading||Includes Reading Life. Track your reading stats and share what you’re reading, favourite passages, and Reading Life awards to Facebook and Twitter.|
|Kobo Picks||Brings readers personalized recommendations based on their feedback and preferences.|
|Fonts||7 font styles with 24 font sizes and exclusive weight and sharpness settings.|
|Open||Read almost any eBook on your Kobo Mini. Supports ePub and Adobe DRM.|
|Notes, Quotes||Highlight text, type notes, share to Facebook and Twitter.|
|Advanced Features||Library personalization, predictive search, brightness controls, double-tap PDF zoom in, SimpleTurn™ page turning.|
Let us have a look inside.
The back of the box.
There only two items actually. Kobo mini device and a USB cable.
The Kobo Mini and Kindle Touch side by side.