I think I swore blind that I would never get an eReader because I just love the touch and smell of a book too much. Then I downloaded the Kindle app when I got my Samsung S3 and became a convert to eReading. I have always steered away from eReaders because I was not too enamoured by the greyness of them but when I was in the US a few years I came across Nooks which is the device created by Barnes and Noble and I remember thinking how pretty they looked with their sparkling range of bright colours. A few weeks ago a lovely PR rep got in touch and asked me if I wanted to try out the Kobo Mini and of course I said yes.
At five inches, Kobo Mini is officially the world’s smallest and lightest eReader in fact it is so tiny that it can fit into your pocket. It has a no-glare natural Pearl E Ink touchscreen and built-in Wi Fi and holds up to 1,000 eBooks in EPUB, PDF and MOBI form. Whatever you download is held in the Cloud aka Kobo Everywhere so if you ever run out of space all you need to do is delete some titles and add them back at a later date. The interchangeable Kobo SnapBack allows you to change your cover as many times as you wish to suit your mood or occasion.
Once charged the battery lasts for a whole month – believe me this got me excited when I heard this till I read the blue print and realised that it was based on 30 minutes of reading per day, one page turn per minute, and Wi Fi turned off. Who reads for only 30 minsute a day and at a rate of one page a minute? Not someone who would spend money on a eReader.
My overall feeling is that the Kobo Mini is a cute little device that you can slip into your handbag, unlike Kindles that have a really drab screen, the Kobo looks looks delectable in black or white. As mentioned before you can jazz it up with a coloured cover. Another bonus is that the prices for the ebooks are on the same par with the ones for Kindle.
You can buy the Kobo Mini from amazon and other online retailers. For more information check out the Kobo website.