Kobo Mini gets a big price drop for a limited time

Looking for something, um, stocking-sized later this week? Kobo's announced a temporary but significant price-drop on its diminutive 5-inch Mini e-reader. From December 21st to the 23rd, the pocket-sized device will have a budget-friendly price of $50 -- that's down from the original $80. You can pick one up for the literati on your list at Best Buy and select independent bookstores. An appropriately mini press release, meanwhile, can be read after the break.

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Kobo, a global leader in eReading with more than 10-million users worldwide, today announced a great deal for U.S. customers. From December 21st to December 23rd, the Kobo Mini, the world's smallest full-featured eReader, will be available for the amazing low price of $49.99. This lightweight, highly portable device is sure to be at the top of every booklovers wish list this holiday season.

Starting on December 21st, the Kobo Mini promotion will be available at Best Buy, select IndieBound independent bookstores (store locator: Kobo.com/indieholiday) and Family Christian bookstores (store locator: Kobo.com/christmasgiving).

"We wanted to give our customers an early holiday gift by offering them this fantastic deal on the Kobo Mini eReader so that they can dive into the next great book," said Wayne White, EVP and GM of Devices, Kobo. "We know that readers will love all the options that the Mini has to offer and the device's ease of use will have them building their digital libraries right away."

The Kobo Mini is the world's smallest and lightest full-featured E Ink eReader, offering the full Kobo experience at a great value. Proving that great things come in small packages, the 5" Kobo Mini easily fits in your purse or pocket and is loaded with all the amazing features Kobo customers have come to know and love. Just like reading print on paper, the no-glare 5" E Ink screen is easy on the eyes – even in bright sunlight. The Kobo Mini comes in black or white and offers a selection of three stylish SnapBacks in Teal, Ruby Red and Purple. Perfect for people on-the-go, young adults, and easy for first-time readers to hold and read, the highly portable Kobo Mini holds up to 1,000 eBooks.