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70 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
70

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The Kobo Mini is lightweight and temptingly priced, but that smaller form factor also comes with some trade-offs.

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Pros
  • Inexpensive
  • Notably small and lightweight
  • Intuitive UI
Cons
  • Limited screen space
  • No expandable storage
  • Low-contrast display

Reviews

65
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 8

82
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 5
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Specs

Key Specs

Screen type
E Ink
Screen size
522
Touchscreen
Yes
Mobile broadband (3G)
No
Internal storage
21
Battery life
Up to 1414
Screen type
Screen size
Touchscreen
Mobile broadband (3G)
Internal storage
Battery life
E Ink
522
Yes
No
21
Up to 1414

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70 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
70

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

70
 

User Reviews

90
SoulRainbow
I've never put it down since I bought it, it's so light and easy to hold and...read more
70
andybee
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
90
jadwigo
It might not be the fastest, or largest or sharpest screen, but its small, light...read more
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