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

Kobo Mini review: does the world need a smaller e-reader?

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

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

Engadget

70
 

User Reviews

60
marc
After using the Kindle Paperwhite (or Nook with Glowlight), it's hard to go...read more
100
wert38
An amazing little device. cant mention how portable and easy to use it is!
90
jadwigo
It might not be the fastest, or largest or sharpest screen, but its small, light...read more
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6.5
Average Critic Score

Ease of use

6.7
 

Portability (size / weight)

8.3
 

Store and selection of titles

7.2
 

Storage capacity

6.8
 

Battery life

7.5
 

Document support

7.7
 

Display / readability

5.8
 

Design and form factor

7.7
 

How It Stacks Up

71

Engadget

71
 

Critic

67
 

User

90
 
93

Engadget

94
 

Critic

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User

85
 

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User

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Critic

80
 

User

90
 
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How It Stacks Up

71

Engadget

71
 

Critic

67
 

User

90
 
93

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94
 

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85
 

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Critic

80
 

User

90
 
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