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KOBO Mini White

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the screen and price. The size and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

portability, usability, size, price, screen


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the KOBO Mini White is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 11 reviews)

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A Great little Reader


I bought this at Best Buy In Spring Hill, FL, was the last one they had. I wanted a E-Reader that wasn't full of advertising and one that I could use to borrow books from TBLC (Tampa Bay Library Consortium) and this little E-Reader does the trick. I...

Small, easy reading, lightweight

I have not found anything not so great with this reader

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Talk about Exceeding Expectations!


Talk about exceeding expectations, well that is exactly what the Kobo Mini does! Having used Kindle and Nook I grabbed this inexpensive Kobo Mini reader on a whim, fully expecting to get it home, try it out, and return it. Was I in for a surprise. When...

Size, clarity, battery life, cuteness

Should come with or offer a case for this reader

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Truly a best buyI


I love this e-reader. Light weight and small, it goes everywhere. I have others but this is my favorite. Just wish they made a cover for it.This product is... Responsive touchscreen, easy to navigate, Keypad that works great, Keeps the right amount of...


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Good pocket pal.


I love that this e-reader fits in my pocket even in its case. The battery life is more than double that of my Kindle. The controls are a bit sluggish -- for example, sometimes I have to tap several times for a page to turn. The only way I've discovered...

Easily portable and great price

Complicated loading process and no instructions

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Loved the Kobo Mini but it has problems


I bought my Kobo Mini just before Christmas and loved it. It was compact and easy to carry in a jacket pocket. Easy to read even without my reading glasses. It would have been nice if it had some sort of back or edge lighting so that a separate book...

Size was the best feature for me. The scalable fonts and variety of typefaces was also nice. Battery lasted forever

For no apparent reason it would freeze up and there was nothing you could do

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Very good


It's a very good e-reader. It doesn't have any light, but I knew that before I bought it. I wished it were a little bigger, though. Those are my only complaints.This product is... Keeps the right amount of e-books, Clear display, Easy to see in...

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Convenient, Convenient, Convenient


I bought mine the weekend before Christmas for $50. Would it have been my first choice for ereaders, no, considering that my family members have Kindles and Nooks? However, the money I received for Christmas was only enough for this and I love it.It's...

Portability. Fits in my pocket and is easy to carry around

Still trying to get used to the Kobo ecosystem

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Good little ereader


I am very pleased with this purchase. I have a tablet that I love but this is perfect to carry in my purse all the time. I agree that the instructions and user guide doesn't provide a lot of information but it was enough for me and I'm not a techie. I...

Size! Battery life, easy to use, easy to read


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Great to put in your pocket.


I take this to work everyday. It's small enough to fit in my pocket. It's perfect for me.This product is... easy to navigate, Easy to downloadAbout me... Budget Conscious



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Great little reader


I adore this little reader. Unlike the other reviewer, I've had no problem syncing or downloading my books. Set up was quick and easy.The desktop software can be annoying, but DRM-free books can be loaded onto the reader as if it were a USB drive....

Size, uses epubs, color choices, can download books from online public libraries

Software can be quirky, set up instructions do not provide enough help for beginner, Wi-Fi Only