Kobo mini e-reader black or white £29.99 delivered @ Whsmith
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Kobo mini e-reader black or white £29.99 delivered @ Whsmith

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Found 5th Jun 2013
I noticed the post for the same product in store only, they now have it online. Hope it helps someone.
Thanks to oshirowanen who's given the links in a comment below, its also available at Coopelectrical shop, argos and asda direct.

The touch screen eReader that fits In your pocket

For the reader that's always on the go, there's Kobo Mini. It might be the world's lightest eReader, but it's got all of the features you've come to expect from Kobo. Storage for up to 1,000 eBooks? Of course. Customizable fonts? Got it. Built-in Wi Fi for shopping on the go? We wouldn't have it any other way. If you're looking for a convenient, full-featured eReader in a small package and at a great value, look no further than Kobo Mini.

Features of the Kobo Mini eReader include:

•At 134g the lightest 5" E Ink reader for the convenience of reading on the go. •It fits in your pocket (101 x 133 x 11mm) •The responsive touch screen makes it easy to navigate - touch and tap your way through books.
•No glass and no glare - even in direct sunlight!
•Feature-rich with Wi Fi, touch screen and customization tools to provide the best reading experience.
•The only eReader with fun, interchangeable back covers to express your style and personalise your look.
•Read comfortably, with Kobo's amazingly sharp custom font & choose from 24 font sizes and 7 styles.
•Store up to 1,000 books on this eReader.
•Shop for eBooks anywhere with built in Wi Fi
•Access today's bestsellers, hidden gems and tons of free titles. Plus easily find Books you'll love with Kobo Picks: recommendations just for you.


The Kobo Mini is the touch screen eReader that fits in your pocket to read on the move.

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Admin

Fixed link - thanks so much for posting

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juliet_bravo

Fixed link - thanks so much for posting


Thank you

Heat added for the spot. Interesting alternative to the Nook deals. Was considering ordering one to check it's suitable given a lot of reviews point to the sluggish processor. However - WHSmith only seem to accept returns that "must be in the original condition and packaging with any security seals intact"
HERE

Guess these ones can't be rooted? Appears to only be the Vox where you can.

flush_the_hamste

Guess these ones can't be rooted? Appears to only be the Vox where you … Guess these ones can't be rooted? Appears to only be the Vox where you can.



They do not run android but do run a flavour of linux and can be "hacked" to do other stuff, not in the same way as the Nook. Take a look here.

superb wee ereader. fits perfectly into your pocket, got a few free books from the kobo store, and used calibre to convert some unopened kindle books to epub. if youve opened a kindle book it comes up with a 'cant convert drm books' but will if you havent read the book beforehand. basic browser is pretty bad but there is a sketchpad, chess and sudoko games which are a nice wee distraction if you want a rest from reading for a while.

well worth it for the price

Too little too late, we all own nooks now.

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oshirowanen

Also available from Kobo mini e readerfrom … Also available from Kobo mini e readerfrom http://www.coopelectricalshop.co.uk/Kobo-Mini-5-Touchscreen-E-reader-in-Black/id-KBO-ERE-N705KBOB-BKhttp://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5011197.htmhttp://direct.asda.com/Kobo-Mini-eReader---Black/000550641,default,pd.htmlfor the same price.


Thanks, ill update

I Had Kobo for a while and it was fantastic little gizmo until it went wrong (the Screen Died) it took about 2 weeks to get a return number then they lost it in their system and only realised after I contacted them after i hadn't heard anything for a month and a half. a few weeks after that I got a refurbished replacement which didn't work either (this time the touch screen was dead). I returned that after another couple of weeks arguing with them as since it was refurbished it want registered to me but the previous owner and they didn't think to reset the info. then got it back and it was DOA........ in short there lovely devices but customer service is abysmal
I've now brought a nook for marginally less than its cost me to play postal tag with kobo (you have to return it to Sweden)

Heat added - good deal for those who want a smaller ereader........but one thing to keep in mind is that ereaders are very fragile - doesn't take much pressure to fracture the e-ink membrane, so I wouldn't carry it around in a pocket without a case to protect it.....

wavefront

I Had Kobo for a while and it was fantastic little gizmo until it went … I Had Kobo for a while and it was fantastic little gizmo until it went wrong (the Screen Died) it took about 2 weeks to get a return number then they lost it in their system and only realised after I contacted them after i hadn't heard anything for a month and a half. a few weeks after that I got a refurbished replacement which didn't work either (this time the touch screen was dead). I returned that after another couple of weeks arguing with them as since it was refurbished it want registered to me but the previous owner and they didn't think to reset the info. then got it back and it was DOA........ in short there lovely devices but customer service is abysmalI've now brought a nook for marginally less than its cost me to play postal tag with kobo (you have to return it to Sweden)



Conversely, my experience returning a faulty (charging problem) Kobo was fine. After phoning for advice, got an email with a returns number and freepost address (in the UK). Sent off and received a full refund some days later. No problem at all.

Nook or Kobo? that is the question?

I went to collect a book today that I'd ordered and with my receipt I was given a 20% off kobo readers voucher. I was skeptical as to whether they'd accept it because it stipulated 'not to be used in conjunction....' blah blah but I asked a member of staff and bought the kobo mini for £24 instead of £30. Not sure how to get the 20% off voucher but I suspect you get it when you buy a book. Ergo, buy something from the clearance section for a quid and you get it for £25! Hope this helps someone :-)

mrpipster

Nook or Kobo? that is the question?



This has a smaller screen than the Nook. I don't like the 'quilted' rubber on the back of Kobos either but that's just a personal choice. Also, PC Mag gives this 2.5/5 and the Nook 4.5/5 here pcmag.com/art…asp which says that the Mini uses an old technology for the screen and a slow processor half as fast as the Nook's which makes it feel really sluggish.
Edited by: "montblanc" 7th Jun 2013

montblanc

Also, PC Mag gives this 2.5/5 and the Nook 4.5/5 here … Also, PC Mag gives this 2.5/5 and the Nook 4.5/5 here http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2412121,00.asp which says that the Mini uses an old technology for the screen and a slow processor half as fast as the Nook's which makes it feel really sluggish.


That review is rubbish though. Both the Kobo Mini and the Nook ST have an 800MHz processor, perhaps the Nook ST has more RAM than the Mini, so that might make it seem faster? The Mini does use a slightly different grade of e-ink screen, but I don't think it's the case that is simply uses old tech for the screen, instead its a newer version, because if you go into WH Smith and compare the Kobo Glo and the Kobo Mini you will be hard pushed to see much difference between the screens.

There do seem to be comments from people that the touch screen on the Kobo's can be a bit hit and miss, I've only ever tried them instore and they seem fine to me though? The only Kobo that is truly sluggish is the old Kobo Wireless (which is the one that doesn't have a touch screen).

The bottom line is, it's a small pocket-sized e-reader, and if that is what you want, then this is a cracking price. If you don't want a smaller, more portable reader with it's smaller screen, don't even consider it, stick with the Nook ST, Kobo Glo or Kindle Paperwhite. They all have the standard sized screen and are a little bigger and better.

Temtped to take my Kobo Wi-Fi back tomorrow and get the mini instead. Picked up the Wi-Fi a couple of weeks ago when it was also £29.99 and, as it's my upcoming Father's Day present, it's still boxed...... That said, it is a bit piddly in size and not very responsive touch screen.
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