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

More Info Hands-on with Kobo's Glo and Mini e-readers (video) Kobo Glo review: another illuminated e-reader lights up the market Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review While tablet and smartphone manufacturers battled it out over screen sizes, e-reader makers seem to have settled on an industry standard of 6-inch displays. It's a trend that Kobo, at least, is trying to buck. The company is supplementing its flagship device with a smaller model, the $79 Kobo Mini, which has a more diminutive 5-inch screen, and weighs less, to boot. But how much of a difference does an inch really make? Is smaller necessarily better on an e-reading device? And with so many options for consuming ebooks, does the world really need a different, slightly altered form factor? We'll tackle all of these burning questions and more after the break.Gallery: Kobo Mini review: reading the small printContinue reading Kobo Mini review: does the world need a small e-reader?Kobo Mini review: does the world need a small e-reader? originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 06 Nov 2012 12:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink   |   | Email this | Comments Continue reading at 'Engadget'

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