Not too long ago, I wrote about the Kobo brand being a good option for people who want a dedicated ebook reader. While practically any smartphone and tablet can be used to read ebooks, there is something about setting aside devices for specific purposes. The ebook reader market is dominated by the usual suspects, the Kindle and the Nook, but there is always space for alternatives like the Kobo readers.

Kobo Mini

Now, there is an even better reason to go for this brand, the Kobo Mini device in particular. For only $39.99, you can have a dedicated ebook reader in the Kobo Mini!!!

I don’t know about you, but that is such an awesome price, that I would buy one even if I initially had no plans of doing so.

Aside from the very attractive price, here are more reasons to justify spending less than $50 on an ebook reader.

Kobo Mini pocket

  • The size. It’s a mini, so it’s very handy at 102 x 133 x 10 mm (4 x 5.2 x 0.4 in).
  • The weight. 134 grams. 4.73 oz. I’m sold, really.
  • The display. 5″ E Ink touchscreen; 800×600; 16-level grey scale; okay, that’s not impressive, but it’s E Ink!

The Kobo Mini has Wi-Fi connectivity, and uses Micro USB. Internal storage is 2GB, which is enough for a good-sized collection of ebooks. As for format compatibility, this device can read the following file types: EPUB, PDF, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, TXT, (X)HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBR.

For the fine print…

The sale will end on the 18th of July, so you better hurry and grab this chance now. I’ve also checked some online stores, and it seems that they’re out of stock, which is not surprising at all. Additionally, the sale only applies in the US and Canada. If you want something that’s a little bigger, Kobo also has full-sized devices.

Where to buy the Kobo Mini? Check out their retailers and partner shops.

[Images via Wired and Kobo]