Pros Clear crisp text, compact, lightweight. I download books from my Public library, using Kobo desktop I drop the newly downloaded books into my Kobo Mini. Not a problem, Books from Kobo book store can be downloaded directly to the Kobo Mini with WiFi.
Cons To date I haven't found any Cons to the reader.
Summary I would recommend the Kobo Mini e-reader to anyone who wants a small compact reader. I'm 67 and a smaller e-reader in my opinion would be too small and the text would be smaller making it difficult for a senior like myself to see. With the Kobo Mini the text is adjustable which makes it the ideal ebook reader for me. Kobo's new Aura HD is awesome and That may be a future purchase for this Senior.
Pros Small, light, easy to carry, supports all the right formats.
Cons Fragile screen, slow, freezes often, bad customer service
Summary I got my kobo less than 7 months ago and here is my experience with it.
It was nice being able to read books on the go and it was great for the first month. Then the problems started appearing. Turning the pages is slow and glitchy and sometimes the kobo will just freeze while turning a page.
All of that was tolerable but a week ago I discovered a distortion on the top right corner of my screen. Kobo support claims that it's physical damage (broken substrate screen) and has refused to fix my device.
The device was kept in a sleeve within a padded backpack and was not dropped or directly damaged in any way. Even if it is somehow my fault, it's only because the device is too fragile to actually be taken outside.
If you want an e-reader that will last you longer than a year, the kobo mini isn't for you.
Pros None, really.
Cons Customer service.
Summary (1) I bought the e-reader from kobo.com. They didn't send me anything: no confirmation, no nothing.
(2) I contacted them. They said: we've got no record of you.
(3) They had, of course, already charged my credit card. I sent them a pdf of the credit card statement.
(4) They sent out an e-reader. Via CANADA POST.
(5) I don't live in Canada.
(6) My e-reader left Canada. It went to the US. It then went back to Canada. It now just . . . sits there. Waiting.
(7) I contacted them and said: what's going on?
(8) Their response: once it leaves our warehouse, it's not our problem.
(9) They closed with: "this ticket is now closed."
(10) I strongly suspect I'm being punked. They can't be this awful by accident. Can they?
Pros I can easily download my ebooks directly from the Kobo Mini EReader Since it has the WI-FI.
Long life battery.
Adjustable fonts; which are very convenient to me.
Cons I can't find any yet. And it's been since quite a few months I have it now.
Pros Small, Light, Affordable
Cons Page turning on the screen is a bit touchy.
Summary I bought a kobo mini to read at the gym. It's the perfect size. Pocketable. I do recommend changing the screen refresh rate to 1. The font stays crisp that way. No eye fatigue with the small screen, I usually read for about an hour at a time. Charge lasts a very long time even with the wifi on and the refresh rate boosted. I give the kobo mini 4.5 out of 5 stars.