The Kobo Mini that JB Hi-Fi’s selling off for $49 is a pretty sweet device, but what if you don’t have a JB Hi-FI nearby, or they’re out of stock? It turns out that they’re not the only vendor shifting that particular unit cheap.
There are loads of inexpensive eReaders out there… and most of them are rubbish. Cheap screens, cheap construction, terrible interfaces, terrible support. You get what you pay for, mostly. Except when a really good eReader goes on sale, which is exactly what’s happened to the tiny (and cute) Kobo Mini.