When I bought my Kobo Arc, it came with a free Kobo Mini. The Mini is an eink reader, with a smaller screen. The 5 “ screen seems small, but I was able to get comfortable with it, fairly quickly. If you’re familiar with the Kobo Touch, it is the same, just a bit smaller. The battery is great, it’s syncs very easy, and has the same user-friendly interface.
I do like the idea of interchangeable backs. I love accessories and I think this is a great customizable feature. I’m still waiting for the Kobo Arc, snapback’s to become available. Kobo has been selling a book-style case for the Mini, and I’m hoping they will launch a sleeve line. It’s so small, I think a sleeve would be great to out in your bag.
I think the Mini is a great option for someone who doesn’t want to spend a lot of money on an eink reader. It’s 79$ and comes on sale often. I can see myself using this one at the beach, as a backup reader. (I have a Kobo Glo, and Kobo Arc) It’s also great because it’s so small, and can fit in a smaller bag. If you have a tablet, but you plan to do some outdoor reading, I think this is the perfect companion. The Kobo Mini would be a great eink reader for someone who just wants a smaller devise, or someone who doesn't want to invest a lot of money in a new reader.
If you have any questions about this reader, or Kobo in general- feel free to reach out to me.