I’ve recently got a BeBook Mini, and thought I’d take a little time to upload some pictures and write a few words.
The BeBook Mini comes in an nice blue box, as seen here:
Please excuse the far from perfect pictures – I don’t own a digital camera and just make do with my mobile ( Nokia N97 ).
The box comes with a mini screwdriver, a lanyard, head phones, a USB cable, and some spare screws. It seemed odd that there was a mini screwdriver and spare screws, but they are a nice touch anyway.
Here’s a few photos comparing the BeBook Mini, to the origional BeBook, it clearly shows how much more compact the BeBook Mini is.
The BeBook Mini actually fits in a pocket in a pair of trousers I wear to the office – only just, and it’s not comfortable, but it does! The unit is clearly smaller than it’s bigger older brother, but the difference in screen size doesn’t really seem that significant to me.
One thing that I noticed which I found quite interesting is the inclusion of a SIM card slot – I wonder where BeBook might be going with this in the future?
The BeBook Mini has a new page turn rocker switch thing (for lack of a technical name… ) which can be seen below, and like the original it has a USB connection and SD slot.
The BeBook mini also has the ability to read your books aloud for you – it’s no replacement for audio books (which incidentally it can play with the built in MP3 player), however it’s really useful for when driving, or if you’re just too lazy to read – or blind perhaps, although I’m not sure how well a blind person would get on with the interface.
To conclude, I think the Mini is a great addition to the ebook/eink range of readers – and it’s a fantastic size. The previous video review of the BeBook applies just as well to the Mini, as the software is very similar – so if you’ve not seen it, check it out now!
Please feel free to leave any questions as comments.