New gadget can bring joy to the visually impaired by turning books into an E-asy Reader

December 6, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

Struggling to see small print could become a thing of the past – thanks to a new range of electronic books.

An impressive range of e-readers from Canadian company Kobo all come with a nifty feature allowing text to be boosted in size, perfect for those with sight problems.

The easy-to-use gadgets can give the joy of reading to those whose poor eyesight  means even large print books are not big enough.

The Kobo-Mini can enlarge the size of text to make reading easier for those with sight problems

The tiny Kobo Mini has a glare-free 5” electronic ink screen, which displays text of any size just as it would appear on a page.

Smaller and lighter than a normal paperback, it easily fits in pockets or handbags and also comes in three different colours, teal, red and purple.

A generous 1gb memory means the Mini is a portable library and bookmark – it can hold a whopping 1000 books AND keep your page in every single one of them.

Built-in wifi means books can be downloaded on the move, and the touch screen makes it satisfying when turning a page.

English scholar Tom McLenachan, who has severe myopia, struggles to read normal books.

He said: “It’s brilliant, the text is so large I can read it without my glasses now – it’s given me back my life.”

This cracking e-Reader is on sale now in WHSmith and online at, priced £59.99.

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