The Apple iPad Mini is being geared towards people who love to consume digital content while on the go. Newspapers, magazines, eBooks, and audiobooks will be the primary reason why you would want to purchase this ultra-portable device. In a departure from every other iPad the company has ever released, we are going to be seeing stereo speakers! This will appeal towards people who listen to music, but also podcasts and audiobooks.
The inclusion of stereo speakers was not documented at the recent Apple event and many early reviewers failed to mention it. I think this is a huge upgrade, as the Kindle Fire HD has proved that having a great audio setup on your tablet is critical. If you are an avid reader, many eBooks are now “enhanced,” this means they are starting to blend more multimedia elements.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.