The Cube Mini: When small is too small

At some point, you've got to be able to see the screen

Digital Cube Mini

This may sound heretical, but we don't think smaller is always better for gadgets. Especially if it means needing a magnifying glass to use them.

Take, for example, the Digital Cube Mini just released on the Korean market. It does what you want it to do: play videos, live TV, and music, as well as display photos and support e-books, according to Ubergizmo. And it's portable, that's for sure, measuring about 3 by 2 inches and a little more than a half-inch thick.

But is that a good thing? The cube's diminutive stature means that its screen is 2.4 inches. So if you're using it primarily to watch video, it might be tough to follow a crowd shot--not to mention keep from losing the device altogether. If we were going to go the ultra-ultra-portable route, we might just as soon get a video watch .

(Photo: Akihabara News)

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