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Kobo Glo e-reader review: best one yet

Hardware.Info
30 April 2013
  • Excerpt: After the Kobo Touch and the Mini, the Glo was introduced with two small but important improvements that take it another step closer to the perfect e-reader.
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Expert Review

The eBook Reader Blog
19 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Well, it’s finally finished. Here’s the link to my Kobo Glo review. The Kobo Glo has been out for over 2 and a half months now so I guess this review falls into the better late than never category. When a device has been out that long it is really hard to get motivated to […]Read more
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Overall 7
7.2

Kobo Glo review: another illuminated e-reader lights up the market

Engadget
2 November 2012
  • Conclusion: Kobo's got a solid e-reader on its hands, but the company may have already missed the boat.
  • Pros: Excellent front-light display, Expandable storage, Lightweight
  • Cons: Uninspired design, Slightly cheap feel, Pricier than the competition
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Finally a Reasonably Priced, No Frills E-Ink Reader

Gear Patrol
6 June 2012
  • Excerpt: The debate over the future of dedicated eReaders has warred on between technologists and geeks to the point of absurdity at this point, and frankly we’re sick of the drivel. Of course tablets like the iPad clearly will prove useful to those in need of an integrated solution for everything from...
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Overall 7
7.0

Kobo eReader

PC Magazine
14 May 2012
  • Conclusion: If you don't need wireless book downloads, the Kobo eReader makes a fine digital reading companion—and it comes at a compelling price point.
  • Pros: Low price. Offers a comfortable reading experience. Sensible control layout. 100 preloaded classic books.
  • Cons: Book downloads require a PC or Mac. No AC adapter in the box.
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Overall 8
8.0

Kobo Glo

PC Magazine
29 April 2012
  • Conclusion: The Kobo Glo is an impressive ebook reader with solid edge-lighting and a surprisingly robust app ecosystem.
  • Pros: Lightweight. Sharp on-screen fonts. Bright edge lighting. Memory card slot. Well-stocked store is simple to navigate. Compatible with ePub format.
  • Cons: Slightly stubborn touch screen. Pedestrian design. No headphone jack or audiobook support.
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Overall 5
5.0

Kobo eReader Is Value-Priced, but Requires Patience to Use

PC World
22 June 2010
  • Excerpt: Somewhere between the premium e-readers and the bare-bones, low-cost models lies the Kobo eReader.
  • Pros: Inexpensive, Integrates well with shopping
  • Cons: Sluggish performance, Stiff buttons
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Overall 8
8.0

Kobo eReader

MacNN
10 April 2010
  • Excerpt: The Good Very good price. Simple, comfortable interface. Universal ePub support; some drag-and-drop. E Ink battery and eye benefits. Part of multi-device ecosystem. SD card slot. The Bad Sometimes slow to load. No file support beyond ePub and PDF. No Internet; Bluetooth of limited help.
  • Pros: Very good price., Simple, comfortable interface., Universal ePub support; some drag-and-drop., E Ink battery and eye benefits., Part of multi-device ecosystem., SD card slot.
  • Cons: Sometimes slow to load., No file support beyond ePub and PDF., No Internet; Bluetooth of limited help.
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Overall 8
8.3
Value for money 8
8.3
Features 8
8.3
Performance 7
6.7

Kobo Glo

PC Pro
29 October 2012
  • Conclusion: Not as well made as the Kindle Paperwhite, and PDF handling is poor, but the price is very tempting
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Overall 8
8.0

The Glo has an integrated light for its e-ink screen

Good Gear Guide.au
17 June 2012
  • Summary: The Kobo Glo is an incredibly simple device, matching Amazon’s Kindle in its user-friendliness and gradual learning curve. It makes finding and buying books nearly seamless, although Amazon still has a slight edge in pricing and range of books.
  • Pros: Utterly simple to use, Screen lighting is excellent, Accessible price
  • Cons: Kindle Store offers more books at better prices, Wi-Fi easy to forget
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