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7.3 out of 10

Kobo eReader

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Overall 7
7.2

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

Engadget
2 November 2012
  • Summary: Once again, Kobo has produced a solid little reader. The Glo's got the features that helped make the last-generation Touch a nice device, this time coupled with a front-light technology that might well be the best in its class. The UI is nothing to write home about, Reading Life isn't quite the selling point the company seems to think it is and it's still not as comfortable to hold as the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight.
  • Pros: Excellent front-light display, Expandable storage, Lightweight
  • Cons: Uninspired design, Slightly cheap feel, Pricier than the competition
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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 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. Design and the e-paper display What defines the eReader is precisely what isn't there.
  • 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

Kobo Glo review

v3.co.uk
29 June 2012
  • Summary: The Kobo Glo is a great e-reader, and the rather functional design is more than made up for by the device’s light, its ease of use and open approach to e-book formats.
  • Pros: User-friendly, bright screen, ePub support, good value, expandable storage
  • Cons: Touchscreen not always responsive, boxy design
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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. The Glo is almost as refined as is possible for a touchscreen e-reader.
  • 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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Overall 8
8.0

Test : Kobo Glo

PC World
9 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Avec son Glo, l’ex-firme canadienne (devenue japonaise) Kobo veut montrer qu’elle se situe toujours dans la course et est prête à en découdre avec l’excellent Kindle Paperwhite de l’américain Amazon. Mais peut-on vraiment lutter à armes égales avec un tel mastodonte ? En proposant une bonne liseuse et en s’offrant le soutien d’un géant de la grande distribution, tout est possible...
  • Pros: Poids plume, Dimensions, Port Micro SD, Adapté aux gauchers, Ouvert aux ePub
  • Cons: L’aspect trop “jouet”, Éclairage bancal, Réactivité parfois limite, Quelques plantages, Pas d’adaptateur secteur
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Overall 9
8.5

Kobo Glo [Test]

Blogue de Geek
23 January 2013
  • Conclusion: Enfin une liseuse qui possède un processeur digne de ce nom et qui permet presque de lire les bandes dessinées! La Kobo Glo est une évolution solide d’un produit qui nécessitait des changements assez importants pour en faire un produit totalement agréable à utiliser. Le rétroéclairage est vraiment le bienvenu et ajoute une lecture sans besoin de lampe ou d’étui avec lampe intégré.
  • Pros: Écran de qualité avec meilleure définition, rétroéclairage, Port microSD
  • Cons: Système de lecture de bande dessinée mal adapté, Rétro-éclairage légèrement trop puissante
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Overall 8
8.4
Display 10
10
Portability 8
8.2

Test: Kobo glo (Ebook-Reader)

CHIP Online
19 January 2013
  • Conclusion: Der Kobo Glo ist die derzeit beste Alternative zu
  • Pros: Beleuchtetes und kontraststarkes Display, Prima Verarbeitung, Anbindung an einen Online-Shop, Steuerung per Touchscreen, die aber...
  • Cons: ... nicht so genau reagiert wie beim Kindle Paperwhite
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