Conclusion: At $130, the Kobo Glo costs $10 more than the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight, $10 more than the Kindle Paperwhite with ads, and $10 less than the Paperwhite without ads. Its biggest win is that the Glo’s light is evenly distributed across the screen, something neither the Nook nor Kindle can claim. Text washes out somewhat with the light on, though not so much that it completely ruins the reading experience.
Pros: Light is evenly distributed on the screen, High quality E Ink display, Light and slim design, Plenty of font, size, and page design options
Cons: Text washes out when light is at full brightness, Light is somewhat harsh, On-device bookstore tough to navigate
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.
Conclusion: The Kobo Glo has rocketed to the esteemed position of our second favourite ereader. No, it hasn't unseated the , but it has had a good try. It's more flexible, has a equally good inbuilt light, offers greater customisation and the vital EPUB support that the top dog ereader lacks.
Pros: Great integrated light, Pretty interface, Light, Good value
Cons: Rear not as pretty as previous model, Kindle offers slightly better contrast
The Glo has an integrated light for its e-ink screen
Good Gear Guide.au
17 May 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