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Kobo Glo

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Overall 6
6.0

Kobo Glo

LAPTOP Magazine
1 May 2013
  • Summary: The Kobo Glo offers a good reading experience with an extraordinarily bright backlight and a large selection of content. However, the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite offers less expensive books, more social options and the ability to lend your e-books to friends and family; plus it costs $10 less and fits more text on the screen. With a price tag of $129, the Kobo Glo backlight and gamified reading experience help this e-reader stand out, but it doesn't unseat the champ.
  • Pros: Brighter and more even backlight than Kindle or Nook, Large e-book selection, Unique Reading Life Stats
  • Cons: E-books more expensive than competition, Can't share book passages or lend books, Very small periodical selection
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Kobo Glo Review

Digitaltrends
20 March 2013
  • 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
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Overall 7
7.0

Kobo Glo: A worthy Kindle alternative

CNET
10 March 2013
  • Summary: The Kobo Glo is an excellent Kindle alternative, especially for readers seeking EPUB compatibility and international options.
  • Cons: Kobo's selection of e-books lags behind Amazon's and Barnes & Noble's. Loading library loaners and third-party e-book purchases requires tethering to a PC.
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Overall 7
7.0

Independently Bright

Wired
2 November 2012
  • Excerpt: If you’ve happened to venture into an independent bookstore in the past few years, you may have noticed an e-reader for sale that isn’t produced by an online retailer or a giant bookstore chain. Those e-readers are made by Kobo, a Canadian company that prides itself on being the unofficial e-reader of independent bookstores. And like those very bookstores, the new Kobo Glo is a delightful surprise waiting to be discovered.
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Overall 8
8.0

Kobo Glo

cellphones.ca
31 January 2014
  • Excerpt: The number of e-book readers with built-in backlighting used to be zero. No longer. There are now over half a dozen e-book readers with backlit screens, and one of them is the Kobo Glo . It comes with a rather sizable 6-inch e-ink Pearl touchscreen display and lasts up to 55 hours of continuous usage with the light on. In terms of speed, the Glo has no issues.
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

PC Advisor
7 March 2013
  • Excerpt: No eReader maker worth its salt can fail to have a device in its portfolio which lights up for night reading. We’ve already looked at the Nook Simple Touch GlowLight , and the Kindle Paperwhite and now we come to Kobo’s simply named Glo. See eReader reviews .
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Overall 7
7.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0

Kobo Glo: A worthy Kindle alternative

CNET
10 January 2013
  • Summary: The Kobo Glo is an excellent Kindle alternative, especially for readers seeking EPUB compatibility and international options.
  • Pros: The Kobo Glo is a lightweight, Wi-Fi-enabled e-reader that has an impressive front-lit, high-res e-ink display with a touch-screen interface. It also features an expansion slot for additional memory, supports EPUB files, and is compatible with any e-book store that uses the Adobe DRM format.
  • Cons: Kobo's selection of e-books lags behind Amazon's and Barnes & Noble's. Loading library loaners and third-party e-book purchases requires tethering to a PC.
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Overall 8
8.0

Kobo Glo review

Pocket Lint
24 October 2012
  • Excerpt: When we first saw a prototype of the 6-inch, touch-screen Kobo Glo and its built-in ComfortLight a few months back, we asked a simple question to its makers: why didn't anyone think of this idea before? As it turns out, they did – you only have to check the subsequent Kindle Paperwhit e and the Nook SimpleTouch with GlowLight for proof of that. Have the big boys beaten Kobo to it?
  • Pros: Smooth and streak-free lighting, general reading experience, file format freedom
  • Cons: Syncing files too manual, online shop can be slow
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Overall 8
8.4

Kobo glo : mai stanchi di leggere

GamesNation
1 July 2013
  • Summary: Kobo glo è un eReader da 6 pollici con tecnologia Pearl E-Ink, sistema di illuminazione del pannello ComfortLight e un catalogo vasto come quello Mondadori
  • Pros: Schermo Pearl E-Ink con luminosità elevata Comfort Light, dimensioni, vastità del catalogo Mondadori
  • Cons: Manca di alcune delle funzionalità di condivisione presenti nel PaperWhite e alcuni prezzi degli eBook sono superiori a quelli proposti da Amazon
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Overall 8
8.4

Kobo glo

digital.it
10 April 2013
  • Summary: Kobo glo è un eReader da 6 pollici con tecnologia Pearl E-Ink, sistema di illuminazione del pannello ComfortLight e un catalogo vasto come quello Mondadori
  • Pros: Schermo Pearl E-Ink con luminosità elevata Comfort Light, dimensioni, vastità del catalogo Mondadori
  • Cons: Manca di alcune delle funzionalità di condivisione presenti nel PaperWhite e alcuni prezzi degli eBook sono superiori a quelli proposti da Amazon
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