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.
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