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Kobo Glo
8.1 out of 10

Kobo Glo

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Overall 7
7.0

Kobo Glo Review

Digitaltrends
26 April 2013
  • 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...
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
19 December 2012
  • Conclusion: So, take a very close look at the Kobo Glo. It’s a handsome device, and there’s virtue in supporting a high-quality underdog. However, for U.S.-based consumers, we suspect the Kindle Paperwhite still has an edge.
  • Pros: Evenly lit screen, Smaller, lighter than Amazon and B&N equivalents, Sturdy and easy to hold, Superb font controls, Supports ePub, Incorporates reading metrics and awards, SD-card slot
  • Cons: No audio features, Slightly higher price than competing models
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Overall 7
7.0

Kobo Glo ( black)

CNET
21 November 2012
  • 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

PC Magazine
15 November 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 7
7.0

Review: Kobo Glo

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.
  • Pros: Best-looking light-up screen. High-level font and page-refresh management. Physical light switch will have you all aglow. Support for ePub format. Kobo offers the Glo with four differently colored backs.
  • Cons: Navigating the on-device bookstore is wonky. Kobo has most books you want, but not all of them — Amazon is still the ecosystem king. Light is too bright for really dark rooms.
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Overall 8
8.0

Kobo Glo

Trusted Reviews
25 April 2013
  • Summary: An E-ink reader with light that's out to kill the Kindle Paperwhite.
  • Pros: Great integrated light, Pretty interface, Light, Good value
  • Cons: Rear not as pretty as previous model, Kindle offers slightly better contrast
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Overall 8
7.9

Kobo Glo

cellphones.ca
6 March 2013
  • 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 .
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Overall 8
8.0

Kobo Glo

THE INQUIRER
3 December 2012
  • Conclusion: 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 ebook formats. µ
  • Pros: User-friendly, bright screen, Epub support, good value, expandable storage.
  • Cons: Touchscreen not always responsive, boxy design., Nothing.
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Overall 8
8.0

Kobo Glo

Pocket Lint
24 October 2012
  • Conclusion: So useful and well executed is illumination on this year's touchscreen eBook readers that we're sure that it will now become standard, though there's more here to like than light.
  • 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

digital.it
13 June 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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