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
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.
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.
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.
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. There's nothing intrinsically wrong with the Kobo Glo, but it does suffer from a similar problem that Android tablets used to when compared to the iPad; it's only slightly cheaper, so what's the point?
Pros: Smooth and streak-free lighting, general reading experience, file format freedom
Cons: Syncing files too manual, online shop can be slow
Summary: In den aktuellen Testberichten bildet sich ein Dreigestirn an der Spitze der E-Book Reader. Dazu gehört natürlich der Amazon Kindle Paperwhite , der aber eng an den Shop des Online-Buchhändlers gebunden ist, außerdem der Sony PRS-T2 , dessen Display aber nicht beleuchtet ist sowie der Kobo Glo , der aber bei der Touchscreen-Bedienung etwas schwächelt. Ansonsten ist das Kobo Gerät absolut auf einer Höhe mit den anderen Top-Geräten.