Summary: Despite being the industry underdog, the Kobo Glo proves to be an extremely strong contender in the eReader space. Shortfalls of the device are minimal and largely a matter of preference (some people may not be bothered with the lack of periodicals or potential brightness issues). Overall, the Kobo Glo provides a great reading experience with excellent lighting and feature-rich functionality.
Pros: The Kobo Glo’s high resolution renders sharp, crisp text that reads like actual paper in any light.
Cons: The 30-day battery life is shorter than many other compact eBook readers, but shouldn’t be an issue for most people.
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 .