Conclusion: The Glowing functionality found in the Kobo Glo is by lights at the bottom of the bezel. There are four of them that point upwards, creating a solid illuminated screen that gives you the impression that the entire screen is glowing.
Pros: Glowing Feature is Amazing, Dictionary Support for Sideloaded eBooks, Reading Life Is Unique, Millions of eBooks That Can Be Downloaded for Free or Purchased, PDF Support Is Solid, HD Display Makes Cover Art and Pictures Really Stand Out
Cons: No Home Physical Home Button, Can’t Retain PDF Zooming Page to Page, Can’t Buy Newspapers or Magazines Right on the Glo, Touchscreen Can Be Sluggish at Times, The Paid eBook Store Has Many Bugs on Launch Day
From e-books to Web content, this Kobo will make you want to read more stuff
Good Gear Guide.au
5 June 2015
Excerpt: There’s a lot to be said for a device that makes you want to keep reading anywhere and anytime, and Kobo’s Glo HD e-book reader is such a device. It contains a 6-inch screen that makes use of Carta E Ink screen technology, and it’s as easy on the eyes as any e-book reader we’ve seen to date.
Pros: Screen is easy on the eyes, Choice of content, Price is competitive
Cons: Glossy border around screen can be annoying at times
Kobo Glo review: A Worthy Kindle Contender This Xmas
Know Your Mobile
20 November 2013
Summary: If you aren’t already tied to Amazon’s Kindle ecosystem and want an exceptionally good, mid-priced ereader, get the Kobo Glo. The ComfortLight, the responsive touchscreen, and the OS make this an ereader that is just too good to pass up.
Pros: The ComfortLight touchscreen is both beautiful, responsive, and easy on the eyes. Minimalist physical design. Good OS and highly customisable.
Cons: While the battery life isn’t horrible, I wish it lasted a little longer. The high level of font customisation could prove confusing or troublesome for older, non-techie users.
Excerpt: Kobo has done staggeringly well since it launched in 2010, providing the main competition to Amazon with its excellent hardware, store and smartphone apps . The great Kobo eReader Touch kept pace with the Amazon Kindle Touch last year, and Kobo has done the same this year with its Kobo Glo.