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
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.
Summary: The Kobo Glo is an incredibly simple device, matching Amazon’s Kindle in its user-friendliness and gradual learning curve. It makes finding and buying books nearly seamless, although Amazon still has a slight edge in pricing and range of books.