Brighter and more even backlight than Kindle or Nook.
Large ebook selection.
Unique Reading Life Stats.
Light is evenly distributed on the screen.
High quality E Ink display.
Light and slim design.
Plenty of font, size, and page design options.
Lighting is very bright and very evenly distributed.
Text is very sharp.
As lightweight as it gets for an eReader with a backlight.
Ebooks more expensive than competition.
Can't share book passages or lend books.
Very small periodical selection.
Text washes out when light is at full brightness.
Ondevice bookstore tough to navigate.
No headphone jack.
Design isn't very exciting.
Not the best build quality and not the most ergonomic to hold.
No 3G option.
No audio features.
Slightly higher price than competing models.
Touchscreen not always responsive.
By Know Your Mobile on November 20, 2013
For a suggested retail price of £99.99 the Kobo Glo is twice as expensive as the Nook, but still £10 cheaper than the new Kindle Paperwhite. But the Glo more than makes up for its double price over the Nook in both form and function, and at...90
By GadgetSpeak on May 16, 2013
With its stores within a store, Kobo is certainly making an impression within its designated field of eBook...68
By LaptopMag on May 02, 2013
The Kobo Glo backlit E Ink e-reader attempts to rattle the cages of Amazon and Barnes & Noble with a brighter backlight and...60
By uk.hardware.info on April 30, 2013
There's probably only one other e-reader that's better than the Kobo Glo, and that's the recently announced Kobo Auro which features a 6.8-inch display with a resolution of 1440x1080 and a pixel density of 265 dpi. That's getting close...-
By Digital Trends on March 20, 2013
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...70
By Chip Chick on January 04, 2013
In two areas the Kobo Glo clearly outdoes its competitors. Firstly, it offers better and more even lighting than both the Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight, and the Paperwhite. It also offers a MicroSD card slot that the Kindle Paperwhite lacks. Does...-
By Computeractive on December 20, 2012
Kobo has been producing good ebook readers for some time, keeping pace with Amazon's Kindle and even beating the bookseller to the launch of a touchscreen reader. Now Kobo has launched an ereader with a backlight at the same time as Amazon's...-
By Computer Shopper on December 19, 2012
The Kobo Glo is smaller, lighter, and brighter than the Kindle Paperwhite and its competitors. It's a compelling e-reader for those seeking ePub support and an alternative to Amazon's walled garden of content....80
By DigitalVersus on December 06, 2012
There are lots of reasons to get the Kobo Glo. It's intuitive, user-friendly and responsive. The backlighting is the perfect answer to all those who wish they could use their e-readers low lighting. And having access to the WH Smith e-book...100
By The Inquirer on December 03, 2012
THE KOBO GLO is the firm's first ereader with a built-in light, and aims to go head to head with the Kindle Paperwhite from Amazon and the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight from US bookseller Barnes & Noble. Design and build The Kobo Glo doesn't...80