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
Evenly lit screen, Smaller, lighter than Amazon and B&N equivalents, Sturdy and easy to hold, Superb font controls, Supports ePub, Incorporates reading metrics and awards, SD-card slot
Userfriendly, bright screen, Epub support, good value, expandable storage.
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-bo...
Lightweight, Sharp on-screen fonts, Bright edge lighting, Memory card slot, Well-stocked store is simple to navigate, Compatible with ePub format.
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, Light is somewhat harsh, Ondevice bookstore tough to navigate
No audio features, Slightly higher price than competing models
Touchscreen not always responsive, boxy design.
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.
Slightly stubborn touch screen, Pedestrian design, No headphone jack or audiobook support.
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 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
By V3.co.uk on November 27, 2012
The Kobo Glo is a great e-reader, and the rather functional design is more than made up for by the device’s light, its ease of use and open approach to e-book...80
By cnet on November 21, 2012
The Kobo Glo is an excellent Kindle alternative, especially for readers seeking EPUB compatibility and international...70