The Good 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-book store that uses the Adobe DRM format.
The Bad 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.
The Bottom Line The Kobo Glo is an excellent Kindle alternative, especially for readers seeking EPUB compatibility and international options.
A worthy Kindle alternative
Barnes & Noble calls the integrated light in its Nook Simple Touch e-reader a
The Glo, which lists for $129.99, also features a 1,024x768-pixel-resolution, 6-inch e-ink display (yes, it's a touch screen) that Kobo says makes text and images appear crisper.
Like the Nook and the Kindle Paperwhite, the Kobo Glo uses front-lighting technology and has a thin layer film on its screen that aids in dispersing the light uniformly. Like the Paperwhite's, the Glo's screen is illuminated from the bottom rather than the top of the unit (as the Nook's is), projecting the array of tiny LED lights upward instead of downward.
Kobo launching new e-reader, three tablets
Before Christmas, Kobo will be launching the second e-reader in its Aura line, as well as three new Arc tablets in different sizes.
Kobo unveils Aura HD, 'Porsche of e-readers'
E-ink device will feature a 6.8-inch screen that offers the "highest-resolution display available in an e-reader today."
Kindle Paperwhite shipping to Australia
Customers buying the Kindle Paperwhite through Amazon International are now getting their devices shipped directly to Aussie shores.
Kindle vs. Nook vs. iPad: Which e-book reader should you buy?
With ultraaffordable e-ink readers, midprice color tablets like the Nexus 7, iPad Mini, and Kindle Fire HD, and even the more expensive iPads all vying for your e-book dollar, what's the best choice for you? It depends.