Kobo Glo HD: Solid design combined with a good priceIt's got a nice price and some great features, but can the Kobo Glo HD stand out in a crowded e-reader market?
[MUSIC] Price at $190 Australian, $130 in the US, and a 110 pounds in the UK, the Kobo Glow HD is a sleek, crisp e-reader with some great new features. I'm Nic Healey, senior editor for CNET. Kobo's latest model in its long, long range of eReaders is not only slimmer and lighter than its predecessor, it also, as you might guess, packs an impressive 1,448 by 1,072 pixel resolution on its six inch color E-ink screen. That's 300 pixels per inch, up from 212 on the original Glo. The Glo HD is just 9.2 millimeters thick, or 0.3 inch, and weighs just 180 grams or 6.3 ounces. Design goes even more minimalist, with only a single button and a micro USB port that functions For both pc connectivity and charging. This means the backlight button that was older convert readers is gone. With brightness now controlled by the touch screen. The light itself is uniform across the screen and makes for very pleasant nighttime reading experience. The Glow HD features a now standard one gigahertz processor. Which makes for a very smooth experience. Whether you're changing pages, or just zipping around the interface. There's no micro SD port, so you're stuck with a four gigabyte of internal memory. Is actually pretty good when you think about the average size of an ebook. The Cobo Glow hd has a tiny and clean design with a great run of features all at a really good price. Its an excellent upgrade from the Globe but if you're already using a Kindle you'll need to have a big think about the Kindle Voyage before you consider swapping manufacturers and ecosystems. I'm Nick Healy for more videos and reviews head to cnet.com.