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Kobo Glo

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Kobo Glo review: specs and price

Kobo Glo
Kobo Glo
63
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Why is Kobo Glo better than the average?

  • Volume
    178.98cm³vs24673.48cm³
  • Weight
    185gvs271.62g
  • Height
    157mmvs178.76mm
  • Resolution
    1024 x 758pxvs662286.94px
  • Number of screen shades
    16vs15.03
  • Width
    114mmvs138.03mm

Top specs and features

Design

1.volume

178.98cm³

Best

Sony PRS 350

120.64cm³

2.weight

185g

Best

Asus Eee Reader DR900

47.3g

3.height

157mm

Best

Elonex eInk 621EB eBook

117mm

4.thickness

10mm

Best

Aluratek AEBK01FS

0.95mm

5.width

114mm

Best

Kobo Mini

102mm

Display

1.is self-lit
Kobo Glo

Self-lit devices have a back or front light incorporated, so they can be used in poor light conditions or in the dark.

2.Has an e-paper display
Kobo Glo

An e-paper display provides a high contrast allowing users to read in direct sunlight without requiring much power.

3.has a touch screen
Kobo Glo

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

4.screen size

6"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

Irex Technologies Digital Reader 1000SW

10.2"

5.number of screen shades

16

More screen shades (greys) result in better gradients and usually a better reading experience.

Best

Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017) WiFi 8GB

16

6.every pixel has three subpixels
Kobo Glo

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Performance

1.has an external memory slot
Kobo Glo

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

2.internal storage

2GB

Best

Sony PRS 600

512GB

Connectivity

1.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Kobo Glo

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

2.has a search browser
Kobo Glo

With a search browser application you can surf the internet from your device.

3.Has WiFi
Kobo Glo

The device can connect to WiFi.

Battery

1.has a rechargeable battery
Kobo Glo

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.supported file types

11

How many file types the device supports, such as PDF, JPG or PNG.

Best

Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Smoke 8GB

37

2.has dictionary
Kobo Glo

The device has a dictionary that can be accessed offline.

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