The much awaited Kobo Glo Reader has entered the market with its amazing feature of night reading ability. The display, with its high resolution, allows readers to enjoy their ebooks in some conditions better than any other device currently present on the market. What differentiates it from other tablet devices is its front light display which provides control over luminosity and is easy on the eyes during prolonged reading time.
The most prominent hardware feature is the latest e-Ink Pearl XGA technology adding super high 1024 X 758 pixel resolution to the display. The device is powered by a 1GZ Freescale processor and has a 2GB internal memory which can be expanded to 32GB via microSD card slot. The Kobo Glo provides complete Wi-Fi internet access which allows users to download hundreds of free ebooks available from the highly expanded Kobo ecosystem. The built-in browser of Kobo Glo not only helps book download, but can be used to surf the web conveniently.
The battery life stays put even with the inclusion of Glo and gives 1-2 months of reading time with a recharge. Overall the Kobo Glo is slimmer, light in weight and shorter in height making it a perfect travel partner.
The main screen of Kobo Glo is similar to the one on the Kobo Touch with the main options Library, Get eBook and Reading Life. In Library, there are options to explore ebooks, newspapers, previews and shelves. The newspaper and magazines cannot be subscribed directly from the device; instead users have to use PC to visit the Kobo website for subscriptions.
Avid readers who get a problem of managing hundreds of their favorite books can create their own collections on the device. The main store category gives access to millions of free books which can be easily transported onto the device after registering the Kobo Reader.
Kobo Glo also provides an enhanced link with Facebook and creatively keeps the reading habits checked through the Reading Life option. Not only this, but Kobo has optimization for 11 languages and 12 dictionaries with an option to configure the device in language according to your current regional location.
Kobo Glo ebook reader provides a sound and unmatchable reading experience. The latest loaded books flash on the main home screen while Reading Life option shows the details of your reading habits with accurate statistics.
The ebooks can be read in variety of formats including EPUB, PDF, CBR and others but MOBI format doesn’t work on the device, which is a disappointment. Users can customize their reading experience by choosing from 13 pre-loaded formats and advanced tools to customize font size, line spacing and margin options further.
With a solid hardware and an expanded ecosystem, Kobo Glo impresses with its diverse capacities. At the right price of $129.99, the glowing feature of this new model comes at a bargin price. The Wi-Fi feature and fast browsing directly through the device is another positive feature one can enjoy on Kobo Glo. It is definitely one of the big players in the current ebook reader market.