Kobo Glo review: another illuminated e-reader lights up the market
Kobo's got a solid e-reader on its hands, but the company may have already missed the boat.
- Excellent front-light displayExpandable storageLightweight
- Uninspired designSlightly cheap feelPricier than the competition
There's nothing like a good underdog story. Aside from last year's failed Vox tablet, Kobo has made some quality devices, but has still failed to make a huge dent in the e-reader market -- a space dominated by Amazon and Barnes & Noble. In the case of the Glo front-lit e-reader ($129), Kobo might just be hampered by unfortunate timing. Though the company managed to get a jump on things in the last round with the Kobo Touch, the Glo comes on the heels of similar devices, the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight and the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite. But, could this reader have what it takes to convince Kindle and Nook owners to take a leap of faith? Find out after the break.
How It Stacks Up
Kobo will sell discounted digital copies of your paper books
It purchased a company called Shelfie and will add that feature to its apps.
Kobo is the next to offer an e-book subscription service
It's a response to all-you-can-read options from rivals like Amazon.