72
Engadget
Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
72

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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.

Pros
  • Excellent front-light displayExpandable storageLightweight
Cons
  • Uninspired designSlightly cheap feelPricier than the competition
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Scores

Engadget

72
 

User Reviews

80
benad
September 2013 Update at the bottomNo rating yet on battery life and durability,...read more
80
PollyParrish
I've bought one simply for the light, as I already have a Touch, but I do read...read more
90
ddigitaluk
Purchased in the UK from WH Smith, The Kobo Glo is a really nice and light device...read more
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7.9
Average Critic Score

Display / readability

8.2
 

Portability (size / weight)

8.2
 

Ease of use

7.3
 

Storage capacity

8.0
 

Store and selection of titles

7.3
 

Document support

8.5
 

Battery life

8.3
 

Durability

6.0
 

Design and form factor

7.7
 

How It Stacks Up

71

Engadget

71
 

Critic

67
 

User

90
 
93

Engadget

94
 

Critic

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User

85
 

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User

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Critic

80
 

User

90
 
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Critic

67
 

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90
 
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85
 

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90
 
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