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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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Engadget Review

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

10
nhunt909
Just got my Glo. Looked forward to it for weeks and am VERY disappointed. There...read more
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
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Model

Key Specs

Screen type
E Ink
Screen size
622
Touchscreen
Yes
Internal storage
21
Memory card support
MicroSD
Battery life
Up to 3014

General

Screen type
E Ink
Color
Monochrome (16 grayscale levels)
Screen size
6 inches
Resolution
Other (1024x768)
Touchscreen
Yes (Capacitive [finger])
Screen PPI
213 ppi
Illumination
Built-in front light

Alternate display

Secondary display
No

Input

Keyboard
No

Software / platform

Browser
Yes
Upgradeable firmware
Yes

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Storage

Internal storage
2 GB
Memory card support
Yes (MicroSD)

Power

Battery life
Up to 30 days