Kobo Glo 

Released September, 2012
  • Wi-Fi
  • 6"
  • 1024 x 758
  • 2 GB
7.9 Out of 10

Reader Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Kobo Glo

Display

How do the screens stack up?

Kobo Glo
7.7
Kobo Mini
6.8
Resolution, pixel density, Screen size and anti-glare

Bookstore

How good is the supporting ecosystem?

Kobo Glo
8.6
Kobo Mini
8.6
e-bookstore size, average NYT best sellers price, NYT's top selling titles and 4 more

Performance

How responsive and how long does the e-reader last?

Kobo Glo
10.0
Kobo Mini
5.8
Battery life, SunSpider, Recharge time and boot-up

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Kobo Glo
7.6
Kobo Mini
7.0
Reviews from pcmag.com and wired.com

7.9

Reader Rocket Score

Display, Bookstore, Performance and Reviews

Kobo Glo
7.9
Kobo Mini
6.7

Reviews Word on the street for the Kobo Glo


7.0

8.0

7.8

Overall

7.6 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Gray shades 16
Screen resolution 1024 x 758
Screen size 6"
Pixel density 212 ppi
Built-in light ComfortLight
Screen type E-Ink
Touchscreen Infrared
Multitouch Yes
Flashes screen black during page turns Yes

features

Sync across multiple devices Yes
Note taking Yes
Text to speech No
Directly download library e-books to device No
Web browser Yes
Stereo speakers No
Evernote integration No
Landscape mode Yes
Accelerometer No
Parental controls No

storage

Internal storage 1 GB
Expansion slot microSD (up to 32GB)
Memory 2 GB

connectivity

Input/Output port micro-USB
Cellular data None
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth connectivity No

technical specs

Processor 1,000 MHz
Document support
  1. ePUB
  2. PDF
  3. TXT
  4. HTML
  5. RTF
  6. CBZ
  7. CBR
  8. MOBI
Image support
  1. JPEG
  2. GIF
  3. PNG
  4. TIFF

bookstore

Uses an open platform Yes
Bookstore Kobo Books
EBookstore size 3.2 M book
Free content free content 1.89 M books
Customer loyalty program No
Average NYT best sellers price $9.95
Number of NYT top-selling titles offered+ 38
Reader-to-reader lending No
Cloud storage Yes
Reading apps iOS, Android, BlackBerry, PC and Mac
Additional electronic offerings newspapers, magazines and comics/graphic novels
Has retail store locations No

form factor

Housing type Plastic and tough rubber
Size 114 x 157 x 10 mm
Weight 185 g
Interface touchscreen
Headphone jack No
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