Kobo Glo HD E-Reader Gives Decision On Par With Kindle Voyage For $70 Much less

Kobo’s new Glo HD e-reader will boast the declare of highest decision for the bottom worth when it hits the market on Might 1 for $129.ninety nine. The most recent piece of hardware from Rakuten-owned Kobo gives 300 ppi pixel density on a 6-inch show, which matches the display on the $199.ninety nine Kindle Voyage when it comes to decision, and which ought to imply extraordinarily crisp, pixel-free rendering of textual content.

In reality, each the Kobo Glo HD and the Kindle Voyage use e-ink’s Carta display tech, which suggests textual content rendering just like what you’d get with an excellent excessive decision e-ink display like these present in iPhones and trendy Android units, albeit utilizing the low-energy e-paper tech that shows in black and white and is best suited to a devoted textual content studying gadget.

The Glo HD additionally options Kobo’s ComfortLight tech, which supplies constructed-in lighting for studying in the dead of night. Different tech specs embrace a 1GHz processor (once more, just like the Voyage) and it has 4GB of on-board storage on your library (once more, just like the Voyage), which is lots for many. It weighs simply one hundred eighty grams (once more, just like the Voyage) and measures 157 x one hundred fifteen x 9.2 mm (barely shorter, however barely thicker than the Voyage).

The primary issues the Voyage has that the Glo HD doesn’t is automated lighting adjustment based mostly on ambient lighting circumstances, and web page flip strain buttons on the bezel. Kobo’s choices additionally solely has Wi-Fi connectivity, with no mobile choice. All are good-to-have options, however the decision is truthfully the Voyage’s biggest power, so the Kobo providing the identical display sort with a big worth financial savings might assist it discover a trustworthy viewers – offered clients are prepared to go together with Kobo’s content material ecosystem over Amazon’s.