Kobo’s Excessive-Decision Glo HD E-Reader Takes Goal at Kindles

Kobo's High-Resolution Glo HD E-Reader Takes Aim at KindlesKobo

Kobo has been offering options to Kindle e-readers for years, and its newest system, the Glo HD, takes lifeless purpose at Amazon’s hottest mannequin, the Paperwhite. The Glo HD trumps it in almost each respect: the display, whereas the identical measurement at 6 inches throughout, has a a lot greater decision, making textual content crisper. It is also lighter, comes with extra reminiscence, helps extra e-book codecs, and has extra customization choices for textual content. Each include a pleasing "frontlight" that illuminates textual content with out stressing your eyes. And at $one hundred thirty, the Glo HD prices virtually the very same as the most cost effective Paperwhite — which comes with constructed-in advertisements.

In fact, in case you love Amazon’s in depth e book ecosystem or the elective 3G connection in its e-readers, the Kindle is the best way to go. However we have used Kobo’s units they usually’re strong — and as soon as you progress to that sharper display, it is onerous to return. When you’re trying to go upmarket, there are the bigger, water resistant Kobo Aura H20 and Kindle Voyage, launched final yr.

For now, the Glo HD appears to be the perfect mid-vary e-reader on the market, however with the Paperwhite nicely over two years previous, Amazon may even see match to freshen the Kindle lineup — so keep tuned.

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—Devin Coldewey
First revealed April eight 2015, 12:forty nine PM