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Kobo Glo
avg rating 4.62446 ratings
2,311 members own this device
model: N613-KFN-B (Kobo Inc.)
Lighter and more compact than most paperbacks, Kobo Glo easily goes where you go. Kobo Glo's revolutionary ComfortLight illuminates the screen with a soft, adjustable glow so you can read any eBook any time of day under the perfect light — no lamp required.

Because Kobo Glo’s advanced high-res XGA Pearl E Ink screen doesn’t use a glass overlay for i
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All ratings | 5 stars (293) | 4 stars (140) | 3 stars (7) | 2 stars (1) | 1 star (1) | avg 4.62


Terrence gorah
May 25, 2014
Terrence gorah rated it: liked it

fantastic piece of technology I ever owned. no strain on the eyes at all
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Sal Saies
Jan 15, 2013
Sal Saies rated it: it was amazing

Best thing since sliced bread, well almost :-) Small enough to fit in my handbag and light as anything. Easy to use great at night in the dark. Like being able to use different sized fonts. highly recommended.
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Henrique Capeleiro Maia
Jul 17, 2013
Henrique Capeleiro Maia rated it: really liked it

If it weren't for the firmware bugs, I would rate it 5 stars. As for the hardware, I have no complaints. It's a very reliable device.
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Zork
Aug 05, 2016
Zork rated it: it was amazing

Native support for EPUB and *not* being locked into a proprietary ecosystem like the Kindle are what sold me on this. It also has a microSD slot for expansion, and the backlight has been rated as better than that of the Kindle.
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Ticklish Owl
Nov 12, 2012
Ticklish Owl rated it: it was amazing

The Glo is a fantastic device: crisp screen, even front-lighting, open format, extremely customizable (custom font instructions), and a clean UI. Kobo keeps improving device firmware by adding new features, and more importantly, listening to customer requests and feedback.

If you buy a Kobo Glo from your local indie bookstore, they will receive a portion of the sale from every ebook you purchase from Kobo.* How fabulous is that?

You can buy ebooks from any online retailer, although I find the pri
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Tanya
Apr 12, 2014
Tanya rated it: really liked it

Wonderful, except that it occasionally freezes and I have to hit the reset button at the bottom.
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Mike
Mar 10, 2014
Mike rated it: really liked it

We love our glo.. Do have problems connecting to the local library.. But other then that we love it.
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Christina
Feb 24, 2014
Christina rated it: it was amazing

I was so against buying an ereader cause i was always the one who said, real books all the way! but i read books soooo fast that when i travel a lot i dont want to bring 10 books with me! my boyfriend bought me my kobo and i have been in love with it ever since, i can not leave the house with out it, even if we are going to the grocery store. cause hey you just never know what could happen!
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Maria
Jan 01, 2013
Maria rated it: really liked it

Pro's:
- The glowlight! Wonderful for dark winterdays
- Lovely design
- The screenresolution
- You can chage the fonts as much as you please

Con's:
- Few dictionaries, and no chance to get more
- Doesn't always save a book on the page, where you stopped reading
- It's annoying to read PDF-files on it
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Samantha
Jan 08, 2013
Samantha rated it: it was amazing

I never thought I would want or need an eReader, but I am so happy I have this. Books I wanted to read but couldn't find at the library and were too expensive to buy are now at my fingertips.

Now back to the Kobo Glo - I love it. It's clean, the light is wonderful and it means I don't have to go buy a book light. Customized fonts, a screen size that's just right, HOWEVER I find that it sometimes forgets what page you book marked... which is why I got the sleep cover. When you close the cover the
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Stephany
May 28, 2015
Stephany rated it: it was amazing

I just love my Kobo Glo.
Very easy to use and love the built-in light.
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MariaIzabel
Jan 05, 2014
MariaIzabel rated it: it was amazing

Este e-reader foi a melhor compra minha de 2013. A quantidade de livros que já li usando ele, já o pagou. A luz de fundo é muito confortável e não cansa os olhos ao ler por muito tempo, sem parar.
No início, o software possuía alguns bugs, mas com o tempo, as atualizações consertaram esses pequenos empecilhos e o desempenho ficou muito melhor.
Recomendadíssimo!
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Debs
Jan 02, 2014
Debs rated it: it was amazing

I love my Glo. It's so easy to use, so easy to install books from so many places and being able to borrow from a UK library is wonderful. Having bought my daughter an Arc which is a total nightmare, I'm beginning to wonder why they haven't used the same hardware and software as it works so well. Would certainly recommend a Glo though. They are fantastic!
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Mel (Daily Prophecy)
May 02, 2013
Mel (Daily Prophecy) rated it: it was amazing

I own this reader one day now and I love it! It's easy in use, it's light and small. I can finally read while laying in the sun and I can read for hours in the dark when my boyfriend has to sleep. The connection with Calibre is easy and I love the fact that I have bookshelves now. There are fun extra features (like the prizes you can win, the reading stats, chess and highlighting)

If you love reading and you want the best device to read on, I would certainly recommend this one :)
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Manue
Nov 24, 2014
Manue rated it: really liked it

best thing I ever owned. It's amazing. I can take it anywhere and read everytime. am soooo in love with my kobo ;)
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Anoop Kumar
Apr 20, 2015
Anoop Kumar rated it: it was amazing

While not flawless, if not for this, i would not have made a comeback to reading. The device hangs a lot (not really in sync with the magnetic cover - might be an issue with the cover since without the cover, the device works well), and is a bit slow, but it is a boon for parents like us since we cant even open a paper book with out the fear of getting it hijacked by our kids.
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Lupick
Dec 21, 2014
Lupick rated it: it was amazing

Why I love thee, Kobo Glo:
- I can carry a zillion books in my bag, anywhere I go, without breaking my back;
- I can read in any light;
- Nobody can judge me/my book by its cover;
- Any book is accessible as soon as it is released (don't have to wait for my bookstore to make it available);
- I can set font type and font size as I read;
- It makes me look cool even when I'm reading paranormal smut :D
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Jocelyne
Jun 16, 2013
Jocelyne rated it: really liked it

Great for reading indoors or outdoors. No glare, so there's no eye strain.
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Dave Prosser
Jul 27, 2015
Dave Prosser rated it: it was amazing

Have had it for a while now. Love it. The battery life is amazing on it. Easy to hold. I would recommend it.
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JoAnn
Jul 19, 2014
JoAnn rated it: it was amazing

love it
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..Cécile..
May 12, 2013
..Cécile.. rated it: it was amazing

I never ever thought I'd own an e-reader. I adore reading actual books and getting a new book is still a great thrill to me. But after reading several books on my laptop - I found that I got a lot of headaches from it (I have horrible migraines, so it could just be me). Also, I'm not from an English-speaking country but I do prefer to read most books in English. I found that I often couldn't buy or order many of the books I wanted to read. That problem is gone with E-books. I've also seriously r ...more
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Bruno Vinhas
Dec 01, 2013
Bruno Vinhas rated it: it was amazing

Review em português no meu blog http://odisseianaspalavras.wordpress....
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Nelz Pilapil
Apr 30, 2013
Nelz Pilapil rated it: it was amazing

handy and i love how they have colors on the back. FANTASTIC DEVICE EVER!! ...more
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Kelsey Karin
Nov 28, 2012
Kelsey Karin rated it: it was amazing

Much faster and smoother transitions than its predecessors. It also has lots more features, and automatic bookmark updating (when connected to wifi). Wonderful device and best birthday present ever!

[Just wish they would have kept the purple color instead of adding the pink :( ]
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Earlyn
May 26, 2015
Earlyn rated it: really liked it

I love my kobo glo, It's light weight and easy to use. Occasionally there is updates that help make it even better.

Makes reading in bed so much easier.
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Adam
Apr 13, 2014
Adam rated it: it was amazing

Walked down to Powell's Burnside this week on one of the nice sunny Spring days and got it.

I didn't want to do business with amazon anymore, even though I felt amazon kindle customers reasonably well. It's all the other things nasty things amazon has done. Buying the Washington Port, then refusing to disclose amazon is going into cloud computing business with the CIA. Rant over.

I got my Kobo Glo now. I've been sorting through e-reader reviews for a last couple of months. I knew it gotten a lot o
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Chris
Aug 17, 2014
Chris rated it: did not like it

It is a nice unit to use. However having had 4 die in 18 mths after a few days, 14 months,zero days and 4.5 months respectively one would have to question the quality control. And yes I do know all the methods of unfreezing the things. Sometimes they work however obviously not always.
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Tony
Dec 02, 2014
Tony rated it: really liked it

I have the original Kobo Glo & it works just fine for reading ebooks. Lightweight, non-glare, viewable in most lighting conditions. However, disappointed that it cannot read meta-tags in my ebooks. This makes it difficult to sort out a large library. After discovering the night-mode hack, it made it much more enjoyable using this device!
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Stefanie
Jun 28, 2014
Stefanie rated it: it was amazing

Wonderful!
I just wouldn't recommend reading PDF on it.
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Kitabee
Jul 23, 2016
Kitabee rated it: it was amazing

Best decision ever! I love my Kobo Glo. It's my best friend.
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