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Kobo Glo
avg rating 4.65331 ratings
1,509 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 (228) | 4 stars (96) | 3 stars (3) | 2 stars (1) | 1 star (1) | avg 4.65


Terrence gorah
May 25, 2014
Terrence gorah rated it: 3 of 5 stars

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: 5 of 5 stars

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 Maia
Jul 17, 2013
Henrique Maia rated it: 4 of 5 stars

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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Ticklish Owl
Nov 12, 2012
Ticklish Owl rated it: 5 of 5 stars

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: 4 of 5 stars

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: 4 of 5 stars

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: 5 of 5 stars

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: 4 of 5 stars

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: 5 of 5 stars

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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Bel
Jan 05, 2014
Bel rated it: 5 of 5 stars

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: 5 of 5 stars

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
May 02, 2013
Mel rated it: 5 of 5 stars

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: 4 of 5 stars

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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Lupick
Dec 21, 2014
Lupick rated it: 5 of 5 stars

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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JoAnn Hanna
Jul 19, 2014
JoAnn Hanna rated it: 5 of 5 stars

love it
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..Cécile..
May 12, 2013
..Cécile.. rated it: 5 of 5 stars

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: 5 of 5 stars

Review em português no meu blog http://odisseianaspalavras.wordpress....
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Nelz Pilapil
Apr 30, 2013
Nelz Pilapil rated it: 5 of 5 stars

handy and i love how they have colors on the back. ♥ FANTASTIC DEVICE EVER!!
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Kelsey Karin
Nov 28, 2012
Kelsey Karin rated it: 5 of 5 stars

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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Adam
Apr 13, 2014
Adam rated it: 5 of 5 stars

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: 1 of 5 stars

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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Dave
Dec 02, 2014
Dave rated it: 4 of 5 stars

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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Stef
Jun 28, 2014
Stef rated it: 5 of 5 stars

Wonderful!
I just wouldn't recommend reading PDF on it.
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Stacey Gray
Jul 20, 2014
Stacey Gray rated it: 4 of 5 stars

Perfect ereader! Does everything a simple ereader should plus it has a fantastic light. It's front lit so the light doesn't strain your eyes. The battery lasts forever. I have over 600 books and still have more space without an extra SD card. I can change the text size and font easily with my options to choose from. It's small and lightweight and fits nicely in my purse. Also the prices on Kobo books are the cheapest I've seen and have sales all the time. I had the basic nook before this and thi ...more
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Kims
Feb 03, 2013
Kims rated it: 5 of 5 stars

I have a number of Kobo readers now (orginal, wifi touch, arc) and I have to say that the Glo is the best of the bunch. I really like the adjustable intensity for the back light. The size of the reader is slightly smaller than that of the touch model. The translation dictionaries are decent, I only wish they could translate entire phrases instead of one word at a time. I use the highlight feature often and haven't had any problems with it. The reader also does automatic bookmark updates when it ...more
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papalbina
Jul 08, 2014
papalbina rated it: 4 of 5 stars

right now it is my favourite e-reader. it is almost perfect. it has light, it has reading life, it is easy to use... the only "but" is that you cannot send books via e-mail like with the kindle (but i can live without that).
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Filakimou
Dec 30, 2013
Filakimou rated it: 5 of 5 stars

best reader I ever had !!!
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Octavio Rivera
Feb 19, 2014
Octavio Rivera rated it: 4 of 5 stars

so good so far, my first dedicated eBook reader, an dont regret it.
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Sharon
Aug 02, 2014
Sharon rated it: 5 of 5 stars

I love everything about this e-reader, it is easy to use.
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Aimee Furner-Harris
Mar 10, 2014
Aimee Furner-Harris rated it: 5 of 5 stars

The Kobo Glo is an outstanding device. It is light weight and you can take it everywhere as it fits in to your hand bag. With Kobo Glo you can read anytime of day or night due to its crisp clear screen and glow light. I also like that you can change the format of the font and font size. I would highly recommend this device.
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