While Kobo was late to the glowing e-reader party, it appears to have been worth the wait. The Kobo Glo is a 6-inch, Wi-Fi enabled e-reader with a 1024 x 768 touch screen, e-ink display. It uses the company's ComfortLight technology to illuminate the display for reading in the dark.
The $129 Glo offers 2GB of built-in memory with a microSD card slot on hand to expand capacity as your library grows. Kobo claims you'll enjoy a month's worth of battery life based on 30 minutes of reading per day. It's lighter than Kindle's PaperWhite (but not the Nook) at 6.5 ounces.
While the Glo is $10 more expensive than similar e-readers from Amazon and Barnes and Noble, reviewers said it offered the best lighting technology of the bunch. While Kobo doesn't boast as extensive an e-book library as Amazon, it does support a wider range of e-book formats for those who briddle at the thought of walled gardens.
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