The Kobo Glo [$129.99] is a back-lit reader that uses e-ink and capacitive touch. Its primary appeal is the Glo's EPUB compatibility, giving users access to e-books from an array of distributors.
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Pro Excellent Battery Life
If the Kobo Glo is used with the light activated for 30 minutes per day at a pace of one page per minute, the battery will last approximately one month.
Pro Displays reading stats
When the center of the screen is touched, a popup appears that shows the user stats regarding progress.
Pro Extremely bright backlight
The optional backlight shines more than twice as bright as close competition.
Pro Supports sudoku, chess, a sketch pad, and web browser
The Kobo Glo does more than just display ebooks. Non reading activities like sudoku, chess, sketch pad, and web browser can be used as well.
Pro High resolution screen
The Kobo Glo is equipped with a 212 DPI screen, which is not the highest, but far higher than some competitors.
Pro Compatible with most e-book formats
The Kobo Glo is compatible with virtually every popular format.
Pro Memory can be expanded by micro SD slot
The Kobo Glo comes with only 2gb of memory, but can be expanded by up to 32gb with the use of a micro SD card.
Con Restricts users from sharing books with each other
The Kobo Glo gives users no way to share their favorite passages or books with friends or family.