When comparing Nook GlowLight vs Kobo Glo, the Slant community recommends Nook GlowLight for most people. In the question“What are the best hardware eBook readers?” Nook GlowLight is ranked 4th while Kobo Glo is ranked 13th.
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Pro Supports .epub format
Pro No ghosting
Nook GlowLight uses an e-ink display. Other readers that use e-ink displays sometimes have problems with ghosting, or showing a slight residual image after the page has been turned.
Pro 2 months of battery life under normal conditions
With WiFi off and 30 minutes of usage per day, the Nook Glowlight's battery is rated to last about eight weeks.
Pro Backlighting allows text to be seen better in dark environments
Holding down the home button will turn on and off backlighting, brightness of which can be adjusted.
Pro Huge selection of titles through the Nook store
The Nook store has over 3 million titles on offer.
Pro 6", 212 ppi screen
GlowLight has a 1024x758px screen, equivalent to Kindle Paperwhite.
Pro Very light
Weighs only 6.2 ounces (175 grams).
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 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.
Pro Compatible with most e-book formats
The Kobo Glo is compatible with virtually every popular format.
Con No headphone jack or speakers for audiobooks
Con Screen has irregular light distribution
Some users have reported a slightly blue tinge and uneven color distribution on the Nook GlowLight's screen.
Con No microSD slot
Con Infrared touchscreen technology
Instead of using capacitive touch like most other similar products, the Nook Glowlight uses Infrared touchscreen technology, which is slightly more inaccurate than the alternative.
Con Doesn't support .mobi format
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.