Kobo has a range of eReaders available on the market, and we compared Kobo Touch, Kobo Glo and Kobo Glo HD. See how we match the different features of the best Kobo eReaders.
Measuring 6.5 by 4.5 by 0.39 inches and weighing 6.5 ounces, the Kobo Touch is as close as one can get to read a real book electronically. The rubbery, quilted design of the plastic exterior looks elegant and makes the Kobo Touch easier to hold.
The Kobo Glo measures 6.18 by 4.5 by 0.39 inches and weighs 6.5 ounces, with a rubberized coating.
On the other hand, the Glo HD measures 6.18 by 4.53 by 0.36 inches and weighs a slight 6.4 ounces, with the front covered in black plastic and the back coated in a tough, textured rubber that makes it easy to hold for long reading periods.
The Kobo Touch features a crisp 6-inch E Ink XGA Pearl touchscreen with a 800 x 600 resolution with 16 shades of gray. The E Ink allows users to read in direct sunlight so reading one's favorite ebooks is always easy.
The 6-inch XGA Pearl E Ink screen of Kobo Glo features a 1024 x 758 resolution with 16-level gray scale. It boasts ComfortLight technology that illuminates the display to make comfortable reading at night.
The Glo HD sports a 6-inch Carta E Ink touch screen with ultra-high resolution of 1,448 x 1,072 pixels, which works out to 300 pixels per inch. Readers who like realistic paper-like display may prefer this device.
Kobo Touch boasts up to 30 days of reading without charging depending, of course, on the usage of the owner.
Kobo claims that Kobo Glo could last over one month of reading on a single charge with Wi-Fi off, and up to 70 hours of continuous usage with ComfortLight on.
Glo HD boasts up to two months of reading per charge with Wi-Fi turned off.
Memory and Features
Kobo Touch has 2GB of internal storage and an option to expand up to 32GB with a microSD card.
Kobo Glo owners also get 2GB of internal storage, plus an expansion card slot on the lower left edge that works with up to 32GB microSD memory card.
Glo HD features 4GB of unexpandable internal memory, with 3.1GB usable out of the box. There is no microSD card slot unlike the other Kobo readers. The available memory could store approximately three thousand ebooks in the popular EPUB format.
Similar to other Kobo readers, Kobo ebooks can be stored safely in the Kobo Cloud, which is convenient when switching or upgrading to other Kobo devices. All Kobo readers featured in this article have built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and micro USB function and can access millions of reading materials from the Kobo Store.