Kobo Glo HD
- The Kobo Glo HD is sleek and compact, with a nice fit and feel in the hand. Its user-friendly interface, clean crisp screen with comfortably even lighting, and font customisability make reading a pleasant, uncomplicated experience.
- Like most E Ink e-readers, it handles PDFs badly. In addition, its recommendation algorithms are generally quite baffling, and its store, while growing, is small compared to its direct competitors.
Though its store still has room to grow, the Kobo e-reader offers a smooth, simple and user-friendly experience at a competitive price point.
Kobo Glo HD review: This is a great e-reader for the money
- Display quality is equal to that of more-expensive e-readers
- Can open a wide variety of file formats
- Easy access to loaned library books via OverDrive
- Comfortable to hold, with a rubberized back plate that makes it slip-resistant
- Build quality is not up to par
- Rubberized back plate is difficult to clean
- Had difficulty opening some content-rich files
- Murky backlight
ConclusionThe Kobo Glo HD delivers all the features you want in an e-reader without any unnecessary bloat. We also appreciate its ability to read a diverse selection of file formats, but we have reservations about its build quality.