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Kobo Glo HD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 322 reviews of Kobo Glo HD. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and screen. The price and portability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the storage.

usability, portability, price, screen, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Kobo Glo HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Kobo Glo HD review


Is this a Kindle Paperwhite killer?

Super-sharp screen ; Grippy back ; Good battery life

Kobo store lags behind Amazon ; Not all that pretty, is it? ; A bit slower than the top Kindles

Kobo cuts out the flashy extras to bring you one of the best ereader screens at a pretty affordable price

May, 2015

Expert review by : Jamie Carter (

Kobo Glo HD review


A 300ppi E-Ink screen gives this ereader the edge

Easy to hold in one hand ; Polished OS ; Child-friendly features

No SD card slot ; Raised bezel ; Fixed lighting

The Kobo Glo HD is all about value and a great reading experience. It's easily as good as any Kindle. As well as a slightly more practical though boring design, it's also much cheaper than the high-end Kindle Voyage.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (

Kobo Glo HD Review: In Depth


Kobo Glo HD review: This Kindle Voyage rival is a solid premium ebook reader, with a light-up screen, comfortable design and all of the features...

Sharp backlit screen ; Comfortable design

Kindle Store still better

For £109, the Kobo Glo HD offers a premium ebook reading experience easily matching the Kindle Voyage. The neat and tidy interface, backlit screen and comfortable reading experience all get a big thumbs up, but Kobo’s online store is still second place...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Seth Barton (

Kobo Glo HD review


A superb screen and lots of text options make this the best eReader for the money

May, 2015

Expert review by : Michelle Starr (

The Kobo Glo HD offers a smooth, simple e-reader experience (review)


The Kobo Glo HD melds great design and good pricing, but it's up against some stiff competition in a crowded market.

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.

May, 2015

Expert review by : Vaughn Highfield (

Kobo Glo HD review: Better than the Kindle Voyage?


Rakuten ups the e-reader ante, packing in a high-DPI display at a Kindle Voyage-beating price

May, 2015

Expert review by : mfereday (

Kobo Glo HD


As the main competitor to the Amazon Kindle range of eBook readers, Kobo has released it Kobo Glo HD product. Arriving with the claim of being “the highest quality eReader at the best possible price”, the Kobo Glo HD is, presumably, the company's...

The Kobo Glo HD has a 6-inch Carta E Ink HD touch screen that has a high-resolution of 1448 x 1072 pixels which works out at 300dpi. This screen is encased within a body that is made up of a black plastic front and a tough black rubber dimpled back...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Brian Heater (

Kobo Glo HD gives Kindle Voyage e-reader a run for their money [REVIEW]


The Kb

High-resolution screen ; Compact design ; Significantly cheaper than the Kindle Voyage

Sluggish performance ; No expandable storage

The Kobo Glo HD brings nice design language and a hi-res screen to a quality mid-tier e-reader.

May, 2015

Expert review by : Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla (

Review: Kobo Glo HD eBook reader


The Kobo Glo HD's 6” HD Carta E Ink touchscreen with a 1448 x 1072 resolution 300 pixels per inch is no gimmick, it really looks super crisp and clear. Kobo also still maintains the most even backlighting in the market which ensures great visibility in...

As with any eReader, I alwasy suggest having a look see at the range and types of eBooks available on the platform. If Kobo has what you need or are interested in, by all means do consider investing in the Kobo Glo HD, your eyes will thank you.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Kobo Glo HD e-book reader


From e-books to Web content, this Kobo will make you want to read more stuff

Screen is easy on the eyes ; Choice of content ; Price is competitive

Glossy border around screen can be annoying at times

May, 2015

Product Specifications


Colour of product:Black


Colour of product:Black


Backlight display: Yes
Colour : No
Display diagonal:15.2
Display Resolution:1448 x 1072
Technology:E Ink
Touchscreen: Yes


Dictionary: Yes
Menu languages:DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, JPN, POR

File formats

Document formats supported:CBR, CBZ, ePub, HTML, MOBI, PDF, RTF, TXT
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF
Video formats supported: No


Compatible memory cards: No
Internal storage capacity:4
Memory capacity (e-books):3000

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: No
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n


Battery life (max):1440
Power source type:Battery


Processor frequency:1000

System requirements

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

Dictionary: Yes
Menu languages:DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, JPN, POR
Power source type:Battery

Weight & Dimensions

Height :15.7