Kobo Aura vs Kobo Glo
Kobo Aura's beautiful 6" ClarityScreen and a high res, edge-to-edge low-glare Pearl E Ink screen provides a print on paper reading experience, even in direct sunlight. The latest E Ink screen technology allows you to transition between pages without those annoying flashes. With pinch to zoom, you'll catch every detail when zooming in to PDFs and select books. Or change font sizes with a simple pinch.
Kobo Glo's revolutionary ComfortLight illuminates the screen with a soft, adjustable glow so you can read any eBook any time of day under the perfect light — no lamp required. Because Kobo Glo’s advanced high-res XGA Pearl E Ink screen doesn’t use a glass overlay for its front light technology, there’s never any glare, even in the brightest sunlight.
Latest news about Kobo Aura and Kobo Glo:
05.10.17. Kobo makes managing ebooks simpler. Kobo updated firmware for its e-readers. The update added Manage Books feature: under My Books, you can now select several books at once, mark them as finished or unread, remove them, or add them to collections. My Books section got a cleaner layout of information, including the Filter and Sort menus. The reading experience was also improved. Now you can tap the middle of your page to open reading menus, access the Table of Contents, or adjust Reading Settings. Your screen will refresh after every chapter instead of every six pages.
17.08.16. New 7.8-inch Aura One e-reader - the Cadillac of e-readers. With the new Aura One, Kobo is trying to take on Amazon-dominated space. Its 7.8-inch display utterly dwarfs the Aura HD and a $230 price point to match. Even with a handful of other welcome add-on features, that’s a pretty lofty price tag for a devoted e-reader when Amazon’s Kindle Voyage starts at $30 less (the Special Offers edition, at least). But Kobo’s previous attempts to go all in have paid off before, and while the company will likely be the first to admit that the Aura One isn’t for everyone, it gives the sort of person willing to shell out more than $200 for such a device exactly what they’re looking for: the ultimate e-reader. Kobo once again gets some points for thinking outside of the e-reader mainstream, and while the Aura One probably isn’t worth the price of entry for most readers, the devoted few will find a lot to love, including a massive screen, blue-light shifting, a nice design and a whole lot of storage.
08.04.15. Kobo unveiled new e-Reader Glo HD to take on Kindle Voyage. Kobo’s new Glo HD e-reader will boast the claim of highest resolution for the lowest price when it hits the market on May 1 for $129.99. The newest piece of hardware from Rakuten-owned Kobo offers 300 ppi pixel density on a 6-inch display, which matches the screen on the $199.99 Kindle Voyage in terms of resolution, and which should mean extremely crisp, pixel-free rendering of text. In fact, both the Kobo Glo HD and the Kindle Voyage use e-ink’s Carta screen tech, which means text rendering similar to what you’d get with a super high resolution e-ink screen like those found in iPhones and modern Android devices, albeit using the low-power e-paper tech that displays in black and white and is better suited to a dedicated text reading device.
27.08.14. Kobo unveiled waterproof Aura H2O Reader. Kobo has developed a new waterproof device - Kobo Aura H2O which costs $179 and is due out October 1. It's the latest in a series of efforts at offering devices purpose-built for readers at the premium end of the market. The Kobo Aura H2O aims to be a sort of all-terrain, sport-utility ereader, designed for those who want to take their devices places they otherwise wouldn’t, like into the bathtub or to the beach. The device is both thinner and lighter than the Kobo Aura HD, costs $10 more than and boasts an upgraded high-definition display and dustproof, air-tight design that resists water for up to thirty minutes when submerged.