Kobo Glo vs Nook GlowLight
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.
NOOK's GlowLight illuminates your screen with a soft light that is perfect for bedtime reading. With advanced lighting technology not available on any other reader, GlowLight lets you stay up late reading in total comfort - while your partner stays asleep in the dark.
Latest news about Kobo Glo and Nook GlowLight:
17.11.17. Barnes and Noble released Nook Glowlight 3. Barnes and Noble has just released their first new e-reader in two years and it is called the Nook Glowlight 3. This device has a number of innovative features such as the page turn buttons that can skip ahead a chapter with a double tap or rapidly turn the pages of an e-book by holding it down. It also the first Nook to incorporate a comfortlight system that mutes the white screen and turns it orange. Nook Glowlight 3 is running Google Android, similar to all of their other e-readers. It has a very advanced front-lit display system. One of the best elements on the new Nook are the physical buttons. There are two page turn buttons on both the left and right hand side. The main Nook Reading app is well designed and page turn speed is super quick and Copy/Paste text into the note app is innovative.
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.
26.10.15. Barnes & Noble created waterproof Nook. More than a year after discontinuing the Nook and Nook HD+, Barnes & Noble is finally updating its flagship GlowLight e-reader with the GlowLight Plus, the company's first waterproof e-reader. It is the first Nook to sport user profiles, because, you know, couples that read together stay together. Called the Nook GlowLight Plus, the new version costs $130 and is now available. The Plus features a 300ppi display with twice as many pixels as its older sibling, an aluminum body that slimmer though slightly heavier than the GlowLight. Most importantly, the Plus is waterproof, so Nook fans will be able to read their favorite ebooks in the tub.
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.
2013. Barnes & Noble releases new ultra-light Nook GlowLight. Barnes & Noble released completely redesigned Nook GlowLight e-reader. It's an updated version of Nook SimpleTouch with GlowLight and it's $10 more expensive ($119). Interesting, that $119 is the price of Kindle Paperwhite with ads (GlowLight does not have ads). The Nook GlowLight doubles the older model’s storage capacity from 2 GB to 4 GB, providing room for over 2,000 ebooks. That is also double the storage capacity of the Kindle Paperwhite. (On the other hand, the GlowLight lacks the microSD slot that the previous model had, so if you wanted to expand the device’s storage even more, you’re out of luck). Like the Paperwhite before it, Barnes & Nobles’ new e-reader features an updated 6-inch E-Ink display with 62% more pixels on the screen than the previous Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight; this improves text clarity and contrast.
2013. B&N drops Nook GlowLight price to $99. Undercuts Amazon and Kobo. Barnes & Noble just announced a $20 price cut, bringing the GlowLight’s price to just $99. And it makes Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight the cheapest option on the premium e-reader market. The ad-supported Kindle Paperwhite costs $119 and the Kobo Glo is $129.99. Powered by a front-lit screen dubbed GlowLight, the Nook Simple Touch GlowLight emits a pleasant glow that’s sort of different from traditional backlighting. It’s easier on the eyes but the light cuts the battery life in half — which honestly is not that big of a deal since it still lasts 2 months. The price drop suggests that Barnes & Noble could be trying to clear out stock in advance of releasing a new model. Recall, the company recently announced that it will stop developing tablets in-house, but plans to continue manufacturing e-readers.