Product Comparison: Rakuten Kobo Glo vs Rakuten Kobo Aura


General Specifications
Brand
Kobo
Kobo
Model
Glo
Aura
Origin
Taiwan
Taiwan
About the Product
Kobo Glo Is The Best, Even, Adjustable, No-glare Front-lit Ereader. Read Comfortably Any Time Of Day.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. And, With Typegenius, You Can Create Your Own Ideal Reading Experience By Choosing From A Selection Of Adjustable Fonts - Including A New, Exclusive Kobo Font Designed By Typography Experts.
Discover a simple and natural eReading experience with Kobo Aura. Get lost in your story on the 6” Carta E Ink touchscreen that’s lightweight and comfortable to hold for hours reading. With a print-on-paper look, you can read in direct sunlight without glare; and with the built-in, adjustable ComfortLight, you can read late into the night with minimal eyestrain. The Kobo eBookstore gives you access to over 5 million eBooks and your Kobo Aura lets you store up to 3,000 eBooks so you’ll never be without a great read. Discovery is easy with personalized recommendations based on your reading habits, plus you can read ratings and reviews from Booklovers like you.
Key Specs
Screen Size
6 in.
6 in.
Screen Resolution
212 ppi
212 ppi
Backlit Display
Yes
Yes

Rakuten Kobo Glo

Rakuten Kobo Aura

Rakuten Kobo Glo

Rakuten Kobo Aura

What customers say about "Key Specs"
Rakuten Kobo Glo Digital Text Reader
  • Good daylight and direct sun visibility due to the e-ink screen.
  • Back-lit for night-time reading and reading in dark rooms.
  • The backlight is gentle and easy to read at night without eyestrain.
  • The goo-light is AWESOME! I have read an entire book at night, in the dark, without hurting my eyes and without lighting up the whole room.
  • The Kobo stopped working within weeks of receiving it, we returned it and it was replaced. The second one had the same problem within a few days so it was returned again, this time for a refund, and we ordered a Kindle.
Rakuten Kobo Aura 6" eBook reader
  • I would sell my smartphone before I would let go of this reader. Perfect size. Fantastic performance and battery life.
  • Love the size very handy reading or putting in a pocket or purse.
  • The size is perfect, screen amazing and battery life is awesome. The backlight on this does not cause any eye-strain and is so easy to adjust.
  • The Kobo was smaller than I had imagined. It's about 1 inch taller and 2 inches wider than an iPhone 5. Obviously the size is in the description, so no starts were removed because of this. The size is really only an issue if you are reading PDF's, as the text can be pretty small.
  • The backlight is not bad, but the higher resolution has proved to be irrelevant because most of the fonts appear pixelated at many size settings.
  • Screen scratches *very* easily. Otherwise a good reader.
Size & Weight
Height
6.2 in.
6.25 in.
Width
4.5 in.
4.45 in.
Depth
0.39 in.
0.31 in.
Weight
6.53 oz.
6.35 oz.

Rakuten Kobo Glo

Rakuten Kobo Aura

Rakuten Kobo Glo

Rakuten Kobo Aura

Rakuten Kobo Glo

Rakuten Kobo Aura

Rakuten Kobo Glo

Rakuten Kobo Aura

Features
Color
Black
Black
Control Type
Touchscreen
Touchscreen
Adjustable Brightness
Yes
Yes
Adjustable Font Size
Yes
Yes
Supported Media Formats
EPUB (DRM), TXT, HTML, RTF, ePub, PDF, MOBI, CBZ, CBR, JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF
ePub, EPUB3, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBR
Interface(s)
Micro USB, Micro SD slot
Micro USB
Battery Type
Lithium-ion
Lithium-ion
Extras
E-Ink Pearl HD matrix, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Facebook and Twitter integration
Wi Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Built-in, fully adjustable ComfortLight with micro-thin coating for durability, 11 different fonts and over 40 sizes to choose from
What customers say about "Features"
Rakuten Kobo Glo Digital Text Reader
  • The interface is more natural feeling to me, I prefer the open ebook formats and the expandable memory make this my favorite reader.
  • Very pleased with this purchase. Just like new and still going strong after all this time. Love not being locked into a cloud and having such a versatile reader for various file types. Built in light bonus.
  • Extremely energy efficient with a very long lasting battery (weeks of usage per charge).
  • Wide variety of supported e-book formats, including some document formats such as PDF and RTF.
  • Charge once or twice a month with average 4 hours a day reading
  • Great reader until yesterday. Green light flashes and will not come. Tried trouble shooting on web, did not help. Anybody have solution?
Rakuten Kobo Aura 6" eBook reader
  • Battery life is amazing compared to a modern smart phone
  • The software setbacks can be avoided if you are willing to put a few hours of effort in
  • The books load to the device pretty quickly. Easy to sync with Calibre
  • I chose the Kobo Aura because I can read many file formats than the Amazon products or the Barnes and Nobles products.
  • Accepts many formats, great battery life, the screen is very easy to read, sensitive and responsive to touch, and the backlight is great.
  • Like someone else said, it is easy to accidentally switch the page when you touch the screen.
  • The Kobo desktop software seems difficult to work with unless you buy all of your books from Kobo
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
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