Kobo announces update to its ereader with the Kobo Glo HD

E-Books, Gadgets

Meet the Kobo Glo HD, a new ereader which has a 6″ e-ink screen, and runs at 1448×1072 – or 300ppi, which the company claims is “the closest experience to print on paper”.


The new device looks set to compete with the likes of the Kindle Paperwhite – and will be priced exactly the same, at £109.99 when it launches on 1st June. Rather than plug into Amazon’s book store though, it will instead use Kobo’s own.


On the inside, the device has 4GB of storage (which is plenty when you’re just carrying books) and a 1ghz processor.

Perhaps most amusing/despairing is the nonsense poll which Kobo has commissioned, in a bid to get press coverage from non-tech outlets. In what is the most meaningless finding of all time, Kobo claims that “69% agreed that reading (either a book or eBook) allows their imagination to journey”.

Umm, yeah.

James O’Malley
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