Introducing the Kobo Glo. Read comfortably, day or night. Buy now
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Kobo Glo Features & Benefits
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Read Clearly, Day or Night

With the simple touch of a button, Kobo Glo’s built-in ComfortLight offers unmatched even diffusion of light on the page, rather than on your eyes, for comfortable reading in the dark. Use the dimmer to adjust the ComfortLight brightness to find the perfect setting for you.

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Faster, Sharper Screen

6” XGA e Ink ® Pearl Screen offers higher contrast, sharper images, faster** search and page turns in a more compact device. A glare-free screen lets you read anywhere, even in direct sunlight.

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Infrared Touch Screen

Navigate and turn pages on your Kobo Glo with the touch of your finger. Double tap to zoom in on PDFs, hold to reveal advanced options and drag the locator to quickly skim through pages or jump to any page in your book.

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Over 3 Million eBooks, Newspapers and Magazines

Browse by bestsellers, new releases, award winners, classics and hidden gems. Or by lists such as Heather’s Picks and New York Times bestsellers. Plus, enjoy a FREE 14-day trial of your favourite newspapers and magazines on your Kobo Glo.

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Battery Life & Built-In Wi Fi

With up to one month of battery life*, you can continue enjoying your Kobo Glo for up to 10,000 page turns. Easily shop and add books in seconds directly from your Kobo Glo†.

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Choose Your Colour

Light and ergonomically pleasing, Kobo Glo’s signature soft-touch quilted back is available in five sleek colour combinations: White, Black Night, Silver Star, Pink Sunset and Blue Moon

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Carry a Library

Carry up to 1000 eBooks in your library at once on your Kobo Glo.‡ Want to expand your storage? Just add an SD memory card (up to 32GB) and increase your storage by as many as 32,000 books.

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Enhanced Reading Experience

Adjust the text on your Kobo Glo to suit your eyes perfectly, with over 24 font sizes and 11 styles. Find your books with improved search, highlight passages, bookmark pages and find a word with the built-in Merriam-Webster Collegiate® dictionary.

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Reading Life

Expand your reading life by sharing your favourite books with friends on Facebook™ and Twitter. Unlock awards through eReading and track your progress with Reading Life stats.


Kobo Glo Specifications


114 x 157 x 10mm

(4.5 x 6.2 x 0.39in.)


185g (6.5 oz.)


1GHZ Processor

Screen / Display

6" Pearl E Ink touch screen

Plus XGA High Resolution

16 levels of grey scale


Built-in dictionary.


Super fast Wi Fi 802.11 b/g/n connection


2GB* for up to 1000 eBooks

Option to add 32G Micro SD Card


Over 1 month*


Black Night. Pink Sunset.

Blue Moon. Silver Star


Built-in ComfortLight, integrated front-light solution, adjustable brightness controls, diffuses light on the page and not at your eyes.

Kobo Everywhere

Kobo eBooks are stored safely in the cloud — retrieve them at any time. Bookmarks and settings are seamlessly synced across all your Kobo eReading apps and devices.

Kobo Picks

Bringing readers personalized recommendations based on their feedback and preferences.


7 font styles with 24 font sizes and exclusive weight and sharpness settings.


Read almost any eBook on your Kobo Glo eReader. Supports ePub and Adobe DRM.

Notes, Quotes

Highlight text, type notes, share to Facebook and Twitter.

Advanced Features

Library personalization, predictive search, brightness controls, double-tap PDFzoom in, SimpleTurn™ page turning.

File Types


†Based on the average book size of 1MB, over a standard 1 Mbps Internet connection with strong Wi Fi.
Download times may vary based on book size, internet connection and Wi Fi connection strength.
‡ Based on average size of 1MB or available memory.
*Over 1 month of Battery life with Wi Fi and ComfortLight turned off. Over 55 hours of continuous use with light on.
**Compared to the Kobo Touch.