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Kobo Glo Ereader 6" E Ink XGA Pearl Screen

by Kobo
49 customer reviews
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  • Kobo Glo Digital Text Reader, N613, Black
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Kobo
  • Model Number: N613-KBO-B
  • Display Size: 6 inches

Product Description

Kobo Glo Digital Text Reader, N613, Black


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 4.5 x 0.4 inches ; 12.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • ASIN: B00AEFFLJQ
  • Item model number: N613-KBO-B
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,266 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 27, 2012

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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Brian J. Satola on January 13, 2013
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This is my 2nd Kobo (the first got damaged during a flight, so make sure you spend the money for a good case like BookArmor). Resolution is good, it is responsive to the touch, and the small form factor is good for travelling. I've been a big fan of Kobo, and the Kobo Glo has only reaffirmed this.

My only complaint about the device is that it forces you to connect it to the internet before you can use it. I was travelling at the time, so this caused some problems because I had no easy access to the internet :/ But after I “logged-in” and registered the device, I turned off the wireless antenna and have not had any further annoyances forcing me to connect to the Kobo store…
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful By J. Layne on January 10, 2013
Really, no more reviews for this thing? I'm giving it 5 stars since I am enjoying it so much, but not because I think it's perfect. I think it certainly has some things to grumble about, a bit, so I will get to those first. In spite of these small things, however, I do love this device!

OK, well, at times it seems a bit sluggish. It could get to the homescreen a lot faster I think, as well as do some other basic operations faster. I compare this to my Samsung Galaxy Player's performance, and the Glo seems very slugglish doing file browsing & other small chores compared to the Player; I may be comparing apples to oranges. But I don't really care! It's a book reader. I can wait a second or two for these operations.

The touchscreen seems not all that responsive. Again, it suffers in comparison to my Player. Also, it seems hard sometimes to do things like make bookmarks that require a bit of extra precision on the screen. But I don't really care! It's fast enough for what the device is used for, and I get my bookmarks set, eventually.

I'm not too crazy about the whole "shelves" system. It's kind of a pain to create the things, also to navigate them, and if you have to do a hard (factory) reset (only 1 so far for me after a couple of months) the shelves can go away, so you start the painful process all over! In relation to that, I don't like being limited to only 5 books on the main screen. I'm not sure though how Kobo could improve any of these things, to be honest.

And that's about it. I consider most of these gripes not that important, more as things that I hope will be improved on in a future model. Which will hopefully also have color e-ink!

So why do I love this thing so much? Gee whiz!
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49 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Badis Guessaier on December 30, 2012
I am in love... with the Kobo Glo. I guess Amazon didn't see this one coming. To make long story short: Great mobility with its 6" screen and very light weight; very nice look and feel to it; very responsive; crisp screen; beautiful and vivid LED light; handles PDFs wonderfully (as opposed to Kindle PW); fast browser (albeit Beta); handles non-latin and right-to-left languages just fine (e.g. Arabic). I guess anything I ever expected from an e-ink ereader. Enjoy!

---Update---

About five weeks after I started using my kobo glo it suddenly froze while on sleep mode. I tried a number of things to no avail. I called customer service and I am starting to get frustrated with them because it seems they have a "procedure" in place for returns and exchanges. It's been 48 hrs, two phone calls, and three emails since I first contacted them. The last email stated that they needed photos of my kobo and photos of the receipt! I believe they will drag this for a few weeks hoping that I would give up. I will update later.

---Update---

It turned out to be a problem caused by draining the battery completely. It came back alive after resetting it with a pin and letting it charge for a couple of hours. Now I try not to let the battery run out and charge it when it's at 10%.
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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Sangraal1307 on July 6, 2013
My Kobo Glo froze and stopped working after three weeks. Kobo "customer service" had me send pictures of the front and back of device and proceeded to tell me the picture proved I damaged the Glo. It was never dropped and was in a protective sleeve at all times. The store refused to take it back as my "warranty is with Kobo" and suggested I call them back as there is no damage - not a scratch- on the device.
Kobo customer service says, "it doesn't take a hard hit to break the screen," though their web site claims it has "the most durable ereader screen." Durable as long as you don't take it out of the box. Kobo advertises their readers as perfect for travel, yet they they may break the moment something touches it.
Kobo refuses to back up it's own devices, and their technical support is a joke. What's next, technical support by Magic 8 Ball?
I was told by customer service to "continue reading on a tablet or smart phone," even they don't recommend Kobo products.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By GIJane72 on February 3, 2013
I absolutely love this e-reader! There is so much to love about that I don't know where to start. First, I should say that I've been skeptical of e-readers for a long time. I've always preferred to have an actual book in my hand. Now, I can't believe that I waited so long to get one!

I looked at different e-readers and settled on the Kobo Glo for specific reasons. First, Kindle didn't offer any type of upgrade and I had to purchase books primarily through Amazon. Second, Nook offered upgrades via SD cards but, they weren't having good luck with their lighted e-readers. Not to mention that I would have to primarily shop for books through Barnes & Noble. I stumbled across the Kobo Glo at my local Family Christian Bookstore. It was priced at just $130 plus it came with a bonus of three different types of Bibles ($120 value) that automatically downloaded once it was set-up. It was upgradable via SD card to hold over 30,000 books! The biggest draw for me to the Kobo was that I could load many different types of books onto it. I was not limited to Amazon and Barnes & Noble. It supports the following:

Books: EPUB, PDF and MOBI
Images: JPEG, GIF, PNG and TIFF
Text: TXT, HTML, XHTML, and RTF
Comic Books: CBZ and CBR

I was amazed with this e-reader right out of the box. The plug is the same type used by my Android phone so there was no need to go out and buy an expensive car/wall adapter. I plugged it into my computer, turned it on, and fell in love. The Kobo charges fairly fast and was fully charged within an hour. The box say's that the battery will last a month of 30-minute, daily reading without the need of a re-charge. Well, I read a lot. I spent an entire Saturday (12+ hours) reading and only used up 40% of the battery. I was shocked!
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