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Kobo Glo eReader Recognized as Test Winner by ComputerBild Editors

December 18, 2012

TORONTO, December 18, 2012Kobo Inc., a global leader in eReading, is proud to announce that the Kobo Glo eReader has been recognized as the eReader Test Winner by ComputerBild—Europe’s biggest and most influential bi-weekly technology magazine. The Glo achieved the highest overall score out of the eight devices tested, which were rated in five categories: reading comfort, format support, ease of handling, additional features and durability.

The ComputerBild editors called the Kobo Glo a “glowing example” and recognized the device for its ComfortLight technology, ease of use, support of various file formats, long-lasting battery, and robust build.

“We’re honoured that the editors at ComputerBild have recognized the Kobo Glo as the Test Winner in their eReader category, which in the world of consumer electronics is comparable to an actor winning an Oscar. Having been rated higher than competing products, the Glo is a great choice for eBooks lovers who are looking for the best and most comfortable eReading experience available,” says Thorsten Schröer, Director of Sales, Europe, Kobo Inc.


The new front-lit Kobo Glo is the next generation in comfortable eReading. It offers soft, even and adjustable ComfortLight technology that enables consumers to read anytime – day or night. Its durable screen and customizable page-turning features make it the perfect eReader for any booklover. The Kobo Glo uses E Ink technology, customizable fonts and a no-glare XGA high-resolution 6” E Ink screen that is just like reading print on paper, and connects easily to Wi- Fi allowing consumers to explore and discover recommendations in the Kobo eBookstore. The Kobo Glo eReader comes in Black or White with a selection of stylish back colours – Pink Sunset, Blue Moon and Silver Star.


German eReading fans can purchase the Kobo Glo through a number of retailers, including Media Markt, Saturn, Euronics, Electronic Partner, Expert, Medimax, Staples, and Redcoon at the suggested retail price of €129.99.

Kobo Inc. is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services offering more than 3-million eBooks, magazines and newspapers. Believing that consumers should have the freedom to read any book on any device, Kobo has built an open-standards platform to provide consumers with a choice when reading. Inspired by a “Read Freely” philosophy and a passion for innovation, Kobo has expanded to 190 countries, where millions of consumers have access to localized eBook catalogues and award-winning eReaders, like the Kobo Touch. With top-ranked eReading applications for Apple, BlackBerry, Android, and Windows products, Kobo allows consumers to make eReading social through Facebook Timeline and Reading Life, an industry-first social experience that lets users earn awards for time spent reading and encourage others to join in. Headquartered in Toronto and owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten, Kobo eReaders can be found in major retail chains across the globe.

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