The Kobo Glo HD has technology that allows you to read in the dark via an illuminated display. Traditional LCD displays have blue light that emits from behind the screen, causing eye strain for long reading sessions. Frontlight has 5 small LED lights at the bottom of the bezel that project light upwards, not into your eyes. How solid is Kobo’s new screen tech?
The brand new Kobo Glo HD features a six inch e-ink Carta screen with a resolution of 1448×1072 and 300 PPI. It has the same front-lit display as the Kobo Aura H2O, so you will be able to read in low-light conditions or complete darkness.
I think the lightning system on the Glo HD far surpasses most e-readers that are commercially available. It has pure white light that is distributed evenly across the screen. Unless you turn down the light to lower than 35% you will likely not notice any irregularities.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.