Kobo announced today that the company has earned the certification of the Parent Tested Parent Approved on the Mini and Glo e-readers. PTPA is North America’s largest volunteer parent testing community with more than 60,000 parents. The organization, which was rated the Most Trusted Seal by 22,000 parents, works with independent parent volunteers to evaluate products in their own homes to ensure that PTPA winners are chosen based on merit and consumer experience—not on commercial considerations. As a result, the PTPA Media Seal has quickly gained recognition as an international leader in certifying consumer products for quality, effectiveness, and value.
“Kobo is thrilled to be recognized by PTPA families who examined the Kobo Glo and Kobo Mini from the perspective of parents and children reading,” said Liz Ridout, Vice President of Marketing Communications, Kobo. “The feedback from the community has been tremendous and given us great insights into how e-readers can motivate kids and also give the whole family a convenient way to read on the go.”
The Kobo Glo marks the company’s first foray into screen technology that lets you read in the dark. Instead of the light projecting at you, like tablets do, the Glo evenly distributes the light on the screen from the bottom of the bezel.
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