If you are an avid reader of our online publication, you would know we love our e-reader comparison videos. We often pit two devices against each other with the same content loaded on them to give you an idea of how they stack up. We hope you can muster the courage to see a TRIPARISON! We show you the entire lineup that the Kobo is actively marketing all over the world. Each one of these readers has a very distinctive look and all bring something unique to the table. In this video we document all of the details such as hardware, software, ebooks, and more!
The Kobo Touch was the 2011 model that has quickly become the flagship device for opening new markets in Europe, USA, and Japan. It features a six inch touchscreen with e-ink technology. The Pearl screen will give you a resolution of 600×800 pixels and runs on a 800 MHZ Processor. It provides a very elegant reading experience, but does suffer from some delays in some of the operations.
The Kobo Mini is a five inch touchscreen display running on an older e-Ink Visplex technology. It has the exact same 800 MHZ CPU as the Touch and the resolution is identical. Make no mistake, this is a very small e-reader and users who have had prior models that are larger might find the transition difficult. I’d recommend it to first time buyers and people looking for a cheap and cheerful price, to serve as their backup or holiday e-reader.
The Kobo Glo gives you the impressive ability to read your ebooks in any environment. In the past you needed to be in an lighted area, and since e-Ink is not backlit like LED screens and thus prevented you from being able to read in the dark. This new model illuminates the screen with front LED’s that shine from under the bezel. The resolution gives you some the highest in the current generation of readers with 1025X758. It has a 1 GHZ processor, which is far superior to any of the company’s other products. This would be the one e-reader I would recommend right now for international markets.
Michael Kozlowski has written about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. Newspapers and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times have picked up his articles. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.