Kobo Glo HD will be on sale in Italy from June 1 to the price of 129 euro, but there are some questions that at this time haunt “readers serial” ebook. Worth saving 50 euro for a Kobo Glo HD, giving up a more “evolved” Aura H2O? But above all, what are the differences – in practice – with a Kindle Voyage? These doubts tries to give an answer goodereader (here and here), which published the weekend just spent two interesting video-comparative own among ebook-reader in question.
Kobo Glo HD and Kindle Voyage two devices are very similar (at least on paper), but hardware is not everything . The e-reader from Amazon was launched last September (a little ‘late than expected) and was quickly promoted by critics; after six months ago was the only device with a 6-inch display resolution (1430 x 1080 pixels) and 300 PPI. A comparison with a Kobo Glo HD, Kindle Voyage shows his personality and how well you will see from the video below (over 8 minutes focused on the experience of reading and managing PDF files), in some cases resulting higher . We refer especially to the particular technical and design, such as changing the page integrated into the frame, vibration and light sensor, which we believe can improve the user experience.
You will notice the differences between ecosystem of Amazon and Kobo , but above all the diversity in the user interface and software. In short, between the two does not show a “better” but it is curious to note that in this head-to-head screen Glo HD is more white and opposed the display of the Voyage. And that could tip the balance on one of the two.
Kobo Glo HD vs Kobo Aura H2O
But let Aura H2O that, with the new Glo HD, is the current offer of e-reader Kobo, even if you wait a Kobo Mini second generation in the coming months. Kobo Aura H2O was launched at the end of 2014 and was the first ebook-reader waterproof. However different, these two devices have much in common , at least reading the data sheet.
Kobo Aura H2O integrates a display and touch-Ink Paper by 6.8 inch (1430 x 1080 pixels, 265 PPI), but uses infrared technology so it allows the pinch to zoom. In return integrates an SD card reader, albeit hidden behind the panel waterproof. Kobo Glo HD instead boasts a 6-inch display-Ink and Paper (1448 x 1072 pixels, 300 PPI) capacitive touch, which then will allow you to zoom in (or not) your PDF documents with two fingers. However, does not integrate an SD card reader, probably a company to keep the costs of production.
With the exception of these elements, for the design, finishing and “quality waterproof” Kobo the two are equal : put side by side have a display identical, with the same black and the same contrast but the user experience is similar because they use the same font and have the same functions, with the same reading experience. So if you are still undecided, this video could clarify your ideas.