I was challenged to read digital books for 7 days using the Kobo Glo HD. The results of that challenge can be found in this Kobo Glo HD review.
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I love the feel of a book in my hands and I adore the smell of ink on paper. I’m known to have several books in rotation at one time and my nightstand serves as a mini-library. I confess, I’m a book hoarder.
I’ve sworn that I would never turn in my paper books for digital. However, Kobo challenged me to read 7 days in a row using their brand new Kobo Glo HD reader. I was skeptical at first but I was willing to put the Kobo Glo HD to the test.The Deliberate Mom took the @Kobo 7 day reading challenge and put the #KoboGloHD to the test! Click To Tweet
I’m almost surprised to say that I’ve been converted from paper to digital and here’s why:
An enhanced reading experience.
* My reading experience has been enhanced with the Kobo Glo HD. The 6″ HD Carta E Ink touchscreen is the perfect size and highly responsive. The text on the screen is clear and the convenience of adjustable fonts, sizes, line spacing, and margins makes using this device a completely unique experience.
* The adjustable Comfortlight is amazing! I can read the Kobo at night and not have to disturb my hubby with a light on in the bedroom. I can also read the Kobo outside and there’s absolutely NO glare on the screen. The text on the screen looks like it would in a book. I actually prefer reading on a Kobo when outside. Paper books reflect a lot of sunlight and I can’t read unless I’m wearing sunglasses. However, the no glare screen makes it easy for me to read, even without wearing sunglasses.
* I love the convenience that the Kobo Glo HD provides. It’s lighter than a hardcover book and fits easily into my purse. Plus it can store up to 3,000 eBooks, so I can carry my entire library with me wherever I go! In addition, the battery lasts up to 2 months before it needs recharging.
* I took the Kobo with me on a day trip to the lake and the battery indicator didn’t shift the entire time. I’m impressed by how this device keeps its charge.
A huge selection of books to choose from.
* The convenience of Kobo’s 24/7 eBookstore is phenomenal. If I have an urge to purchase a new book, I can do so with ease through Wi-Fi. With millions of the best books at my fingertips, I can select and start reading my next book with a click of a button.
Kobo Welcome is the first ever free concierge service with tips on getting started, eBook recommendations, great deals & more. Kobo Welcome is exclusive to Kobo Glo HD owners and is available 9AM – 9PM local times, 7 days a week.
* Another feature I enjoy is the personalized recommendations, free previews, and reviews. Between this, Kobo Welcome, and the Kobo eBookstore, discovering my next great read is a breeze!
* The Kobo app makes it possible to read from all of my devices. This means if I forget my Kobo Glo HD, I can continue reading my book on my iPhone or iPad. Plus, I’ll never lose my spot with the synced bookmarks feature.
Read documents or blog posts.
* I love that Kobo has the Pocket application. If I’m on the internet and see an article I want to read, I can save it to my Pocket and open up later to read on my Kobo!
* The Pocket is a wonderful feature for homeschooling too! I’ve saved activity ideas and educational articles to the Pocket for us to use in our homeschool lessons. By doing this we’re saving on paper and ink.
I’m over a week into the reading challenge and I’m reading more than I used to. Between the Kobo Glo HD and the Kobo app, reading is easy and convenient. I’m reading while cooking dinner, in the car, at the lake, and in my backyard. I’ve definitely been converted from paper to digital.
Here’s a short video highlighting the many features of the Kobo Glo HD.
If you’re not quite sure about reading on a device, I encourage you to download the Kobo app and try it out for yourself! The app is available on iOS, Android, Blackberry 10, Windows 8, Windows 8 Phone, or desktop computer. You can download the Kobo app at: https://www.kobo.com/apps.
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Have you used an eReader? Do you think you would enjoy reading on a Kobo Glo HD? Would you try reading digital books for 7 days in a row?
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Love the pocket function. There are so many ways that could come in handy!
The pocket function has been amazing. I have the extension on my computer and I’ve saved recipes to the pocket and then reference them when I’m cooking. It’s such a fabulous feature!
I was so like you with reading ebooks when they first came out, as I loved the feel of a real book, but have to admit I love now reading on my iPad with the Kindle app usually and like you said so convenient. What a great giveaway and thank you for bringing to us here today!! :)
I didn’t expect to like reading digitally as much as I did! It’s awesome. Now my Kobo goes everywhere with me!
What an awesome giveaway! I love eReaders and have had one ever since the first generation.
I, too, am an avid reader. Each week, I read from 3-5 books and would love to check out the Kobo Glo!
I am so impressed with the Kobo Glo HD. I would have never thought I would like eBooks… yet here I am… I can’t put it down!
I’ve never heard of this brand but I LOVE my Nook Android Tablet. So light and I can take with me and it has books, apps and games for the kids! So glad you love it and a great giveaway!
I made the switch a very long time ago when Amazon first introduced their Kindle. I have the very first one then I upgraded a few years later and then once again. I love knowing that I can take thousands of books with me on vacation without the actual weight. I don’t think I’ll be turning back. The Kobo would make a great gift for readers.
It was hard for me to get a digital reader, because I love holding real books. I was however hooked after only a short while with all the benefits a digital reader can offer. Sadly, mine is very old and cracked now, but the good news is your post that just opened up the world of kobo!
I’ve always said the same thing but I have to admit that your photos look so appealing!!
I do love books but my kids have been known to smudge, rip and even break them!
Hi Jennifer, when we got my daughter an Kindle a few years back I wasn’t intrigued, then decided it really wasn’t for me. But after having got one for Christmas I am reluctant to read real books now. I’m enjoying reading again like I used to and can read absolutely anywhere without wearing glasses or being bothered by glare.
I’ve not tried the Kobo, but when I was looking into getting one I read it was up there as one of the best.
Okay, so I’m still not on the e-reader bandwagon yet, but this sounds rather appealing. If I do read e-books it’s on my phone, but lately I’ve been doing mostly audio books. I wonder how the sound is on that thing….