Kobo Glo HD 6" Digital eBook Reader with Touchscreen - Black

  • Model #: Kobo Glo HD Black
  • Web Code: 10368617
  • Release Date: 05/01/2015
(47 ratings)
Kobo Glo HD Overview

Kobo Glo HD Overview

Fall in love with eReading with the Kobo Glo HD. It boasts a crystal-clear 6" HD Carta E Ink touchscreen and exclusive Kobo Welcome concierge service.


It's easy to take your entire library wherever you go with the Kobo Glo HD. With a 6" HD screen, this eReader delivers an almost book-like experience. E-Ink technology makes text pop off the screen for a crisp reading experience, while a 4GB internal memory lets you store up to 3,000 eBooks.

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  • 6-inch HD screen with a resolution of 1448 x 1072 delivers the clearest, most book-like experience
  • Carta E-Ink technology makes text pop off the screen for a clear and crisp reading experience
  • 4GB internal storage capacity lets you store up to 3,000 eBooks
  • Built-in WiFi allows you to access Kobo's eBook store which offers over 4 million eBooks
  • Adjustable ComfortLight directs light on the page and not your eyes, reducing eyestrain day or night
  • Intuitive touchscreen display is easy to navigate
  • TypeGenius lets you choose from a variety of font styles and sizes that suit your reading preferences
  • Exclusive and free concierge service provides tips on getting started, personalized eBook recommendations, and exciting offers
  • Lasts up to 2 months on a single charge

What's in the Box?

  • KoboGlo HD
  • Manual

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)

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  • from Nova Scotia
  • Apr 28, 2016

So far so good

This is a replacement to one I lost. It is simpler to use and is working well so far. It does not seem to turn off, but just sleep, but the battery lasts for days so it is not a problem.

  • from Angus, ON
  • Apr 24, 2016

Replacement KOBO

As a replacement, it was very easy to set up, and start using. The On/off toggle is changed, and the new switch is "recessed". This means you have to hit it just right. The "page fwd" on the right of screen, sometimes pages back, even though you do hit the right spot. Possibly happens if you hit it on the right, but in the upper half. Screen is beautifully bright. Still, I love it.

  • from Québec, QC
  • Apr 11, 2016


Facile à utiliser

  • from Barrie, ON
  • Apr 08, 2016

4 years... RIP

After 4 years of extensive use, and many hours of reading, my reader finally died. Until the last month, when the battery needed charging more often, I did not have any problems. Needless to say, I am heading out right now the replace the exact same model

  • from Jonquière, QC
  • Apr 04, 2016

Nice gift

I bought for my wife and she enjoyes using it

  • from Manitoba
  • Apr 03, 2016

Goode e- reader

I returned my first Kobo because it kept flickering and turning itself off while I was reading. Frustrating to say the least. However, I did exchange it for a new one and so far this one works great. I prefer to borrow books from my local library and this device is perfect for me. Especially like the long battery life.

  • from Etobicoke, ON
  • Apr 01, 2016

nice to have

My kids love it, easy on the eyes. We can borrow from the library n read them in Kobo.

  • from Vancouver, BC
  • Mar 30, 2016


This reader has served me well. I've had it for about three years now and it's a good basic ereader. Some things that I cannot get over is it's constant freezing. Overtime I charge it, read in the sun or the battery is close to dying it freezes. Even when it's finished charging i have to reset it once I take it off the charger.On a beautiful day when you want to lay in a hammock and read a book, you can't. It freezes then too. You can't read it when its charging because it freezes. So if you don't pay attention to the battery level and you go sit down for a read, you can't. The battery life used to be good, lasting weeks before i'd have to charge it again, but after three years it seems like every few days. And then it freezes, so I feel like I'm doing more charging than reading. I think it's time for a new one but I won't buy a Kobo again.

  • from Stratford, PE
  • Mar 28, 2016

Love this e-reader!!

I bought my first Kobo (and used it daily) at least four years ago and while it still functions perfectly, I was intrigued by the back light feature so invested in Kobo Glo. So happy I have done so, love the smaller size and all the great features - back light for certain, and also the easy and reliable swipe to change pages, page thro my library, etc. While I am not yet comfortable with the layout of the home page (actually prefer version used on original KOBO), overall it is very easy to understand and use all the features of this e-reader. this is a great product that I would recommend to all.

  • from Quebec
  • Mar 27, 2016

Satisfait de mon achat

J'ai acheté cette liseuse pour un voyage dans les Caraibes. Ça vaut vraiment la peine pour lire en plein soleil. La batterie dure très longtemps.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Mar 11, 2016

It is a good ereader

It is a good ereader. But hope that the memory will be a little bit more like other Kobo tablet type product that have 16Gb of memory. If there will be a micro USB card reader on it will be much more appreciated. Anyway it is a good product and for the price that Kobo offered. Recommended to people who loves to read. It is a good choice to buy this product.

  • from Red Deer, AB
  • Mar 09, 2016

kobo glow hd

I love the back lite, looking forward to a longer battery life

  • from London, ON
  • Feb 06, 2016

Kobo Glo HD e-reader

This is my first e-reader and I could not be any happier with it. It is easy to read, load with books and it's features cover all my needs. A great buy for the price and saves the planet from paper waste.

  • from Montreal
  • Feb 04, 2016

Love it !

This is my first reader , and i love it !

  • from Montreal
  • Feb 04, 2016

Love it !

This is my first reader , and i love it !

  • from Scarborough, ON
  • Jan 22, 2016

Worth buying.

I bought it on sale. Great buy if you are a bookworm.

  • from Leduc County, AB
  • Jan 19, 2016

Very nice

My first e-reader, and I love it! Nice and light, very sensitive screen, good battery, access to a ton of books and magazines. I am very happy with my purchase.

  • from Sarnia, Ont
  • Jan 12, 2016

Love It

Great ereader My third one. Still use the first one, second one had a plug issue. Would recommend it over any other. Easy to set up and use. Love the new Glo HD.

  • from Ottawa
  • Jan 11, 2016

Best ereader for the money

Kobo is the way to go if you are going to invest in ereading. You have access to the huge kobo book store, you can load your own books onto the device, you can borrow from libraries, and you can even put and read comics on your kobo. The Glo HD is the absolute best product for the money out of the entire kobo line up. Or any other brand for that matter. The screen is the highest resolution (300ppi) using the latest e-ink technology, which is front lit as well. It also has all the standard features kobo is known for. For the price it just cannot be beat. Other comparable spec readers will cost A LOT more money. It's pretty much everything I could want in an ereader. Small and light, high resolution screen, front lit, you can load your own books, nice sleep cover available, it's fast and responsive, and the kobo infrastructure is amazing. All in all I'm very happy with mine.

  • from Abbotsford, BC
  • Jan 11, 2016

First reader

I love it

  • from Lachine, QC
  • Jan 07, 2016

Best reader

It is my third one, I just lost the last one, I bought another one it is the best reader, it is easy, not complicated. I love it!

  • from Pointe claire
  • Jan 01, 2016

Kobo reader like it alot

My husband bought it for me for Chirstmas. Really easy to use and download books. You can adjust the brightness adjust the size of print over all a really cool product.

  • from Thunder Bay, ON
  • Dec 25, 2015

Wonderful little book reader

This little unit is so wonderful with the deal to including the magnetic cover for free. The size is amazingly comfortable and small. I will switch to KOBO from Kindle, just for the free access to the thousands of popular titles available in the Ontario public library website. I cannot stress enough about the size of this unit. Don't let the photo fool you. This unit is about the same size as an blue-ray dvd case. I love it. I have been reading this little box since the two days ago.

  • from New Westminster, BC
  • Dec 17, 2015

Works great!

The back lit screen is nice, easier to read.

  • from Halifax, NS
  • Dec 07, 2015

Decent e-reader

We were lucky to buy this e-reader during the Black Friday sale. So far, we are satisfied. The device is small but it works well. The screen is lit and you can adjust the intensity of the light. The part I like the most is that I can opt out of wi-fi, as I am sensitive to some wireless devices. There are no buttons, so you have to swipe the screen to turn the page. This function seems to be a little slow, slower than on my old Sony e-reader. Overall, I have no complaints and I hope that the device will work for years to come. Thank you.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Oct 03, 2015

My New Kobo Glo

This is my second Kobo Glo and it is much improved since the first. The man in the Best Buy store was a great source of information and was very helpful. I needed an e-reader that was compatible with the Toronto Library system. The print is much sharper and it is much easier to use.

  • from Mississauga
  • Aug 08, 2015


I am pleasantly surprised at just how much i love this device. I love reading more. It is very light weight even with the case(i have the sleepcover, it is very nice) at first i though maybe it will a little to small to read books, but it is not, it is just right. You can pick the type of font size, line spacing, margins and what i really like is you can tap on any word hold for a second and you get options to highlight, google,wikipedia and a definition. Wow. I dnt know how many times i came across a word i didnt know and kept reading but not here. It is so easy to just read the definition it makes understanding the story more enjoyable. It is like looking at paper, it is not this bright screen that burns your eyes out at night. Has a very nice option to adjust the light which again is very gentle it doesnt shine in your face but rather at what you are reading, like a lamp projecting light. I owned a kindle couple years ago and this is so muchbetter (i get that this is newer) but this is just like the kindle voyage but way cheaper and i can get ebooks from the library free. I think this is a good investment if you love to read and want the most out of reading.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • May 23, 2015

My first E-Reader, Great

This is my first e-reader, and I'm impressed. The text is super crisp, and it is great in both sunlight and reading before bed. The device is light and the back is nice and grippy. One thing I don't like is that there is a small shiny plastic strip around the bezel which reflects light, but it doesn't bother me too much. This is a big upgrade from what I used to use for reading books (a computer screen or Android tablet).

  • from Ottawa, ON
  • May 01, 2015

Great E-Reader

Much less expensive than a comparable Kindle.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Apr 09, 2015


Kobo Glo HD's resolution on par with Kindle Voyage for LESS! I am picking one up.