Yes Amazon tries to impose itself on the market of e-readers and ebooks with the brand Kindle, other players are resisting and continue to advance the cause of e-paper reading lamps, despite competition from touch pads.
The Canadian brand Kobo announces a new reader Kobo Glo HD which plays the card of a density display 300 ppi for a better reading comfort but which also wants to be affordable with a price lower than 130 €.
The Kobo Glo HD reader is based on a 6 inch E-Ink Carta display monochrome offering a definition of 1448 x 1072 pixels and a density of 300 ppi, associated with soft lighting frontlight baptized here ComfortLight for reading in the dark without disturbing your spouse.
The reader incorporates a 1 GHz processor and has 4 GB of storage space, 9.2 mm thick and weighing 180 g. For interactions, we can go through a micro USB port and wireless WiFi connectivity.
Thanks to the e-paper display, autonomy will be counted in weeks (Kobo announces two months for 30 minutes of daily reading without WiFi or Comfortlight). In addition to the catalog accessible via WiFi, Kobo offers a service Kobo Welcome with the Kobo Glo HD which will provide advice on getting started, make recommendations and highlight promotions.
The Kobo Glo HD reader will be available from May 22 in France for € 129.99, a price similar to other e-readers on the market with less efficient displays.