KOBO HAS LAUNCHED a new e-reader which the company claims has "the highest resolution screen available on the market" and at the lowest price.
The Kobo Glo HD boasts a 6in 300ppi Carta E Ink HD touchscreen display with a resolution of 1448x1072 pixels, which the firm says delivers a "clear print-on-paper experience".
The Glo HD doesn't have waterproof capabilities like the firm's Aura HD announced last year, but is described as one of the lightest and most portable e-reader devices on the market. It weighs 180g and measures 157x115x9.2mm, allowing it to fit easily into a small bag or jacket pocket.
A built-in ComfortLight allows those engrossed by their favourite horror novel to read in the dark without disturbing others.
The device is powered by a 1GHz processor for quick page turns, alongside 4GB of onboard storage that can hold up to 3,000 e-books.
"What's more, people will be able to read for days without needing to charge their e-reader with a battery that lasts up to two months based on 30 minutes of reading a day with the ComfortLight and WiFi turned off," Kobo said.
As with previous Kobo devices, there are various font options to allow more customisable reading experiences. The device has 11 font styles with 48 size options, as well as different weight and sharpness settings, so that users can find a font they feel is most comfortable to read.
The Glo HD features on-device recommendations in the firmware based on readers' activity and preferences, along with software including Reading Life which provides the ability to take notes, highlight text, make bookmarks and track stats to learn more about reading habits.
The Kobo Glo HD will be available in black for £109.99 online and in stores in across the UK from 1 June, cheaper than Amazon's £169 Kindle Voyage.
It will be available in Canada, the US, Australia and New Zealand from 1 May. µ
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