Originally Posted by maxbookworm
I can at least answer the question about the touchscreen.
The Kobo Glo uses Infrared technology, which means you just need something to physically touch the screen (or get very close) in order to register the touch. Gloved hands would work fine.
The Paperwhite uses capacitive touch, which is like a Smartphone, so it will need bare fingers (or a stylus designed for capacitive screens) to work.
It's a shame the Kobo doesn't have capacity touch as it prevents accidental page turns. Still I will put up with it.