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Returned it. Switched to a different "glowing" reader. 3 2.65%
Buggy but hoping for bug fixes. Keeping it. 17 15.04%
Love it. Would never go back to a non "glowing" models. 90 79.65%
Returned it and went back to my non "glowing" reader. 3 2.65%
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:25 PM   #1
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If you purchased the Glo..

Just trying to figure out how many returned the Glo after they purchased it.

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Old 11-18-2012, 04:06 AM   #2
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I liked the Touch very much and the Glo is everything the Touch is and then some, i.e. a better Touch. Got it for the better screen and faster processor, mostly, but I find out I use the light more and more. Could not go back!
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:30 AM   #3
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My avatar answers this poll quite well
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:03 AM   #4
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I chose the third option as it seems to be the most apt but the second one would be good too as I would hope bugs will be ironed out in future updates.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:04 AM   #5
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Since the orginal Kindle this will be the seventh e-reader I have owned and my previous reader was a Nook Glow.

The Kobo is by far the best e-reader I have owned and I have nothing negative to say about the Nook Glow but the lighting distribution on the Kobo simply outshines the Nook (pun intended). And, the ability to fine tune fonts (boldness and sharpness) is not only unique to Kobo it is a really nice feature to have in an e-reader.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:53 AM   #6
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I got a buggy one (setup crashes and a funny red glow emanating from the top corner). I took it back and exchanged it (and did the setup using the store's wifi so I could be sure it worked before I took it home) and have been very happy with my new one.
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:05 PM   #7
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I kept my Sony PRS-T1 as a backup device in case I didn't like the Glo but now I am going to sell it.
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:24 PM   #8
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The Glo is my first e-reader and I had it for a week or so by now. I love it for its touch, size, the crisp e-ink display, and of course the glo light feature, which all makes it a very comfortable device to read on. I have been using it every day until late at night and the glo rocks!
BUT there are some issues I am not very pleased with, so I went for option two (Buggy...). Had I had a non-glo device before, it would have been option three I guess...

So I don't know if this is the right place to lament about my discontents, and I hope I won't annoy anyone by it. Furthermore it is not an issue whether "to glo or not to glo"...BUT:

First of all my Kobo freezes on a regular basis approx. once a day for no obvious reason, as far as i can tell. I have added some Chinese fonts to be able to read Chinese ebooks though, mostly epub, some pdf. But I don't see how this could possibly cause the glo to freeze, since it freezes while reading in other in languages too. Hopefully this will go away somehow, maybe with another firmware update. Or are your glos working just fine and I have a lemon here?

Secondly the UI appears in some regard not to be straight forward enough to me, it's too many clicks to get around or not very convenient it some parts. I have not found a way to customize the menus and also there is no option the set quick-links on the home-screen, to launch the web-browser for example. I would also like my lib to display a plain list in a small font w/o the books thumbnails... Why is there no dot "." on the keyboard on the fist layer where all the letters are?...and so on...

Also, as far as customization is concerned, while in reading mode you have a lot of customization options, like font size, line spacing etc., which is really great, but there is no option to invert the screen (b/w) for night reading, since I find the lowest glo light option still way to bright for total darkness. In dim light its perfect, though blueish, but I hardly ever use the light when there is so another source of light, for the b/w contrast it superb. The blueish look however disappears in total darkness, if by means of the eyes perception by a complementary contrast (blueish-yellowish) or whatever, it seems to be yellow in total darkness, at least to me, which is nice.

And then at last I am a little disappointed with the dictionaries. I found some contributions to improve the English dicts on the forum here (thank you for that!). But as I mentioned before I read Chinese stuff on my Kobo, and since I am no native Chinese speaker, I do need to look up words.
There seems not to be any way of installing a software like Duokan for the kindle or to "root" the device like the Nook and run android apps form the android market (in my case it would be something like Pleco Dict or the like having all the fancy features like handwriting, definition within pop-up definition and so forth right there in place). And as for the sideloaded "own dictionaries" some people are working on, there is still a long way to go one may find, i.e for chinese. Unfortunately I have no programming skills at all which leaves me with option two "Buggy, but hoping for bug fixes. Keeping it." for it's still a wonderful device to read on!
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:38 PM   #9
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:24 PM   #10
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I love my Glo! I haven't had any technical issues with it. What really surprises me, though, is that I find myself keeping the light on all the time, not just at night. I still feel as though I'm cheating on my Touch, which is a great eReader, but it would take quite an adjustment to go back to a non-lighted model now.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:35 AM   #11
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To continue the trend of Glo-ing endorsements - I'm very happy, as it's exactly what I expected. I was happy with my Touch too, except it needed a light. The Glo is a (slightly smaller and faster) Touch with a light.

Just about the only thing I don't like is a silly firmware thing - no option to tell it to keep the light on permanently, so if you allow the firmware to put the Glo to sleep after the timeout period, it will come back on with the light off.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:31 AM   #12
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:25 AM   #13
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I chose the second option because it does have some bugs and I do hope they will be fixed.

However, I do love it and it is the best e-reader I've had and I would not go back to a non-Glow screen.

If I could have chosen 2 options I would have.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:14 PM   #14
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I love the Glo and voted as such. There are two bugs that I would really like to see fixed however. The first is the widows/orphan thing that can leave blank lines at the bottom of the screen. I work around this by converting the book in Calibre with widows and orphans set to zero, but would rather not have to do so. The second bug is the sleepcover wake - when using the sleepcover the Glo goes to sleep again if you don't touch the screen within 30 seconds or so. Other than these two issues, it has performed flawlessly.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:40 AM   #15
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I liked the Touch very much and the Glo is everything the Touch is and then some, i.e. a better Touch. Got it for the better screen and faster processor, mostly, but I find out I use the light more and more. Could not go back!
What do you mean the Glo is everything the Touch is and then some?

It's only a higher resolution (and, therefore, better looking fonts), faster processor (which leads to much faster page-turns), and integrated lighting when you need it. Borderline irrelevant for an e-reader, no? :P

Love my Glo, use it every night. Worth the upgrade for the better-detailed fonts and faster page-turns alone, even if you don't need the front-lighting, if you ask me.
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