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Old 11-25-2015, 07:27 PM   #1
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Worth going for the Kobo Glo HD?

Hi,

I'm thinking of getting a Kobo Glo HD but I'm wondering if it's still worth it.

I know no one has official info on when the new model with be released. I'm just asking what you guys think.

I keep my ereaders for a couple of years so I would be bummed out if a new model came out shortly after getting one. Does the rumor mill have anything to say about this?

People who are currently using a Kobo Glo HD, would you get another one if it broke tomorrow?

Thanks!
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Old 11-25-2015, 08:44 PM   #2
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I'm thinking of getting a Kobo Glo HD but I'm wondering if it's still worth it.

I know no one has official info on when the new model with be released. I'm just asking what you guys think.

I keep my ereaders for a couple of years so I would be bummed out if a new model came out shortly after getting one. Does the rumor mill have anything to say about this?
Kobo release in March/April and September/October. So, there won't be anything until then. And as the Glo HD was released March/April this year, it is unlikely that a replacement or update for it will be released in March/April next year.

Personally, I can't think of what Kobo could be releasing next year. They will need something, but I can only think they will do an update to the H2O.
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If the Glo HD was my only reader, I would be heading to the shops as fast as I could. But, as I can fall back to my Aura H2O, I'd probably wait until the weekend.
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Old 11-25-2015, 09:02 PM   #3
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Well hopefully mine won't break, but I would get another if it did, even though I have other ereaders. I really like the Glo HD. Now if they make it in a waterproof flavor, I'd get one of those, too.
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Old 11-25-2015, 09:21 PM   #4
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Personally, I can't think of what Kobo could be releasing next year. They will need something, but I can only think they will do an update to the H2O.
Possibly a six inch waterproof reader, and possibly something we haven't thought of yet.
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Old 11-25-2015, 09:26 PM   #5
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Possibly a six inch waterproof reader, and possibly something we haven't thought of yet.
Faster processor, more storage, waterproof, 8", & 300DPI.

That would do very well.
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Old 11-26-2015, 08:13 AM   #6
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There is a sale at Chapters Indigo. C$100 for Kobo Glo HD. You get an extra 10% discount with visa checkout. I think that is a pretty good deal.

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca...?keywords=kobo
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It is an awesome deal.
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Old 11-26-2015, 08:27 AM   #8
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I could not resist buying.
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Old 11-26-2015, 08:46 AM   #9
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I don't blame you. I ordered mine when they first became available at Chapters, but if I didn't have one, I wouldn't hesitate. I love mine. Ordered a new case for it the other day I've been using a Glo case.
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Old 11-26-2015, 11:11 AM   #10
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Also, took advantage of the sale today. I am now anxiously awaiting its arrival.
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Old 11-26-2015, 12:01 PM   #11
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There is a sale at Chapters Indigo. C$100 for Kobo Glo HD. You get an extra 10% discount with visa checkout. I think that is a pretty good deal.

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca...?keywords=kobo
That is a fantastic deal. I'm soooo tempted to get another one as a spare! It wold be less than $90 with the exchange rate, including the shipping.

Edit: I ordered my spare, it'll be right around $80 after the exchange rate. That's a real hard deal to pass up for a Glo HD.

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That is a fantastic deal. I'm soooo tempted to get another one as a spare! It wold be less than $90 with the exchange rate, including the shipping.
Tempting, but I'd like one that's waterproof, so I'll wait for the Kobo Glo HD2O.
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Old 11-27-2015, 10:26 AM   #13
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Thank you everyone for your replies! I'll probably be getting one soon as it does look awesome.

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There is a sale at Chapters Indigo. C$100 for Kobo Glo HD. You get an extra 10% discount with visa checkout. I think that is a pretty good deal.

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca...?keywords=kobo
Thanks for the heads up! It's an awesome deal, very tempting to get one now.

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Tempting, but I'd like one that's waterproof, so I'll wait for the Kobo Glo HD2O.
Just curious - do you actually read in the bath or by the pool, or it is merely for the added ruggedness?
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I bought my H2O because I smashed my HD, and I figured $10 for newer screen tech plus water & dust proofing was worth it. I'm just so used to the screen size (6.8") that I can't picture going back to 6".

The waterproofing is nice though... I like that I don't worry about getting caught in the rain with the H2O in my pocket.
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Just curious - do you actually read in the bath or by the pool, or it is merely for the added ruggedness?
I don't even take baths. I'd simply like it for the added protection against accidents.
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