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Old 11-24-2012, 02:14 PM   #1
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Kobo Glo vs Cybook Odyssey Frontlight

Hello all,

I consider buying an ereader and I'm hesitating between these two devices : Kobo Glo and Cybook Odyssey Frontlight.
I know the Cybook has just been released, a few days ago. They aren't yet comprehensive reviews of this one.
So, I've a few questions :

-Which is the most reliable of this two brands ? Which one does faster updates (I read Kobo was more reactive than Bookeen but I'm looking for confirmations), which one sells the steadiest devices, has the best support... ?

-I've seen a comparison in a German site and it looks like Kobo Glo has too broad margins. Can I change margin's size with Kobo Glo ?

-Apparently the Odyssey Frontlight features a PDF reflow function, whereas Kobo Glo don't. Since I'll probably read quite a lot of PDF, is this function really helpful ?

Thank you in advance

EDIT : I forgot : it seems that the Cybook has a much more comfortable library interface and sorting system. Can you tell me more about it ? And about Kobo Glo's interface ?

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Old 11-28-2012, 03:58 PM   #2
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I can't really compare because I have not seen the Cybook model yet. But I can answer this one question. Yes you can change the margins with the Kobo. In settings you have a graduation bar which you move from left to right to get bigger margins or smaller margins depending on your preferences.

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-I've seen a comparison in a German site and it looks like Kobo Glo has too broad margins. Can I change margin's size with Kobo Glo ?

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I Have a Kobo Touch, which has similar firmware to the Glo. For purchased books, I would say I can change the margins on about half (without modifying the epub file).
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Having seen the kobo glo and having an odyssey.

Plus for odyssey
Folder view for ebooks
physical turn page buttons

Plus for kobo
margin changes
physical on/off frontlight button. (i'm not sure, but as far as I know, the odyssey don't have it)
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:50 AM   #5
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Thanks !
But it's too late. Having read more about these two devices, I was about to opt for Kobo Glo when a shop in the neighbourhood dropped its price for it... So I bought a Kobo Glo yesterday and so far, I'm satisfied. The only drawback is PDF reading ; you can zoom and the screen is pretty reactive when moving the window, but in overall it's not a very "comfy" way of reading. Anyway, I'll read my PDFs on the computer, I've enough epubs to read stored in my new reader.
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