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View Poll Results: If you purchased the Glo
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 11-20-2012, 08:45 AM   #16
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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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Old 11-21-2012, 02:19 AM   #17
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I don't see an option for my answer, which is "Exchanged faulty Glo for the same model and LOVE IT." I still also love my Sony PRS-T1, and if Sony came out with a lighted reader I would get one in a heartbeat, but the Glo is fun to use and the light is incredibly even across the screen, considering the issues some are having with other readers.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:19 PM   #18
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I voted for the second option.
I love the Glo but detest all the wasted space at the bottom of the screen. This is sometimes negligible and sometimes seems to be 3 or 4 empty lines. It irritates me and detracts from my reading. This surely could be an easy fix so why don't they cure it.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:35 AM   #19
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I have noticed that on occasion as well. I thought it was something to do with the way I was converting my files in Calibre, but maybe not!
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:34 PM   #20
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:56 PM   #21
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I've been very happy with my Kobo Glo and I've not had any issue with it.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:10 AM   #22
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I voted for the second option.
I love the Glo but detest all the wasted space at the bottom of the screen. This is sometimes negligible and sometimes seems to be 3 or 4 empty lines. It irritates me and detracts from my reading. This surely could be an easy fix so why don't they cure it.
It doesn't bother me that much, but sometimes I definitely feel the same way. I'd love to see an option to switch to a narrow header with the page number at the top right. That way, it could also provide an actual hit target for bookmarking a page.

I find the space at the bottom doesn't bother me as much with the clear footer than the black one. Go figure.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:12 AM   #23
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I voted love it (have had mine just under 5 weeks), and have had no problems at all with it (checked the screen in the shot before handing over my money), and to back that up, have now bought 2 more, one for my daughter and one for my wife, both as christmas pressies (checked the screens in the shop for those, also).

The bug I'd really like to see fixed, is when a dodgy file is sideloaded, it causes the Glo to hang at the importing screen, and there is no way out of it (other than a full factory reset). The other thing I'd like to see, is a progress display at the bottom of the screen (or even as a pop-up menu like the screen config menus), and finally, a goto page feature.

Other than that, I'm loving it.

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Old 11-30-2012, 10:41 AM   #24
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The inconsistent amount of space at the bottom of pages that others have mentioned is the only thing I don't like about my new Glo, hopefully there will be a fix for that.

Otherwise great: the screen is beautifully sharp and white. The light distribution is almost perfect, and not too bright (one notch above minimum for reading in total darkness seems ideal for me). No working Linux desktop software, but didn't need it as setup/update via wifi went without a hitch.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:47 PM   #25
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Bought a glo three days ago as a replacement for a sony pocket edition which developed screen problems after 18 months.
It is a little bigger but much better to read. I would have said I loved it as I bought another for a friend yesterday.
However I went with the bugs option. Two things I am sure of having used ADE to put on some library books. Any existing page number appears in the right hand margin masking 2-3 letters. Secondly some words or lines at the bottom appear to be dropped making one suspect that two pages have been turned as the words don't follow on. This isn't so rather some words are dropped. This is irritating.
I suspect there are other software issues but until I get more used to the UI have not confirmed them.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:53 PM   #26
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I LOVE MY GLO ! Just realized something else about it wonderful. It's quite small, the smallest of the big names in 6" ereaders.. My first ereader ever was a Jetbook. I loved it's smaller size, ease to hold in one hand. Unfortunately, it's screen was way too dark for my aging eyes and I had to get a Kindle which was the pearl ink, easy to read on, but was much bigger and awkard to hold . This little GLO is just about the same as my old Jetbook, Usin't its pouch now) and not much bigger than the mini. Thanks guys, I think I know what my daughter is getting for Christmas.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:10 PM   #27
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@Chris_Gee: Check Settings | Reading Settings; head to the 2nd page of options and ensure that "Show page numbers in the margin" is NOT selected.

If you're already in a book, head back to the home screen and reopen the book for the option to take effect.
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Thanks Peter. I tried that the problem being that while it shows page 1 of 2 I am unable to get it to turn the page to access this. It was the same on the introductory user guide. In books the pages turn ok.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:26 PM   #29
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In the settings you can only change pages by selecting the arrows at the bottom of the screen; not by touching the sides of the screen...
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:11 AM   #30
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Got it thanks. The right facing arrow doesn't work only the left one and that erratically.
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