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Old 01-03-2013, 03:14 PM   #16
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Just got a glo and it is slightly more crisp then the touch. I do find that the glo screen is not as sensitive as the touch. I have to swipe or touch harder to register a page turn then on my touch. Strangely the glo feels heavier even though it is only 3g heavier then my touch. It might just be the way the weight is distributed on the device. Light is a huge plus though and great for my getting older eyes.
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:19 PM   #17
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With the light off, it is slightly better than the Touch. Kobo claims that the light does not drain the battery, and I have found that to be true. My battery life on the Glo (light always on) seems to be at least as good as the Touch. I've read other Glo users attest the same as well.
By the laws of physics, there has to be some drain on the battery. It appears to be reasonably small, based on what I've observed with the Glo I bought for my wife.
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:24 PM   #18
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By the laws of physics, there has to be some drain on the battery. It appears to be reasonably small, based on what I've observed with the Glo I bought for my wife.
Does the Glo have a larger battery then the Touch? This would give you the same time between charges as a touch when using the light.
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:37 PM   #19
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With the light off, it is slightly better than the Touch. Kobo claims that the light does not drain the battery, and I have found that to be true. My battery life on the Glo (light always on) seems to be at least as good as the Touch. I've read other Glo users attest the same as well.
I suspect they increased the battery side, from the order of ~1000mah on the Tough to ~1500mah on the Glo. With the battery off in both cases the Glo should last ~50% longer.
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:54 PM   #20
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By the laws of physics, there has to be some drain on the battery. It appears to be reasonably small, based on what I've observed with the Glo I bought for my wife.
Of course, the light must be powered by the battery, I merely meant that the drain on the battery seems more or less negligible.

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I suspect they increased the battery side, from the order of ~1000mah on the Tough to ~1500mah on the Glo. With the battery off in both cases the Glo should last ~50% longer.
Wasn't aware that the difference was so large. I'm not sure that my Glo lasts ~50% longer than my Touch, so maybe the light uses more juice than I thought. Although the conclusions I've drawn was most certainly not from any controlled experiment, especially considering I sleep my Glo (as opposed to turning it off entirely) much more often than the touch. But I think the consensus on this forum was that the glo light was very power efficient at the least.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:08 PM   #21
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I'm just guessing on the Glo's battery capacity, based on the Paperwhite having a 1500mha battery.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:19 PM   #22
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Yikes, maybe I should try reading. I was wondering why I haven't seen those numbers before.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:22 PM   #23
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In my memory serves me right, the Glo has a tad more powerful CPU as well, so it's a tad faster than the Touch.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:05 PM   #24
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I do find that the glo screen is not as sensitive as the touch. I have to swipe or touch harder to register a page turn then on my touch.
You can turn pages without touching screen hard or soft only need to break IR light beam. Maybe trying to say slightly longer touch is needed for page turn with glo. With many updates over time for Kobo Touch readers, length of touch and response has changed more than once as they tried to reduce double page turns. Regardless of how they change this for better or worse I adapt in a day or 2 of use.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:41 PM   #25
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The Glo CPU is 1000MHz vs 800MHz for the Touch, but does this actually make the Glo faster or is the extra speed needed just to render pages for the Glo's higher resolution screen at the same rate as the Touch?

I would have thougt that the extra work needed to render and display pages at higher resolution combined with the higher CPU frequency would make the Glo use more power than the Touch, even with the light off.
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I find the Glo DRAMATICALLY faster at pulling up the ToC. Takes forever on the Touch, but is instant on the Glo. I can only assume it's being cached in memory on the Glo, which likely has more memory to work with.

Page turns seem to be slightly faster on the Glo as well, but they were already fast.
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I find the Glo DRAMATICALLY faster at pulling up the ToC. Takes forever on the Touch, but is instant on the Glo. I can only assume it's being cached in memory on the Glo, which likely has more memory to work with.

Page turns seem to be slightly faster on the Glo as well, but they were already fast.
What file type are you reading? I just tried 2 side-loaded epubs, and the TOC took 2-3 seconds to come up.
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What file type are you reading? I just tried 2 side-loaded epubs, and the TOC took 2-3 seconds to come up.
Comes up almost instantly for me on the Glo even with +20 page ToCs using sideloaded epubs (e.g. news feeds)
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When Kobo Touch was first available with faster processor it was assumed by some that it would have shorter battery life than slower Kobo Wifi. This proved not to be true because of faster processing data base and page turns then going into as good or better low power state waiting for page turn or other input. As important are unknown improvements maybe lower power draw graphic and wifi ICs.
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You can turn pages without touching screen hard or soft only need to break IR light beam. Maybe trying to say slightly longer touch is needed for page turn with glo. With many updates over time for Kobo Touch readers, length of touch and response has changed more than once as they tried to reduce double page turns. Regardless of how they change this for better or worse I adapt in a day or 2 of use.
I also found that the Glo seemed to require more pressure. I know you're just breaking IR beams above the screen but it could be that the Glo is tuned to require more beams broken so my finger needs to be squished flatter by the pressure.

On the Touch I was used to giving a very light tap.
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