Kindle Oasis vs Kobo Glo
The thinnest and lightest Kindle ever. All-new ergonomic design with dedicated buttons to effortlessly turn the page. Longest Kindle battery life. Choose from a black, merlot, or walnut removable cover. High-resolution 300 ppi display with crisp, laser quality text. Reads like real paper without glare, even in direct sunlight. Enhanced built-in adjustable light evenly illuminates the screen for perfect reading anywhere, anytime
Kobo Glo's revolutionary ComfortLight illuminates the screen with a soft, adjustable glow so you can read any eBook any time of day under the perfect light — no lamp required. Because Kobo Glo’s advanced high-res XGA Pearl E Ink screen doesn’t use a glass overlay for its front light technology, there’s never any glare, even in the brightest sunlight.
Latest news about Kindle Oasis and Kobo Glo:
12.10.17. Amazon's Kindle Oasis gets big and waterproof. Amazon is updating its flagship e-reader Kindle Oasis, and in a radical way. It is Amazon’s largest Kindle e-reader ever - with 7 inches screen. It’s also the company's first waterproof device. It’s incredibly, almost paper-thin on one side (0.13 inches) and then fattens considerably to a third of an inch on the other to accommodate the battery. Amazon also increased the number of over-the-screen LED lights to 12 (it was 10) for more uniform lighting. The other big change is the integration of the Audible Audio Book service. Amazon owns Audible, but it’s never been part of the Kindle. Now you can browse and buy Audible Books on the device. The other change is that the starting price of the Kindle Oasis is now $249 with 8 GB of storage.
05.10.17. Kobo makes managing ebooks simpler. Kobo updated firmware for its e-readers. The update added Manage Books feature: under My Books, you can now select several books at once, mark them as finished or unread, remove them, or add them to collections. My Books section got a cleaner layout of information, including the Filter and Sort menus. The reading experience was also improved. Now you can tap the middle of your page to open reading menus, access the Table of Contents, or adjust Reading Settings. Your screen will refresh after every chapter instead of every six pages.
13.04.16. Amazon unveiled new Kindle Oasis. New Amazon’s Kindle Oasis is the smallest and lightest Kindle yet and comes with a handle for gripping. It steps closer to that real book feel with just 3.4 mm at its thinnest point and the new one-sided handle grip is designed to make you feel like you’re holding the spine of a book while reading. There are two buttons on the new device for flipping pages back and forth. It’s odd to include buttons after moving away from keyboards and buttons a few generations ago. But, according to Amazon, people just like buttons. So they are back. The WiFi version of Oasis will retail for $289 and the 3G version will sell for $359.
08.04.15. Kobo unveiled new e-Reader Glo HD to take on Kindle Voyage. Kobo’s new Glo HD e-reader will boast the claim of highest resolution for the lowest price when it hits the market on May 1 for $129.99. The newest piece of hardware from Rakuten-owned Kobo offers 300 ppi pixel density on a 6-inch display, which matches the screen on the $199.99 Kindle Voyage in terms of resolution, and which should mean extremely crisp, pixel-free rendering of text. In fact, both the Kobo Glo HD and the Kindle Voyage use e-ink’s Carta screen tech, which means text rendering similar to what you’d get with a super high resolution e-ink screen like those found in iPhones and modern Android devices, albeit using the low-power e-paper tech that displays in black and white and is better suited to a dedicated text reading device.