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Relax, Escape & Read with the Kobo Glo HD

As soon as the summer-like weather hit this past week {in Spring!}, along came the urge to just sit on the deck with a beverage and soak in the warm sun. Dishes, cleaning, and a mountain of work was put to the way-side and I simply did what I rarely do anymore – I read.

Usually the bulk of my reading is spent on planes, the perfect way to spend hours above the clouds. Yet when at home, truthfully, there’s so many other things that occupy my time. This is proof that I literally need to be strapped to a seat and forced to take relax and escape the day to day.

That’s kinda sad and somethings gotta change.

My time spent in the sunshine on the deck was enjoyable, so much that I decided to do this more often. Of course, I had some help in my decision {remember, I need to be forced into things sometimes}, with the arrival of the new Kobo Glo HD. 

The Kobo Glo HD claims to be the highest quality eReader at the best possible price and after getting acquainted with one – I have to agree. Featuring high-definition and a 6″ touchscreen front-lit display – words are so very crisp and clear on this e-reader. Plus, read in direct sunlight with the anti-glare screen, or in complete darkness with the built-in adjustable ComfortLight.

kobo glo hd

You see, I’m not a stranger to e-readers, but have always preferred the real-deal. I love having a book in my hands. Plus, with some, the screen and sun-glare makes them hard to read when I need them most, when on vacation. I don’t have those issues with the Kobo Glo HD, as tested in the sun recently, it’s the closest to having that book in hand. I can’t wait to take it along on our next sunny adventure. 

Obvious I like my e-readers travel-friendly, which is why I appreciate that the Kobo Glo HD is thin and lightweight. I’ll be testing this out as I go along, but apparently the batter lasts for 2 months {!}, which would be another amazing feature since my others seem to die after hours. 

kobo glo hd review

For those impressed by additional fancy features, the Kobo Glo HD also has multi-languages, 11 fonts, 48 text sizes and social media sharing capabilities. Plus there’s more than 4.5 million eBooks and magazines to choose from. 

This Mother’s Day, you might need to force her to Relax, escape, and Read with the Kobo Glo HD. To make mom’s day extra special, gift givers can purchase and preload Kobo recommended top-selling mom-themed books onto mom’s new Kobo. Pair with some wine and snacks and she’s set to take in some just-for-her time. 

I started reading The Obsession by Nora Roberts, an author which I adore. Purchasing this title from the Kobo bookstore was a fraction of the cost of a book which I’d most likely pick up in the airport. Plus, I’m earning Kobo Super Points, their loyalty program that rewards you for your love of reading.

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The Kobo Glo HD is available nationwide at Best Buy, Indigo, Chapters, Coles, London Drugs, Staples, The Source, Walmart, and online at store.kobobooks.com for a retail price of $139.99 CAD.

 

Disclosure: I received product to facilitate this post, all opinions are my own.

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  1. I would love to win this for myself because I commute to and from work an hour and a half each way. If I win this, I can read a lot of great books on it without making lots of trips to library or carry big books around

  2. I would love to win this for my teenage daughter who spends way too mich time reading on her phone.

  3. I would like to win this for me as we will be doing a lot of traveling in the next few years and it would be nice to safe some space with the Kobo

  4. It’d be for me, since I do a lot of commuting on public transit and would like something to pass that time.

  5. I would like to win this for myself. I am trying to downsize and realize I have way too many books. It would be nice to have reading material at my fingertips without the shelves of books I now have.

  6. I would love to win this..my daughter loves to read and I would love to gift it to her…she would be floored

  7. I would love this for myself actually! I’m an avid reader but just borrow books from the library. Would be so wonderful to have a Kobo!

  8. This would definitely be a keeper ie it would be for me. I’m an avid reader and this would be ideal, especially when travelling.

  9. I would like to win my sister a kobo – she likes my kobo a lot and likes how you can read in any type of lighting!

  10. I would love to win this for my hubby, he had a Sony e-reader and they no longer support it.

  11. I would love to win for my mom who is an avid reader – she would really enjoy this as a gift!

  12. I would love to win this for myself, I see more and more deals on books I would love to read. I could bring the whole library with me, wherever I go.

  13. I’d like to win this for my sister because she is always trying to borrow my ereader. She needs her own.

  14. I would try to get my Mom to use it, as she is always reading. If she is not too interested, then I guess I will have to take it off her hands…. 🙂

  15. My wife loves reading. It relaxes her and after spending the whole day taking care of the kids, I think she deserves to get some me time. I would love to win this for her so she can have all the books she wants to read with her whenever and wherever she is.

  16. I would definitely keep the e-reader for me. Mine is broken and I really prefer e-books. Winning a new one would be ah-mazing

  17. If I won this would definitely be for me. I love reading. Especially in bed. My husband hates when I read with the light on so I always end up giving in and turning the light off. So it’s kind of for him too. Then I would be able to read way more!

  18. This would be for me to replace my very old eReader. I use it all the time and would love to have a Kobo Glo.

  19. I’d like to win this for my mother. She loves to read and doesn’t have a tablet or ereader.

  20. I would win this for my boss. She has big birthday this year and was actually marveling over my kobo earlier this week!

  21. I’ve never used an e-reader before and would love to have the portability of bringing many books with me. Then I can choose the genre I most interested in reading at the moment. Thanks for the chance.

  22. I would love to win this for my sister, would be great for her to take to work instead of books, she’s a dispatch and times she gets pretty bored

  23. I would like to win this for myself, My current ereader is not backlit and makes it inconvenient for reading at night!

  24. It would be shared – the children and I would love to be able to read comfortable when we are tenting.

  25. I don’t have one, and I tend to only enter contests for me (unless its for a minor child!!, or those refer a pal who needs a vacation thing lol) I work too much OT to be entering for others

  26. I’ll be keeping this for me if I win! I hate going on vacay and not being able to bring all the books I want because of the weight. This would be awesome!

  27. I would love to own a Kobo…have never had one before. I would keep it for me because I love reading.

  28. I would love to win for my Mom. I have a kobo and its awesome, and I know my Mom could really use one. She’s an avid reader, and this would be really great for her. Thanks for the chance.

  29. I would love to win as I would be able to download free books from the library to read. I would gift it to my husband who is reading a book every night.

  30. I’d like to win because I think it would be so much handier for reading when I’m not at home. I’d keep it for myself!

  31. I would love to win this for my mom! Would make a great Mother’s Day gift and she would use it all the time to read on her spare time!

  32. I’d love to win this Kobo, and I’d give it to my daughter, who loves to read in between chasing after her little toddler!

  33. I would love to win this to give to my son. I see him reading on his phone (I don’t know how he can do that for any length of time!).

  34. I would like to win for myself so I could expand my book collection. I’m currently out of shelf space!

  35. If I win it’s for my sister since she likes reading and taking one of these on vacation is so much better than lugging around books!

  36. I would love to win this for my Mom. She’s a huge lover of books and it would help her keep up with the times 🙂 Thank you and good luck all!

  37. I would love to win this for myself because lugging heavy books AND my gym clothes, wallet etc can be hard on me. This would lighten the load so much!

  38. I would love to win this for my niece. She is an avid reader but doesn’t have the space for hard copy books.

  39. i would like it for myself, that way would have a collection of books to have when we travel or camp..and at home!

  40. I’d love to win one for myself. I don’t have an e-reader yet and I’m an avid reader so I think it’d be fun!

  41. i`d love to win this for my sister,,she doesn`t have anything to read on and would love it 🙂

  42. Both of my teenage daughters are avid readers. We love digital readers for ease of travel.

  43. I would love to win this for myself because I have been wanting one for a long time to be more ecofriendly.

  44. I would love to have this as I am an avid reader and always have a few (heavy) books on the go.

  45. I’d like to win this for myself. I have painful nerve problems in my hands and sometimes have problems holding a heavy book so this would be great!

  46. This would be a gift for my wife. No more bending pages to mark her place or pages blowing in the wind.

  47. I would love to win this for myself. I commute and it would better to carry the eReader than heavy books. Especially when I’m about to finish one and would have to carry 2 or be without a book to read.

  48. I want to win this for myself to remind me to take time for myself and read more for enjoyment.

  49. I’d like to win this for myself because I don’t have but I love to read.

  50. Would love to win this for my better half because he loves reading and this would come in handy. Less books around and he could bring it anywhere.

  51. I love to read, and often do in the car when hubby is driving at night. having the Kobo will allow me to continue to do this without a book light

  52. I would actually love to win this for myself. Would definitely take up less room than buying print books. I really need to get into doing the e-book thing.

  53. I’d like to win it for myself because this is so much smaller than toting around 4+ books to read to the kids in the car.

  54. I would love to win because it would be a great birthday present for my sister .

  55. I like to win this for my daughter in-law. she loves reading and I really think she would enjoy this.

  56. I would love to win because I’ve been reading more lately since I joined a book club and a kobo would be amazing to have!!!

  57. I’d love to win this for myself!! I don’t read nearly as much as I used to. I’m sure if I had a cool new device such as this it’d be much easier to get back into!

  58. I would love to win this for myself. I read A LOT! I still have all my paper books from over 15 years ago. This would be a chance to upgrade:)

  59. I would love to win this for myself something small enough to fit in my purse and I can get back to reading at the dance studio. Since I do bus it there with my daughter.

  60. I would like to win this Kobo Glo HD so I can gift it to my sister for Mother’s Day.

  61. I love to win this for myself because I like to be able to read during my commutes to work

  62. I’d like to win this for myself because I love to read. It’s my one hobby now as a new mom!

  63. I would love to win the Kobo Glo HD, I use to read alot and with this Kobo I would like to get back into reading,

  64. This would selfishly be for me – I love reading ebooks but don’t have the battery life to do it much on my phone. A kobo glo would be lovely.

  65. I would like to win this for my husband because he travels a lot for work and loves to read.

  66. I would love to win this bc my off has broken her reader and I would love to her gift her a new one.

  67. I would love to win this and I am an avid reader and it would be easier to carry with me. If I win, it would be for me.

  68. i’d like to give this to mumsy. i find this would be easier for her to carry instead of books

  69. I would like to win this for my mother-in-law as she loves to read and this would be so much more convenient for her than carrying around heavy books.

  70. I would like to win this for my son who learns best with technological products, he is a visual learner & this Kobo would help strengthen his reading skills which he struggles with.

  71. I would like to win this for my mother. She loves to read, but her eye sight is poor and needs large print. Using the eReader would allow her to adjust the size that suits her.

  72. If I won this, I would give it to my 9 yr old for his upcoming birthday June 4 , thanks for the chance to win

  73. Oh, I’d probably give this to my mother in law, or my friends mom! Both are in the market for an e-reader, and would LOVE this!

  74. I would love to win because I love reading in bed and winning this prize would make it so easy to read in bed. I would keep the prize myself.

  75. I would like to win it for my daughter. She loves to read and this would be fun for her to keep tons of books in one spot. Plus so much neater in her room

  76. I would love to win this for myself because my book club often picks books that aren’t so common anymore (more interesting that way) and so I need to either get an electronic copy from the library system or from the publisher.

  77. I would love to win this for my client. I think they would love it. They can bring it anywhere.

  78. I have the original Kobo from about 5 years ago but there are times i would like to read in less lighted areas but there is no backlighting making it a strain. Yes, it has lasted this long, but who knows? lol So this would be for me! I love Kobo for travelling!

  79. I would love to win because I love reading books but find that my eyes tend to strain from reading some of the prints. Being able to adjust the font would make reading much more of a pleasure. Thank you for the chance to win.

  80. I would like to win the Kobo for myself because I love reading with a passion and I could
    download books that i love .It would be awesome to take when we go camping too.
    I read every single night in bed for awhile and some of those books are heavy to hold.The
    Kobo would be perfect!! All my fingers are crossed tight!! 🙂

  81. I love e-ink. I wear glasses and spend enough time on my computer. I like kobo’s way of making books convenient, but not like being on your phone/computer. I would probably keep it for myself to be honest.

  82. Great giveaway! I would love to give this Kobo to my Mom for Mother’s Day. She loves to read but, books are heavy!!!!! I think having an e-reader would make it easier for her, especially since you can increase the font size!

  83. I’d like to win it for my mother; she needs to get with new technology sooner or later 😉

  84. I love to read but if the light isn’t proper, it really bothers my eyes, so I’d love to have this reader, especially with the nice weather on the way I’ll be spending more time outdoors on the patio.

  85. I would like to win this Kobo for my mom. To be able to save money on paperback books. She could now purchase them online. I think it will also be easier for her to read on the go rather than carrying a bunch of books.
    Now that I am thinking about it. This would be good for my daughter too!

  86. I am a voracious reader so this would be for me so that I can bring my books with me everywhere.

  87. I would love to win because my mom is an avid reader and always buy paperbacks. I think she would appreciate this

  88. I would love the Kobo Glo HD, just for everyday use. It would be perfect for taking to all my Hubby’s doc appointment, always sitting there for a while waiting!

  89. Wow!! What a great prize!! I would like to win it for myself so I could download all my books and keep them all in one handy spot 🙂

  90. I would love to win this for my aunt. She is reading all the time. This would be a little lighter than a purse full of books! 🙂

  91. I’d like to win for myself. This would be so much easier to carry in my purse than a novel.

  92. I’d love to win because I want my kids to read more and they would think this was more cool and modern!

  93. I would LOVE to win this for my best friend! she LOVES books but it gets to much carrying books around in her purse to read on her break.

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