At Kobo we live and breathe to create the best possible experience for passionate Readers every day. Nothing makes us happier than when our commitment is recognized with awards for the superior design and functionality of the Kobo devices embraced by readers around the world. Check out the latest awards the Kobo Arc tablet and Kobo Glo eReader have just received:

Kobo Glo Rated #1 eReader by De Consumentengids

Scoring 8.5 out of 10, the Kobo Glo was once again named best eReader on the market by Dutch consumer magazine De Consumentengids.  The Kobo Touch came in fourth, beating competitors like the Kindle Paperwhite Wifi/3G and BeBook Pure.

Taking two out of five top spots, the Kobo Glo and Kobo Touch were evaluated alongside their competitors based on several specs and features like our front-light, user friendliness, speed and connectivity.

De Consumentengids Magazine is the largest quality institute and magazine in the Netherlands that tests and rates consumer products. Here’s what the panel members at De Consumentenbond had to say about the Kobo Glo:

“This top-of-the-line model has frontlighting, a beautiful design and the menu entirely in Dutch. Kobo allows readers to buy their books in the online store without using a computer, adding a unique level of user-friendliness.”

Kobo Arc Tablet Awarded for Excellence in Design in Australia

Innovation in design is central to optimizing the user experience – and the Australian International Design Awards team agrees! They recognized the Kobo Arc with a Design Award, one of the longest standing and most prestigious design awards in the world.

This award has a proud heritage dating back to the Industrial Design Council of Australia (IDCA) established in 1958, the Australian International Design Awards is recognised by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) as Australia’s peak design endorsement program.

The jury, made up of renowned design experts in a range of fields from Australia and around the world, put products through their paces based on criteria of form, function, quality, safety, sustainability and innovation. This is what one of the jury members had to say about our Kobo Arc eReading tablet:

“The Kobo Arc is a beautifully designed and finished product and worthy of a Design Award® in this category. In what is a very competitive market, the Kobo Arc has a distinctive design language that positions it well in this space. The user interface design has been very well considered and easy to use. Overall, this is a stunning example of good design”
- 2013 Australian Good Design Judge