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eReader Reviews

Updated: Apr 24, 2014 02:34
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#1
alaScore 100

Amazon Kindle

So is this the best ebook reader you can buy right now? Absolutely! Should the existing first-gen...

402 expert reviews | 65535 user reviews

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#2
alaScore 99

Kobo Aura (N514)

With its more portable design, the Kobo Aura is a worthwhile -- albeit pricier -- Kindle...

18 expert reviews | 21 user reviews

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#3
alaScore 98

Kobo Arc 7HD 16GB

There are two reasons why we’re drawn to the Kobo Arc 7HD over the Amazon alternative. First, it...

2 expert reviews

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#4
alaScore 98

Kobo Glo

Click to EnlargeThe Kobo Glo offers a good reading experience with an extraordinarily bright...

26 expert reviews | 308 user reviews

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#5
alaScore 97

KOBO N204

Kobo Aura HD's high-resolution screen and superior reading light elevate the e-reading experience...

16 expert reviews | 17 user reviews

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#6
alaScore 97

Barnes & Noble nook

There's a lot to be said for being first. Barnes & Noble beat the competition to the punch with...

87 expert reviews | 2923 user reviews

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#7
alaScore 96

Sony PRS-T2

It’s hard to recommend a product that costs more and offers less, but if you like physical...

27 expert reviews | 369 user reviews

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#8
alaScore 96

Sony PRS-T3

The Sony PRS-T3 is a good-looking, small and light ebook reader. However, it doesn’t have a front...

4 expert reviews | 71 user reviews

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#9
alaScore 95

Amazon Kindle Fire

Amazon was able to fit good performance, good build quality and good software in its first...

48 expert reviews | 671 user reviews

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#10
alaScore 95

KOBO E-Reader Touch

The Kobo Touch is rough around the edges, but it has enough going for it to recommend it as an...

35 expert reviews | 594 user reviews

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#11
alaScore 95

Kobo Mini

Click to EnlargeFor those who really can't stand to read on their smartphone, the $79 Kobo Mini...

17 expert reviews | 110 user reviews

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#12
alaScore 94

Bookeen Cybook Odyssey

Despite some unusual features, this eReader is too expensive to recommend over its very competent...

12 expert reviews | 12 user reviews

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#13
alaScore 93

Amazon Kindle DX Graphite

Just over a year ago, we reviewed Amazon's jumbo-sized Kindle, the Kindle DX. And just a few...

37 expert reviews | 97 user reviews

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#14
alaScore 93

Amazon Kindle Touch

Though the Kindle Touch brings Amazon up to speed with other e-readers, its hardware and software...

13 expert reviews | 38 user reviews

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#15
alaScore 92

Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet

The $199 Nook Tablet (8GB) matches up well to the Kindle Fire in specs and price--and has the...

20 expert reviews | 1257 user reviews

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#16
alaScore 92

Archos 90 E-Reader

76% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

1 expert reviews | 46 user reviews

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#17
alaScore 92

Trekstor Pyrus

Alternatively, you can simply plug the Pyrus into a computer and drag ebooks onto its 4GB of...

4 expert reviews | 18 user reviews

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#18
alaScore 92

Pocketbook Touch 622

67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

5 expert reviews | 99 user reviews

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#19
alaScore 91

Sony PRS-T1

The PRS-T1 is a pleasant surprise from Sony. They managed to cut the price from previous models...

10 expert reviews | 572 user reviews

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#20
alaScore 91

Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350

Large-format e-reader now comes with improved contrast and Wi-Fi.

22 expert reviews | 212 user reviews

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#21
alaScore 91

Icarus Pocket

An eReader that's as easy to use as it is comfortable to hold. It's just a little too expensive...

4 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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#22
alaScore 90

Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-650

Sharp, high-contrast display. Responsive touch screen. Easy-to-use interface. Good file support

26 expert reviews | 270 user reviews

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#23
alaScore 90

Kindle Paperwhite

It's hard not to be a little disappointed with the Kindle Paperwhite given the fact the lighting...

4 expert reviews | 42 user reviews

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#24
alaScore 90

iriver Story HD

As it is, it's not a bad product by any means, but better ones can be had at this price

18 expert reviews | 125 user reviews

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#25
alaScore 89

Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, Graphite, 6" Display with New E Ink...

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

10 user reviews

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Buying Guide

Buying Guide - E-book Readers

The eBook revolution has been underway for some time now. If you're ready to take the plunge and would like to make the switch to eBooks, finding the right eBook reader is important. There is a dizzying array of options available these days, from the ubiquitous Kindle to the multifaceted iPad. Before zeroing in on any particular brand, though, it's smart to figure out what you actually need; the following points can help you get there.

eBook Availability - Certain eBook readers are only compatible with certain eBook retailers. Make sure to investigate the availability of eBooks - and their prices - before committing yourself to an eBook reader. Ideally, you should look for an eBook reader that offers easy compatibility with many different retailers.

Lighting - One of the perks of using an eBook reader is being able to lay in bed at night without the need for a bedside lamp. Some eBook readers are back-lit, meaning that their screens are illuminated and can be read in the dark. However, back-lighting isn't for everyone. Try out a back-lit eBook reader before buying one; you can always clip a book light onto an eBook reader, too.

Capacity - The vast majority of eBook readers can hold thousands of books. If you're strictly looking at the most popular brands, you shouldn't have to worry about running out of space. Still, it never hurts to keep capacity in mind as you shop.

Size - It's important to strike a good balance when it comes to the size of an eBook reader. On the one hand, you don't want one that is uncomfortable to hold for long periods of time; on the other, you don't want one whose screen is too small to read comfortably. If possible, try out different eBook readers before making your purchase.

Font Size - The best eBook readers allow you to adjust the font size of an eBook with ease. This is especially important if you are susceptible to eye strain. Double-check to make sure that the eBook reader of your choice makes it easy to adjust font sizes.

Glare - Do you enjoy reading outside on a regular basis? If so, screen glare may be a legitimate concern. Certain eBook readers have exceptionally shiny screens that can be almost impossible to read in direct sunlight. Although anti-glare accessories are available, you may just want to choose an eBook reader whose screen is naturally easy to read when you're in the sun.

By keeping the preceding points in mind, you should be able to find an eBook reader that will keep you happy for many years to come.

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