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eReader Reviews

Updated: Feb 22, 2018 23:01
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Amazon Kindle Oasis

This is the smoothest, fastest, smartest e-reader Amazon's ever made. And it's waterproof!

47 expert reviews | 13 user reviews

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Amazon Kindle Voyage

You should probably get the Paperwhite, but I love the Voyage

57 expert reviews | 1164 user reviews

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Kobo Aura One

The Kobo Aura One may not make you want to ditch your Kindle, but it does have some...

20 expert reviews | 234 user reviews

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Kobo Aura H2O

No matter where you stand, $180 is still a lot to shell out for an ebook reader. If you don't...

37 expert reviews | 1611 user reviews

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3 (3rd Gen, 2015)

Despite the fact that its display lighting levels are adjustable, the latest Paperwhite lacks the...

53 expert reviews | 13045 user reviews

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Amazon Kindle 8 (8th Gen, 2016)

Amazon's latest Kindle is being presented as the company's most affordable e-reader ever. At £59...

13 expert reviews | 519 user reviews

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Kobo Glo HD

If you're not an Amazon fan, the Kobo Glo HD could be the e-reader you've been searching for.

30 expert reviews | 830 user reviews

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Kobo Aura Edition 2

The $130 Kobo Aura Edition 2 e-reader is an odd duck. It occupies the mid-point in the Kobo...

2 expert reviews | 1383 user reviews

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2 (2nd Gen, 2013)

Kindle Fire 8.9-inch and Front-lit Kindle eReader launching soon?

56 expert reviews | 3154 user reviews

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Amazon Kindle

The Kindle is an extremely promising platform, but until Amazon commits to building a migration...

160 expert reviews | 48070 user reviews

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (1st Gen, 2012)

The Wi-Fi-only Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is our favorite ebook reader, thanks to its bright, even...

50 expert reviews | 131 user reviews

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Pocketbook 626 Touch Lux 3

I've been expecting better. Browser is no use and I find it very disappointing, as it was one of...

5 expert reviews | 121 user reviews

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Kobo Aura HD

The Kobo Aura HD’s high-resolution screen improves the reading experience by making fonts crisp...

44 expert reviews | 236 user reviews

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Kobo Aura (N514)

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

32 expert reviews | 594 user reviews

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Amazon Kindle Touch

It might not have the buzz of the Fire, but Amazon's other touch-enabled eReader has plenty going...

61 expert reviews | 6366 user reviews

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Amazon Kindle 7 (2014)

Amazon has offered budget e-readers for years, but its newest Kindle now sports a touch screen...

20 expert reviews | 58 user reviews

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Kobo Glo

Kobo is not a name that's synonymous with e-readers in the U.S., but the company has seen some...

36 expert reviews | 807 user reviews

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Bookeen Cybook MUSE Frontlight

Those after great hardware and out to save some money should look no further than this entry...

2 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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Amazon Kindle 3 / 3G

The $189 Kindle 3G is an improvement over the already great Kindle 2. The combination of speed...

46 expert reviews | 149 user reviews

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Amazon Kindle 4 (4th gen, 2011, 6 inch)

An expansive selection of reading material from Amazon, long battery life, and an immersive...

34 expert reviews | 307 user reviews

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Kobo Aura H20

Even though the ebook reader seems to be fading fast, Kobo and Amazon are still producing high...

7 expert reviews

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Sony Reader PRS-T2

The Sony PRS-T2 is a perfectly good touch-screen e-reader whose only sin is that it doesn't have...

43 expert reviews | 872 user reviews

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Bookeen Cybook Odyssey

Overall it's a good device, though not quite as slick as the Kindle. It's also quite expensive.

16 expert reviews | 47 user reviews

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Barnes & Noble Nook

The new Nook GlowLight Plus probably isn't going to make any converts out of Amazon's Kindle...

69 expert reviews | 3940 user reviews

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Kobo Touch 2.0

The Kobo Touch 2.0 is an excellent starting point for new eReader users.

3 expert reviews | 80 user reviews


    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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