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Updated: Feb 7, 2016 08:59
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Amazon Kindle Voyage

Amazon already had the best e-reader on the market with the Paperwhite. Amazon raises the bar...

47 expert reviews | 707 user reviews

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3 (3rd Generation, 2015)

The Kindle Paperwhite gets an HD screen, and while it isn't as big an upgrade as you'd think...

27 expert reviews | 11393 user reviews

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Kobo Glo HD

Though its store still has room to grow, the Kobo e-reader offers a smooth, simple and user...

21 expert reviews | 142 user reviews

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Kobo Aura H2O

Conclusions The Kobo Aura H2O is an excellent ebook reader, but it doesn't take our Editors'...

23 expert reviews | 149 user reviews

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2 (2nd Generation, 2013)

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

58 expert reviews | 2779 user reviews

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Kobo Aura (N514)

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

28 expert reviews | 527 user reviews

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Amazon Kindle 6 (2014)

Bookworms on a budget will find the Amazon Kindle e-reader a real bargain.

16 expert reviews | 28 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 | 305 user reviews

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Amazon Kindle Touch

Amazon's Kindle Touch is a very capable touch-screen ebook reader, but when it comes to price...

57 expert reviews | 3818 user reviews

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Kobo Aura HD

Yet, Kobo lives on — not just surviving, but thriving. The Japanese company's success in the e...

39 expert reviews | 257 user reviews

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (1st Generation, 2012)

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

45 expert reviews | 40 user reviews

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Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight

The Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight's built-in light makes it the best e-reader you can buy today.

21 expert reviews | 157 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...

66 expert reviews | 3366 user reviews

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Kobo Glo

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

33 expert reviews | 645 user reviews

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Pocketbook Basic 2

excellent! quick delivery

2 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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Amazon Kindle 5

The $69 base version of the Amazon Kindle is even better than before, thanks to a price drop and...

15 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

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Amazon Kindle

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

124 expert reviews | 48043 user 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...

38 expert reviews | 526 user reviews

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Trekstor Pyrus 2 LED

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

6 expert reviews | 134 user reviews

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Amazon Kindle Keyboard

Between library lending, friend-to-friend lending, social sharing, access to more than 1 million...

37 expert reviews | 1810 user reviews

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Sony PRS-T1

Sony finally comes down to earth with the Reader Wi-Fi, a $150 ebook reader that compares well...

22 expert reviews | 672 user reviews

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Kobo eReader Touch

The Kobo eReader Touch Edition brings a nice touch interface and a small footprint to Kobo's...

45 expert reviews | 802 user reviews

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Barnes & Noble Nook HD (BNTV400)

The Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ is a good choice for book lovers, but its smaller 7-inch sibling is a...

18 expert reviews | 57 user reviews

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Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch

An E Ink reader you can use in the dark? Yep. Barnes & Noble delivers the first ebook reader with...

20 expert reviews | 802 user reviews

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Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350

Sony hat seinem E-Book-Reader Pocker Edition ein Upgrade gegönnt: neben dem neuen 5-Zoll E Ink...

31 expert reviews | 1172 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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