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eReader Reviews

Updated: Jul 24, 2014 23:53
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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

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

71 expert reviews | 3821 user reviews

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alaScore 99

Amazon Kindle

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alaScore 98

Kobo Aura (N514)

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

18 expert reviews | 29 user reviews

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alaScore 98

Barnes & Noble nook

The GlowLight has a much nicer display than the last-gen model, but other e-readers still offer...

87 expert reviews | 3386 user reviews

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alaScore 97

KOBO N204

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

17 expert reviews | 21 user reviews

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alaScore 97

Kobo Glo

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

26 expert reviews | 348 user reviews

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alaScore 96

Amazon Kindle Fire

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

48 expert reviews | 1019 user reviews

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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 | 375 user reviews

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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 | 94 user reviews

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alaScore 95

Bookeen Cybook Odyssey

Can this touch-ready eBook give the Kindle a run for its money?

13 expert reviews | 15 user reviews

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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...

37 expert reviews | 539 user reviews

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Kobo Mini

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

17 expert reviews | 111 user reviews

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alaScore 94

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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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...

36 expert reviews | 97 user reviews

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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...

19 expert reviews | 1257 user reviews

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alaScore 92

Trekstor Pyrus

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

4 expert reviews | 20 user reviews

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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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alaScore 91

Pocketbook Touch 622

After a year of moderate use the screen started flashing on and off. Customer service is horrible...

5 expert reviews | 107 user reviews

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Sony PRS-T1

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

11 expert reviews | 577 user reviews

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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 | 297 user reviews

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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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alaScore 90

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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alaScore 89

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

I am having so much fun with my new Kindle. I don't have to carry around several books, in case I...

10 user reviews

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alaScore 89

Kindle Keyboard 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display - includes Special...

I am having so much fun with my new Kindle. I don't have to carry around several books, in case I...

10 user reviews

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alaScore 89

Kindle Keyboard, Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display - includes Special Offers...

I am having so much fun with my new Kindle. I don't have to carry around several books, in case I...

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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