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Updated: Apr 22, 2019 22:08
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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 4 (4th gen, 2018)

Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite has long been the go-to e-reader, and for good reason. It provides an...

27 expert reviews

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alaScore 99

Kobo Forma

At $280, the Kobo Forma is on the expensive side of ebook readers. While we wish the build...

8 expert reviews

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alaScore 98

Amazon Kindle Oasis (2nd gen, 2017, 7-inch)

The All-New Oasis packs all the most useful features of its predecessor, plus an even larger...

78 expert reviews | 81 user reviews

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alaScore 98

Kobo Clara HD

The Kobo Clara HD has all the features you’d expect, and then some, in an entry-level ebook...

12 expert reviews

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alaScore 97

Amazon Kindle Oasis (1st gen, 2016, 6-inch)

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

8 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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alaScore 97

Amazon Kindle Voyage

After living with the Kindle Voyage for a full week, two undeniable truths become apparent. First...

64 expert reviews | 797 user reviews

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alaScore 96

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3 (3rd gen, 2015)

This is the third Kindle Paperwhite in as many years, and it's the first to bring a dramatic...

52 expert reviews | 9389 user reviews

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alaScore 96

Kobo Aura One (2016)

I thought ebook readers couldn’t get any better than Amazon’s Kindle Oasis, but Kobo’s Aura One...

26 expert reviews | 156 user reviews

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alaScore 96

Amazon Kindle 8 (8th Gen, 2016)

While the 2016 Kindle isn't a huge improvement over its predecessor, it's a perfectly good e...

27 expert reviews | 572 user reviews

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alaScore 95

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2 (2nd gen, 2013/2014)

The Kindle Paperwhite isn’t a huge upgrade from the first generation, and it didn’t need to be...

64 expert reviews | 6865 user reviews

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alaScore 95

Kobo Glo HD

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

28 expert reviews | 291 user reviews

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alaScore 95

Kobo Aura H2O (2014)

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

43 expert reviews | 731 user reviews

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alaScore 95

Kobo Aura Edition 2

The Aura H2O is every bit as good as the original, but we would have liked to see better...

10 expert reviews | 1006 user reviews

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#14
alaScore 94

Kobo Aura H2O edition 2 (2017)

The new 2017 model of Kobo Aura H2O will be available to buy in the UK from May 22, with pre...

1 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

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alaScore 94

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (1st gen, 2012)

Left to right: the Kindle Paperwhite and the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight.

55 expert reviews | 121 user reviews

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alaScore 94

Kobo Aura (N514)

Kobo's built a terrific e-reader, but the high price is tough to justify.

38 expert reviews | 673 user reviews

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alaScore 94

Amazon Kindle 2 (2nd gen, 2009)

If you want a simple, effective ebook reader, the all-new Amazon Kindle is the best you can buy.

73 expert reviews | 404 user reviews

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alaScore 93

Amazon Kindle 4 (4th gen, 2011)

The latest Kindle forgoes bells and whistles such as a touchscreen or physical keyboard, making...

41 expert reviews | 315 user reviews

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alaScore 93

Amazon Kindle Touch

Amazon's first touchscreen reader isn't a revolution, but it's certainly enough to keep the...

70 expert reviews | 15668 user reviews

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alaScore 93

Amazon Kindle 7 (7th gen, 2014)

For those who can live without an integrated light, the Kindle (2014) offers the full Kindle e...

21 expert reviews | 94 user reviews

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alaScore 93

Barnes & Noble Nook

Ever since the first Nook debuted in 2009 each generation has improved on the last. Even when...

70 expert reviews | 3063 user reviews

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alaScore 92

Amazon Kindle 3 / 3G / Keyboard (3rd gen, 2010)

More eBook Reader Reviews: • Kobo Aura H2O• Kobo Aura One• Amazon Kindle• Amazon Kindle Oasis•...

63 expert reviews | 1470 user reviews

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#23
alaScore 92

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 | 93 user reviews

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alaScore 92

Kobo Aura HD

When Kobo first unveiled the Aura HD, it felt as though the company was shooting itself in the...

43 expert reviews | 159 user reviews

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alaScore 92

Kobo Glo

Kobo's got a solid e-reader on its hands, but the company may have already missed the boat.

38 expert reviews | 660 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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