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Updated: Dec 11, 2018 23:14
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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 4 (2018)

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

23 expert reviews

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Amazon Kindle Oasis

I get it. Amazon wants to prove that its Kindle brand has a place in the premium gadget market...

92 expert reviews | 82 user reviews

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alaScore 98

Amazon Kindle Voyage

With an impressive high-resolution display and a vast content catalog to match, the Kindle Voyage...

63 expert reviews | 797 user reviews

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alaScore 98

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 97

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...

51 expert reviews | 9380 user reviews

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alaScore 97

Amazon Kindle 8 (8th Gen, 2016)

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

12 expert reviews | 516 user reviews

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alaScore 97

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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alaScore 96

Kobo Glo HD

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

31 expert reviews | 291 user reviews

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alaScore 96

Kobo Aura H2O (2014)

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

45 expert reviews | 731 user reviews

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (1st Gen, 2012)

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

56 expert reviews | 121 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...

65 expert reviews | 6865 user reviews

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alaScore 95

Amazon Kindle

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

154 expert reviews | 47805 user reviews

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alaScore 95

Kobo Aura (N514)

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

41 expert reviews | 673 user reviews

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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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Amazon Kindle 7 (2014)

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

22 expert reviews | 58 user reviews

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alaScore 93

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

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

37 expert reviews | 307 user reviews

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alaScore 93

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 93

Amazon Kindle Touch

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

71 expert reviews | 15232 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...

72 expert reviews | 3063 user reviews

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alaScore 92

Kobo Aura HD

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

44 expert reviews | 159 user reviews

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alaScore 92

Kobo Glo

At $130, the Kobo Glo costs $10 more than the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight, $10 more than the...

39 expert reviews | 660 user reviews

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alaScore 91

Amazon Kindle 3 / 3G

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

46 expert reviews | 149 user reviews

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#23
alaScore 91

Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight

At $140, the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight is a bit pricy, considering the Nook Simple Touch...

21 expert reviews | 164 user reviews

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alaScore 91

Sony Reader PRS-T2

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

47 expert reviews | 467 user reviews

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alaScore 91

Kobo eReader Touch

When it first announced the launch of its eReader Touch Edition late last month, Kobo referred to...

47 expert reviews | 728 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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