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Updated: Jul 2, 2022 16:31
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#1
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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2021)

“The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite ticks all the major boxes with USB-C, a bigger screen, and an...

21 expert reviews

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alaScore 99

Pocketbook Inkpad

The large, sharp and bright screen is fantastic to read on. There is something special about a...

8 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

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#3
alaScore 98

kobo sage

Do you really need to carry a device that's just for reading books?

6 expert reviews

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alaScore 98

Onyx Boox Note Air 2

No other E Ink tablet offers the build quality and software flexibility of the 10-inch Onyx Boox...

2 expert reviews

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alaScore 97

Amazon Kindle Oasis (3rd gen, 2019, 7-inch)

The All-new Oasis remains the ultimate Kindle. Its level of luxury is unparalleled in the e...

24 expert reviews

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alaScore 96

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...

36 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

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#7
alaScore 96

Kobo Elipsa

The Kobo Elipsa's razor-sharp 10.3-inch display is perfect for displaying large-format books and...

4 expert reviews

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alaScore 95

Amazon Kindle (10th gen, 2019, 6-Inch)

After years in the darkness, the more affordable Kindle finally gets an illuminated display. This...

19 expert reviews | 16 user reviews

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alaScore 95

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...

74 expert reviews | 83 user reviews

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alaScore 95

Onyx Boox Note Air

The Onyx Boox Note Air is a well-priced, well-built, and extremely flexible E Ink tablet for...

2 expert reviews

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#11
alaScore 95

PocketBook InkPad Color

The PocketBook InkPad Color is a great-looking color ebook reader, but page turns are slow and it...

5 expert reviews

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#12
alaScore 94

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...

54 expert reviews | 7301 user reviews

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#13
alaScore 94

Kobo Clara HD

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

17 expert reviews

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#14
alaScore 94

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (1st gen, 2012)

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

60 expert reviews | 120 user reviews

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alaScore 94

Kobo Nia

The entry-level Kobo Nia is a cute, compact way to read library books and EPUB files, but we...

8 expert reviews

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alaScore 94

Onyx Boox Nova3 Color

This nicely sized tablet has full Android, a stylus, and a color E Ink screen, but it's dimmer...

2 expert reviews

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#17
alaScore 93

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

This is the last Kindle review you'll ever need to read.

24 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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alaScore 93

Amazon Kindle Voyage

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

62 expert reviews | 795 user reviews

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alaScore 93

Kobo Aura One (2016)

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

25 expert reviews | 152 user reviews

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alaScore 93

Kobo Libra H2O

Bottom Line: The Kobo Libra H2O sets the bar for non-Amazon ebook readers with flexible format...

6 expert reviews

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#21
alaScore 93

Amazon Kindle 8 (8th Gen, 2016)

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

26 expert reviews | 569 user reviews

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#22
alaScore 92

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 | 6854 user reviews

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#23
alaScore 92

Kobo Glo HD

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

28 expert reviews | 289 user reviews

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#24
alaScore 92

Kobo Aura H2O (2014)

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

42 expert reviews | 727 user reviews

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#25
alaScore 92

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 | 1002 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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