Avid readers have the tough choice between picking a dedicated e-reader or a more capable tablet. The best pick is ultimately up to your personal preference, and, with the release of a few new premium e-readers, the decision has never been harder to make.
Click through the gallery for our selection of top e-readers and reader-friendly tablets.
Amazon's Kindle devices exemplify how an e-reader can truly trump a traditional book. The Kindle Voyage is no exception and reigns as the most premium e-reader on the market.
Its design is comfortably lightweight, with a sleek flush glass front and a magnesium back, and the sharp contrast of the e-ink screen is easy on the eyes. There's also a backlight, for reading in dark environments, and, as a Kindle-branded tablet, it features access to Amazon's extensive e-book ecosystem.
Even Amazon's line of Fire tablets takes heavy readers into consideration. The 6-inch Fire HD is a super-compact slate with access to Amazon's e-book ecosystem at a bargain basement price.
The Amazon Fire HD 6 fits perfectly in one hand, and bookworms on-the-go will appreciate how easy it is to pack, but any Fire tablet can double as a solid reading partner, especially if paired with a Kindle Unlimited subscription.
Barnes and Noble teamed up with Samsung for its latest Nook tablet. It's basically a 7-inch Galaxy Tab 4 that's packed with software features for a more reader-oriented experience.
With the purchase of the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, you get three free movies and books, as well as trial subscriptions to a few magazines. There's also access to Barnes and Noble's Nook apps, not to mention the full breadth of what the Google Play store has to offer.
If you're interested in a powerful tablet that can moonlight as a reading device, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is one of the best Android options.
It's superslim and lightweight, making it easy to transport, and its bright OLED display features deep contrast levels for dark blacks. Magazine readers will revel in the colorfully vibrant display that brings lifelike clarity to images and HD video. Samsung's Magazine UX is also geared toward having all of your favorite reads only a simple swipe away.
Apple doesn't offer an e-reader, but the iPad Mini 3 is the next best option. Its 7.9-inch screen has a 4:3 aspect ratio, better for reading than the 16:9 screens most tablets sport, and its high-end design makes it one of the most premium small tablets available.
The newest iPad Mini 3, which now includes a TouchID fingerprint scanner, ships with Apple's iBook store. It isn't as extensive as Amazon's, but it still offers the latest bestsellers and magazines.
If you have an affinity for reading in the bathtub, the Kobo Aura H20 should shoot to the top of your list.
The waterproof e-reader features a premium build that can be immersed in water up to 1m (3 feet) deep for 30 minutes. It also comes with a backlight for reading in dark environments and a microSD card expansion slot for loading your own books.