E-readers

Kobo Glo HD
REVIEW

Kobo Glo HD

Though its store still has room to grow, the Kobo e-reader offers a smooth, simple and user-friendly experience at a competitive price point.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 21, 2015

MSRP: $130.00

Kobo Mini
REVIEW

Kobo Mini

The affordable Kobo Mini is a likable touch-screen e-ink e-reader that's too small for some and not quite small enough for others.

3 stars Editors' rating on January 28, 2013
3.1 stars User rating out of 5 votes

MSRP: $79.99

Kobo Glo
REVIEW

Kobo Glo ( silver)

The Kobo Glo is an excellent Kindle alternative, especially for readers seeking EPUB compatibility and international options.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 21, 2012
3.3 stars User rating out of 2 votes

MSRP: $129.99

Amazon Kindle
REVIEW

Amazon Kindle ( 2012, special offers)

The $69 Amazon Kindle is an excellent no-frills e-book reader for anyone who’s willing to forgo a built-in light or a touch screen.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 13, 2012
3.7 stars User rating out of 3 votes

MSRP: $69.00

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G
REVIEW

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G

With an excellent built-in light and Amazon's best-in-class e-book selection, the Kindle Paperwhite rises to the top of the e-reader pack.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on September 6, 2012

MSRP: $199.00

Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight
REVIEW

Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight

The Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight sets the standard for e-ink e-readers going forward and is well worth the extra money if you do a lot of nighttime reading.

4 stars Editors' rating on April 23, 2012
3.4 stars User rating out of 14 votes
Kobo Vox
REVIEW

Kobo Vox ( green)

While it's relatively affordable, the Kobo Vox is a truly unexceptional Android tablet, with nothing to recommend it over the identically priced Kindle Fire.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on December 13, 2011
Amazon Kindle Touch
REVIEW

Amazon Kindle Touch ( with Special Offers, Wi-Fi)

The Kindle Touch is Amazon's best e-reader to date.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 16, 2011
4 stars User rating out of 5 votes

MSRP: $99.00

Amazon Kindle 2011
REVIEW

Amazon Kindle 2011 ( with Special Offers, Wi-Fi)

If you don't want to spend the extra $20 to upgrade to the forthcoming touch-screen version, the entry-level 2011 Kindle is a great choice for an ultraportable and superaffordable no-frills e-ink reader.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on September 29, 2011
4.5 stars User rating out of 4 votes

MSRP: $79.00

Kobo eReader Touch Edition
REVIEW

Kobo eReader Touch Edition ( lavender)

Though the Kobo eReader Touch Edition doesn't quite measure up to the Nook Touch or the Kindle, it's a respectable and affordable touch-screen e-reader with a lot of pluses.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 16, 2011
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote