E-readers

Kobo Aura
REVIEW

Kobo Aura

With its more portable design, the Kobo Aura is a worthwhile -- albeit pricier -- Kindle Paperwhite alternative for EPUB fans who don't want to be tied to Amazon's proprietary ecosystem.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 17, 2013

MSRP: $149.99

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
REVIEW

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2013)

While the "all-new" Paperwhite may seem like an unspectacular upgrade on the surface, it's a clear improvement over the original Paperwhite and arguably the best e-reader currently available.

4 stars Editors' rating on September 27, 2013
3.6 stars User rating out of 9 votes
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

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Kobo Glo
REVIEW

Kobo Glo (black)

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

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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

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Sony Reader PRS-T2
REVIEW

Sony Reader PRS-T2 (black)

The Sony PRS-T2 is a perfectly good touch-screen e-reader whose only sin is that it doesn't have any competitive advantages over Amazon's and Barnes & Noble's e-readers.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 29, 2012
1 star User rating out of 1 vote

MSRP: $129.99

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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

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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

MSRP: $119.00

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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

MSRP: $249.99

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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

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