E-readers

Amazon Kindle Keyboard 3G
REVIEW

Amazon Kindle Keyboard 3G (with Special Offers, graphite)

The third-generation Kindle's winning combination of noteworthy upgrades--an improved screen, better battery life, lighter weight, and lower price--vaults it to the top of the e-book reader category.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 22, 2010
Pandigital Novel Color Multimedia eReader
REVIEW

Pandigital Novel Color Multimedia eReader

The feature set of the affordable Pandigital Novel looks good on paper, but this color e-book reader and multimedia device is hobbled by its extremely slow performance and unresponsive touch screen.

2 stars Editors' rating on August 17, 2010

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Amazon Kindle DX
REVIEW

Amazon Kindle DX (white)

Though it has a hard time competing with Apple's iPad in terms of functionality, the less-expensive 2010 Kindle DX will appeal to those looking for a large, dedicated e-reader with an e-ink display.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 2, 2010
0 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Kobo eReader
REVIEW

Kobo eReader

The Kobo eReader isn't a bad little basic e-book reader, but it's just not a compelling deal now that the more full-featured Barnes & Noble Nook has matched its low price.

2 stars Editors' rating on July 8, 2010
1 star User rating out of 17 votes
Sony Reader Daily Edition PRS-900BC
REVIEW

Sony Reader Daily Edition PRS-900BC

Though there's a lot to like about the Daily Edition, the dazzle of Sony's first e-reader to integrate cellular wireless connectivity is diminished by its lackluster screen and high price tag.

3 stars Editors' rating on January 26, 2010

MSRP: $399.99

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Barnes & Noble Nook
REVIEW

Barnes & Noble Nook (Wi-Fi)

The Nook Wi-Fi doesn't quite measure up to the Kindle in terms of design and overall performance, but it's a worthy alternative if you're looking for a more open e-reader that supports the EPUB format.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 24, 2010
Amazon Kindle
REVIEW

Amazon Kindle (global wireless, 2009 version)

While the new internationalized Kindle looks exactly like the earlier U.S.-only model, this e-reader, which uses AT&T's data network for wireless access, represents an incremental improvement to the Kindle line--just as serious competition is ramping up in the e-book market.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 7, 2009

MSRP: $189.00

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Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600RC
REVIEW

Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600RC (red)

While it's an improvement to the company's previous touch-screen model, Sony's Reader Touch Edition PRS-600 is saddled with a screen that's short on contrast and prone to glare--and it lacks the wireless convenience of Amazon's identically priced Kindle.

3 stars Editors' rating on September 11, 2009
Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300
REVIEW

Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300 (silver)

While Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300 has a basic feature set, its $200 price tag, compact size, and Epub file compatibility make it an appealing e-book reader.

3 stars Editors' rating on September 8, 2009
2.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Sony Reader Digital Book PRS-700BC
REVIEW

Sony Reader Digital Book PRS-700BC

The PRS-700 takes one step forward for Sony digital readers--and a couple leaps back.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 25, 2008

MSRP: $349.99

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