E-readers

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
REVIEW

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite ( 2015)

The Kindle Paperwhite gets an HD screen, and while it isn't as big an upgrade as you'd think, it's a welcome addition, incrementally enhancing the Kindle reading experience.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 6, 2015
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
Amazon Kindle Voyage
REVIEW

Amazon Kindle Voyage

The Kindle Voyage is Amazon's best e-reader to date, and probably the best e-reader ever -- but it doesn't come cheap.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on October 20, 2014
4.3 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Amazon Kindle
REVIEW

Amazon Kindle ( 2014)

For those who can live without an integrated light, the Kindle (2014) offers the full Kindle e-ink e-reading experience with little compromise for a budget price.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 10, 2014
Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight
REVIEW

Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight

While it doesn't necessarily beat the Kindle Paperwhite, the $119 Nook GlowLight is an excellent e-reader that's strongly worth considering if you don't want to buy into the Amazon ecosystem.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 6, 2013
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
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
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
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
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
Sony Reader PRS-T2
REVIEW

Sony Reader PRS-T2 ( white)

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
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
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
Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1WC
REVIEW

Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1WC ( white)

While there's no compelling reason to buy it over the Kindle Touch, the Sony Reader Wi-Fi is a very solid e-reader.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 17, 2011
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
Iriver Story HD
REVIEW

Iriver Story HD

The Iriver Story HD is a decent e-reader for fans of Google Books, but it's tough to recommend over its identically priced competitors, which offer touch screens and 3G.

3 stars Editors' rating on July 27, 2011
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
Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader
REVIEW

Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader ( Wi-Fi)

The new touch-screen Nook is a major advancement over its predecessor and offers some real advantages over the 2010 Kindle.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 31, 2011
4.3 stars User rating out of 8 votes