E Ink E-readers

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
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
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
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
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
Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1RC
REVIEW

Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1RC ( red)

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

MSRP: $129.99

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
Sony Reader Daily Edition PRS-950SC
REVIEW

Sony Reader Daily Edition PRS-950SC ( silver)

Sony's flagship e-reader, the Daily Edition PRS-950, is a capable, well-designed e-reader that offers both Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity--but at $300, it's too expensive.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 3, 2011
3.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

MSRP: $299.99

Kobo Wireless eReader
REVIEW

Kobo Wireless eReader ( WiFi, lilac)

Though the Kobo Wireless eReader is a serviceable e-book reader with built-in Wi-Fi, it's worth spending the extra money to get the Kindle or the Nook instead.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on January 24, 2011

MSRP: $139.00