E-readers

Amazon Kindle
REVIEW

Amazon Kindle ( fall 2011)

Amazon has slimmed down the Kindle to make it even more affordable, without cutting too many corners. It's a bargain that will let you enjoy the best ebook ecosystem around.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on 3 October 2011

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Samsung E60
REVIEW

Samsung E60

The Samsung E60 ebook reader is simply too expensive and too difficult to use. If you're after a smooth design and higher functionality, get yourself an Amazon Kindle instead.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on 15 November 2010

Typical price: £199.00

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Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-650
EDITORS' TAKE

Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-650

The 6-inch touchscreen-sporting Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-650 gives you everything you could want from an ebook reader. If you're not bothered about music or expandable memory, its smaller sibling -- the Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350 -- is a more attractive proposition.

3.5 stars User rating out of 4 votes

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Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350
EDITORS' TAKE

Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350

The addition of a touchscreen makes the 5-inch Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350 a very slick little ebook reader.

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ViewSonic VEB612
REVIEW

ViewSonic VEB612

The ViewSonic VEB612 is small and light, and its design is quite attractive, but the software is far too buggy for us to recommend this device at the moment, especially given its high price tag. We'd advise those looking for a similar-sized ebook reader to check out one of Sony's models instead

3 stars Editors' rating on 15 January 2010
2.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

Typical price: £260.00

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Iriver Story eBook
REVIEW

Iriver Story eBook

Ever wanted a device that can let you read books, listen to music and record voice memos? Chances are you probably haven't. But, if you have, then the iriver Story may be the gadget for you. And, as it happens, it's actually a pretty good ebook reader into the bargain

3 stars Editors' rating on 4 January 2010
3 stars User rating out of 1 vote

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Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300
REVIEW

Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300

The Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300 is our favourite ebook reader among those currently on the UK market. It lacks advanced functionality, but it delivers an affordable and highly satisfying digital reading experience

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 29 October 2009

Typical price: £170.00

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Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600
REVIEW

Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600

In many ways, we prefer the Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600 to Amazon's Kindle. But it's a more expensive product and its glossy screen detracts too much from the reading experience. It's a capable device, and a good choice for students, but we prefer most competing ebook readers overall

3 stars Editors' rating on 29 October 2009
1 star User rating out of 1 vote

Typical price: £240.00

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Amazon Kindle
REVIEW

Amazon Kindle ( international version)

The Kindle itself is a smashing piece of kit, but Amazon's digital bookstore just isn't ready for us to invest in. Using competing bookstores with the Kindle isn't possible and we couldn't find a single one of the 15 books we searched for. Grudgingly, we have to recommend more flexible ebook readers, despite the Kindle's impressive capabilities

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 29 October 2009

Typical price: £220.00

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Elonex eBook
REVIEW

Elonex eBook

The Elonex eBook has a lovely screen and lightweight chassis, but it's let down by fiddly controls, slow, buggy software and an anorexic features list. It's no match for Sony's venerable, metal-clad Reader PRS-505, let alone the Kindle, which is expected to arrive in the UK soon

3 stars Editors' rating on 4 August 2009
0 stars User rating out of 1 vote

Typical price: £190.00