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Kindle Voyage Review

  • Great Screen
  • Slim Profile
  • Excellent overall reading ecosystem
  • Expensive
  • No expandable storage
  • More locked down ecosystem than competing readers

Kobo Aura H20 Review

  • Waterproof
  • Bright screen
  • Comfortable to hold
  • Less browser-friendly store
  • Wide bezels
Our Score 8.5
User Score 10

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2013) Review

  • Comfortable design
  • Excellent display and reading light
  • Great software offerings and book extras
  • Speedy performance
  • Base price includes advertising
  • No microSD card slot
  • DRM and file format restrictions lock you to…
Our Score 9
User Score 0

Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight Review

  • Screen is more pixel dense with deeper contrast
  • GlowLight is brighter
  • Speedy, responsive performance
  • No physical page turn buttons
  • No improvements to the software or extras
  • No MicroSD card slot
  • Little space for non-B&N ebooks and files
  • GlowLight still uneven

Kobo Aura HD Review

  • Excellent high-res screen
  • Light evenly distributed on the screen
  • Comfortable design
  • Includes browser and games
  • Design doesn't feel premium
  • Text washes out when light is at full brightness
  • Light is somewhat harsh
  • Screen doesn't respond consistently

Kobo Glo Review

  • Light is evenly distributed on the screen
  • High quality E Ink display
  • Light and slim design
  • Plenty of font, size, and page design options
  • Text washes out when light is at full brightness
  • Light is somewhat harsh
  • On-device bookstore tough to navigate

Kobo Mini Review

  • Light and comfortable
  • Size is good for small hands
  • Lots of control over text inside eBooks
  • Touch-controlled and easy to use
  • Access to eBook sources beyond Kobo's store
  • E Ink screen doesn't offer as much contrast as the…
  • Could use faster performance

Sony Reader PRS-T2 Review

  • Improved screen refresh and contrast
  • Touch capability
  • microSD support
  • Facebook and Evernote support
  • Two months of battery life
  • No light-up screen
  • Higher price than competitors
  • Touch interface not as user-friendly as…
  • Screen refreshes can leave behind dirty screen
  • Must tether to PC to get updates
  • DRM book selection

Editor eReader Reviews

Despite the deluge of tablets, there are still really sound reasons for owning an e-reader; they're affordable and dependable, they save huge amounts of space, and they keep poor, precious trees from being cut down just to feed your voracious reading habits. Still, buying one of these devices isn't as easy as it used to be. Bells and whistles -- like lights and touch screens -- are proliferating, and while Kindle still dominates the space new offerings from Sony, Kobo, Nook, and many others are all worth a look. You're going to be staring at this thing for years; let us help you find one that deserves the attention.

For more tips check out our e-reader buying guide and our picks for the best e-readers available.