Editors' Choice

We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here's the best of the best in ereaders.

Kobo Aura One review

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Our Score 9

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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
Our Score 7

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
Our Score 7

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
Our Score 7

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Review

  • Bright, high contrast screen
  • Front light
  • Battery life (2-8 weeks)
  • Improved touch interface
  • USB charging
  • DRM book selection
  • Non-compatible with other e-book stores
  • No expanded storage or microSD
Our Score 9

Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet Review

  • Better performance than Kindle Fire
  • Bright, vivid screen
  • Nice interface built around e-book reading
  • Good battery life for a tablet
  • microSD card slot
  • Battery life can't match E-Ink e-readers
  • App selection is limited
  • Fewer multimedia features than Kindle Fire
  • No cameras or Bluetooth
Our Score 8

Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with…

  • Readable in the dark (with GlowLight)
  • One-month battery life
  • Responsive infrared touchscreen
  • Support for ePub
  • microSD slot
  • Good refresh rate
  • GlowLight adds $40 to price
  • No speakers
  • Navigation buttons a bit confusing
  • No DOC or TXT file support
Our Score 8.5

Amazon Kindle Fire Review

  • Easy to set up
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to explain
  • Simple design
  • Cheap price
  • Great content
  • Portable
  • No microSD, Bluetooth, camera
  • Can get oddly sluggish here and there
  • Needs more RAM
  • Small 7-inch screen
Our Score 8.5

Spring Design Alex Review

  • Sharp e-ink screen, vibrant color LCD
  • Displays Web pages on the e-ink display
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Plentiful selection of free books
  • Familiar Android operating system
  • Surprisingly loud speakers
  • Currently no paid bookstore
  • Overpriced
  • No 3G available yet
  • Feels cheaper than the Nook
  • Hiss in audio, choppy YouTube playback
  • Unimpressive battery life with screen in use
  • 2.5mm headphone jack
Our Score 6.5