E-readers offer a unique reading experience that is becoming increasingly popular with readers of all ages. We’ve found some of the best on the market to help take your reading to the next level.
What is an e-reader?
An e-reader is an electronic device designed for reading digital ebooks, newspapers, magazines, and more. They are very portable and offer easy one-handed reading and limitless book options.
Top 5 e-readers
Kindle Paperwhite E-reader
Amazon’s Choice for e-readers, the Kindle Paperwhite E-reader has a built-in adjustable light and fast performance. The glare-free screen has the highest resolution e-reader display and won’t tire your eyes out. You can also flip through books, save your place, share notes, and more.
A single charge can last up to six weeks. You can also enjoy the free Kindle app, unlimited reading on any device with Prime, and the lowest prices on millions of titles. There are also additional features and accessories available to customize your e-reader.
The best-selling Kindle is available in black or white. It’s PCMag’s Editor’s Choice pick and recommended by Business Insider, The Wirecutter, Digital Trends, CNET, and Tom’s Guide. It’s also backed by over 55,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. The standard Kindle E-reader Glare-Free Touchscreen Display is the most affordable Kindle option available and is also highly reviewed and recommended online.
Kobo Aura ONE
The Kobo Aura ONE was developed with Kobo’s customers’ comments in mind to ensure it offers the best solution for avid readers. The waterproof e-reader has 8GB storage, ComfortLight PRO blue-light night reading adjustments, unique front-light technology for better nighttime reading, and an extra large display. It’s Digital Trends’ Editor’s Choice pick and recommended by Business Insider, PCMag, and CNET.
Barnes & Noble NOOK GlowLight Plus E-reader
The waterproof, dustproof Barnes & Noble NOOK GlowLight Plus E-reader features GlowLight technology, which evenly disperses light for enhanced reading. The 6″ high-resolution, enhanced contrast 300-dpi screen has a built-in glare-, scratch- and fingerprint-resistant lens. The battery lasts up to six weeks on one charge. It’s also recommended by The Wirecutter, Business Insider, Digital Trends, PCMag, and CNET.
Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa
Amazon’s #1 best-seller in computers and accessories, the Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa is the cheapest option on our list, but offers the most. It has Alexa and millions of ebooks, apps, movies, and more, as well as unique features to help you customize your e-reader. The fast, responsive reader has front-facing and rear-facing cameras, high-contrast 7″ IPS display, and up to eight hours of mixed use battery life. You can also enjoy the free Kindle app, unlimited reading on any device with Prime, and the lowest prices on millions of titles. This upgraded tablet is also now thinner, lighter, and more durable.
This is available in various colors and in 8GB and 16GB, with options for up to 256GB of expandable storage. There are also limitless cases, accessories, and features to help upgrade and customize your tablet. The frequently recommended, best-selling tablet and e-reader has more than 25,000 five-star reviews on Amazon.
Kindle Oasis E-reader
The Kindle Oasis E-reader offers a thin, ergonomic design, an adaptive front light, tons of unique features, and up to 32GB storage. The waterproof, glare-free screen has the largest, highest resolution e-reader display and won’t tire your eyes out. You can flip through books, save your place, share notes, and more. It includes Audible and has various options to customize your e-reader.
The feature-packed device offers weeks of battery life with each charge. You can also enjoy the free Kindle app, unlimited reading on any device with Prime, and the lowest prices on millions of titles.
This is PC Mag’s Editors’ Choice pick and Digital Trends’ Editor’s Choice pick. It’s an Amazon’s Choice product and recommended by Business Insider, CNET, and Tom’s Guide. It’s also backed by over 2,500 five-star reviews on Amazon. The Kindle Voyage Ereader is another highly reviewed and recommended Kindle option.
And those are our recommendations for the best e-readers. As always, be sure to check Wise Bread’s Buying Calendar to learn when and how to buy just about anything!