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E-reader reviews and Buying guides

Author: Nicolas ᚚ

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✅ On this website, you'll find comprehensive reviews based on our hands-on experience with each e-reader (that is why you won't find every e-reader reviewed here).

☑️ We partner with manufacturers and retailers to bring you in-depth reviews of the latest e-readers, often keeping the review units in our collection.

You can find all the e-reader reviews published on the site on this page:

  1. Onyx Boox Note Air3 C ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (reviewed in 2024)
  2. Kobo Libra Colour ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (reviewed in 2024)
  3. Kobo Clara Colour⭐⭐⭐⭐ (reviewed in 2024)
  4. Bigme S6 Color+ ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (reviewed in 2024)
  5. Pocketbook Verse Pro ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (reviewed in 2023)
  6. Pocketbook Verse ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (reviewed in 2023)
  7. Pocketbook InkPad 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2 (reviewed in 2023)
  8. Kindle ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (reviewed in 2022)
  9. Kindle Paperwhite 6.8 inch ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (reviewed in 2021)
  10. Meebook P78 Pro ⭐⭐⭐ (reviewed in 2022)
  11. Woxter Scriba 195 S (clone of Y-Ben Mini) review ⭐⭐⭐ (reviewed in 2023)

Old e-readers

  1. Kobo Clara 2E ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (reviewed in 2022)
  2. Kobo Nia ⭐⭐⭐ (reviewed in 2020)
  3. Kobo Libra 2 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (reviewed in 2021)

Best guides about e-readers

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You will be able to find all the guides published on the site and the Youtube channel on this page:

The best e-readers

The site offers many contents and guides that will help you find your way among the many models available from Kobo, Kindle, Nook or Pocketbook.

In order to help you as soon as possible, we have made a selection of the best articles on e-readers:

  • Kobo e-reader : comparison and guide of Kobo e-readers
  • Kindle e-reader : guide and comparison of Kindle e-readers
  • Pocketbook e-reader : guides of Pocketbook e-reader models
  • Free audiobooks : download free audiobooks
  • Download free ebooks : all the good addresses to download free ebooks - see also this video on how to download free books

If you're not sure which brand of e-reader to choose, you can check out our guide that shows you the differences between Kobo and Kindle to make the right choice.

You should also have a look at this page : KOBO vs KINDLE vs POCKETBOOK vs NOOK: how to CHOOSE?

The best e-reader brands: Kindle, Kobo, Pocketbook and Nook

If you are looking at this page, it means that you are interested in buying a e-reader or that you want to know more about the different models available and the different brands.

There are a few brands of e-readers available in the USA. If you want to buy a e-reader, here are the brands you should choose:

  • Kobo , such as the Kobo Nia, the Kobo Libra 2 or the Kobo Clara 2E
  • Kindle, the e-readers of this brand are exclusive to Amazon such as the Kindle Paperwhite, the Kindle Oasis or the Kindle Scribe
  • Pocketbook, like the Pocketbook Verse, Verse Pro, the Pocketbook Inkpad Color 3 or the InkPad 4
  • Nook, an e-reader brand by Barnes & Nobles

In the USA, the most popular e-reader brands are Kindle (Amazon), Kobo, Nook and Pocketbook. You should also have a look at this page : KOBO vs KINDLE vs POCKETBOOK vs NOOK: how to CHOOSE?

Ereader or printed book: pros and cons

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E-readers are electronic devices, and it may not necessarily seem worthwhile to use an e-reader to read instead of a book.

But, there are many advantages to reading on e-readers:

  • Ebooks (electronic books) are cheaper than paper books
  • You can hold a e-reader with one hand
  • The fonts can be very large which is useful for people with vision problems
  • You can carry thousands of books in one device
  • etc
  • If you want to know all the advantages of using a e-reader to read, you can check this article: top reasons to use a e-reader to read ebooks.

In addition to visually impaired people who need large characters to read (and therefore a reader), we can also use a font like OpenDyslexic which should allow dyslexic people to read more easily on a reader than on a paper book.

It is not necessarily a miracle solution, but it has proven itself in many cases. So you can try it!

However, you don't have to read exclusively on a e-reader.

I think that e-readers can't replace paper reading. But, the two are perfectly complementary. So, I have collections of paper books that I don't have on e-reader. See also : https://world-of-ereader.com/ebook-vs-paper-book.html.

But if I want to take something to read on a trip or on the subway, bus or train, it's much easier to carry a 6-inch e-reader, which is thin, light and takes up less space than a paper book.

The other advantage of the e-reader is that you can access classic literature for free. The texts in the public domain are available for download for e-reader without having to pay money.

See this page if you want to download free ebooks: Download free ebook, comics and audio books on the Internet

So, if you like classic authors, you should invest in a e-reader. Even if you pay $150 for your e-reader, you'll pay back your investment very quickly with the free books you read.

If you read a lot, you can also turn to unlimited reading subscriptions. For example, you have the Kindle subscription for Amazon e-readers. For about $10 per month, you will have access to thousands of digital books for download. If you really read a lot, this can again quickly pay off.

You can access every articles of the websites here.

What criteria should you use to choose your e-reader?

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Now that you know more, you may want to buy a e-reader But first, you need to ask yourself the right questions to make sure you're making the right choice.

Don't forget that you can check out the complete and detailed e-reader buying guide.

Here are some criteria you can take into account when choosing your e-reader:

Price: what budget do you have? You can have a good e-reader for $129,99 and an exceptional model for more than $200. But you can also start from $99,99.

Screen size: e-reader screen sizes start at 6 inches, but you can go up to 10 inches. A 6-inch e-reader is more portable, but an 8-inch e-reader offers more reading comfort.

Lighting: Many e-readers have lighting for reading at night. The latest e-readers even have a blue light filter.

Text-to-speech: if you want to try text-to-speech, you should know that very few e-readers can read text!

Waterproof: do you read a lot by the pool or in the square? Then you should consider waterproof readers, which are more expensive but more solid.

Color: e-readers with color screens are available, although these models are still expensive and few in number. There is the Pocketbook Inkpad Color 3 for example which is available in the US.

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