|Product||Kobo eReader||Kobo Glo||Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers)||Kobo Mini||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight|
|CNET editors' rating||2 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars||3 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||2 stars||5 stars||4 stars||4.5 stars||3 stars|
|Release date||June 17, 2010||October 14, 2012||October 1, 2012||October 12, 2012||Info unavailable|
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The Kobo eReader isn't a bad little basic e-book reader, but it's just not a compelling deal now that the more full-featured Barnes & Noble Nook has matched its low price.
The Kobo Glo is an excellent Kindle alternative, especially for readers seeking EPUB compatibility and international options.
With an excellent built-in light and Amazon's best-in-class e-book selection, the Kindle Paperwhite rises to the top of the e-reader pack.
The affordable Kobo Mini is a likable touch-screen e-ink e-reader that's too small for some and not quite small enough for others.
The Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight sets the standard for e-ink e-readers going forward and is well worth the extra money if you do a lot of nighttime reading.
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