|Product||Kobo Glo||Kobo Aura||Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader (Wi-Fi)||Kobo eReader|
|Price||$138.15||$160.88||$119.00||$59.99 to $114.95||Available direct from Borders. $149.99 w/ Free Shipping|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars||4 stars||2 stars|
|Average user rating||3 stars||0 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||1.5 stars|
|Release date||October 14, 2012||August 27, 2013||September 30, 2013||Info unavailable||June 17, 2010|
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The Kobo Glo is an excellent Kindle alternative, especially for readers seeking EPUB compatibility and international options.
With its more portable design, the Kobo Aura is a worthwhile -- albeit pricier -- Kindle Paperwhite alternative for EPUB fans who don't want to be tied to Amazon's proprietary ecosystem.
While the "all-new" Paperwhite may seem like an unspectacular upgrade on the surface, it's a clear improvement over the original Paperwhite and arguably the best e-reader currently available.
The new touch-screen Nook is a major advancement over its predecessor and offers some real advantages over the 2010 Kindle.
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.
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