|Product||Kobo eReader||Kobo Aura||Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight|
|Price||$149.99||$178.54||$119.00||$59.99 to $119.99|
|CNET editors' rating||2 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||1.5 stars||0 stars||3.5 stars||3 stars|
|Release date||June 17, 2010||August 27, 2013||September 30, 2013||Info unavailable|
|Bottom line|| |
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.
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 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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