|Product||Kobo eReader||Kobo Aura||Kobo Glo||Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight|
|Price||$149.99||MSRP: $149.99||$142.52||$119.00||$69.99 to $119.99|
|CNET editors' rating||2 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||1.5 stars||0 stars||3 stars||3.5 stars||3 stars|
|Release date||June 17, 2010||August 27, 2013||October 14, 2012||September 30, 2013||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.
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.
The Kobo Glo is an excellent Kindle alternative, especially for readers seeking EPUB compatibility and international options.
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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