|Product||Kobo Glo||Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight||Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight||Kobo Aura|
|Price||$132.61||$119.00||$69.99 to $119.99||$119.00||MSRP: $149.99|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||4 stars||4 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||3 stars||3.5 stars||3 stars||0 stars||0 stars|
|Release date||October 14, 2012||September 30, 2013||Info unavailable||October 30, 2013||August 27, 2013|
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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.
While it doesn't necessarily beat the Kindle Paperwhite, the $119 Nook GlowLight is an excellent e-reader that's strongly worth considering if you don't want to buy into the Amazon ecosystem.
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.
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