|Product||Kobo Mini||Kobo Glo||Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader (Wi-Fi)||Kobo Aura|
|Price||$69.99||$129.99 to $138.15||$119.00||$59.99 to $114.95||$141.98 to $160.88|
|CNET editors' rating||3 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||3 stars||3 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||0 stars|
|Release date||October 12, 2012||October 14, 2012||September 30, 2013||Info unavailable||August 27, 2013|
|Bottom line|| |
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 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 new touch-screen Nook is a major advancement over its predecessor and offers some real advantages over the 2010 Kindle.
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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