|Product||Kobo Vox (green)||Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)||Kobo Glo||Kobo Aura||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight|
|Price||$111.11||$119.00||$141.62||MSRP: $149.99||$74.95 to $119.99|
|CNET editors' rating||2.5 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||3 stars||0 stars||3 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||September 30, 2013||October 14, 2012||August 27, 2013||Info unavailable|
|Bottom line|| |
While it's relatively affordable, the Kobo Vox is a truly unexceptional Android tablet, with nothing to recommend it over the identically priced Kindle Fire.
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 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.
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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