If you’re in the market for a new e-reader, you might be overwhelmed by all of the possible features, platforms, and price-points out there. Luckily, the folks at Business Insider have done the research for you and compiled a list of five of the best e-readers currently available. After considering a wide range of options and thorough testing, here’s a summary of what they had to say:
Best E-Reader All-Around
It should come as no surprise that one of Amazon’s Kindle e-readers tops the list, given their popularity and wide range of choices. Described by Business Insider as the “Rolls Royce of e-readers,” they gave the Oasis high marks for its sleek design, easy-to-read E Ink screen, and light weight. The Oasis also comes with a leather cover, giving it an especially elegant feel. They loved it so much, we personally can’t wait to give it a try.
Best E-Reader For the Bath
Kobo Aura One
If you like relaxing in the tub or at the beach with a good book but are afraid of ruining your precious e-reader, perhaps you should consider a water-resistant model, such as the Kobo Aura One. Besides being able to survive an accidental dunking, Business Insider liked the crisp screen with blue light filter, which can help reduce eye strain. Kobo also supports the open source EPUB file format, giving greater flexibility on where you can obtain your ebooks, without having to convert the files (such as with the Kindle).
Best E-Reader For a Mid-Range Price Point
Maybe you’d like to try a Kindle Oasis, but aren’t quite willing to splurge. If that’s the case, then the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is a great alternative. While less expensive, it’s still a high quality e-reader, featuring a “super sharp 6-inch E Ink screen,” easy handling, and long battery life.
Best E-Reader For Barnes & Noble Shoppers
Nook Glowlight Plus
If you’re a fan of Barnes & Noble bookstore and their popular Nook e-reader, then the Nook Glowlight Plus is for you. Business Insider touted the sharp design featuring a metal case, water resistance, and acceptance of several different file formats as why this is the best Nook device Barnes & Noble offers.
Best E-Reader For a Budget Price
Amazon’s Basic Kindle
Again, Amazon is the winner in this category, with their inexpensive basic Kindle model. Priced at just $79.99, if you’re looking for a great no-frills, basic e-reader, you can’t go wrong with the Kindle base model. Business Insider liked that it’s the lightest of the Kindles, making it easy to hold, and is also a great e-reader for kids. If you purchase the Kindle for Kids Bundle, you get a two-year breakage warranty, a cover, and an ad-free reading experience for only $99.99.
We hope these five best e-reader suggestions help in your quest for the perfect e-reader. And remember, although My Free eBook currently does not offer ebooks in the Kindle MOBI file format, you can easily convert ePUB or PDF files by downloading the free Calibre software onto your computer: https://calibre-ebook.com/download. You can find more information on using Calibre at https://calibre-ebook.com/help.