The best Kindles and ebook readers you can buy
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- We binge-read novels on several ebook readers and Kindles to find the best ones at every price point.
- A few page-turners later, we found that Amazon's Kindle Oasis is the absolute best ebook reader you can buy.
To a bookworm, there is no greater pleasure in life than diving into a good book. Although many people still prefer good old paper books, digital natives and people who travel a lot love their ebooks and e-readers.
Ebook readers have come a very long way since Amazon's first Kindle came out in 2007. Amazon still offers the widest range of e-readers, which includes the humble Kindle and the Rolls Royce of e-readers, the Kindle Oasis.
Of course, there are other great e-readers out there from Amazon's main competitor: Kobo.
We've tested the latest e-readers to find out which ones are best for all kinds of buyers. Whether you love page-turning buttons, enjoy reading in the bath, or just want a nice cheap e-reader, there's an e-reader for you in our buying guide.
Note that all Kindles come in two versions: with special offers and without. If you choose the ones with special offers, you will see ads on the lock screen and potentially elsewhere, but you will save money.
Here are the best ebook readers and Kindles in 2019:
- Best ebook reader overall: Kindle Oasis
- Best 8-inch ebook reader: Kobo Forma
- Best waterproof ebook reader: Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2
- Best waterproof mid-range Kindle: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
- Best budget Kindle: Amazon's cheapest Kindle
- Best budget ebook reader: Kobo Clara HD
Updated on 04/23/2019 by Malarie Gokey: Added the Kobo Forma and the new entry-level Kindle. Updated links and prices. Added a section with the other ebook readers we considered.
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