Ebook readers: Best Buys
Which? Best Buy ebook readers are packed with features and easy to use, and let you choose from a huge range of ebooks to download.
Carry a library of books on a single device
Is the Kindle the natural choice if you're looking to buy an ebook reader? Though popular, there are plenty of other options out there. Our reviews separate the Best Buys from the also-rans - not forgetting the Don't Buys we think you should avoid. And we describe the problems that even the best ebook readers have.
Which? tests all the main dedicated ebook readers, and ebook reader apps available on Android and Apple mobile phones and tablets. No-one compares ebook readers as thoroughly and comprehensively as we do.
We test how comfortable the ebook reader is for you to hold and read. What, if any, discomfort does it give? Can it be read for several hours? Is it easy to turn pages; are there any lags between pressing the button to turn the page and it actually happening? What are the other controls, menus and buttons like?
To see how easy it is to get ebooks onto the device in the first place, we download and transfer books from ebook retailer websites.
PDF format files sometimes cause problems for ebook readers. To test this, we load 5 different PDF formatted ebooks to see how well the ebook reader is able to reformat them.
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Expert ebook reader reviews you can trust
Models from Kobo, Sony, Archos, iRiver, and the various Kindles from Amazon are all included in our test - as are the most popular ebook reader apps. Our experts rate screen quality, both in dim and bright light, while checking all the features, connections, instruction manuals, supplied accessories and software, to give us a rounded view of the device and its capabilities.
Which? is independent - we work for you, the consumer, so you can be sure that our product recommendations are influenced only by our test results. We don't take advertising and we buy all the products that we test ourselves, so our advice helps you to make the right choice first time and avoid costly mistakes.
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