The Best E-Readers To Immerse Yourself In Other Worlds (2023)

Whether you’re a voracious or a casual reader, the best e-readers let take your digital book collection wherever you go so you can read when and where it’s convenient. Better still, dedicated e-readers let you focus on reading, with an eye-friendly, glare-free display that lacks distractions. Some e-readers even let you take handwritten notes using a stylus.

These purpose-driven devices start at relatively low prices, especially compared with the cost of a tablet. Most e-readers use a non-glare, low power display to reproduce text and graphics so it looks as if they’re printed on paper. An e-reader’s display gives it an edge over a tablet since its design mitigates eye strain. According to Dr. Yuna Rapoport, M.D. MPH and the founder and director of Manhattan Eye, “Our normal blink rate is about 18 times per minute. Whenever we stare at a screen, our blink rate goes down to about four to six times per minute. This happens with all full-color LED backlit screens, but less so or not at all with an E Ink or Paperwhite display. This allows for our blink rate to be the normal 18 times per minute, which reduces or diminishes dry eye and ocular surface disease.”

E-readers are extremely thin and lightweight, and in most cases, their rechargeable batteries last weeks, not hours, as is the case with tablets. Based on our hands-on experience and research, these are the best e-readers you can buy today—including a few tablets for those that want the multipurpose experience.

Best E-Reader Overall

Suitable For All Reading Conditions

Editor’s Pick

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition

Screen type: E Ink | Screen size: 6.8 inches | Battery life: Up to 10 weeks

Best for: Reading in bright light or the bathtub.

The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition hits the midrange of Amazon’s lineup. It builds on the features of the baseline Paperwhite model by adding Qi wireless charging, quadrupling the storage to 32GB and removing lock screen ads. All versions of the Paperwhite have an adjustable warm light, so you can easily read in direct sunlight or in a dark room. However, the Paperwhite Signature Edition has an adaptive front light. That means the e-reader can adjust the screen’s brightness automatically based on your ambient lighting.

Like all Kindles, you can navigate menus using the touchscreen. It has a high-resolution 6.8-inch display with 300 pixels-per-inch, and it is waterproof (with an IPX8 rating) so you can take it into the bath, too. This e-reader works seamlessly with either Amazon’s Kindle Store or extra-cost Kindle Unlimited service. You can also pair this e-reader with an Audible subscription and Bluetooth headphones or earbuds to listen to audiobooks. It comes in three colors: Black, agave green and denim.

What the editors say: “I liked the flexibility of wireless charging, and I that the front lighting adapted to my environment,” says tech editor Melissa Perenson.


  • Adaptive front light
  • Long battery life
  • Very lightweight and portable


  • Library gets slow to navigate

Best Value E-Reader

Sharp Display, Adjustable Lighting

Amazon Kindle (2022)

Screen type: E Ink | Screen size: 6 inches | Battery life: Up to 6 weeks

Best for: Casual readers looking for one-handed reading.

This baseline Amazon Kindle (2022) is, well, basic. For starters, the display is smaller, just 6 inches to the Kindle Paperwhite’s 6.8 inches. The smaller display also means this e-reader has a smaller footprint. It weighs just 5.6 ounces, just shy of two ounces less than the Paperwhite, making it a good choice for one-handed reading. The screen’s resolution matches the Paperwhite, at 300 pixels-per-inch resolution. This means text looks even sharper, for more easy viewing during long reading sessions. The lock screen displays ads, but you can pay $20 to get rid of the ads).

This e-reader has a smooth, plastic chassis, in your choice of black or denim casing colors. It has 16GB of internal storage, which is more than adequate for the average reader (and more than on the baseline Kindle Paperwhite). Unfortunately, it’s not waterproof. It has an adjustable front light that uses four LEDs versus the 17 LEDs in the Paperwhite. While you can control the light’s intensity, you can’t adjust the light’s warmth.

What the editors say: “I appreciated the compact size of this Kindle,” says tech editor Melissa Perenson. “It was small enough to slip into a large pocket, and light enough to hold with one hand for long periods.”


  • Affordable
  • Sharp display
  • Lightest Kindle e-reader


  • Lacks wireless charging
  • Ad-supported lock screen
  • Not waterproof

Honorable Mention: A Great Value, And Even Better When On Sale

Good Value

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

Screen type: E Ink | Screen size: 6.8 inches | Battery life: Up to 10 weeks

Best for: Reading anywhere on a waterproof e-reader.

The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite has a few useful advantages over the Amazon Kindle (2022). When Amazon runs its sales, this model is often close enough in price to the Kindle to make the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite the better value. For one, the Paperwhite’s screen is a little larger at 6.8 inches. The Paperwhite has 17 LED front lights, over four times more than on the Kindle. That means whether you’re reading in ambient light or darkness, the screen is easier to read without eyestrain. You can adjust the light’s warmth to shift the color from white to amber, whichever is more comfortable for your lighting environment.

The battery also lasts longer on the basic Kindle. However, the big difference is that this e-reader has an IPX8 waterproof rating. You can take it into the bath or to the beach without fear of water or sand damage. When paired with Bluetooth headphones or earbuds, use the Kindle Paperwhite to listen to audiobooks via Audible. This configuration of the Kindle Paperwhite includes 8GB of internal storage—enough to hold thousands of e-books or hundreds of audiobooks. Unlike the Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition, this model comes with ads on the lockscreen.

What the editors say: “The baseline Paperwhite e-reader is a great value, and excellent upgrade over the entry-level Kindle,” says tech editor Melissa Perenson. “Serious readers will appreciate stepping up to this model. And the difference is often not that much when it’s on sale.”


  • Lightweight
  • Extra-long battery life
  • Waterproof


  • Ads on the lock screen
  • Lacks wireless charging

Best Barnes & Noble E-Reader

The Bookseller’s Answer To the Kindle

Screen type: E Ink | Screen size: 6 inches | Battery life: Up to 4 weeks

Best for: Loyal Barnes & Noble patrons.

Barnes & Noble is America’s last remaining nationwide bookstore chain. The company continues to compete with Amazon on all levels, with its own e-reader and e-book storefront. It has a long battery life, a modest 5GB of storage, and automatic brightness and lighting adjustments.

The Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight 4e has a 212-pixels-per-inch, glare-free display. The display sits recessed relative to the bezels, and dirt can collect in the edges. This e-reader supplements its touchscreen navigation with four physical buttons. With two buttons on either side of the screen, so you have a choice in navigation if you prefer the tactile feedback of a physical button. The buttons help make the Nook GlowLight 4e more comfortable and usable in one hand. Barnes & Noble also provides free in-store support, should you ever run into problems using your e-reader. Besides books purchased through the Barnes & Noble’s e-bookstore, this e-reader supports ePub, PDF, Adobe DRM ePub and PDF files.


  • Good battery life
  • Buttons make it easy to use one-handed
  • Weighs just 6 ounces


  • Not waterproof
  • Recessed display collects
  • Sluggish interface

Best E-Reader For Borrowing Library Books

It Can Take Notes, Too


Rakuten Kobo Sage

Screen type: E Ink | Screen size: 8 inches | Battery life: Several weeks

Best for: Flexible reading styles, jotting notes and borrowing OverDrive library books with a waterproof Amazon alternative.

The Rakuten Kobo Sage stands out for its uncommon design and its versatility. The Kobo Sage has a similar design to the smaller Kobo Libra 2 (an honorable mention below). Instead of the typical flat surface we see on e-readers, it has a curved long edge with two buttons on the front face (for power and changing pages) and a USB-C port on the side. This flexible design lets you read with the buttons on either your left or right side—or on the bottom so you can hold the device in landscape mode. Regardless of how you hold it, you can also swipe and tap to navigate books. The black chassis has a textured, grippy backplate. The 8-inch, 300 pixel-per-inch display has front lighting you can adjust for brightness and temperature (or set the temperature on auto).

Aside from the roomy display, the Kobo Sage sets itself apart with its support for note-taking with the optional $40 Kobo Stylus. The Kobo Sage can access files on Dropbox, too, a handy inclusion given that Kobo e-readers can handle 15 file formats, including ePub and PDF. This 8.5-ounce e-reader has a whopping 32GB of internal storage, enough to hold up to 24,000 e-books or 150 Kobo audiobooks. It works with Kobo’s own ebookstore and with the Kobo Plus service ($7.99 a month) for unlimited access to books and audiobooks. With the OverDrive service for borrowing digital library books integrated directly into the device, you can borrow and read e-books directly without taking extra steps as on other devices. And with an IPX8 waterproof rating, the Kobo Sage is perfect for use in the bath or by the pool.

What the editors say: “The 8-inch display strikes a good balance between screen area and physical size,” notes tech editor Melissa Perenson. “I appreciated the versatility of how I could hold the Sage, and that I could use a stylus to jot down ideas.”


  • Easy e-book borrowing with OverDrive
  • Supports stylus for taking notes
  • Larger screen than most


  • Expensive
  • Stylus extra-cost

Honorable Mention: Easy Library Access In A Smaller Size

Rakuten Kobo Libra 2

Screen type: E Ink | Screen size: 7 inches | Battery life: Several weeks

Best for: Borrowing library books with a waterproof Amazon alternative.

The Rakuten Kobo Libra 2 uses a 300 pixel-per-inch display with an adjustable front light. You can adjust the brightness and temperature of the light (or set the latter to auto). The Kobo Libra 2 has a similar design to the larger Kobo Sage, but it lacks that model’s support for a stylus. Its black chassis has a textured, grippy backplate, a curved long edge with two buttons on the front face and a USB-C port on the side. This flexible design lets you read with the buttons on either your left or right side, or you can hold the device in landscape mode.

This 7.6-ounce e-reader has 32GB of internal storage, enough to hold up to 24,000 e-books or 150 Kobo audiobooks. It works with Kobo’s own ebookstore and with the Kobo Plus service ($7.99 a month) for unlimited access to books and audiobooks. As with all Kobo e-readers, the Libra 2 can handle 15 file formats, including ePub and PDF. The Libra 2 also supports the OverDrive service for borrowing digital library books. With OverDrive integrated directly into the device, you can borrow and read e-books directly without taking extra steps as on other devices. Since the device has an IPX8 waterproof rating, you can comfortably read in a bathtub or at a pool.

What the editors say: “One ounce and one inch make a big difference in overall impression,” says tech editor Melissa Perenson. “The Libra 2 feels more akin to a paperback book in size. It’s comfortable in hand, and better for single-handed operation than its larger sibling.”


  • Easy e-book borrowing with OverDrive
  • Supports a variety of file formats
  • Larger screen than most


  • Expensive

Best Premium E-Reader

Lightweight, With Buttons

Amazon Kindle Oasis

Screen type: E Ink | Screen size: 7 inches | Battery life: Up to 6 weeks

Best for: Avid bibliophiles looking for a roomy display.

The Amazon Kindle Oasis has a slightly larger display than its siblings. Beyond its larger display, the Kindle Oasis continues to have an edge over newer models as the only Kindle with two physical buttons you can use for page turns. Other models rely solely on the usual touchscreen gestures addition to for page turning. The display matches the Kindle Paperwhite’s 300 pixels-per-inch. And like the Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition, it has an adaptive warm side light. Its 25-LED light array can transition automatically from white to amber based on the ambient light. The display auto-rotates, so you can flip the device around and use the buttons left-handed. Or you can hold the device horizontally, and pages automatically rotate (as on the Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition and the Rakuten Kobo Libra 2).

Instead of a plastic casing, the Kindle Oasis features a slick aluminum body and weighs just 6.6-ounces. Together with its ergonomic design, this model is easy to hold one-handed. The Kindle Oasis comes in 8GB and 32GB ($30 more) versions and it is fully waterproof, with a rating of IPX8.


  • Roomy display
  • Long battery life
  • Lightweight aluminum casing


  • Expensive

Best E-Reader For Kids

Brighter Backlight With Adjustable Warmth

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Kids

Screen type:E Ink |Screen size:6.8 inches |Battery life:Up to 6 weeks

Best for: Young people between the ages of 6 and 15.

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Kids takes the crown as best e-reader for young readers. It has a 6.8-inch display with 300 pixels per inch, same as the regular Kindle Paperwhite. The chassis is waterproof, and it has the same adjustable color temperature and 17-LED lighting system as on its adult sibling. Purpose-made for voracious readers, this model is perfect for kids who push bedtime by reading in a dark room. We recommend this configuration, with 16GB of storage (the 8GB version sells for only $10 less).

Besides the e-reader itself, you also get a free cover, a choice of three casing colors, an ad-free reading experience and a two-year “worry-free guarantee.” If the device gets damaged, Amazon will fix or replace it for free. Kindle Paperwhite Kids includes a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+ (normally $5 per month), which provides unlimited access to thousands of age-appropriate e-books and audiobooks.And with adjustable parental controls built into the operating system, mom and dad can set limits on usage, too.


  • Comes with one year access to Amazon Kids+
  • Has a “worry-free guarantee”
  • Waterproof


  • No wireless charging

Honorable Mention: Less Expensive, Less Bright

Amazon Kindle Kids

Screen type:E Ink |Screen size:6 inches |Battery life:Weeks

Best for: Young people between the ages of 6 and 15.

Amazon Kindle Kids has a 6-inch, glare-free display with a 300 pixels per inch. It has a 4-LED lighting array, and 16GB of storage.

Besides the e-reader itself, you also get a free cover, a choice of three casing colors, an ad-free reading experience and a two-year “worry-free guarantee.” If the device gets damaged, Amazon will fix or replace it for free. Kindle Kids includes a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+ (normally $5 per month), which provides unlimited access to thousands of age-appropriate e-books and audiobooks.And with adjustable parental controls built into the operating system, mom and dad can set limits on usage, too.


  • Comes with one year access to Amazon Kids+
  • Has a “worry-free guarantee”
  • Lots of storage


  • No wireless charging

Best E-Reader For Taking Notes

Large Display And A Stylus

Amazon Kindle Scribe

Screen type: E Ink | Screen size: 10.2 inches | Battery life: Up to 12 weeks

The Amazon Kindle Scribe is not only the first large-screen Kindle in years, but it’s also the first Kindle to support handwritten notes. It offers all the features of a Kindle e-reader, with the added functionality of a pen-shaped stylus for writing or drawing directly on the 10.2-inch display. This is a useful feature to markup documents or to write notes from scratch. The Scribe provides multiple page formatting options, so you can start with lined paper, a grid or a blank page. Amazon’s Send-To-Kindle feature lets you import supported documents via the Kindle app or the desktop web browser (or you can send directly from Microsoft Word 365). You can later export documents via email. You can annotate books, but not directly on-page; Amazon takes a sticky-note style approach to annotating books.

The Kindle Scribe’s display carries 300 pixels-per-inch, which makes text and graphics look crisp in any lighting situation. Its side lighting array has 35 LEDs, more than any other Kindle (and not surprising given the larger display size). The model priced here has 16GB of storage and the basic pen. We’d recommend upping the storage to 32GB or 64GB if you plan to keep lots of documents on your device. And upgrading to the premium pen for $30 more, to add a convenient eraser and shortcut button. Whichever pen you choose, it won’t require a charge and it attaches magnetically to the edge of the Kindle Scribe’s chassis.

What the editors say: “The Kindle Scribe is compelling as a large-screen Kindle that also works well for taking handwritten notes,” says tech editor Melissa Perenson. “If you already have a large Kindle library and want to write notes by hand, this is a great choice.”


  • Includes basic stylus
  • Excellent, large display
  • Flexible note-taking


  • Not waterproof
  • No page turn buttons
  • Lacks wireless charging

Best Apple Tablet For Use As An E-Reader

The Do-It-All, Feature-Packed Multitasker

Apple iPad Mini

Screen type: LCD | Screen size: 8.3 inches | Battery life: Up to 10 hours

Best for: Long reading sessions on an iPad.

The Apple iPad mini is the smallest iPad on the market, and its compact size and lighter weight make it the iPad best suited for extended reading. Unlike a dedicated e-reader, the iPad mini is a general-purpose tablet, with a full-color touchscreen LCD versus a glare-free E Ink display. Apple has its own Books app used for buying and reading e-books and playing audiobooks. Or you can download other e-reading apps onto the tablet—including ones for Amazon Kindle and B&N Nook. With these apps, the iPad mini replicates much of the functionality of these popular e-readers while giving you access to the specific stores (for example, Kindle Store or Nook e-bookstore).

While the iPad mini color display is great for reading digital books with images, including graphic novels and comics, it struggles with glare in direct sunlight. Plus, if you don't turn on Airplane mode, it is easy to get distracted by incoming notifications from other apps—or to stray from reading, entirely.


  • Full-featured tablet
  • Color display is ideal for graphic novels


  • Expensive compared with dedicated e-readers
  • Shorter battery life relative to standalone e-readers

Best Amazon Tablet For Use As An E-Reader

A Low-Cost Tablet And E-Reader All In One

Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus

Screen type: LCD | Screen size: 8 inches | Battery life: Up to 13 hours

Best for: Reading graphic novels and more on a budget.

Unsurprisingly, the Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus comes with both the Kindle and Audible apps pre-installed. When you launch the Kindle app, it transforms the tablet into a Kindle e-book reader and audiobook player with a full-color, 1,280 x 800-pixel display (189 pixels-per-inch). As with any color tablet, the LCD screen’s glare—especially in direct sunlight—can detract from reading, and it can be harder on your eyes. Since this is a full-bore tablet, you can also use the Fire HD 8 Plus for checking emails, playing games or streaming movies. It also has wireless charging, a convenient feature not found in most e-readers. As you’d expect from a tablet, it is thicker and heavier than a dedicated Kindle e-reader, and has battery life measured in hours, not weeks.

The Fire HD 8 Plus comes with 32GB or 64GB (an extra $30) of internal storage, expandable up to 1TB with an optional microSD memory card. And for this price, it includes ads on its lock screen (ditch the ads for $15). For an avid reader, a dedicated Kindle e-reader is a better option. But if you want a multi-use Kindle e-reader, this Fire HD 8 Plus tablet is a reasonably priced choice. (If you don’t want wireless charging, the Fire HD 8 costs less.)


  • Uses Amazon’s Appstore for apps
  • Color screen is useful for reading graphic novels
  • Expandable storage


  • Displays ads when not in use
  • Not waterproof


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Features To Look For When Choosing An E-Reader

E-readers come in a wide range of screen sizes, and each includes a different selection of features designed to make your reading or audiobook listening experience comfortable and enjoyable. These are the key features to consider when choosing which e-reader is best for you.


The size of an e-reader’s touchscreen helps to determine the overall size and weight of the unit itself, which directly affects how comfortable it is to hold in your hands and how much content fits on screen. While a larger screen allows you to see more, it makes the overall device heavier to hold. Smaller screens replicate the experience of reading a paperback, and a larger screen is more like reading a hardcover book.

Screen Type

Multiple device types can act as an e-book reader with the right software apps. However, the term “e-reader” can specifically mean a device using an electronic paper display, such as the electrophoretic displays produced by E Ink. Such displays are usually monochromatic and are much easier on your eyes than a traditional LCD tablet or computer monitor screen.

By design, these displays reduce or totally prevent eye strain. However, they don't do a great job reproducing photographs or graphics, since the screens lack color. (While color electronic paper displays exist, they are more expensive remain a rarity.)

A full-color tablet is better suited for reading graphic novels and illustrated books. But such screens produce glare when used in bright light, and tablets are typically larger and heavier than a dedicated e-reader.


Regardless of your device, higher resolution translates into text with better clarity and sharpness. Most E Ink-based e-readers have displays with 300 pixels-per-inch. For tablets, look for screens with at least 1,280 x 800 pixels. The more pixels, the sharper the text can appear.

Storage Capacity

An e-reader with 8GB of internal storage can hold thousands of e-book files or hundreds of audiobook files at once and give you quick access to any of that content.

Plus, any e-book or audiobook you purchase gets stored automatically in the cloud. As long as your reader has internet access, you can re-download something at will. While you may benefit from 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, 8GB provides plenty of storage space for the average person. Some e-readers have a microSD card slot for expanding storage as you need it.

Battery Life

A tablet with a full-color screen (that also serves as an e-reader) will have a battery life measured in hours—typically 8 to 12 hours per charge. However, the batteries inside dedicated e-readers can last for weeks at a time.

While using the device’s adjustable front light or Wi-Fi connectivity could drain a battery slightly faster, even the most avid reader or audiobook listener won’t have to recharge their e-reader’s battery more than once or twice per month at the most.

E-Bookstore Compatibility

This is perhaps the only aspect of using an e-reader that can get confusing. The type of e-reader you have directly impacts where and how you can acquire e-books and audiobooks.

For example, all Amazon Kindle e-readers are compatible with e-books and audiobooks bought via the Amazon Kindle Store and Audible. Likewise, all Barnes & Noble Nook e-readers are compatible with content purchased at the B&N Nook Store. And all Rakuten Kobo e-readers use the Kobo store. None of these e-readers are compatible with the other, which means you can only get your content from the store associated with your e-reader.

If you’re using a tablet, the game changes. With either an Apple or Android tablet, you can use apps from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Rakuten to access their respective e-books and audiobooks. Apple tablets also have the Apple Books app, and the Android tablets have the Google Play Books store. Furthermore, all smartphones, tablets, computers and some smartwatches, are also compatible with the Audible service for acquiring and listening to audiobooks. Other independent online stores sell or distribute e-books using an industry-standard ePUB file format or PDF format.

How Much Do E-Books And Audiobooks Cost?

Prices vary across different e-bookstores. Sometimes pay less than a printed paperback or hardcover book. Before you buy a reader, check to see what the book prices and selection looks like across e-bookstores.

Some stores offer a subscription plan—like Amazon Kindle Unlimited and Kobo Plus—so you can have unlimited access to hundreds of thousands of e-books and audiobooks for a flat monthly fee. Alternatively, you can borrow e-books at no cost from a local library using OverDrive or Hoopla Digital. Most e-readers are compatible with OverDrive, but only the recent Kobo e-readers have OverDrive integration, which means you can request a book directly from the device (instead of going through a multiple-step process).

Can You Get Free E-Books?

Most local public libraries now lend e-books for free to anyone with a library card and who sets up a free account with an online service, like Overdrive or Hoopla Digital (whichever service your local library has a partnership with). Once you’ve purchased an e-book reader, contact your local library to determine how to borrow e-books and audiobooks, and visit those services to verify e-reader compatibility.

Thousands of free e-books abound elsewhere, through services like Project Gutenberg and Open Culture. Many of these titles, however, are older and in the public domain, so you don’t expect to read the latest bestsellers on these services.

When seeking free e-books from any service, make sure you select a file format compatible with your reader. In many cases, you can acquire the free e-books or audiobooks using your computer first, and then transfer the files to your reader.

What Is The Best E-Reader Right Now?

This all depends on the features you’re looking for and what types of other equipment you already use. For a dedicated e-reader, we chose the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition as the best overall e-reader. It’s lightweight, and it has a long battery life, a sharp display with adaptive lighting and plenty of internal storage. Plus, the Kindle Paperwhite is waterproof.

Go with a full-on Apple or Android tablet if you want a multipurpose device (stick with whichever platform matches your phone). Either platform is suitable for reading books or listening to audiobook content. Look for the highest resolution display you can afford. Also consider a tablet’s size and weight if you plan to use it for reading books.

What’s The Difference Between A Kindle And A Tablet?

A Kindle is a dedicated e-reader that also plays audiobooks. A tablet can do both of those activities, and it can handle a wide range of other tasks, like email, web surfing, playing games and streaming videos.

While a Kindle’s display is viewable in any lighting and lacks glare, it shows content in monochrome. A tablet’s LCD screen displays full color, so any illustrations, photos or graphics look exactly as intended.

Can E-Readers Display PDF Files?

Yes, most e-book readers can display and store PDF files. However, when viewing these files, you can’t do much to customize how they look on screen. Plus, in most cases, you need to transfer PDF files manually from your computer to your e-reader.

Is Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited Service Worth It?

All Kindle e-readers work with Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited service. For $10 per month, the service gives you unlimited access to a library of e-books and audiobooks, plus free digital subscriptions to your choice of three magazines.

Keep in mind, the Kindle Unlimited subscription service does not offer all the latest bestsellers or books from popular authors. Whether this service is worth it to you depends on the books you enjoy reading and how many books you read per month.

Is It Easy To Listen To Audiobooks On An E-Reader?

Yes. Some of the latest e-readers automatically give you the ability to purchase, download and play audiobooks. To use this feature, however, you need to pair wireless headphones or earbuds to the e-reader. Then, once you download an audiobook, you can use on-screen buttons for playing, pausing, fast forwarding, rewinding and accessing other listening features.

To get the most out of your listening experience on an e-reader, you need to use either Bluetooth wireless headphones or earbuds. Headphones offer a longer battery life, fit over your head and cover your ears. Earbuds fit within your ears and are much more convenient to carry around when they’re not being worn.

How We Chose The Best E-Readers

We combined research with hands-on testing and experience, and we spoke with product experts and industry leaders to help us determine the products that make the cut. We carefully evaluated each smartphone’s display, processor, camera setup and more. We also paid attention to what sets each e-reader apart from its competition.

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