Best eBook Readers for 2016 List


This is a quick note to mention that I’ve updated the Best eBook Readers page to reflect the best dedicated ereaders currently available as we near the end of 2016.

There were more ereaders released this year than last year. The two most unique were the Kindle Oasis with its magnetic charging cover and the Kobo Aura One with its larger 7.8-inch E Ink screen and adjustable frontlight color. Amazon also came out with a new entry-level Kindle Touch for 2016, and Kobo released the Kobo Aura Edition 2.

Several new Android ereaders were released as well, but a common theme with many of the ereaders released in 2016 is that nothing has changed. Most of the “new” models use the same exact hardware and software as the previous versions.

Best eBook Readers

4 Responses to “Best eBook Readers for 2016 List”

  1. After purchasing the Kobo Aura One I have not picked up my Kindle Paperwhite at all. The Aura One is the perfect ereader device. The size, font adjustments and comfort light makes this device far more superior than any of Amazon’s devices. Now if Kobo would just match Amazon’s book inventory.

  2. I ended up selling my Paperwhite and Oasis after I got the Aura One. Hardware is perfect, software has more options although a bit laggy at times no big deal, screen is literally perfect and the size, the SIZE is an absolute treat. Pocket integration is also amazing. Just recently purchase a refurb Voyage at $119 and went through a few exchanges due to uneven screen with shadows and hues. I returned it. I can’t believe Amazon still can’t get it right on the Hardware after all these years. Yes their software is smooth but also limited and their font selection and adjustment options blow.

  3. Hi,
    I’m wondering if anyone knows of comparisons in of PDF annotation on eReaders?


    • No, most don’t have very good PDF support so a comparison like that wouldn’t get very far. Onyx is pretty much the only one with good PDF annotating on their larger models with stylus support.