It’s been awhile since posting a list of the best E Ink ebook readers so here’s a list of the best ereaders as of November 2019.
Of all the devices I’ve reviewed in the past couple of years, these are what I consider the best overall ebook readers on the current market.
Keep in mind that each person has different needs and each ebook reader has a different set of features.
What’s best for one person may not matter to someone else; it all depends on what features are most important to you in a dedicated reading device.
Please do check the reviews for more details about each model.
Kindle Oasis 3 – Best Overall eBook Reader
In years past, the Kindle Paperwhite held the top spot on this list because of the combination of price and overall features, and while it’s still arguably the best value Kindle, the new Kindle Oasis 3 is a much nicer device overall.
Now that Amazon has added a warm frontlight feature to the Kindle Oasis, it has the best, most evenly-lit frontlight of any ebook reader yet.
Having dedicated page buttons is also a notable advantage for the Oasis. That coupled with its unique design makes it very comfortable to hold for long reading sessions.
The main negative with the Kindle Oasis is the high price, but that can be mitigated somewhat by trading in an old Kindle to get 25% off.
Kobo Aura – Best Budget eReader
Earlier in the year I called the Kobo Aura the best entry-level ebook reader under $100, and that was when it was $99.
Now that Walmart is selling the Kobo Aura for $69 it’s a no-brainer for a frontlit 6-inch ebook reader.
That’s $20 less than the entry-level Kindle, plus another $20 on top of that to get one without ads. Couple that with the fact that the Kobo Aura has a higher resolution screen and it’s not even close.
Plus the Kobo Aura has OverDrive support built-in to easily get free ebooks from public libraries.
Onyx Boox Note2 – Best Large eReader
Ever since reviewing the Onyx Note Pro earlier this year, it has won me over as the best large-screen ebook reader on the market, and since the Note Pro was just replaced by the Note2, it now takes the spot as the top large model. There’s also the smaller 7.8-inch Nova Pro that’s really nice too.
With a 10.3-inch E Ink screen, the Note2 isn’t the largest model on the market. There are a few 13.3-inch ereaders, including the Onyx Max3, but I just feel like the Note model is a better overall value considering the significantly lower price and the fact that it has a frontlight, unlike all the 13.3-inch models.
I don’t have the Note2 review posted just yet, but you can refer to the Note Pro review in the meantime, as it’s 90% the same. In fact they are so similar I would consider the Note Pro the better value for as long as Onyx continues to sell it for $100 less than the Note2.
Price: $549 at Amazon
Onyx Note2 Review » (pending)