There may not be the choice of ebook readers we've had in the past, but this is a good thing. Bad ereaders are a thing of the past, unless you go for something you've never heard of before. Don't do that, check out our list of the best ebook readers instead.
Still ebook readers have plenty of differences about them, and the best ebook readers combine great value with loads of features.
There are important differences between ebook readers and tablets and you can easily own both. A tablet is effectively a mini computer you can carry around with you. It has a bright LED or OLED screen and powerful processors that lets you play games, answer emails, watch movies and read websites and books on the go.
eBook readers are designed or just one thing – reading books.
It might sound that tablets have ebook readers beat all the way but that's not the case at all. If you like reading and don't mind giving up paper then an ebook reader is an essential purchase. eBook readers use a screen technology called e-ink which is a lot more like paper. Reading for hours doesn't tire your eyes like reading on a tablet does and it uses very little power. That means an eBook reader can last for weeks, if not months, on a single charge.
There's a fair amount of feature choices to be had from eBook readers these days. We have recommended five readers from just two brands: Amazon and Kobo. Prices range from £50 for the most basic version and goes up to a whopping £270 for a top-of-the-range model.