The market-leading e-reader is a fail-safe choice, thanks to its advanced paper-like display, built-in Wi-Fi and access to Amazon's fantastic ecosystem of books, magazines and newspapers. Ideal if you're looking for a no-frills device, you really can't go wrong with this one.
This dinky e-reader is tiny enough to fit into a pocket, so it's ideal for the daily commute or a budget airline flight. And with storage for up to 1,000 books, a non-glare touchscreen and Wi-Fi connectivity, it's big on features, despite its compact size.
A fantastic bargain pick, the Nook Simple Touch boasts a six-inch touchscreen, Wi-Fi connectivity and holds up to 1,000 books, with expandable storage for as many as 32,000. And with USPs like Barnes & Noble's brilliant no ad policy and extra long battery life, it makes for a must-have device.
Refreshingly affordable and stylish with a cool ergonomic front and soft-quilted back, the Kobo Touch gives its pricier competitors a very decent run for their money. Standout features include built-in Wi-Fi and expandable storage for up to 30,000 tomes.
Into reading after dark? Opt for a back, front or ambient-lit e-reader like the Nook Simple Touch GlowLight. A top-rated Wi-Fi-enabled device, its illuminated screen works beautifully in all light conditions, from pitch black to blaring sunshine.
The Kobo Glo features a six-inch front-lit ComfortLight display that is easier on the eye than the standard backlight. With space for up to 1,000 books, it wows with a crisp HD resolution, an ultra-responsive fast-touchscreen and access to the jam-packed Kobo store.
The best-selling backlit e-reader impresses with a gorgeous sharp resolution and Amazon's unbeatable book selection. Go for the 3G model and you'll be able to download what you want, wherever you are totally gratis, without having to hunt for a Wi-Fi hotspot.
If up-to-the-minute performance power is top of your wishlist, bag the speedy Kobo Aura HD. The latest high-end HD e-reader, it rocks a super-fast processor for quicker page turns and other premium features like Kobo's excellent ComfortLight for optimum night-time reading.