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Kobo Glo

Kobo Glo
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Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight

Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight
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Kobo eReader Touch Edition (black)

Kobo eReader Touch Edition (black)
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Price $125 at 1 store $124 at 1 store
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3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.9 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 2 reviews 3.0 stars out of 14 reviews 2.5 stars out of 11 reviews
Release date October 14, 2012 April 13, 2012 May 23, 2011
The Bottom Line The Kobo Glo is an excellent Kindle alternative, especially for readers seeking EPUB compatibility and international options. The Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight sets the standard for e-ink e-readers going forward and is well worth the extra money if you do a lot of nighttime reading. Though the Kobo eReader Touch Edition doesn't quite measure up to the Nook Touch or the Kindle, it's a respectable and affordable touch-screen e-reader with a lot of pluses.

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