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Amazon Kindle (2012, special offers)

Amazon Kindle (2012, special offers)
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Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight

Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight
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Kobo Glo

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Price $69 at 2 stores $124 at 1 store $99 at 1 store
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3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.9 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 3 reviews 3.0 stars out of 14 reviews 3.0 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date September 07, 2012 April 13, 2012 October 14, 2012
The Bottom Line The $69 Amazon Kindle is an excellent no-frills e-book reader for anyone who’s willing to forgo a built-in light or a touch screen. 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. The Kobo Glo is an excellent Kindle alternative, especially for readers seeking EPUB compatibility and international options.

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