The Best eReaders You Can Buy | 2022

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I know, there’s nothing like reading a real book and flipping the pages for yourself – but if you want to read more and read wherever you are, an eReader is the best way to go about it. And if you get the right eReader, you’ll even be able to take notes on your favorite books and PDF files on the go, without any distractions from social media apps or games. Continue reading to browse the best eReaders you can invest in this year.

Kindle Oasis

Kindle Oasis

The Kindle Oasis is popular for a few reasons. The design of the Kindle Oasis gives this eReader a premium feel when you read. Combine that with the fact that it’s ultra-thin and light, and you can read for longer periods of time with one hand without having any trouble or getting tired.

Besides that, the Kindle Oasis has an adjustable warm light that you can even schedule, so it automatically dims the light when you’re ready to go to bed and want to read a little.

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It’s also water-resistant, so you can read while you’re in the pool or the tub, and you won’t have any problems with it.

Not only is it Amazon’s most premium eReader, but it’s also the most expensive one. Of course, it all comes with a price. Since the Kindle Oasis is almost $250, its premium feel and features are not for everyone, especially if you’re on a budget.

Kindle Paperwhite

Another one of Amazon’s options when it comes to eReaders is the Kindle Paperwhite. This little device is small enough to fit anywhere you go, but it’s powerful enough to last you for weeks with a single charge.

Even though this is a more affordable model compared to the Oasis, you’ll still have to spend around $140 to get this product. Still, if you’re an avid reader —or want to become one—this is a great way to get started in the eBook world.

A bit of a downside is its design. It might be a bit hard to handle the Paperwhite for longer periods of time since it’s not that easy to hold. Still, it’s light enough not to give you any trouble, even if you want to read in bed.

Just like the Kindle Oasis, the Paperwhite is also water-resistant, so you won’t have any problems getting it a little bit wet.

Plus, if you get the most recent model, the Paperwhite comes with a USB-C charging port, which was a much-needed upgrade from the previous models.

Kobo Libra 2

The Kobo Libra 2 combines the best features the Kindle Oasis and Paperwhite have and takes it to the next level. This eReader is powerful, has a lot of storage, and it’s a real bang for your buck.

The Kobo Libra 2’s ergonomic design makes it really easy to hold and read for a long time without feeling tired. Plus, this eReader comes with a screen orientation feature, so you can read on landscape and portrait mode in a flash—which is something Amazon’s eReaders don’t offer.

The storage on the Libra 2 is amazing. With 32GB from the get-go, you’ll be able to carry thousands of books with you at all times without worrying about storage.

Another great thing about the Libra 2 is that it’s not just about reading but also about listening. You can also listen to audiobooks with the Kobo Libra 2. All you need to do is open your favorite audiobook and connect a pair of Bluetooth headphones, and you’re good to go.

It’s also rated IPX8, which makes the Kobo Libra 2 fully waterproof for up to 60 minutes and in up to 2 meters of water, which is something no other eReader on the list can do.

This eReader is one of the best eReaders you can get right now. It’ll give you a ton of features you’ll only get on eReaders that are twice as expensive.

Kindle Paperwhite Kids

What if you don’t want to start reading yourself, but you want to get your kids into the habit of reading. Amazon’s got you covered with the Kindle Paperwhite Kids.

On the outside, this Kindle is pretty much the same as the regular Paperwhite. But this model makes sure you have more control over what your kids are reading and what kind of books are available to them.

The Paperwhite Kids offers a subscription to Amazon Kids+ for one year. This means you’ll have access to thousands of kid-friendly books from your eReader. What’s more, you can choose books based on your kids’ reading levels so they can keep improving their reading skills.

Plus, you can control what your kids are reading from your phone, thanks to Amazon’s parental control features.

Whether you want the Paperwhite Kids or another eReader, there’s no doubt that reading on an iPhone or iPad makes it easier for your kids to get distracted with a bunch of notifications. So using an eReader is a great way to get them started, and the Paperwhite Kids is a solid option.

Boox Note Air 2

This is one of the most expensive eReaders available in the market right now, but it might be worth it if you want to do more than just reading.

The Boox Note Air 2 is a big eReader that’ll let you read basically any file. You can start reading anything you want in a few taps, from regular ebooks to PDF files.

What’s cool about the Boox Note Air 2 is that you can take notes with it. You can get a stylus and start taking notes on your favorite books and files in a flash. Plus, you can use this eReader in a split-screen mode, so you can your notes in a separate place from your books, which is something you can’t do with almost any other eReader available.

Of course, because it’s a bigger eReader, you’ll have problems reading while you’re relaxing on your bed or if you want to read with just one hand. This eReader is better to be used for taking notes for work or school.

Unfortunately for some of us, this makes the Boox Note Air 2 a bit pricy. However, you can be sure that you’re going to love taking notes, drawing, and reading from this eReader.

Kobo Elipsa

If you like the idea of taking notes, but you don’t want to spend over $500 for an eReader, the Kobo Elipsa might be what you need.

This eReader has everything the Note Air 2 and much more. You can open your PDF files or favorite books and instantly take notes on them with the stylus.

Of course, expect this eReader to be on the heavy side too, so it won’t be easy to casually read laying down, and it’ll get uncomfortable in some situations. Plus, unlike other models on the list, it’s not water-resistant, so don’t try to get it wet at all.

Still, if you want to read and take notes while on the go, the Kobo Elipsa offers a lot of value for your money, especially if you’re in school or want to study something new.

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