Five of the best eReaders for reading on the go
Discover the best options for your eBook library, including Kindle, Kobo and Samsung eReaders
Since the Kindle launched in 2007, eReaders have become big business, and these days you'll find plenty of choice on the market. Whether you’re a bedtime bookworm who can’t wait to dive into a good read each night, a commuter reader who loves stories that keep you on the edge of your seat, or a fan of escapist holiday reads for dipping into by the pool, we have selected the top five devices for reading at home and on the move.
Best eReaders to buy in 2022
Kindle Paperwhite 8GB
The latest version of the Kindle Paperwhite has a 6.8-inch display with thinner borders than its predecessors and an adjustable warm light, making it easier on the eyes. A single battery charge lasts for up to 10 weeks, and page turning is up to 20% faster than the previous generation. You can choose from models with or without ads, as well as an optional three-month free trial of Kindle Unlimited to get your library started. We love: The IPX8 waterproof rating, that means you don’t need to worry about accidental splashes while reading in the bath or by the pool.
Kobo Libra 2 eReader
With a 7-inch E Ink screen offering deeper contrast, adjustable brightness and colour temperature control, the next-generation Kobo Libra 2 has plenty of features to enrich your reading experience. It boasts weeks of battery life (depending on usage, of course), an integrated eBookstore experience and it’s fully waterproof. You can choose from black or white, and there are a number of eye-catching SleepCovers available to buy separately. We love: 32GB of storage – big enough to hold up to 24,000 eBooks.
Amazon Kindle Kids Edition 6-inch 8GB eReader
Designed with little bookworms in mind, this Kindle offers 8GB of storage space – that’s enough to hold up to 6,000 books. The 6-inch E Ink screen is crisp and clear for easy reading, while a single battery charge will last you up to four weeks. Even better, this device comes with a year’s subscription to Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, which lets you access thousands of titles for children, aged from three to 12. We love: The kid-friendly case that helps to protect against any accidental bumps and scrapes.
Kobo Nia HD 6-inch eReader
Carta E Ink technology makes text on the Nia’s high-definition touchscreen look just like it does on a printed page. And because it’s glare-free, you can read on a sunny day without any reflections. It features 8GB of storage, and the extra-long battery life means you can get stuck in to a lengthy novel without interruptions. We love: The ComfortLight setting, which dims the screen to a more natural light level so you can read in bed without disturbing anyone.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Although the Galaxy Tab is a tablet and not strictly an eReader, this device is nevertheless a good choice if you’re looking to invest in something that offers more than just books. The 64GB storage means that there’s plenty of space for a whole library of titles, while Google Play Books & Audiobooks and the Kindle app are also available to download. We love: The 8.7-inch display offers a clear, crisp view, which is particularly helpful if you’re reading on the go.