Amazon Kindle

The Amazon Kindle is a series of e-book readers produced by Amazon.com. Amazon Kindle devices allow users to shop for, browse, download, and read e-books, magazines, blogs, newspapers, and other digital media via wireless networking. The first Amazon Kindle was released on November 19 2007, and as of 2013 there have been 5 generations of the Amazon Kindle to go with two LCD versions (Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD). Kindles feature tight integration with Amazon services.

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Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch

The Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch is the second generation of the Nook e-book device. It is designed and manufactured by Barnes & Noble, and was released on June 10 2011. People who already have a Nook touch do not need to purchase the Nook Simple Touch, as they can upgrade the operating system for free, enabling many new features. It has received fairly positive reviews from industry critics, and was PCMag.com’s Editors’ Choice as the best low-cost e-book reader you can buy.

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ECTACO jetBook Lite 2013

The ECTACO jetBook Lite 2013 is part of the ECTACO jetBook series of e-book readers designed and manufactured by Ectaco, a US-based developer of software and hardware products for electronic translation and speech recognition that also creates e-books. The original device was announced in the United States in October 2008. Since then, new models have been released, including the ECTACO jetBook Lite 2013.

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Kobo Glo

Kobo Glo is an eBook reader producer by Kobo Inc., which is a company based in Toronto. It is a front-lit, touch-based eBook reader with a built-in light to enable reading in poor lighting, in the dark, or at night. The Kobo Glo competes directly with the eBook readers from Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

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Sony Reader

The Sony Reader is a line of e-book readers designed and produced by Sony. It uses an electronic paper display by E Ink Corporation which does not need power to maintain a static image, can be viewed in the sunlight, and is usable in both landscape or portrait orientation. The Sony sells eBooks for the Reader from the Sony eBook Library. The latest model released in Sony’s long line of e-readers was the Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T2, which was released on August 17, 2012.

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