Best Overall E-Reader
I, and most modern historians, consider the Kindle “the e-reader that started it all” because, well, it did. Fine-tuned over multiple generations, it’s still a safe bet and can be delivered at record speeds, thanks to Amazon Prime.
Lucky for the 2021 reader, Kindle has a few new versions, including the Kindle Paperwhite. It features a glare-free display and a new waterproof design (music to my pool float and White Claw-loving ears!). The newest version boasts 32 GB of storage to hold more magazines, comics, and audiobooks. Oh, and it comes in fun new colors—twilight blue, sage, plum, or the traditional black.
Plus, you can even pair your wireless headphones to this device to listen to all of those audiobooks you’ve been saving. No need to worry about charging this e-reader—one battery charge lasts weeks. The product’s built-in adjustable light makes it easy to read indoors and outdoors, day or night.
Rave review: “I am an avid reader and adore the new paperwhite! To me, it’s the perfect reader. No light bleeds through, and it’s easy to control the amount of backlight, easy to download books and simply just easy to read my books.”