Consumer Reports Cites Amazon's Kindle as Best E-book Reader

Luxury Electronics: The pioneering company of the technology turns out to be the top of the list in Consumer Reports' first full rating of e-book readers. Amazon's Kindle topped the charts for delivering more readable type and for being more compact and lightweight than the other nine models put through CR's batter of lab tests. The Kindle and the super-sized Kindle DX model also were among the fastest at turning pages and screen refreshes.

The unit with the clarity close to the Kindle was Apple's iPad. However, while Consumer Reports rated its e-book capability, it excluded the unit because it is a computer with e-book-reading capability and not as a dedicated e-book reader like the other models rated.

Two e-readers from Sony, the Daily Edition PRS900BC and the Touch Edition PRS600SC, fared well in lab tests but were cited for being pricey and inconvenient, respectively, by comparison. The entire report is available in the July issue of Consumer Reports.

James Rothaar

As an independent contractor, James has written content for and other leading online luxury lifestyle magazines. Rothaar previously served as the senior-tenured staff writer for JustLuxe, having worked with the digital magazine since 2005. He resides in Jacksonville, Florida, and works as an independent marketing consultant and a freelance writer. James Rothaar has an MBA degree...(Read More)

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