The ereader market is dominated by Amazon devices, and the company has three other Kindle products to choose from. Here's our quick verdict on those, along with one non-Amazon device.


Amazon Kindle Oasis review

This is the cheapest Amazon ereader you can buy right now, and if you're just looking for a device to read the odd ebook on it might be the best Kindle for you.

It features a 5-inch touchscreen with 167 pixels per inch, so the reading experience isn't as clear as on the Kindle Oasis.

The big feature you miss out on here is the backlight. It means that if you don't have a beside lamp or other means of illumination, reading in the dark isn't an option.

However, considering that this basic model is less than a quarter of the price of the Oasis, it might just take your fancy.

Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon Kindle Oasis review

Before the Oasis, the Kindle Paperwhite was the middle-ground device I recommended for those who are keen readers, but who don't want to spend a lot of money on an ereader.

The Paperwhite offers a better screen than the basic Kindle, with 300ppi and a built-in backlight, but it's nowhere near as gorgeous as the Kindle Oasis.

You can also get a 3G version of the Paperwhite, which isn't an option with the basic model.

This may be worth your attention if you're looking for a higher-end Kindle but don't want to take the plunge with the latest and most expensive device.

Kindle Voyage

Amazon Kindle Oasis review

Just as with the Oasis, when the Kindle Voyage was announced I was struck by its high price for an ereader.

The Voyage includes an adaptive front-light, the same screen as in the Paperwhite, and PagePress technology, which reacts to light pressure on the bezel to turn the page.

The arrival of the Oasis may now make the Kindle Voyage look like a cheaper option, but there's little functionality in the Voyage that you don't get in the Paperwhite.

And remember, you're still getting that black, blocky old-school Kindle design here.

Kobo Aura H20

Amazon Kindle Oasis review

The Kobo Aura H20 is something very different to the Kindle range and offers something Amazon hasn't managed yet – the perfect ereader for your beach holiday.

It's waterproof and dust-proof, so you can take this ereader wherever you want without worrying that it's going to be damaged by sand getting in the sockets or water flooding the internals.

Pages turn quickly, and the battery life of the Kobo Aura H20 will beat the Kindle Oasis (without its case) every time.

It suffers from a slight lack of processing power, there's no 3G option, and the choices at the Kobo store are a little limited – but if you're after a durable ereader that you can take anywhere, this may be the best option for you.