Consumer Reports ranks NOOK SimpleTouch #1 EBR
Consumer Reports has a reputation for being an unbiased testing company, and I think people are influenced by what they say.
In August 1, 2012 issue, they rank EBRs (E-Book Readers).
You can get that issue for your Kindle Fire, Kindle for iPad, or Kindle for iPhone here:
You can buy the individual issue for $3.99…or get a subscription for $2 a month. That comes (like all Kindle store magazines) with a 14-day free trial. You could read this issue, and then go to
and then go to
and click or tap
Cancel my subscription.
As to what they said…
The NOOK Simple Touch with Glowlight is #1, with a score of 83.
I’ m reasonably sure that Amazon has one of these in the wings, waiting for the right time to announce it…but they need to be careful about waiting too long.
The #2? Also a NOOK (the Simple Touch without the Glowlight).
Interestingly, the Kindle Keyboard outranks the Kindle Touch.
Neither the Touch nor the Keyboard get a “Best Buy” rating…the only Kindle that gets that is the Mindle.
They tested 22 models…but only 14 would they recommend.
I’ll let you read the rest of that…don’t want to take too much away from the list.
By the way, they also list tablets…and in the 7-8 inch, Wi-Fi only category, they have six to recommend…and the Kindle Fire is number 5 (but is a Best Buy). The NOOK tablet is…#6.
If you want to see some local news bantering about this, you can watch this video:
What do you think? Surprised that the NOOK Simple Touch beats the Kindle Touch? Does Consumer Reports still matter? Is Amazon making a mistake by not getting a front lit reflective screen Kindle out sooner? Is it ethical to get a 14-day free trial if you are sure you aren’t going to subscribe to something? Feel free to let me and my readers know by commenting on this post.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.