Whether traveling or lounging on the couch – e-book readers are the particularly practical, lighter alternative to books. “Stiftung Warentest” has tested the most popular models. Read with us which seven of them were rated “good”.
Amazon’s Kindle may have been the market leader for a long time. In the meantime, however, there are numerous other e-book readers from various providers in different price ranges. “Stiftung Warentest” tested eight popular models – and a proud seven of them were rated “good”.
E-book readers tested by “Stiftung Warentest
E-book readers from Tolino, Pocketbook, Kobo and, of course, Amazon were tested. These are not only devices from different brands, but also from different systems. Thus, with an e-book reader from Amazon, you are limited to the – albeit quite large – range of the online retailer. The Kindle devices could not open the Epub format in the test, which is often used by public libraries. This was included in the overall rating. The models from Tolino and Co. allow the purchase and lending of e-books from a wide range of retailers (e.g. at the Onleihe or Overdrive platforms) and thus offer a wider selection.
Also interesting: e-book readers Amazon Kindle and Tolino in comparison
The handling and image quality of the devices were also evaluated, as well as their robustness, workmanship and battery life in the next step. The e-book readers were priced between 79 and 430 euros. And as it turns out, it doesn’t necessarily have to be the most expensive one if you want to buy a good e-book reader.
These 7 e-book readers received a “good” rating
Seven of the eight devices tested received the “Stiftung Warentest” rating of “good” – a surprisingly homogeneous result. Here is the overview:
- Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2021 (around 150 euros)
- Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition 2021 (around 190 euros)
- Kobo Elipsa (around 430 euros)
- Kobo Sage (about 290 Euro)
- Tolino Vision 6 (just under 170 euros)
It is not often that the consumer organization’s product tests turn out so positively overall. The taillight in the test was, by the way, an e-book reader from the Pocketbook brand, and with a score of 3.3 (“satisfactory”), it’s probably not really that bad.
Here is what you should look out for when buying
Because the test result does not speak for itself, we’ll give you a little help here on what to look for when buying an e-book reader.
With material from ” Stiftung Warentest ” and dpa