Which Is The Best eReader Out There? [Twitter Contest Results]

Which Is The Best eReader Out There? [Twitter Contest Results] twitter contest 3004If you follow us on Twitter, you might have taken part in our latest “best eReader” contest. Just in case you happened to miss it, over the past three weeks, we asked our followers to send us suggestions for the best eReader available out there today. We gave you free rein to tell us exactly which eReader would be the best for your needs, and surprising consensus emerged pretty quickly. Continue reading to find out what the majority on our followers want to be reading their books on.

As promised, one of those who sent a request will win exactly what he/she asked for! Before we get to that, though, let’s take a small stroll through the different options we heard in this contest. You might even find your own tweet mentioned!

Can’t wait to see who won? Scroll all the way to the end, the answer awaits you there!

Winner by Popularity

If you had to guess which eReader would be the most popular among our readers, which would you guess? Before starting this contest, but personal bet was the new Kindle Paperwhite, or its Nook and Kobo counterparts which come with glow light. How mistaken I was!

Yes, I know we haven’t held a Kindle Fire HD giveaway yet, and it’s already been a year since out last Kindle Fire giveaway Kindle Fire Review and Giveaway It’s a brand new year, and I am proud to be part of something brand new here at MakeUseOf: An independent hardware review followed by a giveaway. Today we’ll be giving away an Amazon Kindle... Read More , but I still did not expect the Kindle Fire HD to gain such popularity as an eReader. Nevertheless, the Kindle Fire HD was by far the most popular request, for some of the following reasons:

@DinaJ said it’s her favorite eReader because it’s easy to use, has a stunning display & Amazon has a wide selection of books. @alee67 said that since he reads many technical books with diagrams & illustrations, it will be the best eReader for him.

Most people, though, simply specified the Kindle Fire HD without giving a reason. Do you also think the Kindle Fire HD is the best eReader out there today?

OK, What Else?

The Kindle Fire HD wasn’t the only tablet that popped up as the best eReader. @BillJude56 wants an iPad as an eReader because it offers the optimal eReader/tablet experience. @Ivan92116 was thinking of the Nexus 7, which according to him is the best of both worlds with the Kindle app, Google Play and Jellybean, and @wildnfree1 favors the Nook HD, mainly for its looks and simplicity. The regular Kindle Fire was also a common request.

What about non-tablet readers? We got a wide range of options here too, from the Nook Simple Touch and Kindle Paperwhite all the way to the huge Kindle DX and even a LinuxPad. I could especially relate to @scholzet’s request, saying he’d like the Kindle Paperwhite do he can read at night without bothering his wife. We all need Kindle Paperwhites for that!

Ultimately, though, we could only choose one winner, and give away only one eReader.

I can’t stand the suspense! Who won?

Did you miss this contest? Wish the person mentioned right below could be YOU? Start by following us on Twitter and watch the stream, there’s lots more to come in the future!

So who won his very own wish for an awesome eReader? Drum roll….

The lucky winner is David Rowlinson (@drowln) who asked for a Kobo Touch! Among the volley of requests we got, the Kobo Touch was not a common option, and yet David was lucky enough to win his unusual selection. We hope he enjoys it immensely. Congratulations, David!


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  1. onipss
    November 30, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Kobo Touch eReader? It is certainly as cost effective as both the Kindle and Nook. It also doesn't require a monthly subscription or that you only buy from Amazon or Barnes & Noble exclusively. You also have the ability to borrow books for your local library.

  2. Darren Jorgensen
    November 28, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    How funny. I wish I had seen this contest before because I feel very strongly about the Kindle - so much so that I posted a pretty good discussion of it on my blog yesterday, titled:
    "Hey Business Professionals: 5 Reasons Why the Kindle is Your BFF!"

    Darn. I'm sure I would've had a chance to win - I've got so many reasons why the Kindle wins out for any Professional. Best to you guys and keep up the great work. I know I'm coming back now that I've found you! Darren.

    • Yaara Lancet
      November 28, 2012 at 6:17 pm

      That's great, Darren! And don't worry, we have cool contest and giveaways all the time, we're sure to have Kindle-related ones again at some point. :) And you can join the giveaways we're currently running, one is for a Microsoft Surface tablet.

      I think the Kindle is awesome too. My husband is crazy about them, we have almost every available model in the house. :)

  3. nestorvb
    November 12, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    How a bout an eReader to read scientific articles? I'm doing my phd and have plenty of pdfs to read, most of them are still on my computer while some are printed and with some handwritten notes. What will you say or recommend to be a god eReader for such papers and tech reports?

    • Yaara Lancet
      November 13, 2012 at 5:36 pm

      It's a bit expensive, but you can try the Kindle DX. It's a huge version of the regular Kindle, and it's great for reading PDFs and articles. Other than that, any tablet can probably do a good job for articles, with a good PDF reader and annotator installed.

  4. Boni Oloff
    November 12, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    My comment even not shown in the post :D
    I hope can give better comment next time.

  5. mohit kumar
    November 11, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    My favourite is Kindle Fire HD.

  6. Nikhil Chandak
    November 10, 2012 at 3:49 pm


  7. Mac Witty
    November 10, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Congratulation to the winner

    Agree with Caladiel about the e-ink reader

  8. Caladiel
    November 9, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    I'm surprised the Kindle Fire HD won. Reading with a Fire HD is fine for aout 15-20 minutes, but longer than that my eyes start to hurt. The e-ink ereaders are better, I think. I personally use a Kindle Touch and am planning to upgrade to a Kindle Paperwhite soon.

    • Yaara Lancet
      November 12, 2012 at 6:48 am

      I entirely agree, and I was very surprised at all the voted for the Kindle Fire. My only guess is that most of those who voted for it never actually read a book on it. It's not horrible if you make the screen dark and the text white, but it's nothing like e-ink by a long shot.

  9. Pwince Khan
    November 9, 2012 at 5:05 pm


  10. Yudono Ra
    November 9, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    congratz for the winner :)
    i want a graphic tablet contest ^^