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You've read all the reviews, but now you're actually ready to buy something and need to make a decision. The Verge Buying Guides are here for you — these are our go-to recommendations for the ultimate question: which one do I buy? Our picks aren't necessarily the best in every category, but they are the best choices for most people. We also aim to provide an alternative option if our main selection isn't the right one for you. Buying Guides are updated as new products are released and tested, so be sure to check back frequently for new information.

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Megan Wollerton
The Verge
I once bought an e-reader with a 30-day warranty that broke on day 35.

Don’t make the same mistake. If you’re planning on buying an e-reader to read by the pool this summer, do your research. I tested dozens and narrowed down the very best in this guide – and not one of them broke.