With an electronic reader or eBook reader for short, you are able to bring many books at a time and at the same time access a library of thousands or millions more on you; a device is smaller and lightweight, lasts for a couple of days at once charge and provides you a better reading experience compared to a smartphone or tablet.
It’s difficult to find the perfect eBook reader for your needs. I’m often asked what my favorite devices are, and it really depends on what you’re looking for.
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5 Best eBook Readers
It doesn’t matter if you are thinking of joining a digital book revolution or wish for a new device to replace your outdated one; here are the top five best eBook readers available.
Another remarkable eBook-reader comes from Amazon. It has 300 dots per inch pixel density. This shows crisp and easy-read text and clear pictures—this small and light, with a side-lit screen which enables you to read in dim lighting. Amazon also provides the most remarkable catalog in respect to price and scope, and partnership, which allows you to check out books for free from many libraries. This is waterproof and comes with Bluetooth capability.
Representing the epitome of innovation and design available, Amazon sees this waterproof Kindle Paperwhite as an investment in luxury that will last through a lifetime. Guaranteed not to scratch or break under normal use, it is made with paper thin glass that provides best-in-class ergonomics for comfortable reading. At 8GB with twice the storage space than previous models, choosing the Paperwhite is a savvy decision for those looking to optimize their digital library like never before.
Meet the lightest, thinnest Kindle Paperwhite yet—now available in black or white. For longer than 25% longer battery life (so everyone knows where they can find us) whenever they need it most. Full front-page displays of our newest titles help remind them what we like to say: it’s time to relax. The best way to do that? Reading a book of course!
Are you an ultimate bookworm, and then consider the Kindle Oasis. This comes with color adjusting front light, made to be easier on your eyes when reading in dim light. It comes with page-turning keys for fast reading and a waterproof rating of IPX8. The upgraded model comes with free cellular connectivity to download new books even without an internet connection.
Kindle Oasis features the latest Kindle with Special Offers, 8 GB, Wi-Fi, Graphite, Premium Leather Cover (Rustic), and Power Adapter. This best-selling Kindle model offers a thin and light ergonomic design with page turn buttons to make for easy one handed reading. Enjoy an intuitive experience through simple touch navigation or utilize the smooth 6 inch high resolution display optimized for eBooks and PDFs as well as crisp white text against black background. The Kindle is available in graphite or champagne gold finish to go with your personal style and comes protected from accidental spills by its waterproof IPX8 rating so you can read at the beach without fear of being out of luck if it happens to rain while you are reading outdoor.
You can highlight text passage with one button or use X-Ray to explore passages in-depth while still highlighting key passages on any page. Powerfully small and built from handcrafted simplicity, this device is essential for true book lovers of all kinds–audible listeners, readers without pockets and just about everyone else!
Are you looking for an eBook reader for your little ones? If so, look no further than Kindle Kids Edition. This is able to hold picture books as well as chapter books. The parental dashboard allows you to control what books your kids will download.
Kindle Kids Edition is the newest and most popular way to get kids excited about reading. It’s purpose-built for reading, has a glare-free display and will last weeks with just 5 hours of battery life. Unlike tablets that are geared towards entertaining your child (and not getting anything done), Kindle Kids Edition offers zero distractions – advertisers, games or videos aren’t a thing because this product is all about books! Included with purchase is Amazon’s year-long subscription of Amazon Kids+, which includes Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl and more.
When reclining on the beach or by the pool, you like it to be simple to flip pages. This eBook reader is produced by Kobo and has page-turner buttons located on the side. It also comes with 11 different font types and 40 different sizes for fast reading in bright light. It is IPX8 rated; therefore, it is waterproof once it accidentally gets wet.
The perfect balance between a comfortable reading experience and modern design, Kobo Libra H2O lets you choose what suits you best. Read longer with its comfortable ergonomic design and 7″ glare-free HD screen. With the option for landscape orientation and easy-to-use page turn buttons, you can read the way you want to. ComfortLight Pro lets you enjoy your books day or night – no matter where life takes you. Kobo Libra H2O is designed for a better reading life with waterproof design that means absolutely anywhere is an option.
Another best eBook reader from Amazon, Kobo Clara HD, is armed with the same 300 PPI screen and has adaptive backlighting. The hardware looks and feels good as Kindle with the same plastic body, which feels light. The Kobo lacks a tightly integrated ecosystem compared to Kindle, so you cannot toggle between a listing and reading your books.
Kobo Clara is the ideal product for a reading experience that feels natural, comfortable, and energizing. With ComfortLight PRO you can read all night long to your hearts content without suffering from eye fatigue or injury. Your eyes will feel soft and refreshed with reduced glare and blue light that will help you fall asleep easier than before because it’s easy on your eyes. Choose from various customizable features such as brightness control, font size adjustment, orientation customization, style changes such as page indexing so you don’t have to flip back so much, chapters or bookmarks where appropriate for reading sessions of any length. Download your favorite e-books anywhere in the world thanks to Kobo Clara’s 8 GB storage capability which can hold up to 6 thousand titles at a time.
Print Books vs eBooks
eBooks and print books both have their own benefits. eBooks are quickly becoming the most popular type of book to read on a digital device. They are cheaper than print books, come in all sorts of genres, and can be accessed at any time. However, there is something about holding a physical book that cannot be replicated by an eBook reader. There’s something special about being able to hold one book in your hands as opposed to having them stored on a device – it makes you feel more accomplished. eBooks also don’t have the same nostalgia factor that print books do. It’s difficult to feel sentimental about a screen.
So, which is better? It really depends on what you’re looking for in a book and your reading habits. If you like to read books from different genres at once, then an eBook may be best for you because they are cheaper than print books, making it possible to buy more without feeling guilty about having too many around your home.
If you prefer one book at a time, then an eBook may not be the best option. After all, who doesn’t like to have their favorite books sitting on their shelves? If that’s what you’re in the market for and money isn’t really a factor, print is always better. Plus it’ll last longer than any digital device will (unless your eReader lasts forever).