Ebook readers have begun to flood the market, with numerous manufacturers trying to take advantage of the demand. And if you are like most book enthusiasts, then selecting an ebook reader is no easy task when you have to sift through so many options in order to find the right one. You just have to do the necessary research to find the right one that fits your personal preferences and budget.
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2017’s Best Ebook Readers on the Market
Ebook readers have begun to flood the market, with numerous manufacturers trying to take advantage of the demand. And if you are like most book enthusiasts, then selecting an ebook reader is no easy task when you have to sift through so many options in order to find the right one. Luckily a simple Google search provides plenty of consumer feedback from purchasers of a variety of different ebook readers. So whether you’re considering joining the digital book revolution, or just want a new device to replace an older one, here is some consumer feedback on the best ebook readers on the market today.
Most book enthusiasts agree that this might be the best ebook reader Amazon has ever delivered. It is unexpectedly thin and light (weighing 4.6 ounces), even while availing an impressive 6-inch display. The display has a resolution of 300ppi that offers laser-quality text, and it comes shielded in a premium leather cover that duals as a device charger. And that’s not all – it has an all-new ergonomic design, dedicated buttons for turning pages and a backlight for reading in the dark.
The Kindle Oasis is pricey at over $250, but the hefty price tag is more than worth it for all the features offered.
For budget-conscious book enthusiasts, the Kindle Basic is your best option. The device inherits the best features that made Amazon’s Kindle line one of the bestselling ereaders on the market: a light (5.7 ounces) but durable build, a long lasting battery and 4GB of memory. If all you want is a simple device with which to read your books (without all the bells and whistles), then the Kindle Basic will do just fine.
Kobo Aura One
If you’re in search of something other than the Kindle ereader line, Kobo Aura One is your best option. The device has a 7.8-inch screen (larger than Kindle) but doesn’t add any additional bulk as it weighs just 8.1 ounces. Book enthusiasts will also enjoy the water-resistant feature and the ability to change the color of the front light. Kobo Aura One supports 14 different file formats, including epub, mobi and pdf with its 8GB on-board memory. Plus, it has the capacity to hold around 6,000 books and it’s much cheaper than the Kindle Oasis.
Kindle Paperwhite is one of the most popular ebook readers around. This is true not only because of its 300ppi resolution, Wi-Fi connectivity, and long lasting battery; but also because of its strong but light body and crisp display. The text and images are very clear because the screen is lit from the side. This side-lighting makes reading in dim lighting very easy. The Paperwhite is relatively cheap, especially if you are willing to deal with the special ads and offers that are displayed when the screen is in locked status.
Although the most expensive device on this list, the Kindle Voyage has everything a book enthusiast needs. It has a sharp display with 300ppi, a front light that automatically adjusts its intensity depending on the light in the environment and a 3G connectivity option. At 6.3 ounces, the Kindle Voyage is easy to navigate and has 4GB of storage to handle your personal book collection.
Booken Cybook Muse
This relatively inexpensive reader not only delivers a display of the same quality as the Kindle Oasis (including a front light), but it also offers a memory card slot, giving readers access to even greater storage options. The downside – it lacks the sleek appearance of its rivals and has limitations when it comes to the number of books you can access.
It has become the norm for book enthusiasts to invest in ebook readers. E-readers are convenient and fashionable, and they grant a level of access to books that traditional tools cannot match. You just have to do the necessary research to find the right one that fits your personal preferences and budget.