An e-reader is similar to a tablet, however a tablet typically is more suitable for interaction. Tablet computers also are more versatile, allowing one to consume multiple types of content as well as create it. The main advantages of e-readers are better readability of their screens, especially in sunlight, and longer battery life. While nothing beats reading a physical book, and e-reader comes close. With the ability to hold hundreds of books, and save your spot without the use of pesky place-holders, using e-readers has quickly become the standard form of consuming reading material. Used not only for books, an e-reader can come equipped with the ability to read newspapers, magazines, comics, and more. From bookworms to casual readers, an e-reader is a wonderful tool to read to your hearts delight on the go.
1: Kindle Paperwhite E-reader
Ah, the Amazon Paperwhite. The 2nd best E-reader on the market, only to the Voyage. Boasting only a 120 dollar price tag, this E-reader fits more comfortably in your budget. Widely compared to the voyage, why would someone choose one over the other? The Voyage has a better-looking screen and text, feels better to hold, and has more storage space. So why get the Paperwhite? Well, that’s all there is to it. The Voyage is a luxury E-reader, and if you have the money for it, then it’s the best. The Paperwhite is still what I’d recommend as the one that most people should buy. The thing is, the Paperwhite is still a fantastic device and you don’t lose out on any experience-altering features by choosing the Paperwhite over the Voyage. The Paperwhite has a 300ppi resolution display screen, with a built-in adjustable light. A single charge lasts 6 weeks, allowing you to enjoy your books without diving to find a charger. If you’re an e-reader die-hard, the Voyage is the way to go. For everyone else, we’d say the Paperwhite is the perfect pick.
2: Kindle Voyage E-reader, 6″ High-Resolution Display (300 ppi)
With a very impressive high-resolution display and a vast content catalog to match, the Kindle Voyage E- reader is easily the best e-reader on the market. It’s got a 300 ppi display, so it looks just like a printed page. The latest design has a new adaptive front light, which provides the ideal brightness for reading, day or night. One of the great things about this e-reader is the battery life, lasting over 6 weeks, without recharge. With a 1GHz processor and 4GB of built-in storage, with 1GB of ram, this e-reader is faster than others, and lowers e-ink’s slight ghosting effect, that was very prevalent in older e-readers.
3: Fire HD 8 Tablet, 8″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB
The new Fire HD tablet is the thinnest tablet yet, put out by Amazon. Though it’s got less ppi than the Voyage and the Paperwhite, it boasts an 8″ HD display. The thing about the Fire HD tablet is it’s not just a dedicated e-reader, but also has processing power for apps and other media. That being said, it also has higher internal storage, and a microSD card slot for additional storage. These devices are the better choice for reading color graphic novels and comics, so if that is your preferred reading material, then the Fire is the right one for you.
4: Barnes & Noble NOOK Touch eBook Reader
Finally, an E-reader that isn’t made by Amazon. Why is this even in the running against the giants? Well, there are several reasons. The first is the price-tag. At 80 dollars a pop, you could buy yourself and your mom one of these. Another thing that sets this e-reader out from the rest is the ability to use the epub extension. This is the format in which you can take ebooks out of the library, and while the Kindle doesn’t have that option, the NOOK does. A big plus for those who check out e-books from your local library. The Nook has a replaceable, rechargeable battery. So it’ll last awhile, but when its dwindling, you can spend 30 bucks and put a new one in yourself. It also has a feature to allow you to lend a book from your library to a friend for a certain period of time. It has a battery life of up to two months on just one charge, and has the ability to expand it’s memory with a built-in MicroSD card slot. So for those of you on more of a budget, and lovers of the library, this e-reader is right for you.
5: Kindle Oasis E-reader with Leather Charging Cover
And finally we approach this monster. Why do I include something this pricey in a website all about the best to fit your budget? Well, frankly put, if you can afford it, it’s worth it. The Oasis is very significantly lighter and thinner than any of the other e-readers in the Kindle line, allowing for a more comfortable read for hours on end. It comes with all the features of the Voyage and the Paperwhite, save for the Voyage’s adaptive light technology. The Kindle Oasis is not simply an e-reader, it is a reader plus a cover with the two designed to work together. Both the Oasis and the cover incorporate batteries, which allows the Oasis to go months on end without a recharge. The cover attaches and detaches easily when you want to hold the Oasis for reading and enjoy the light weight and thin size. So, for those with a little extra cash to spend, and want a great e-reader, to last you for months on end without charging, and a very sleek leather case, then this e-reader is the one for you.