Technology has drastically improved the world in many ways, even for avid readers. Traditionally, your love for books would have been determined by piles of books you had lying in your space. However, having a pile of books lying around can be tiresome. Today, things have changed as e-book readers came to the rescue of those who love to read. This wonderful invention has redefined the reading experience.
Readers can have their books in one place, and they can read on the go. Today, these reading gadgets are light, easy to use, and waterproof, ensuring that readers get only the best. In this article, we share the best e-readers in the market today to help you make the best choice.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 10th generation
Amazon is a leader in the e-book space, thanks to the significant research and development they have been doing in the e-book space for over ten years. Although it is a mid-range model, Amazon Kindle Paperwhite that was released in 2018 works, as well as any top range model, does.
The reading gadget features a black or white border, according to your choice and preference, and the e-reader is as tall as a standard smartphone. It is, however, wider and lighter than a regular smartphone, which is one of the things that makes e-readers stand out.
Navigation of the gadget happens through the touch screen, and the only button available is the power button on the side. It is notable how intuitive the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is, as readers can easily learn to swipe through pages and to find the menu. Due to its lightweight, you can operate the gadget with one hand and go with it wherever you may wish to, whether on a train ride or to the park to enjoy some quiet time.
The gadget also features a 300 pixels per inch screen. This is an advantage that the reader has over others as this feature ensures sharpness and clarity; thus, your eyes will hurt less as you read. Also, there is a backlight that enables you to read comfortably at night. You can buy books through Kindle Unlimited or online stores, depending on your preference.
If you enjoy reading as you take a bath or swim, then you will be glad to choose this waterproof e-reader. With an impressive battery life of up to six weeks, this gadget is the perfect companion for a holiday.
The biggest name in the e-book industry is Kindle. However, the Kobo is also a brand to reckon with as well. The Kobo Aura is a reading gadget that many love, and we understand why.
It features a power button in the top corner of the back, so you will not have to worry about accidentally hitting the power button with other e-readers. The backlight makes it comfortable to read because it reduces eye strain and can easily be adjusted according to your preference. You can also comfortably read in the daytime because there is no glare.
Also, the reader is slim and light, making it easy to carry along with you anywhere. It supports .mobi and .epub file formats making it a favorite among consumers.
You can get a wide range of books from the device’s Kobo store, but the self-published content is different from that offered by Kindle. If you are eyeing the Kobo Aura one, this is one of the factors that you will have to take into consideration.
Kobo Clara HD
The Kobo Clara HD is a thriller among those who love to borrow from US-based public libraries. However, this is not the only thing that makes the Kobo Clara stand out. The device’s back is characterized by a stipple pattern, which makes it easy to hold. The power button is the only physical button on the reader, so the reader has to navigate through the pages and menu from the device’s screen.
An interesting feature of the Clara HD is its front light which changes color. There is a wide range of colors to choose from, meaning that you can choose a mellow yellow or a more energizing blue, according to your mood and preferences. The color shift also happens automatically, depending on the time.
The Kobo Clara measures 7.64x 5.91 x1.06 i9nches and weighs only 180 grams, which means it is portable and can easily be carried around. This reading gadget is, however, not waterproof, which limits the environments under which you can use it. Also, it does not support audiobooks, which may be a deal-breaker for some people in search of the perfect e-book reader.
Kindle Oasis (2019 edition)
Amazon released the Kindle Oasis for its 10th Anniversary in 2017. This gadget was a pacesetter because it was the first waterproof e-reader from Amazon. The Kindle Oasis 2019 version is better and different for one main reason. It features an adjustable backlight to make reading more comfortable as it reduces eye strain. It has a storage capacity of 8 GB and 32 GB. The 32 GB gadget has cellular connectivity that allows content download. For downloading e-books, you have to utilize a WiFi connection.
The reading gadget is sleek, featuring a 7-inch E Ink display that is accentuated by an aluminum back and slim design. If you are a fan of audiobooks, then this will be a good option for you because it supports audiobooks.
For those who love their reading gadgets covered, it is unfortunate that this one does not come with its cover. However, the value it offers surpasses this missing accessory. You can get the cover separately.
Kindle (2019 Edition)
When Kindle was first launched, it was a reinvention to the reading experience because readers could now carry their books in their pockets, posing a viable alternative to print. For a long time, this was the only gadget that e-book lovers could turn to until the Paperwhite took over. This, however, was not the end of Kindle. The 2019 version of the Kindle makes a case as one of the best in the market yet.
It shares features with the Paperwhite version, which means it is easy to navigate, lightweight and provides clarity for the readers. The reader can highlight paragraphs and passages and even adjust font sizes without having to leave the page they are reading, making it a convenient reading gadget to use.
The features that distinguish the Kindle 2019 edition from the Paperwhite includes its 4GB storage capacity and the 167 pixels per inch touchscreen, which means a little less clarity. These different features do not, however, mean that this product is less superior as it still works fine and can house up to 1000 books. While it may not be the most sophisticated e-reader, it is one of the best and a top choice for many.
The Kobo Forma is yet another product from Kobo that makes it to the list of the best reading gadget for book worms.
It integrates materials found in public libraries, giving consumers a wide range of books to choose from.
The Kobo Forma has a large 8 inch, E Mobius screen. The handle next to the screen has buttons that you can use to turn pages, making it the only device in our list with physical page-turn buttons. It weighs a mere 6.95 ounces, making it light.
Just like other Kobo products, the gadget features a color-changing backlight, meaning you can choose from yellow and blue according to your needs and preferences. Also, the colors can change automatically, depending on the time of day.
For those who love covers on their e-readers, we are glad to report that the Kobo Forma features a leather cover that comes in two colors; purple and black. When you close the cover, your device will automatically go to sleep. The reverse happens when you open the cover. To add to this, the screen is durable.
The large screen may create problems for those who like to carry their gadgets, but overall, it is a good reader that any bookworm would regard highly. The screen makes it easy to read comic pages, which may be hard to load on smaller gadgets, making it equally advantageous. The battery life of the gadget is also commendable, as you will not have to charge it every so often.
Conclusion; Reading Gadgets
There are a variety of e-book readers in the market that you can buy. However, the ones we have analyzed above are a cut above the rest. Despite the list consisting of Kindle and Kobo products, these devices are the best that are in the market and will not disappoint you as a consumer. If you are looking for an e-reader for yourself or a loved one, these will surely not disappoint.