People rarely if ever take books with them nowadays and understandably so given the fact that you can easily carry a book inside your pocket nowadays. We are, of course, talking about eBook readers and about the many benefits they offer. For starters, they are not only much slimmer than most books but capable of surfing the web, sending emails, and much more.
Having said that, we should perhaps point out that eBook readers are different from one another, even though they all serve the same basic functions. Depending on their size, features, or manufacturer, some can reach standards other simply cannot. To point you in the right direction, we put together a list of the ten best eBook readers money can buy.
10Kobo K080-Kbo-B Kobo Vox
This interesting eBook reader from Kobo features a 7-inch vivid color multi-touch, multimedia screen that has been optimized for reading in any lighting conditions. As a matter of fact, this reader was designed to provide perfect visibility even when you’re using it in bright sunlight conditions or when you’re in a very bright room. On top of this, the device can also be used to surf the internet, send emails, run various apps, and much more.
9Barnes & Noble NOOK GlowLight Plus eReader
With this particular eReader, you get a high-resolution, 300-dpi display with a glare-free feature that makes it very easy to read. Interestingly enough, this screen is also fingerprint and scratch-resistant, which is what you should expect from any high-end eReader these days. Speaking of which, this device will last you up to 6 weeks on a single charge, which is a good sign that you’re using a good eReader.
8RCA eBook Reader
This digital reader seems somewhat simplistic when compared to other more advanced eReaders but we assure you that it gets the job done just the same. It uses a monochrome LCD display, a 33.6 Kbps modem, a phone cord, a USB cable, a stylus, and a power adapter to charge its built-in rechargeable lithium battery. It also has 8 MB of internal memory which can be expanded to 72 MB with the use of a Smart Media Card.
7Kobo N647-KBU-B Wireless e-Book Reader
What makes this eReader stand out is the fact that it can store up to 1,000 books on its 1 GB of built-in memory, a memory that can be expanded to 32 GB with the use of a microSD card. At the same time, this ingenious device comes with a 6-inch E Ink screen which is optimized for reading in any lighting conditions. Not only that but it also benefits from adjustable font styles and sizes for a more customizable reading experience.
6Sony Pocket Edition Reader
With the Sony Pocket Edition Rider, you get one of the most reliable eBook readers money can buy. It uses an E Ink Pearl 5-inch touchscreen operating an 800×600 resolution, a built-in memory of 2 GB that can store around 1,200 books, a micro USB cable, a quick start guide, and a reader library software of the highest quality. On top of all this, this reader uses a built-in rechargeable Lithium-ion battery DC 3.7 V that will last you for about two weeks on a single charge.
5Sony PRS-T2 6″ Touchscreen Digital eBook Reader
In the world of eBook readers, Sony PRS-T2 is up there with the very best. The reason we say this is because it is a lot more versatile than regular readers, thanks mainly to its Android OS and to its many equally interesting features. Among them, a 1.3 GB memory, a USB port, a built-in Wi-Fi connection, micro SD capabilities, and an E-Ink technology. Furthermore, you will find this reader to be surprisingly lightweight despite its 6-inch touchscreen.
4Sony PRS-600BC Touch Edition E-Book Reader
Sony PRS-600BC uses a true color, 1280x1024p touchscreen which can be easily read in all lighting conditions. This device is also Epub, BBeB Book, PDF, TXT, RTF, Microsoft Word, JPEG, PNG, GIF, and BMP compatible, which is a big plus for any eReader nowadays. Speaking of distinctive features, let us point out that this reader uses a very powerful battery, one that allows you to make 7,500 continuous page turns on a single charge.
3Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch
With a memory of 2 GB, this reader is without a doubt one of the best the market has to offer at this point in time. This being said, it should be mentioned that it lacks some of the features that many other high-end readers have but that it sacrifices versatility for being very effective at what it was designed to do. For instance, it uses an E-Ink display that was designed to not only be read in any lighting conditions but one that also uses very little battery at all times.
2Kindle Voyage E-reader
When it comes to eBook readers, we should point out that Kindle devices are in a world of their own. For example, this particular device uses a high-resolution 300 PPI display, a PagePress function that enables you to turn the page without any real effort, an adaptive front light that adjusts to different lighting conditions, and a battery that lasts for weeks on a single charge. Not only that but it also has Wi-Fi capabilities along with a multitude of other equally interesting features which don’t necessarily involve reading-related functions.
1Kindle Paperwhite E-reader
There are perhaps no better eBook readers out there than the Kindle Paperwhite, which represents the highest possible standard of convenience and reliability. What makes the Paperwhite stand out from the majority of all eBook readers is the fact that it has 3G wireless capabilities, which is the type of feature not many such devices have. At the same time, this Kindle is about 30% lighter than an iPad mini, meaning that you can very well use it with just one hand without experiencing any discomfort to speak of.
Last nut not least, it features a built-in light-read feature that ensures you won’t experience any screen glare in bright lighting conditions and a long-lasting battery that will last you for weeks on a single charge.