Have you been looking for an e-book reader? They are extremely popular these days and there are many products to choose from. This can make it tricky to determine which one has the features you need. Most of the e-readers in the marketplace are quality items, so, regardless of which one you choose, you’ll probably be pleased. We have outlined three below that are some of the best.
Nook Color: The Nook Color is Barnes & Noble’s e-reader and it is inexpensive. You can buy one for about $150. While the cost is low, the reading experience is very high in both the display of images and prose. One great feature of the Nook Color is the capacity to look up the definition of words just by touching and holding the word.
The Nook Color also comes with several built-in applications, including Pandora, an e-mail reader, a web browser, and an habit forming crossword puzzle game. You can raise the power of your Nook Color by downloading apps from the app store. Here you’ll find Netflix, the Smithsonian Channel, and several other top apps. So what is the only problem with the Nook color? Its app store, while boasting plenty of choices, it sometimes lacks some of the more cutting-edge apps out there. Here’s hoping that the Nook Color will introduce apps at a quicker pace.
Kindle Fire: The Kindle Fire is the main competitor to the Nook Color. That said, it’s extremely similar to the e-reader offered by Barnes & Noble. Both e-readers offer a terrific reading experience. Words and images are crisp and clean on the Kindle Fire. And this reader comes with its own email client, web browser, and app store. The Kindle is affordable, too, with a price tag under $200 today.
The one negative thing people have found with the Kindle Fire is that to modify the volume you have to touch the screen to gain access to the controls.
Kobo e-Reader: This e-reader is not as well-known as the Nook Color or the Kindle Fire. However, if reading is your main goal, it would be a great purchase. Reviews of the Kobo rave about the sharpness of the display saying that it makes the words surprisingly easy to read. Additionally there are many different font styles and sizes to modify your Kobo. People have also appreciated the soft quilted back of the Kobo, saying that it feels a lot more like a real book.
At the Kobo store, you can download e-books in an array of formats. The Kobo is especially good with comic books and other graphics-heavy books. And then there’s this: If the Kobo’s Wi-Fi feature is shut off, the device’s battery life can last for as long as one full month. That’s pretty extraordinary. The Kobo doesn’t boast all of the features of a Nook Color or an Amazon Fire. But for those who want to concentrate on reading, this e-reader does the job.