Have you been looking for an e-book reader? They are quite popular these days and there are many products to choose from. This can make it hard to ascertain which one has the features you need. Most of the e-readers on the market are quality items, so, no matter which one you choose, you will likely be pleased. We’ve outlined three below that are some of the best.
Nook Color: The Nook Color is Barnes & Noble’s e-reader and it is affordable. You can acquire one for about $150. While the cost is low, the reading experience is very high in both the display of images and prose. One fantastic aspect of the Nook Color is the capability to look up the definition of words just by touching and holding the word.
The Nook Color has some built-in applications, like the popular music-streaming site, Pandora. And it’s easy to download more applications from the apps store. However, the one grievance most people have is that a number of the newer apps are not available for the Nook Color.
Kindle Fire: The Kindle Fire is very similar to the Nook Color and is one of the more popular e-readers available. The reading experience on the Kindle Fire is incredibly clear and just like the Nook Color it comes with its own email client and web browser. The Kindle is affordable, too, with the current price tag being under $200.
The one negative that people have to say about the Kindle Fire is that the controls are less than user-friendly. As an example, there is no volume control on the device itself. You have to tap the screen to bring up the volume control.
Kobo e-Reader: The Kobo e-Reader Touch does not have the name recognition of either the Nook Color or the Kindle Fire. But that doesn’t mean it’s not a worthy competitor. Actually, you wouldn’t go wrong by spending your e-reader dollars on this neat device if reading is your absolute goal. Users rave about the reading experience on the Kobo. Images and words are sharp and easy to read. In fact, the Kobo offers seven unique font styles and 17 different font sizes for readers to choose from. Others rave about the device’s soft, quilted back. Don’t laugh; this back helps make holding a Kobo feel much more like holding a real book. That’s a feature the Nook Color or Amazon Kindle can’t boast.
You can download e-books from the Kobo store in many different formats. This is perfect for graphics-heavy books. Also, the battery life of the Kobo blows other e-readers out of the water. When the Wi-Fi feature is switched off, the battery can last as long as a month.
Posted on: 09.17.12