Moving from physical books to electronic books can be a bit daunting at first, but once you take the step, there is no going back. If you are a vivid book reader, you will know that having your books on the move really adds to the reading experience. However, the reading experience on a smart phone or tablet is not the easiest to use and, if you really take your books seriously, you should buy an e-book reader immediately.
We all know that the electronic reader market seizes the Amazon Kindle line, but there are also some other electronic readers that also deserve a look. In addition, it can be a bit difficult to choose among all Kindle devices. So, Here is our list of the best e-book readers you can buy:
1. Kindle Paperwhite
The Kindle Paperwhite may not be the most powerful or different Kindle, but it is without a doubt the most economical electronic reader and that is what makes it the best selling Kindle. The latest version of Kindle Paperwhite brings a 6-inch (1440 x 1080p; 300 ppi) high-resolution Letter E-Ink backlit display, which is the same beautiful screen used in the high-end Kindle Voyage.
The device has 4 GB of storage (plus Amazon's free cloud storage), a battery that works for weeks and is available in the usual WiFi version, as well as in a WiFi + 3G version. In addition, who can forget that the Amazon ecosystem remains well ahead of the competition.
Purchase : (from $ 119.99)
2. Kindle Oasis
The recently launched Kindle Oasis electronic reader can be expensive, but it is also the best Amazon Kindle to date . The device has a thin design (3, 4 mm at its thinnest point) and light (131 grams) and offers the best screen we have seen in an e-reader. While the screen size and resolution remain the same at 6 inches (1440 x 1080p; 300 ppi), there are 10 LEDs that illuminate the screen, which compensates for an incredible experience. In addition, Oasis features physical page rotation buttons along with the usual touch screen controls.
The device includes 4 GB of storage and has 2 weeks of battery backup alone, but the included leather charging cover increases the useful life of the battery up to 9 weeks. So, basically you have months of battery life on the device. Like other Kindles (except the basic version), the Kindle Oasis is available in both WiFi and WiFi + 3G.
Purchase : (from $ 289.99)
3. Kobo Glo HD
You may not have heard of Kobo, but trust us when we say that Kobo e-readers are gaining popularity slowly and steadily. Kobo has a line of electronic readers very similar to Amazon and its Glo HD is what Paperwhite is for Kindle. The Kobo Glo HD features a 6-inch E-Ink Letter display (1430 x 1080p; 300 ppi), which has an adjustable backlight for better optimization at night. Other specifications include 4 GB of storage, WiFi connectivity and a solid but slim design.
In general, Kobo e-readers may not have an extensive catalog like Amazon or Nook, but their software customization, support for file formats such as cmz, cmr (cmics) It becomes an interesting proposal for buyers.
Purchase : ($ 129.99)
4. Nook Glowlight Plus
It is possible that Barnes & Noble has reduced the frequency of the new Nook electronic tablets and readers, but its Glowlight Plus still shines thanks to some unique features. What really makes Nico is his IP67 certified waterproof construction (can be submerged up to 1 meter for 30 minutes), which means that you can read in your pool without worrying about your electronic reader. Apart from that, the electronic reader has a 6-inch screen (1430 x 1080p; 300 ppi), 4 GB of storage (along with free Nook cloud storage) and a battery life of 6 weeks. The device is available only in a WiFi version and with Nook Glowlight Plus, you can get access Free Wi-Fi at Barnes & Noble stores and AT&T access points in the whole country
Purchase : ($ 129.99)
5. Kobo Aura H20
If you want a premium e-reader with water resistant capabilities and a larger screen, Kobo Aura H20 is the way to go. The very popular Kobo e-book reader has a beautiful 6.8-inch screen (1430 x 1080p; 267 ppi) with an adjustable backlight along with 4 GB storage, support for different types of files like other Kobo e-readers and WiFi connectivity In addition, as we mentioned, the Aura H20 has a waterproof body with IP67 certification (when the port is closed). Another thing about Aura that impresses us is the battery life, which is rated to work for a couple of months.
Purchase : ($ 179.99)
6. Kindle Voyage
It is possible that Kindle Voyage is no longer the best Kindle (Oasis takes that place) but it is still an incredible electronic reader to buy if you are willing to pay a little more than Paperwhite but not as much as Oasis. The Kindle Voyage features the same 6-inch screen (1440 x 1080p; 300 ppi) but with 6 LEDs along with an adaptable light sensor for better contrast and a great reading experience when you're indoors. In addition, the device uses a flush glass screen, which compensates for a better responsiveness along with dedicated PagePress buttons.
The Kindle also has the usual 4 GB storage, a battery that works for weeks. It is available in WiFi, as well as in versions of WiFi + 3G and, although it is a bit expensive, you can get it if you want a premium e-reader.
Purchase : (from $ 199.99)
7. Kindle 7th Gen
The basic Kindle remains the choice of many, thanks to its incredible price and decent features for an e-book reader. The electronic reader is very affordable and is included in a 6-inch Pearl E-Ink screen (800 x 600p; 167 ppi), which of course has no backlight, a battery with capacity for 4 weeks, 4 GB of storage and WiFi connectivity . Also you get the e-book ecosystem from Amazon at such a good price . Therefore, if you plan to buy a Kindle for the first time, the basic Kindle could be a very good option.
Purchase : (from $ 79.99)
8. Kobo Touch 2.0
Kobo Touch 2.0 is almost identical to Amazon's basic Kindle model, when it comes to hardware specifications. Even the Touch 2.0 features a 6-inch Pearl E-Ink Pearl display (800 x 600p; 167 ppi), 4 GB storage and WiFi connectivity. However, he says he offers a longer battery life with its 8-week battery, support for file formats such as ePub, cbz and cbr and an experience without ads, like other Kobo and Nook devices. Therefore, if you want a basic affordable electronic reader, your choice will be reduced to the Amazon ecosystem with the basic Kindle or Kobo's Touch 2.0.
Purchase : ($ 89.99)
Ready to buy your next ebook reader?
If you plan to buy your first e-book reader or update your old one, these are some of the best options you can have. We all know Kindles well, but you may have noticed that Kobo and Nook devices are not left behind either. Then, make your choice and let us know in the comments section below. Happy reading!