Have you been looking for an e-book reader? They are very popular these days and there are many products to pick from. This can make it tricky 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’ll probably be pleased. We’ve outlined three below that are some of the best.
Nook Color: Barnes & Noble’s Nook Color e-reader is both affordable and well designed. Today, you can buy the Nook Color for about $150. That’s not a bad bargain. And perhaps because of its connection to the country’s largest bookseller, the Nook Color provides a exceptional reading experience. The Nook Color is adept at both prose and graphic display. This will make reading children’s books and graphic novels a pleasure. Additionally, there are several user capabilities that are a joy to use. For example, if you don’t know the meaning of a word in that Mark Twain novel you’re reading, just press it. A definition will pop up.
The Nook Color also comes with several built-in applications, including Pandora, an e-mail reader, a web browser, and an addictive crossword puzzle game. You can increase the power of your Nook Color by downloading apps from the app store. Here you will 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 lots 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 very similar to the Nook Color and is one of the more popular e-readers available. The reading experience on the Kindle Fire is extremely 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 thing people have found with the Kindle Fire is that to adjust the volume you have to touch the screen to gain access to the controls.
Kobo e-Reader: The Kobo e-Reader Touch doesn’t 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 main goal. Users rave about the reading experience on the Kobo. Images and words are sharp and simple 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 makes holding a Kobo feel a lot more like holding an actual book. That’s a feature the Nook Color or Amazon Kindle can’t boast.
At the Kobo store, you can download e-books in an array of formats. The Kobo is particularly good with comic books and other graphics-heavy books. And then there’s this: When 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 focus on reading, this e-reader does the job.