eReaders have been around awhile and unless you don't get out much, you'll know all about them. The most well known devices are the Kindle from Amazon and the Nook from Barnes and Noble, however that is the tip of the ebook iceberg. There are plenty of other makes - some good, some not so good. Whatever your interest in the ereader, do not confuse it with a tablet. An ebook reader is a single-purpose devices. Yes, some offer extra features like browsing on the web but in all honesty, they are designed for the purpose of convenient reading. If you want more, then consider getting a tablet
However, if it's reading you want, and limited or zero functionality with other media applications, it makes sense to get an ereader. They are a lot cheaper than a tablet, have relatively eye-friendly screens and are specifically built for reading. Frankly, keeping your tablet exclusively for multi-media functionality and web browsing, social media etc makes sense. Having a dedicated mobile library on a light-weight ereader is like having a standard book size, easy to handle mechanism for reading the latest novels, periodicals and newspapers from a reservoir of thousands of titles and reading media available.
The Kindle Voyage is the premium product of the Amazon e-reader line. It is a light touchscreen model, with a fantastic clarity provided by the best contrast and resolution to date. With dedicated page-turn buttons, a flush glass front and an improved built-in lighting, this ereader is a definite winner!
- High-resolution 300 ppi display—reads even more like the printed page
- Reimagined page turns—PagePress enables you to turn the page without lifting a finger
- New adaptive front light—provides ideal brightness, day or night
- Our thinnest Kindle ever
- Battery lasts weeks, not hours
- Try Kindle Unlimited for free—choose from over 700,000 titles.
Barnes and Noble Nook
- Includes NOOK Simple Touch, microUSB Cable, and printed Quick Start Guide
- IMPORTANT NOTE: The 2GB memory is mainly utilized by the operating system. Only 256 MB of free space are available. An external Memory card may be needed (NOT included). Ultra-light and comfortable to hold with
- Easy to use touchscreen
- Longest battery life - lasts over 2 months
- Over 3 million books - get them fast with built-in Wi-Fi®
The Amazon Kindle
Unlike tablets, Kindle Paperwhite is designed to deliver a superior reading experience
- No screen glare in bright sunlight
- Read with one hand—over 30% lighter than iPad mini
- Battery lasts weeks, not hours
- Built-in light—read without eyestrain
Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.”
― Stephen Fry
Sony eBook Readers
The Reader Touch Edition features a 6"display with simple, easy-to-use touchscreen navigation.
Turn pages with the swipe of a finger and enjoy fast and intuitive navigation of your favorite books.
Take freehand notes and highlight sections of text you want to revisit later, just as you would in a real book, using the included stylus.
If you prefer, a virtual keyboard is also available for entering quick notes or searching your eBooks.
If you want, you can even export your notes to your computer using the eBook Library software.
- Features:4.3" touch, color high-resolution display. 2GB internal memory holds up to 2,000 books (expandable up to 30,000 books)Micro SD card slot for additional storage.
Thin, lightweight design Built-in Speaker Rechargeable li-ion batteryUSB 2.0 connection
- Supports ePub, PDF, & TXT files
- Kobo Desktop Application:Shop today's newest releases and bestsellers
- Choose from over 1 million engaging FREE titles!Read on your computer or easily sync your library to the e-Reader and read on the go!
- Includes software for MAC & PC
Fire HD 6 Tablet
- Fast quad-core processor up to 1.5 GHz—2x the speed and over 3x the graphics performance of previous generation Fire HD for quicker apps and smooth videos
- Beautiful 6" HD display—Crisp, vivid HD display (252 ppi / 1280x800) with over a million pixels—perfect for apps, movies, TV, games, photos, and more
- Front and rear cameras—Take photos or capture videos in 1080p HD with a rear-facing camera or Skype with a front-facing camera
- Firefly—Quickly identify and take action on more than 100 million items with Firefly, including more than 240,000 movies and TV episodes, and 35 million songs
- Best selection of digital content—Enjoy over 33 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, Android apps and games—including Facebook, Netflix, Minecraft, and more
- Great for the whole family—Create unique profiles and set screen time limits for kids with Amazon FreeTime. Link two Amazon accounts and share books, games, apps, and Prime Instant Video content across all devices in the household
- Stay connected and productive—Fast web browsing, email and calendar support including Gmail and Outlook. Plus, edit and view Office documents
- Try Kindle Unlimited for free—Choose from over 700,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks