Reading is important at any age as it opens doors in our minds and teaches us about the world, and now, with the technology evolving at such a rapid rate, reading is literally at our fingertips. Yes, there are some of us who still prefer good old books, to have that special feeling of turning a page, but let’s be practical for one moment and think about the pros of having an e-reader. First of all, it occupies a lot less space than a book. Second, you can store thousands of books and access them whenever you feel like it. That’s something that I find simply awesome. Furthermore, a research released in March 2011 showed that e-books and e-readers are growing popular, especially with the older generation. From 2010 until 2011 sales for e-book readers spiked with up to 12.8 million. We hope you enjoy this list of ten of the latest e-readers for sale.
10. Kobo Wireless
Our first addition to this list of e-readers for sale is the Kobo Wireless e-reader, a device capable of storing over 1..000 eBooks – can be expanded to 10.000 eBooks with a memory expansion card (32GB). The battery life is 10 days. It supports PDF, MOBI and EPUB file formats, in addition to others such as TXT, HTML, RTF. Display size is 6” E Ink and features 16 levels of grey-scale. Kobo also has seven different font style and seventeen font sizes.
9. Nook 1st Edition
With this product you get free wireless access from Barnes & Noble via AT&T. The Nook 1st edition also features personalized screen saver, a display that mimics the look of paper, and a built-in mono speaker to use it as an mp3 player. Also, the 6 inches screen is just a pleasure to see and touch. Supports EPUB, PDB, PDF, and graphic files, in addition to mp3 files.
8. Amazon Kindle Keyboard 3G
This next product is simply amazing in features and efficiency – the battery life is guaranteed for two month while you can store up to 3.500 e-Books on Amazon’s Kindle. Speakers are present with this device so you can listen to audio books. The highlight feature is having access to the huge Amazon e-book library.
7. BeBook Neo
The internal storage of the BeBook Neo is 512MB, allowing you to store up to 1.000 books. The device features a mini-USB port and volume control, stylus, Wi-Fi, six inches in diagonal screen, sixteen levels of gray-scale, and high-quality imaging. The built-in Google browsers aid with searching e-books and watch friend’s photo collections online.
6. Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-650BC
Capable of displaying resolutions of up to 800 x 600 on a six inches screen, the Sony Reader is an excellent choice for those of you who want more from an e-reader. It supports various file types, including DRM text, EPUB, PDF, and RTF, mp3 and AAC. Battery life is roughly 14 days. The highlight feature is the built-in dictionaries.
5. Nook Color
Next in our list of ten e-readers for sale is the Nook Color, a device that features outstanding image quality thanks to the 7 inches VividView display capable of screening a resolution of maximum 1024 x 600. In addition, the backlit helps you read during the night. The Nook Color can be used as an mp3/mp4 player as well, being capable of storing over 100 hours of music. Used as an e-reader, the battery can last for up to eight hours (wireless off).
4. Elonex 621EB
The Elonex 621EB has a six inch E-Ink screen and weighs only 180g. Can play mp3 while also storing around 1.000 eBooks or more if you decide to add a 16GB SD card. The producer claims a battery life of over 3 months, which is a great feature if you’re the traveling type of person.
3. Blackberry Playbook 16GB
Launched in June 16 2011, the BlackBerry Playbook is a superb product that rivals with established products such as the Apple iPad 2, as it features a slick design, a 7 inches LCD multi-touch display that’s capable of a resolution of up to 1024 x 600, a 1GHz dual-core processor, and 1GB RAM. Also, 2 cameras are included, one in front and one in the back (3MP and 5MP).
2. Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350
Sony’s pocket-sized e-reading device features a 5-inch E-ink screen, 2GB of memory and 2 weeks of battery life. A drawback is that it doesn’t have Wi-Fi, but you can transfer eBooks via USB. It supports file types such as EPUB, PDF, Word, TXT, TRF, and BBeB. It is available in black and silver.
1. Kindle Touch 3G
We chose the Kindle Touch 3G to be number one in our list for several reasons. First of all, the device is only $149, a fair price if you consider its features: free 3G wireless connection in designated places such as Wi-Fi hotspots, light and compact design, can hold up to 3.000 books, battery can last up to 2 months, and much more.
Which of these ten products do you like the most?