The E-book Reader
To a bookworm, there is no greater pleasure in life than diving into a good book. Although many people still prefer good-old paperbacks, digital natives and people who travel a lot love their ebooks and e-readers.
Ebook readers have come a very long way since Amazon’s first Kindle came out in 2007. They are now much faster and more compact. Amazon still offers the widest range of e-readers, which includes the humble Kindle and the Rolls-Royce of e-readers, the Kindle Oasis.
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E-Book Reader Top Picks
Most Popular: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (Previous Generation) at Amazon, “Featuring an eight-week battery life.”
Best Overall: 2019Amazon Kindle at Amazon, “The newest line of Kindle now has a built-in front light.”
Runner-Up, Best Overall: Amazon Kindle Oasis at Amazon, “The ‘Rolls Royce’ of e-readers with a bevy of high-end features.”
Best Waterproof: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (Newest Generation) at Amazon, “Super portable at just 6.4 ounces and (finally) waterproof, with an IPX8 rating.”
Best for Audiobooks: Amazon Fire HD 8 with Alexa at Amazon, “When you’re tired of reading, it can instantly switch over to listening mode.”
Best Budget: Barnes and Noble Nook 7″ at Barnes and Noble, “Offers an extensive ebook library with more than one million titles that cost $5 or less.”
Best Amazon Tablet: Amazon Fire 7 Tablet at Amazon, “More than just an e-reader, it’s also a full-fledged tablet equipped with Alexa.”
Best Apple Tablet: Apple iPad at Amazon, “You’re getting a full-featured tablet on top of the reading functionalities.”
Best for Kids: Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition at Amazon, “Comes with one free year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, which gives you access to kid-friendly Audible audiobooks.”
Best for Work: Sony DPT-RP1/B Digital Paper at Amazon, “Highlight, annotate, or erase on it just like you’d do with physical pen and paper.”Source
E-Books in America Infographic
While printed books remain the top choice for readers those reading e-books with e-content reportedly spend more time reading. **With e-content a reader is allowed to get more involved in what they’re reading. Through the simple click of a link an e-book will show you a video or take you to a website full information.
E-Books And E-Readers Infographic
Here is an interesting survey of the e-books and e-readers