With the advent of new technologies, we are now able to take books with us in a digital form, making it much easier to read what would otherwise be thick, bulky books from devices that can very well fit into our pockets. When it comes to eBook readers and e-readers in general, the first thing to notice is the size.
Much slimmer than regular books, these devices aren’t just easier to carry and store but also capable of so much more than a regular book would. For instance, most of these devices can be used to surf the web, send emails, or even to run certain applications. Having said that, let us point out that not all eBook readers are built to the same standards. Let us then find out what are the ten best eBook readers the market has to offer.
Best eBook Readers 2017
10Kobo K080-Kbo-B Kobo Vox
What makes this e-reader stand out is the fact that it was specially optimized so that it will be perfectly visible in bright sunlight conditions. Not the only eBook reader with these capabilities, mind you, but definitely one of the most affordable in this regard. Also worth pointing out is that it benefits from a full-color display, the type of display that also comes handy when browsing the internet.
9RCA eBook Reader (REB1100)
If you’re looking for a simple eBook reader that will do what’s asked of it without draining battery life with too many flashy applications, then this is the thing for you. Simplistic yet highly responsive, this eBook digital reader features an 8 MB basic memory that can be expanded to 72 MB with a Smart Media Card. Interestingly enough, it also features a 33.6 Kbps modem and a stylus for good measure.
8Kobo N647-KBU-B Wireless e-Book Reader
Boasting a fairly large 6-inch screen, this eBook reader from Kobo will definitely meet anyone’s needs, not to mention how technologically advanced it is considering its price. We say this because it has adjustable font size options and an E-Ink screen that was optimized for reading outdoors in all lighting conditions. At the same time, we should point out that this particular eBook reader is one of the most lightweight e-readers out there.
7Barnes & Noble NOOK GlowLight Plus eReader
The first thing to point out about this ingenious eBook reader is that it boasts a waterproof & dustproof construction. This makes it stand out among most eBook readers out there, especially the ones in its price range. Construction aside, this interesting eBook reader also benefits from a high-resolution 300 dpi display with a glare-free screen that is both fingerprint and scratch resistant.
6Sony PRS-600BC Touch Edition E-Book Reader
Sony’s PRS-600BC Touch Edition eBook Reader is perhaps one of the most reliable in this price range, while still boasting some pretty interesting features of its own. For instance, it is epub, bbeb book, pdf, txt, rtf, and Microsoft Word compatible along with being able to open jpeg, png, gif, and bmp formats. Not only that but this eBook reader has a guaranteed 7,500 continuous page turn battery life, which is impressive to say the least.
5Sony PRS-T2 6″ Touchscreen Digital eBook Reader
Packing an Android operating system, this ingenious eBook reader from Sony definitely stands out among the rest. At the same time, it makes good use of technologies like E-Ink, built-in Wi-Fi capabilities, and a microSD card slot to expand on its 1.3 GB memory. What’s interesting is that it also has an USB port that will definitely come in handy in the long run. Overall, it is perhaps one of the most technologically advanced eBook readers on the market.
4Sony Pocket Edition Reader
A bit pricier than most of the eBook readers we talked about so far, Sony’s pocket edition reader justifies its price by featuring some truly impressive capabilities. For instance, it has a 2 GB built-in flash memory that allows you to store no less than 1,200 eBooks, an E-Ink Pearl 5-inch touchscreen operating at an 800×600 resolution, a micro USB port with a cable, a reader library software, and a guaranteed battery life of two full weeks.
3Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch
With the Simple Touch, you get a reliable eBook reader that is both technologically advanced and affordable at the same time. It features no less than 2 GB of storage, which should prove more than enough to store up to 1,500 eBooks. Thanks to its GlowLight capabilities, it will make itself visible in all lighting conditions, regardless of how dark or sunny it is outside, not to mention how much easier it will make it for you to read your favorite eBooks in dim lighting conditions at home.
2Kindle Voyage E-reader
Kindle eBook readers enjoy quite the popularity nowadays and understandably so. The Voyage, for example, comes with a PagePress feature that enables you to turn the page without lifting a finger, a feature that is bound to prove useful in the long run. It also benefits from adaptive front light capabilities thanks to a specially designed system that provides ideal brightness according to your surroundings.
1Kindle Paperwhite – 6″ High Resolution eBook Reader
There is perhaps no better eBook reader on the market today than the Kindle Paperwhite, a device that features free 3G wireless capabilities with no monthly fees or annual contracts. At the same time, this device has a no-glare screen that can be viewed in any lighting conditions, a readability it owes in part to its inbuilt light-read feature. Not only that but the Paperwhite’s battery is also impressive, allowing you to use it for weeks on a single charge. In this regard, the Kindle Paperwhite is a few steps ahead any other eBook reader from a technological standpoint.