Looking For an E-reader: 3 Top Devices

Have you been looking for an e-book reader? They are extremely popular these days and there are many products to choose from. This can make it difficult to determine which one has the features you need. Most of the e-readers in the marketplace are high quality items, so, no matter which one you choose, you’ll likely 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 maybe because of its association with the country’s largest bookseller, the Nook Color provides a outstanding 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. There’s also 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 appear.

The Nook Color has some built-in applications, like the popular music-streaming site, Pandora. And it’s simple to download more applications from the apps store. However, the one complaint most people have is that a number of the newer apps are not available for the Nook Color.

Kindle Fire: The Kindle Fire is among the most popular e-readers available. The display is very clear and easy to read. It also comes with an email client and a web browser, and the price tag is reasonable. It goes for about $200.

The one negative thing people have found with the Kindle Fire is that to modify the volume you have to touch the screen to access the controls.

Kobo e-Reader: The Kobo e-Reader Touch does not have the name recognition of either the Nook Color or the Kindle Fire. But that doesn’t mean it’s not a worthy competitor. In fact, you would not go wrong by spending your e-reader dollars on this nifty device if reading is your primary goal. Users rave about the reading experience on the Kobo. Images and words are sharp and easy 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 much more like holding an actual book. That’s a feature the Nook Color or Amazon Kindle can’t boast.

You can download e-books from the Kobo store in many different formats. This is ideal for graphics-heavy books. Also, the battery life of the Kobo blows other e-readers out of the water. When the Wi-Fi feature is turned off, the battery can last as long as a month.