Ebooks – Which Reader is Best?
Each eBook reader has its own advantages and disadvantages, and depending on your preferences, there is something for everyone. They key advantage to all readers is that they allow you to easily download books that you can read on the go wherever you may be.
The Amazon Kindle is probably the most well-known of the eBook readers. Amazon has recently introduced the Kindle 2, the newest version of its eBook reader. An attractive feature of the Kindle 2 is its sleek and slim design that allows it to be truly portable. It hardly takes up any room at all in one’s purse or briefcase. Another advantage of the Kindle 2 is its ability to connect wirelessly to the Amazon store using Whispersync technology. This technology allows users to download books wherever they are, even if there is no wi-fi connection. With storage capacity of 1500 books, the Kindle will ensure that an avid reader is never without new material. At $259, the Kindle is one of the most reasonably priced eBook readers on the market.
The Sony Reader RPS-700 is more expensive than the Kindle by about $100 and only holds up to 350 titles. Of course, it is not likely that the average reader would really need to store more than that many books at any given time. Also, unlike the Kindle, the Sony Reader must be attached to a computer in order to download additional books, taking away some of the convenience of being able to get new reading material on a whim. This higher priced reader does also have several significantly useful features, including an LED backlight that allows you easily to read your ebooks wherever you are and whatever the lighting.
The IRex Digital Reader is priced significantly higher than many other eBook readers and is primarily focused on the business market, rather than on individual consumers who would purchase an eBook reader for personal use. Users of the IRex tend to like its touchscreen which is larger than that of other readers. It also has an easy interface for annotating and highlighting text, a feature that is more useful when it comes to reading business-related texts as opposed to reading a book for pleasure.
The COOL-ER is one of the least expensive eBook readers on the market today, but it serves its purpose well for those who are looking for an easy way to bring their reading material on the go. It weighs even less than the Kindle and is very easy to throw in a bag and bring anywhere, but it is not as easy to use as the Kindle or the Sony. On the positive side, the COOL-ER suits the more style-conscious reader as it comes in a variety of colors.
Finally, the Aztak Easy Reader seems like it may be the Kindle’s strongest competitor, although it is more expensive at over $300. It weighs less (although it weighs more than the COOL-ER) and has similar storage capacity and similar user-friendly features and navigation.
In summary, there are plenty of options when it comes to choosing an eBook reader and it should not be too hard to find the right one for you.
Source by Roberto Sedycias