As digital libraries are becoming more popular over the last few years – many companies are releasing their own e-book readers to make reading your favourite novel even more convenient and easy. An e-book reader is a tablet that mainly allows the user to read an array of books, no matter if it is a classic novel or a graphic novel. Many e-book readers can give the user access to digital libraries. However, some of them will only allow the user to access certain labours ad book selections. Either way, e-book readers are growing in popularity for a multitude of reasons, which will be listed below.
• Instead of packing over five books for a trip – you can download them all to your e-book reader
• You can have over thousands of books available at a single touch and you usually don’t have to wait weeks to read a certain book
• Saves a ton of money. While some e-book readers are expensive, the total cost saved from having to purchase new books is noticeable
• It’s easily portable. You don’t have to worry about carrying around a bulky book, or books. Instead you can get a nice sized e-book reader that can fit anywhere
• Some e-books have an extremely long battery life. Some can even last for two weeks without a charge
• Can customise the text. You can either zoom in or change the text style, so its easier and more fun to read
Now, here is a list of the top 5 e-book readers of 2018 along with a review about their quality and capabilities.
Barnes and Nobel Nook GlowLight 3
As the name suggests, this e-book reader can glow and gives the user a warm, colour changing light that can be easily changed for the user’s convenience. It features physical page turn buttons and the Barnes and Nobel book selection. However, the interface is a bit award for library books, and there have been constants reports of the interface being sluggish as well. But with its lower price, it is the ideal e-book reader for someone who wants to save a bit of money.
Onyx Book Max2
This e-book is Android created and features one of the larger screen sizes (13.3 inches). It had full Android app capabilities along with a pen and a long-lasting battery life. Moreover, the read has buttons on the front so fingerprints appearing on the screen won’t be an issue. Plus, the pen allows for annotations to easily be created. However, the pen has been reported to not work the best with third-party apps that aren’t supported by Android.
Sony Digital Paper DPT-RP1
\While this e-book is perfect for reading documents, books, and annotating – it does feature a few negatives. One of the major ones being it only supports PDF documents which means certain digital book cannot be read on it. The pen that comes with the e-book reader noticeably lacks pressure sensitivity, and the software is basic and not user-friendly. Through the slim design and the larger tablet design does make it better for editing and review documents.
Amazon Kindle Oasis
This e-book reader is one of the best that was released last year. For starters, its slim, lightweight, waterproof, has a screen that glows, and long battery life. A user can access any of the thousands of books that Amazon has to offer with ease, and they can read even without having a connection to wi-fi. The main con that it is in the middle of the price range fir e-books – though the price is worth the features.
Kobi Aura H20
This e-book reader is perfect for those who prefer a smaller lightweight e-book that is easy to travel with. It has some waterproof abilities and more customisation options to change the text and size of the text. However, it does not feature a memory card slot which minimises how many books you can have saved on the e-book.
While this is not a definite list of the only e-books that are worth checking out – they are some of the best ones that revoked high praise since their release date. No matter if you choose an e-book from this list or one that you find on your own time, the best thing to keep in mind is what your initial purpose of using the e-book is, especially considering e-books come with different features to make it more productive for the user.