3 of the Top E-readers on the Market

On September 14, 2012, in Uncategorized, by Social Media

Have you been looking for an e-book reader? They are extremely popular these days and there are many products to pick from. This can make it difficult to figure out which one has the features you need. Most of the e-readers on the market are high quality items, so, regardless of which one you choose, you'll likely be pleased. We have outlined three below that are a few of the best.


Nook Color: The Nook Color from Barnes & Noble is relatively cheap running around $150. Don’t let the price tag fool you. It is a very high quality item in both the display of images and prose. One of the better features of the Nook Color is that you can touch and hold any word while you're reading and it will give you the definition.


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 criticism most people have is that a lot of the newer apps are not available for the Nook Color.


Kindle Fire: The Kindle Fire is very similar to the Nook Color and is one of the most popular e-readers available. The reading experience on the Kindle Fire is extremely clear and just like the Nook Color it comes with its own email client and web browser. The Kindle is affordable, too, with the current cost being under $200.


The one negative that people have to say about the Kindle Fire is that the controls are less than intuitive. For example, there is no volume control on the device itself. You have to tap the screen to bring up the volume control.


Kobo e-Reader: The Kobo e-Reader Touch doesn't 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 wouldn't 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. The truth is, the Kobo offers seven different 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 helps make holding a Kobo feel more like holding a real book. That's a feature that the Nook Color or Amazon Kindle can't boast.


The battery life of the Kobo also trumps other e-readers. If you turn the Wi-Fi feature off, the battery will last about a month. Also, you can download e-books in many different formats. This is great for graphic novels, or anything graphics-heavy.

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