Picking the right E-Reader

By | November 7th, 2009

Take a first look at an e-reader and it would look like a simple device. But the things get complicated when you are about to pick an e-reader for yourself. There are many choices with some difference in features and prices. Some of the features that you might be looking in an e-reader would be: battery time, size, display, downloading the e-books, the memory storage and few other things. I have compiled a list of three most famous e-readers, which might help you in choosing the right one.

Kindle wireless reading device

Recently Amazon launched the Kindle wireless reading device. The device features 6 inches diagonal EInk display and is as thin as most of the magazines. It gives you with a comfortable reading experience like real paper with no glare even in bright sunlight. Using 3G wireless technology kindle lets you download books, anytime, anywhere; no monthly fees, service plans, or hunting for Wi-Fi hotspots.

Amazon Kindle Picking the right E Reader

Kindle weights about 10.2 ounces and hav a storage capacity up to 2 GB that can hold up to 1,500 books. It comes up with 2.0 micro B connector and a 3.5mm stereo audio jack and rear-mounted stereo speakers. Battery time is excellent as you can read books for days on a single charge with wireless on. Kindle has added a new text to speech feature; now kindle can read any thing loud to you. Various formats Supported by the kindle are: Kindle (AZW), TXT, Audible (formats 4, Audible Enhanced (AAX)), MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; PDF, HTML, DOC, JPEG, GIF, PNG, and BMP through conversion.

Summarizing the all above features, Kindle gives you with:

  • 20% faster page turns than original Kindle
  • Wireless 3G
  • Kindle Store
  • Text-to-speech

The product gives you 1 year limited warranty. Here are some of Amazon Kindle customer’s comments about Kindle’s screen:

  • “My first impression of Kindle’s screen was: ‘that’s a screen?! It doesn’t look like a screen.’ When I got my own, I had the same impression again. It looks like a book page, only perfect. No grain or pulp.” —Jeremy
  • “I love how the screen really looks like a page, because I do work at a computer all day, and the last thing I want to look at is another screen.”
    —Amy P.
  • “I found the contrast to be soothing and I was able to read in direct sunlight with no glare.” —M. H.
  • “I use my Kindle for reading in bed and sitting at my desk. I also did a test read while sitting in full sun and the screen is even more readable.”
    —Dallas M.
  • “Everyone who has seen my Kindle is amazed at the clarity of the screen, ease of use, and plethora of features.”—R.L.S.

Product is retailed for 259$ For the purchase log on to this page.

Nook eReader

Barnes & Noble set a new standard in the e-reader market by launching android based e-book reader. Company claims that it is the most advanced e-book reader on the earth. Like the other e-readers you can use it anywhere like at home, vacation, study, work, and travel. The device comes up with a standard 6-inch EInk display, and a small LCD touch screen at the bottom of the device, it weight about 11.2 ounces and gives you with 2 GB internal memory that can store up to 1,500 books. The battery can be fully charged in 3.5 hours and would last for at least 10 days.

nook Picking the right E Reader

Like any other e-reader, the nook supports bookmarking, making notes, synchronizing books across devices and highlighting passages. Nook e-reader comes with Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) facility by AT&T, the nation’s fastest 3G network. It has a universal 3.5mm stereo headphone jack and a micro USB port. The Nook will support EPUB and PDF documents. In addition, the device can also play MP3 files.

A brief comparison with Amazon kindle:

B&N supports a multitude of devices including the iRex DR800SG, the forthcoming Plastic Logic QUE, and various mobile, including the BlackBerry, iPhone and Motorola Cliq. And its partnership with Google gives its users access to over 500,000 public domain books which gives it a competitive edge over the kindle. The best feature that I like about nook is that users will be able to lend out books for up to 14 days at a time. You can just select a book and share it with your friends on ‘ Nook, iPhone or iPod touch. Nook is available for pre-orders at 259$, the device is loaded with features. It won’t be wrong to say that after the launch, nook is going to give Amazon kindle a real tough time, and technically speaking nook is giving features way better that the Amazon kindle.

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BeBook is a small and light-weight as a single book. It is a Dutch manufactured e-book which is only 5 inches tall. The company has released its two models; having almost the same features.

Like Nook and kindle the BeBook gives you with a unique paper reading feature, and a clear and visible reading even in the bright sunlight. One time Battery charge last for at least 7,000 page turn, internal memory is only 512 MB, but it also has an expandable SD memory card slot. BeBook supports different languages including English, French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Chinese, Russian, Greek, Ukraine, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, Bulgarian, Estonian, and Polish.

bebook Picking the right E Reader

Various Supported file formats are: pdf, mobi, prc, epub, lit, txt, fb2, doc, html, rtf, djvu, wol, ppt, mbp, chm, bmp, jpg, png, gif, tif, rar, zip, mp3. Like Nook and Kindle, it can also play the mp3 files. BeBook comes up with 20,000 free books and its retail price is $249.00, which is an excellent value. The product comes up with 1 year warranty and don’t forget to get your Leather protection case which is included with your BeBook.

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Nook e Reader