The world as we know it is undergoing constant change. With mass deforestation for various purposes, the climate has started to change as well; and not for the better. One of the reasons for deforestation, unfortunately for the book lovers out there, is the production of books themselves.
This is why the invention of the e-reader has been so important for many people. An e-reader has multiple advantages. Given that physical copies of books do have their own charms, it is quite difficult to haul them whenever we’re moving from one place to another. Moreover, as we keep buying books, stacking them gets difficult. Most people don’t want to throw away their books either.
E-reader solves all those problems at one stroke. A modern e-reader has the memory to store hundreds of books, which can be taken and accessed wherever we may go. It can also highlight and save parts of books that we like and may refer to later, if we need to. Apart from this, an e-reader can also be water proof and splash proof.
With so many distinct advantages, it is no wonder that tech savvy people are now starting to make the shift from physical copies to soft copies on an e-reader. If you have been debating on whether to buy an e-reader or not, we have compiled a list of the best e-readers in the market for your perusal. This should help you choose the perfect e-reader for your purposes and budget.
1. Kindle Paperwhite
Ever since Amazon launched its Kindle series, it has changed the e-reader game forever, and for the good as well. The Kindle Paperwhite is the mid-range e-reader from the Kindle series. It has waterproof and splash proof as well. Moreover, it is also one of the lightest and thinnest e-readers you can find.
The screen has also been designed in a way which allows you to read for as long as you like, with minimal to no strain on the eyes. As we all know, staring at a screen for too long is not great for various health related reasons. So its nice to see companies making a bit of concerned effort for their customers in this regard.
2. Kobo Libra H20
The Kobo series of e-reader has given a tough competition to the Kindle series by Amazon. They have their own features which allow them to stand out from the competition. When it comes to the Kobo Libra H20 e-reader, it is slightly difficult to beat it due to the lower price tag. This also makes it a perfect e-reader, at a very student friendly budget.
3. Kobo Forma
The Kobo Forma is one of the higher end e-reader devices by Kobo. It has a nice pixel density of 300 pixels per inch, and has the distinction of being solidly water proof. It is known amongst its users for being highly durable as well. So whether you are in the bathroom, at the pool, or want to read while relaxing at your bathtub, this is the device for you.
4. Kindle Oasis
The Kindle Oasis is the best e-reader that Amazon provides. Considering the fact that it has a 32GB memory, you can be sure that you’ll be able to store hundreds of books with this device. Moreover, its battery life is excellent. Basically, even though you are paying a much higher price, Amazon has made sure that you get the bang for your buck with this e-reader. It has auto-rotation capabilities, and the backlight can also be changed to suit your needs and the ambience. More importantly, it can connect to 4G network quite easily, and can also play audiobooks.
5. Kobo Clara HD
If you are someone who loves to read at night, but can’t because of the low light experience and the dangers from the devices’ blue light, Kobo Clara HD is for you. This particular e-reader from Kobo has been made specifically for nighttime readers. The blue light reduction is of epic proportions, and it also supports a vast array of file formats. So, you can easily read your graphic novels and articles, without any hassle. The only problem with this e-reader is that it is not waterproof.
6. Nook Glowlight Plus
We must admit that the Glowlight Plus by Nook is one of the slickest e-readers you can find. It has a very premium finish and feels great to hold and look at. However, it can be a bit slippery so a protective cover is a must. Moreover, it also has a huge library, which you are automatically subscribed to once you buy the device.
7. Onyx BOOX Max3
This is probably the largest reading device you can find anywhere. It is one of the only reading devices that comes with its own stylus, and allows you to make quick notes when you’re reading. This reader is great for reading scientific journals and to be used for research. It’s also great if you’ve got an artistic side and love doodling.
8. Kindle Kids Edition
If you want to inculcate the habit of reading into your children, then the Kindle Kids edition is absolutely perfect. The parental settings allow you to choose which sites and books the Kindle can get access to. This prevents your child from getting any access to objectionable literature. It is not waterproof, however. So you need to be careful about that.
9. Onyx Boox Note2
This is also a large reader from Onyx, with its own stylus. The stylus does not need to be charged. The reader also has complete access to the Google Play Store for Android devices. In fact, this reader can also feature as a secondary monitor!
10. Kobo Aura One
This reading device by Kobo has the distinction of being extremely light and durable for its size. Moreover, it has a crisp 300ppi, making it a clear winner in terms of reading quality. It also has a super long lasting battery life, making it absolutely perfect for those who use their readers for a long time.