eReaders have come a long way over the years. When they first came out, I hated them with a bright shining passion. But, the longer I held out, the more uncomfortable I became when asked why I hadn’t made the switch. And now, I’m hooked. Follow me as we go through the whys, whats, and wherefores of the eReader phenomenon.
What’s So Special About eReaders?
eReaders make life a lot easier for many reasons. First and foremost, they are much more convenient than a regular book. In a small package, you can fit an entire library.
Other benefits to owning an eReader are:
- eBooks tend to cost less than a hard copy.
- Many independent authors only publish electronically, so you will miss out on some great titles by not utilizing an eReader.
- eReaders are more environmentally friendly than paper books.
- eReaders are interactive. One main interactive quality of an eReader is the ability to look up the pronunciation or meaning of a word without ever leaving the book.
How eReaders Make Reading Easier
There is a longstanding debate about whether paper books or eBooks are better. Personally, I love them both for very different reasons, but the ease of use and convenience usually make my eReader the champion in my house.
- eReaders help people with disabilities be able to enjoy their favorite books. For example, my daughter lives with dyslexia, and paper books are hard for her to read. But, she can read eBooks much easier and faster.
- Checking out eBooks from your local library system is easy and convenient with an eReader. You never have to leave your house, and your books get returned automatically, so there are no late fees.
- eReaders allow you to change font sizes for easier reading. The brightness and contrast settings make the reading experience much easier. Plus, you can read in the dark.
Which eReaders Are The Best?
You may be wondering which eReaders are the best. Here are my top three choices for the best eReader.
Best Budget Option
The Kindle Fire works like a tablet with color displays and internet capability. You can download apps and use them with more library programs than other Kindle products.
The price is also great. It is the least expensive in the Kindle line and has a lot of functionality.
Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition
The Kindle Paperwhite wins my vote. The functionality is not as good as the Fire series or the iPad, but the backlit e-Ink display is easy on the eyes and allows me to read longer than other eReaders or physical books.
Best for Multifunction
Apple iPad Pro
The iPad Pro is the best for multifunctional use. You can use it as a tablet or download all the eReader apps available and use it as an eReader. With the Apple products, you can also use the iBooks app to get books directly from Apple, which adds to the size of your library.
Common Questions About eReaders
One Last Thing About eReaders
I strongly believe that everyone should have access to an eReader. Often libraries have them to loan out on a temporary basis so you can try before you buy. But, in all honesty, you can’t go wrong with a good eReader. Make sure you choose the one that will be best for your lifestyle and read to your heart’s content.
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What kind of eReader do you own? Let me know in the comments!