What is the Best eReader Buy?

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What is the best ereader buyWhat is the best ereader buy? I am sure as you look at the various ereaders you would want to know that you are buying the best. Whenever we want to buy a new gadget or any product for that matter, what do we do? We get on to the internet and do a search. We want to read the reviews so that we can choose the best. Best means the “most excellent, effective, or desirable type or quality” I hope that, after reading this article, you will be able to judge for yourself about which is the best buy as far as ereaders are concerned. No one wants to buy something that is second best.

You will agree with me that the digital revolution is here. As far as ereaders are concerned there are several products that you can choose from. And so if you are going to join the digital book revolution or just want a replacement of an old ereader, then you will want to read about what is the best e-reader to buy.

What will we be looking for? In this post, we will be looking at memory, screen friendliness, weight and comfort, battery life, and other features.

As I mentioned there are several e-readers but these are the top 5 ereaders at the moment. Let’s look at the 5 best ereaders:

Comparing 5 best ereaders

Kindle Oasis
Kindle Voyage
Kindle Paperwhite
Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch Reader with GlowLight
Kobo Aura HD

eReader # 1 Kindle Oasis

You can buy the Kindle Oasis from amazon. It is 4.6 ounces and is 3.4 mm at its thinnest point. It’s battery life is up to a 9 weeks without WiFi on. Let’s look at it’s features:
Screen size: 6-inch
Storage 4GB
Resolution 300ppi
Weight 131g
Backlight Yes
Touchscreen Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
3G Yes
Battery life up to eight weeks
Rating – 8.8 out of 10
Cost – $289
It is the lightest Kindle yet.
It’s backlight makes it the brightest Kindle yet
The most comfortable ereader experience you will have
It has the best screen and design

It is pricey
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eReader #2 – Kindle Voyage

Screen size: 6-inch
Storage: 4GB
Resolution: 300ppi | Weight:180/188g
Backlight: yes
Touchscreen: yes
Wi-Fi: yes
3G: yes
Battery life: up to six weeks
Cost: $200
Kindle Voyage’s now has Word Wise, Family Library and, in the US, Kindle FreeTime Unlimited

Sleek design
Brilliant screen
Has a uniform backlight
Has an ambient light sensor
PagePress buttons, which allow you to navigate a book without lifting a finger.

It lacks a microSD card slot
Buttons can be hard to hit
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eReader #3 – Kindle Paperwhite

Screen size: 6-inch
Screen type E ink
Storage 4GB
Resolution 300ppi
Weight 209g
Backlight yes
Touchscreen yes
Wi-Fi yes
3G yes
Battery life up to six weeks
Cost: $120

Super-sharp screen
Good improved typography

Design is bland
Some features are lacking
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This is a relatively cheap e-reader. It is lightweight with a decent backlight. Recently a new feature, Glowlight Plus has been added which even has a waterproof feature which is ideal for those luxurious bathroom reading activities!

eReader #4 – Barnes and Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight

This device has GlowLight which is powerful enough to read in bed or in the bright light of the sun. Here are it’s features:

Height: 6.4″
Width: 4.7″
Thickness: .34″ (8.6mm)
Weight: 6.9 ounces (195g)
Screen & Resolution – A 6″ high-resolution, 300-dpi screen with built-in glare-, scratch-, and fingerprint-resistant lens provides a paper-like reading experience. It has a crisper text, enhanced contrast, and a glare-free, scratch-resistant screen.
Battery Life – read for up to 6 weeks on a single charge.
Waterproof – Enjoy your favorite books in the bathtub or at the pool.
Device Storage – Holds thousands of books (4GB memory: 2.5GB for NOOK Store content and side-loaded content)
Cloud Storage – All of your purchased eBooks are stored free in the NOOK Cloud.
Built in Wi-Fi® – Wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n). Free Wi-Fi in all Barnes & Noble stores and at 30,000 AT&T® hotspots nationwide.
Built-in anti-glare screen protector
Price – $130
Ratings – CNet.com gives it a 7.0 out of 10

Competes well with the Kindle Paperwhite
No adds
Fully waterproof

Cannot sort books by “Most Recently Added”

eReader#5 – Kobo Aura HD

The Aura HD was a limited-edition device, released on 25 April 2013, with a 6.8-inch E Ink display, with a high resolution of 1440×1080 with 265  ppi. You may know that Kobo is the second largest e-Reader company in the world. The Kobo eReader is an e-reader produced by Toronto-based Kobo Inc. Kobo sells e-books in almost every single major market. The H2O provides enough screen real estate that makes reading e-books a breeze. It also has an internet browser that you can use to keep up to date on your favorite blogs or trying out some top class gaming pleasures at the Mr Smith Casino site.

It measures 6.91 by 5.05 by 0.46 inches (HWD) and weighs 8.5 ounces. The Aura HD is also an ounce heavier than the Paperwhite, and an ounce and a half heavier than the Nook


Has a large screen with high res-screen – 1,440-by-1,080 pixels and 265 dpi, it’s the densest E Ink display
Strong front light
Big and heavy than competing e-readers – It is 6.8 inch
Has a micro-SD slot, so you can add up to 32GB to the reader’s already robust built-in 4GB of storage
Page turns are fast and unobtrusive
Has 10 different fonts to choose from

It is pricey – cost around $169
Can do better as far as software is concerned
Does not include AC adapter (must pay additional $30 for this)


Amazon has dominated the ereader market and their devices have proved to be superior than it’s competitor’s ereaders. With Amazon being the world’s most trusted online store, their products come with full-warranty that makes it to be trusted. The bottom line is doing business with Amazon makes so much sense and I would highly recommend it’s products.



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What Is The Latest Kindle?

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Kindle OasisAmazon has been releasing new Kindles since 2007. These series of e-book readers by Amazon.com has been enabling users to shop for, download, browse, and read e-books, newspapers, magazines and other digital media via wireless networking. So what is the latest Kindle? Well, the giant online store has come up with it’s latest version called Oasis which, according to amazon, will be release on April 27, 2016.

Amazon has continued to make reading an enjoyable experience and it’s philosophy with the Kindle line has been consistent for nearly 10 years now i.e. to make the device disappear, by making it as close to paper as possible.

So with its latest Kindle, is it reflecting this philosophy? I have listed all that you need to know about Kindle Oasis and see for yourself if that is the case.

What You Should Know About the Latest Kindle Oasis?

As I mentioned, amazon philosophy is to design their device as close to paper. There are still many out there who prefer reading a physical book. I believe as time passes, they will start to get used to the idea of ereaders. The information here that reflects the Kindle Oasis’s design, capabilities and functionality seems to be making it easier for people to embrace ereaders.  Here’s the information about the Kindle Oasis.

Let’s look at its price, quality, design, comfort, and battery life:

 It’s Price

A Kindle can cost you between $40 and $200. The latest Kindle Oasis, which will be released by amazon on April 27, 2016 will cost you you $289. Although this is high, it can be justified because of the following:

It’s Quality

  • Higher quality – it has the strongest cover glass with a featherweight frame – resilient enough to take anywhere you want to read.
  • It has the highest resolution with enhancing lighting – the high-resolution 300 ppi display for crisp, laser-quality text—all on the same 6” display size as Kindle Voyage.
  • It also has a high quality leather cover for the charger. You can choose between black, merlot, or walnut.
It’s New Design
  • It is the thinnest and lightest – 20% lighter and 30% thinner on average than any other Kindle. It is designed to feel as light as paper.
  • It has a redesigned built-in light features 60% more LEDs than any other Kindle, increasing the consistency and range of screen brightness for improved reading in all types of lighting.
  • Another cool feature is that the cover opens like a book. And when opened it fits closely around the bezel, waking Kindle Oasis when opened and putting it to sleep when closed
It’s Comfort
  • The Kindle Oasis is more comfortable to read – The hand-grip tapers to an ultra-thin 0.13” display so you can read comfortably for hours.
  • It is also designed for comfort – It has a tapered ergonomic hand-grip which shifts the center of gravity to your palm, to rest in your hand like the spine of a book. Perfectly balanced for one-handed reading. This feature allows you to enjoy your reading experience – you get lost in your story.
  • You are able to comfortably turn the page with either the touch display or dedicated page turn buttons located on the front of the hand-grip. It caters for those choosing to read with their left or right hand, Kindle Oasis automatically rotates the page orientation to match.
  • It has a redesigned feature where the device guides light toward the surface of the display with its built-in front light. Now this is unlike back-lit tablets that shine in your eyes. With the Kindle Oasis you can read comfortably for hours without causing strain on your eyes.
Battery Life
  • Longer lasting battery – It has a dual-battery charging system delivers months of battery life—the longest ever.
  • It’s new design allows you to charge the device and cover simultaneously while snapped together and plugged in. When on the go, the cover will automatically recharge the device, giving you months of combined battery life. Plus, a new hibernation mode minimizes power consumption when your Kindle is inactive, extending battery life to its fullest capacity.

For all those e-reader lovers, this device, although a little pricey, will definitely make one’s reading experience more enjoyable. I continue to appreciate the fact that amazon is leading the way in making reading an enjoyable experience by the e-reader’s  design, quality, functionality and new additions. Off course, I also love the fact that Kindle Oasis like some of the other versions, is best for the eyes because of it’s built-in front light.

Click below to go to amazon to buy the latest Kindle Oasis