Over the past few years there has been a boom in e-Reader devices and models as the popularity of reading electronically has become a more mainstream idea. In fact, in a study conducted towards the end of 2015, it showed that 27% of book readers in the past 12 months have read a book on an electronic device as opposed to hard copy. 1
As the trend continues towards reading on mobile devices, it is necessary for those in the industry to keep up-to-date with the latest features and technological advances in order to stay competitive in the e-Reader market. Below, we have reviewed some of the top electronic reading devices currently on the market by outlining the strengths and weaknesses of each device.
Amazon Kindle Oasis: Amazon has long been considered the industry leader in the development of electronic reading devices. The Kindle Oasis is the newest model introduced by Amazon on just April 27th. This is widely considered to be the best product on the market and has received rave reviews. This model is the lightest Amazon Kindle device to-date at only 4.6 oz. and boasts a battery case that increases the battery life up to 9 weeks without using WiFi. 2
However, along with it being the newest and most high quality product, you will also have to swallow a larger cost than the other products on this list. As of the writing of this blog, the price for this device is listed at $289.99. Well worth the cost though!
Amazon Kindle Voyage: The Kindle Voyage is widely considered to be the 2nd best device produced by the Amazon brand. Some of the top features of this product include: excellent screen resolution, has better built-in lighting than its predecessors and touch screen page-turn buttons. This product is currently listed at $199.99. Great option for e-Reader users!
Kobo Aura H2O: The Aura H2O was released in late 2014, and has offered a waterproof and dustproof device in an industry where these features have not been a high focus. This e-Reader weighs in at 8.2 oz. and has a 6.8 inch display. Currently, this device can be purchased at $179.99. This offers a great option for those who like to layout near a pool in the summer and read on electronic devices!
Amazon Kindle: The Amazon Kindle is one of the more familiar and bargain-friendly e-Reader devices on the market. It is a fully functional touchscreen e-Reader and contains a fast moving processor. The Kindle comes in at a listing price of just $59.99, easily making it the best option for those looking to accomplish the basics of e-Reader technology at a low price!
Nook GlowLight Plus: The Nook GlowLight Plus is a highly regarded device produced by Barnes & Noble. It's glossy in design and is fully waterproof much like the Koba Aura H2O. At a listed price of only $129.99, this e-Reader is a cheaper alternative for those looking for the waterproof feature!
If you are looking for an e-Reader with the best features and benefits or whether you are looking for the most cost-effective device on the market, the devices described in this post should give you a great place to start your own research and make the best decision for you!
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