If you are a dedicated bookworm like me then you devour books on a monthly basis. Although I still prefer the smell of a bookstore and the feel of a book’s pages between my hands, lugging around several books gets old fast. With the dawn of e-book readers, now you can carry an entire library with you on the go. However, there are a lot of options when it comes to e-readers. Here are the top three e-readers you should consider looking at to purchase.
Amazon Kindle Oasis
The most expensive e-reader in the three we are reviewing is hands down the Amazon Kindle Oasis. Costing upwards of $249.99, this e-reader comes jam-packed with features. It comes in either champagne or graphite color and is boasted as Amazon’s first waterproof Kindle. It has a 7”, 300-ppi high-resolution display that enables you to read crisp text. With 8GB of storage, you can store quite the collection of books. If 8GB isn’t enough, you can pay more and get one with 32 GB. Furthermore, if you have Amazon Prime, you will have access to Amazon’s online library that has a ton of titles. This e-reader does it all, but it will cost you, and if this seems out of your price range, then hang tight—there are other options.
Kubo Aura H20
Coming in on average $70 cheaper, the Kubo Aura H20 is a good option if you can’t afford the Amazon Kindle Oasis. At around $179.99, it still has many great features that enable it to matchup against the Kindle Oasis. For one, it is waterproof as well, with an IPX8 rating. This means it can be submerged in 6.5 feet of water for an hour. It also supports EPUB files, which the Kindle does not support. The tradeoffs though include a library that is not as good as the one offered by Amazon, and lower quality screen resolution with its 6.8”, 265-ppi display. However, the latter is for the most part unnoticeable save when you are looking at images. Despite these setbacks, it is still a wonderful option for those that want a waterproof e-reader.
Barnes & Noble NOOK GlowLight
If you are still looking for something that is more affordable yet does not lack in quality, the Barnes & Noble NOOK GlowLight could be the e-reader just for you. Coming at $129.99, it is the cheapest one on the list but that doesn’t mean it is not a quality product. It has a 6”, 300-ppi high-resolution screen, is waterproof, dustproof, and fingerprint/scratch resistant. You can read PDF or EPUB file formats, but it does not support Amazon’s Mobi format. Moreover, this product uses Android software, which allows users who like to customize their devices more flexibility in downloading third-party reading apps and other custom software. It is not quite superior to the above two we have mentioned. Although this is a great option for the price, keep in mind that you will get what you pay for.