Rating: 5 Star * Est.$189 / $139The new Amazon Kindle seems to be the next big thing in eBook readers. It’s smaller, lighter, faster and basically more user friendly than most eReaders out there. Amazon is showing that they are not giving up on the eBook reader market and are coming on strong with this great new exciting device.
Pros: Lighter, faster and easier to read off | Intuitive user interface | Enormous selection of books, magazines, and periodicals | Built-in free international wireless | Decent battery life | Audio book integration |
Cons: Non U.S. users may suffer extra fees when using wireless capabilities| Web browser isn’t really useful | Battery can’t be replaced on your own | Not compatible with several file formats
4-5 Star * Est. $199 / $149
The Nook has definitely come a long way since it was first released. Starting out with a terribly sluggish interface, it managed to overcome these obstacles professionally. With its new price tag at $199 (or $149 with Wi-Fi only), it certainly makes it to the top of our list in becoming the most recommended eBook reader on the market. Highly enjoyable and definitely on the right track
Pros: Great stylish, sleek design | Intuitive touch screen interface | Excellent selection of books and supported file types | Built in, free, US only, 3G wireless an Wi-Fi | Memory can be extended to hold over 4,000 books | User replaceable battery
Cons: 3G Wireless supported only inside the U.S.| Touch screen technology drains battery life | Reported issues of sluggish device | Poor audio book integration | Still not "battle tested" enough
4 Star * Est. $499
The Apple iPad isn't an eBook reader, which makes it very hard to compare it to other eBook readers. It doesn't use e-ink technology, it's heavy, you can't read out of it in bright places, and the display will strain your eyes eventually. Still, it has some major advantages over other eBook readers in the market – color, touch screen interface, and internet browsing capabilities. If you're looking for a great device for multiple tasks and your main reading material is magazines and newspaper, go for the iPad. If you're looking for a device to enrich your reading experience , stick with a traditional eBook reader.
Pros: Amazing design | Most intuitive interface yet | Full-color screen | Wi-Fi and 3G wireless | Will do just about anything
Cons: LCD display is hard to read from in bright places and will eventually strain your eyes | Battery lasts only ten hours | Heavy | Costs almost twice as much as the Kindle 2 or Nook | Additional 3G wireless fees apply (around $130)
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