How To Choose An eBook Readerby Kathryn Free on 11/26/12
Article was published at: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art178767.asp
Black Friday is behind us and for those still needing to find some exciting Christmas presents you might consider an eBook Reader. To help you decide which eBook Reader you will need to know what to look for. There are many varieties available so knowing the features and designs are becoming increasingly more important. Below are some factors you will want to consider.
First ~ The Design
The first thing that should come to mind is the eBook Reader display technology. Do you want eInk screen or an LCD color screen or a color eInk screen? eInk technology gives the reader the feel of an actual book and eye strain is greatly reduced. eInk can also be read in sunlight but will need a light source for the evening. LCD screen offer vivid color and are back lit so can be impossible to read in sunlight and causes eye strain that will show up sooner the more you read.
The next thing to consider is size. How large of a screen would you like to read on? How easily is it going to be to carry around? Carrying your eBook Reader will also depend on how much it weighs.
Finally, navigation is important to the design of an eBook Reader. Not only navigation inside the reader but the build and style of the reader is important.
Second ~ The Content
You will want to seriously consider this point. Every eBook Reader has available titles, but how many and what formats does the eBook Reader actually read? A dedicated service is another point. Some devices only allow downloads from specifics services instead of allowing you to shop online at sites you choose.
Third ~ The Memory/Battery Life
The battery life of your eReader is not as critical but should be consider. Most have eInk readers have a long batter life whereas the LCD readers batter life becomes more crucial. You do not want to be engrossed in a book only to have your battery run out of power. How you understand batter life is by number of pages you can turn on a single charge. Along with battery life, understand how many books you will be able to store directly on your device.
Those are the main points to consider when purchasing an eBook Reader. Additional features are always an added benefit. Some features include grayscale levels, image and their formats, audio books, apps, internet access, email and so much more. A good eBook Reader will have a good combination of the critical points with added features that make it shine.
Finally, be sure your eBook Reader allows you to disappear into your book just as if you were reading a published copy.