In the year 2018, we have witnessed some of the most groundbreaking e-readers being released compared to the prior years. For those who are fans of e-books, this has been great news, as they could make a choice between different amazing e-book devices, from digital note-taking devices to the more consumer-oriented screen size variety and operating system devices, than ever before. For the bookworms of the world, the pleasure of reading has reached its ultimate form and started providing a unique reading experience. E-readers have changed the publishing industry as we knew it, and the act of reading as well, but, no matter how far off they are from the traditional books, we can all agree that the e-readers are amazing devices.
Some of the perks of having an e-reader include the size, lightweight, easy readability in different environments, at day or night, storage capacity and many other features that regular books or other written forms don’t have. However, the issue is that every e-reader out there has all of these features. So, how does one choose the best and most fantastic e-reader for themselves? In order to save you some time and money, we’ve gathered reviews of the currently most groundbreaking e-readers on the market, which we hope will help you out in your e-reader hunt.
Amazon All-new Kindle Paperwhite
Amazon’s Kindle has quickly become the default name in the e-readers market. The Kindle experience and e-book ecosystem have had e-readers on edge with each new update of the fantastic Kindle device line-up. From the elegant design to the incredible features, no wonder the Kindle Paperwhite is deservingly our first choice for the list of the most groundbreaking e-readers. According to Tech News18, the Kindle Paperwhite is a slim e-reader, made out of high-quality plastic with a matte black finish. It is 3-inches thick and 6.6-inch wide, while the overall dimensions are 167 x 116 x 8.18 mm. When compared to the previous designs, it doesn’t really stand out as entirely different, but Amazon has always used the sense of design familiarity to its advantage. However, the bezels are thinner than those of its predecessor, but there is still enough space to place the fingers as you hold the device. Moreover, there are no accidental page turns; the device is no larger than a paperback and not heavier than an average smartphone.
The 6-inch screen is definitely in line with the expected brilliance of the Kindle e-readers; however, it is also brighter and sharper than before. Since the text looks cleaner and crisper, the readability under any circumstance is simply undeniable; from the bright lights, sunlight to the darkest environments, the Paperwhite will have you covered. Overall, if you are a heavy reader, the Paperwhite is made for you; it offers a variety of features, exceptional battery life and storage capacity, as well as the unique Kindle experience.
Rakuten Kobo Clara HD
According to Tele Read, Kobo’s Clara is one of those e-readers that doesn’t spark impressiveness at first, but after a while, it quickly shows off its amazing features and efficiency. The Clara is actually an answer to the Kindle Paperwhite, being a high-definition e-reader, with a crisp display and bright white background. Using the same screen as the Paperwhite, Clara is the only one following Amazon as the primary e-ink manufacturer that actually takes into consideration the consumers of the device. The Clara uses the identically effective bright light/night reading mode, providing excellent readability and outstanding reading experience. Regarding the design, the Clara HD features a textured plastic back and is created for a comfortable grip, secure holding even with one hand, for long periods of time.
Being the Paperwhite’s main competitor, Clara HD has no significant shortcoming compared to the Kindle devices. It features eight white LEDs to provide consistent illumination, however, uses the Kobo’s orange ComfortLight PRO front lighting for those who like to read at night without disrupting their sleeping pattern with white- and blue-spectrum lights. Not to mention that Kobo Clara HD has 1GHz Freescale Solo Lite processor and 512 MB of RAM. Moreover, when it comes to storage, you’ll find it to have twice as much as the Kindle Paperwhite, with 8GB of flash memory.
Amazon Kindle Oasis
Alongside Paperwhite, the Amazon Kindle Oasis is one of the most impressive e-readers out there. The Oasis is the first all-metal and waterproof Amazon Kindle, which makes it more on the pricey side, but also on the high-quality side as well. It offers the best e-reading experience your money can buy, as well as the fantastic design and easy-to-use system. Unlike the previous two e-readers on the list, the Oasis offers audiobook functionality as well as waterproof and metal design, which makes it long-lasting, durable, scratch resistant and worthy of the price.
Amazon Kindle Oasis was launched in 2017, and truth to be told, to this day is probably one of the best e-readers on the market. It is impressive how Amazon predicted the tech development of e-readers and made sure to implement the latest and most demanding technology into this one device. It was a huge device for students who wanted to get help with homework since this amazing device could give them access to their textbooks anywhere! The Audible integration for audiobook was an innovation, but the Oasis does lack a headphone jack or speakers. Nevertheless, it offers the most comfortable all-metal and water resistance, which speaks for the most significant departure from the traditional e-readers in terms of design. It is lightweight, slightly thicker than the Paperwhite in the part that houses the battery, and offers up to 32 GB storage capacity with the Champagne Gold Version. This makes it clear that the Oasis is the luxury version of the traditional e-readers, but still, gives you your money’s worth.
Markus lives in San Francisco, California and is the video game and audio expert on Good e-Reader! He has a huge interest in new e-readers and tablets, and gaming.