Who made the first e-book reader? Anyone remember? I thought it was Kindle but I might be mistaken. Since Kindle was released there have been other companies that have tried to take over leadership in the e-book market but do Kindle still reign supreme? Let’s have a look at the contenders:
NOOK Reader™ 1st Edition by Barnes & Noble – $119.99
This is a great book reader for the first buyer. A user-friendly device with more than 2 million books available to download wirelessly in seconds. This book reader only weighs an amazing 1lb yet still manages to read like a paper with its crisp, clear text LCD display.
The exclusive LendMe™ lets you share reading with friends and an extra-long battery life lets you read for days. The 2GB of memory is able to store up to 1,500 books. Buy from www.quill.com
Sony Black Wi-Fi eBook Reader – $129.99
Although this is only $10 more, it has a host of extra features including 2GB of included memory, which allows you to store up to 1200 titles or add optional media to expand your storage to 32GB.
You can write on the page or highlight text as you would in a real book and wirelessly shop wherever you are with easy access to 2 million titles at Reader™ Store. Borrow free books from your local public library or download Google public domain books.
Weighing less than 6 ounces, the E-Ink® Pearl V220 provides a glare-free screen enabling you to read for hours – even in direct sunlight and the battery life is equivalent to 1 month’s reading. Buy from www.abt.com
Aluratek AEBK08FB LIBRE Touch eBook Reader – 4GB – $149.99
If you want more than just an eBook Reader then the Aluratek LIBRE Touch is your baby. It will allow you to surf the web, check email, access social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Myspace etc.
There is also a built-in Video Player, MP3 Player, and digital photo viewer. You can read in direct sunlight with no problem and the book weighs only 13.1oz. Battery life is good, with up to 8 hrs on a single charge and download books effortlessly with 2.3M titles available. There is also MP3 Support. To buy visit www.tigerdirect.com
Kindle is probably the best known and most popular e-book and the new version is even better. With a new high-contrast e ink screen – 50% better contrast read in bright sunlight that has no glare new and improved fonts, a new sleek design, 21% smaller body while keeping the same 6″ size reading area, weighing in at only 8.5 ounces and a battery life of up to one month, and you can store up to 3,500 books.
There is a built-in wi-fi, you can shop and download books in less than 60 seconds, the pages are faster by 20%. The daddy of all e-book readers! From www.amazon.com from 16th November.
BeBook Neo E-book Reader $249.00
BeBook has a wireless connection to the Internet, so you’ll be able to download e books online whenever you fancy.
You can access sites such as Google and Wikipedia if you’d like to know more about a particular novel or author. BeBook Neo gives you a more fluid, intuitive approach to reading as it has a Freescale microprocessor and speeds 2.5 times faster than other e – Books on the market. And thanks to e – Paper technology, the Be – Book ensures you don’t suffer from eye fatigue.
The 6″ screen is compatible with Wacom touch-sensitive technology, and you’ll be able to browse the Be – Book Neo’s menus and even jot down notes using the included stylus.
Photos and pictures are displayed with clear precision, plus, you can listen to music or audio books stored on MP3 files. The battery lasts for about 7,000 page turns. From www.amazon.com