eBook Readers: Top 6 eReaders in Canada
For avid bookworms, eReaders (also known as eBook readers)
are becoming a must-have accessory. Not only is it less expensive to download eBooks than it is to purchase their so-called “dead tree” counterparts, but they serve as an eco-friendly and space saving option too.
Many eReaders provide the convenience of wi-fi, basic internet browsing, note taking, and a dictionary for instant word definition. The following outlines the top features of the current best selling eBook readers in Canada.
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Top Left: The Kobo eBook reader is available in a few different stores. Priced at an affordable $149, it is pre-loaded with 100 free books and the newest version boasts wi-fi for ease of shopping and downloading books.
Top Middle: Amazon’s Kindle
has been rated as the most convenient eReader for newspapers because daily updates are easily downloaded through its wi-fi component. The Kindle also features text to speech, a full keyboard, and a basic web browser. The KindleDX model boasts a 9.7” screen vs. Kindle 2
‘s 6” screen.
Top Right: Sony’s slick touch screen eReader comes in silver, black, and red, and features the ability to enjoy audio books and music, as well as store photographs. It supports multiple eBook formats, but most conveniently supports borrowing eBooks from your local library, for free!
Middle Left: The Kobo has been rated the best eReader for casual reading. Kobo’s books from their eStore can be read on a number of platforms including mobile phones, computers and competitor eReaders, and you can also borrow eBooks from your local library – free!
Middle Right: Although much less expensive than Sony’s Touch eBook reader, the PRS isn’t as robust in functionality. It is however popular as an entry-level option and is highly rated for its portability – easily fitting into pant and suit pockets – and the hi-contrast screen is applauded for its low glare.
Bottom Left: The iPad, although pricey, is unquestionably more robust than dedicated eReaders. It has a large full colour display, wi-fi, access to 140,000 apps, browser capacity, full editing capacity, and also displays a mass of other content including photos, business documents, etc. It is however substantially heavier than
Bottom Middle: Perhaps the least known of our featured eBook readers, the eReadersAluratek Libre is also the least expensive. This easy to use, entry-level eReader is up and running within minutes of opening the box. It comes with a number of accessories including an SD card loaded with 100 classics to get you started.
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