The new year is just around the corner and the extensive reading list on the fridge still has titles not crossed off. So it’s been a little harder to go out and peruse in the favorite bookshop around the block. Though lugging around a hardbound and flipping through the pages of a novel are not replaceable, Amazon’s Kindle brings books to you. Even without that new book smell, ebooks can still take you places while staying home. With more people taking time to feed the mind, ereaders come in handy. Yet another cool tech gift, just tailor-made for the resident bookworm. Make sure to install the Amazon App to receive €10 off for Black Friday!
The Big Three E-Readers
The Amazon Kindle was first released in 2007, giving readers an unlimited library in the palm of their hand. This model is dubbed the Kindle to buy with all the essentials but will not break the bank. The iconic 6-inch E Ink display, Bluetooth for audible audiobooks, the backlight design are present. The rumored 4-week battery life, depending on how much is read, is also a notable feature. Unfortunately, this one isn’t waterproof but definitely has a great balance of purpose and price.
Next up, the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite made its debut back in 2012. The Kindle Paperwhite costs about $10 more than its predecessor but is worth the jump. Aside from being waterproof, it also has improved typography and better resolution. This device has a 6-week battery life (again, depending on how many novels are read), storage is also significantly better. The Kindle Paperwhite’s power adaptor is sold separately but offers the best screen experiences out there. With the specs this Kindle has, reading in bright sunlight or in dimmer settings is not a problem at all.
Lastly, the perfect Kindle for little bookworms. Amazon’s Kindle Kids Edition has a minimalist interface without famed lock screen ads. Amazon offers the Fire for Kids Unlimited service with every Kindle Kids Edition purchase. So, the resolution may not be all that great and the adult-mode interface is honestly distracting. Despite this, the Kids Edition Kindle is the absolute best for little readers since it has vocabulary building tools as well. The best part of this Kindle is the fact that there are way too many statement cases and accessories for kids to choose from. Seriously, plus points for customizability!
The Kindle Conclusion
Not going to lie, all Kindles do more or less the same thing: providing access to ebooks from Amazon’s vast library. Thanks to Amazon, e-reading can be synced between preferred devices like phones or laptops. Favorite highlighted quotes and notes are easily accessible. Never forget a new vocabulary word or lose what page was read last again! The things to consider before buying a Kindle is the budget and preferred screen size and resolution. Factors like storage availability, waterproof options, and accessories are other things to look into.