Random Chat: E-Readers

What Is Your E-Reader of Choice?

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Hey, folks!

I found this article regarding an upgrade on the only E-reader I have ever tried and cannot imagine myself living without, and figured I might chat with you about it, and e-readers in general:

Kindle Paperwhite

And so, today’s Random Chat question is…
What Is Your E-Reader of Choice?

The article above linked, as well as this one and this one, supply all sorts of valuable information on the new version of the Kindle Paperwhite. The latter in particular states clearly information the other two didn’t mention, like the yellow tinge to the screen and reduce battery life. But the new Kindle Paperwhite has better resolution and faster performance due to the increased RAM, and best of all, the same price as the previous version.

Alas, regarding this new version, I will have to wait to get it, but I am still fangirling a bit about it.
Ok, enough with the gushing.
So… E-readers.

It took me a while to surrender to the awesomeness of an e-reader. I thought that, no matter how practical, it could never compare to the feeling of a physical copy. And it can’t. But there are so many advantages to it that, these days, the large majority of books I read are on my KP.

My book journey began on GoodReads, which apparently has some sort of agreement with Amazon, which was the first site of the sort I came in contact with. I did browse some of the other similar sites, but found that Amazon had the most free books and even variety, and that, living in Portugal, they would be able to provide good customer support, so went for one of their products. Besides, most of the sites which provide free book e-copies seem to favour Amazon files (mobi), so another plus.

Why the Kindle Paperwhite specifically? I have mentioned this in a previous post about book formats; some of my favourite features include:

Free books.
Search function.
Adjustable font size.
Highlighting and notes function.
Minimal eye strain, considering it’s a screen.
Ability to comfortably read both indoors and outdoors.
Dictionary incorporated, which I can use for words I don’t know.
Hundreds of books inside such thin and light device which I can take everywhere with me.
Ability to buy pretty much any book I want with one click and have it delivered in seconds.

And thanks to this article I finally figured out what the X-Ray feature is for, woohoo!

So yes, I am very happy with my Kindle Paperwhite. It may not have automatically adjustable screen light, audiobook compatibility or be waterproof, but it serves my needs just perfectly.

Are you as excited about the new KP as I am?
What is your current e-reader?
Have you tried any other models?
Which one is your favourite and why?
Or have you still not surrendered to the wonders of an e-reader?

Tell me everything!

3 thoughts on “Random Chat: E-Readers

  1. I few years back I really wanted an e-reader but I wanted a tablet as well so I went with the Kindle Fire HD. Now, with the new Kindle Paperwhite I’ve been regretting my decision a little bit and wishing I could have the Paperwhite instead! The Kindle Fire has the glossy color screen so it makes it nearly impossible to read outside or near a bright window. The glare is insane! And although I love being able to see the book covers in color, I would much rather be able to use my e-reader outside lol. Hopefully someday in the near future I’ll be able to get the Paperwhite. But I definitely don’t see myself ever straying from the Kindle family.

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    • Oh, right, I had totally forgotten about that! People kept asking me why I wanted an e-reader if I could get a tablet and access loads of stuff other than Amazon files. I guess you have to try it to believe it. The backlight really does make all the difference and, as far as I know, there is no tablet with an autonomy that can compare to a KP’s.

      I hope you can get the new Paperwhite in the near future. If you are able to, do let me know what you think about it!
      In the last link I posted, the reviewer mentioned less battery life and a yellowish tint to the screen, which is keeping me on edge about upgrading mine, whenever it is available in Portugal…

      I do agree that if we could see colours it would be even more perfect. I actually didn’t know it was black and white when I first bought it.

      Ah, you’re bringing back memories I had forgotten! Thank you so much for stopping by! :)

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