The lighter way to keep thousand books in hand!!!
“Your best friends are not only human beings, but books”! – Shimon Peres
From the moment we learned to read and write, Books and reading are inseparable part of our life!. Reading while we are in travel and holidays is limited to few books. Since we can only pick and packs few books, picking few books from the shelf is more challenging task.
The advancement in technology especially in e-reader, changed the way we carry and read the books. It’s very easy to carry more than thousand books in one single device. We can also read across multiple devices, so no need to worry about individual favorite books.
E-book in E-readers era – buy once read everywhere!
The development e-reader also created an ecosystem like e-books, self-publishing. Producing E-books are more cost effective and more profitable for publishers. Unlike the printed book, which incur a production, warehousing and distribution cost each time it’s printed and distributed. Producing cost in an e-book is a one-time affair, also the e-books were distributed digitally. Distribution and storage cost are very minimal!.
This reduction in cost leads to increase in numbers of self-publishing. A new breed of authors setting their own price and a great opportunity for the readers. More than 4 million books were now available, Worldwide e-book sales surpassed its physical book sales for the first time, and continue to be among its fastest growing categories, even as its print books sales shows sluggish growth .
There are many brands of e-readers available in the market. Amazon kindle is one of the most popular choice for e-book reading, because for its huge varieties (more than millions) of books and publishing ecosystem. Basic touch models are below $100.
The Kindle comes in four models to meet the different reader’s preferences,
- Voyage and
Kindle touch is the basic model out of the four variants. It’s comes with 6″ display technology with E-Ink Pearl, 167 ppi, optimised font technology, 16-level grey scale. Touch weighs approximately 161 grams, on device storage of 4 GB,(free cloud storage for amazon content),and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Kindle paperwhite has two variants, Wi-Fi , Wi-Fi + 3G , both comes with 6″ Paperwhite display with Carta e-paper technology and built-in light, 300 ppi, optimised font technology, 16-level grey scale. It has a built in back light which makes the reading in bed easy. It also has 4GB device memory.
Like the kindle paperwhite it also has two variants, Wi-Fi , Wi-Fi + 3G. It has the configuration like kindle paperwhite with reflective light sensor, which adjust brightness to the environment. The PagePress button enables us to turn the page without lifting a finger.
Kindle Oasis features a high-resolution 300 ppi display for crisp text, which reads like the printed page, on the same 6” display size as Kindle Voyage. The design of the Oasis is radically different from the other Kindles, it has a tapered ergonomic handgrip shifts the center of gravity to your palm, to rest in your hand like the spine of a book. Perfectly balanced for one-handed reading. It also comes in two models like the voyage and paperwhite.
The 6” screen and 4 GB Internal storage with free cloud storage for amazon contents is common among all four models.
The best features of Kindle
- It’s Thin and light for one-handed reading
- No eye strain, reads like real paper
- Easy to Read in bright sunlight without glare
- No blue light to disturb your sleep
- Good Battery, that lasts weeks
- Carry your entire library, can hold thousands of books,
- No distractions while reading
- You can Take and share notes
- Switch devices without losing your place-Whisper sync
- Organize your books
- Pick up where you left off across all devices!
- Get Books in Seconds
Drawbacks of a Kindle
Even though the kindle has many great features, it also has some drawbacks like
- Black and White display
- While changing pages, the screen flickers (e-ink based display)
- Kindle is sold with a limited warranty of one year.
- No charger only OTP cables comes along with box.
The Best features of kindle outweighed the drawbacks, the Kindle gives a wonderful reading experience. So if you are a book lover and like to take book along with you even in travel do not hesitate to pick Kindle!.