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The Best 2019 eReaders on the Market: What and How?

In this day and age, when technology has revolutionized the world we live in, eReaders are keeping pace with the times. In the years since they were first introduced to the market, millions of individuals around the globe have purchased an ebook reader, as it is a convenient way to read without causing the clutter build-up that is often associated with the frequent purchase of paperback and hardcover books.

There are several new eReaders on the market that are causing quite a buzz, and for this reason, we have decided to conduct some research in order to determine which device, in our humble opinion, is the best eReader of 2018.

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Before purchasing an eReader, you should know a thing or two about them.  Details about screen size, resolution, battery life and navigation will help you evaluate the readers that are available and choose the one that best fits your needs.

Since every eReader is different, and as there are several companies that are marketing their own readers, (with the most popular eReaders being manufactured by Amazon and Barnes and Noble), it is important to make sure that you do your homework before you buy, so that you get the one that best meets your needs.

Kindle Paperwhite (8th Gen 2018)by Amazon (Our #1 Best Seller in 2019)



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This 8th Generation (2018 model) Kindle Paperwhite contains a handful of one-of-a-kind features such as e-ink reader Carta display technology, Goodreads social integration, 25% faster processor for faster page turn-over, (Updated 300 dpi), Water-Proof, better response to touch input, no usage restrictions and improved LED illumination. This lighter model is ideal for those individuals who are always on the go, as it weighs in at just 7.3 ounces, which makes it easy to handle.

• Battery Life: 8 weeks (w/wireless off)
• Dimensions: 6.6″ x 4.6″ x 0.32″
• Screen Size: 6″
• Resolution: 212 ppi 300 ppi
• Weight: 6.4 oz with wifi; Plus 4G LTE: 6.8 oz
• Storage: 8 GB upgraded in 2018 – Over 2,000 books

Kindle Oasis E-reader – 7″ High-Resolution (300 dpi) Display (Best in Class 2019)



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The Kindle Oasis features an amazing 300 ppi High-Def display, meaning that it reads like the pages of a real book.

With a revolutionary new slim design, a battery that lasts for up to six weeks and a self-adjusting light feature, along with the patented Page Press hands-free turning system, the Voyage will quickly become your “go-to” eReader.

The Kindle Voyage is designed to mimic a “real” book as closely as possible.  It has a streamlined, easy-to-use system that makes reading almost effortless and goes beyond simply reading a book.  It’s lightweight, affordable and “passionately crafted for readers”.

  • Dimensions: 6.3″x 5.6” x 0.13-.33”
  • Battery Life:  Up to six weeks
  • Screen Size:  7″
  • Weight:  WiFi–6.8 oz.  WiFi + 3G–6.8 oz.
  • Resolution:  300 ppi.
  • Storage:  8GB on-device, unlimited Cloud.

Kindle Basic eReader (2019 Budget Kindle)



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The Kindle Touchscreen eReader is Amazon’s most affordable device (2017 latest model) yet, and with features such as Goodreads, FreeTime, Vocabulary Builder and Word Wise, it is proof that you don’t have to sacrifice performance for price.

Built-in Wi Fi allows you to download books in just 60 seconds, from anywhere you have a connection.  And with over a million titles priced at under $4.99, you will have no trouble finding new and exciting reading selections any time you want them!

  • Dimensions:  6.7″ x 4.7″ x 0.40″
  • Battery Life:  Up to four weeks
  • Screen Size:  6″
  • Weight:  6.7 oz
  • Resolution:  167 ppi.
  • Storage:  4GB on-device, unlimited Cloud.

Latest Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa (2019)


Amazon’s latest offering in their Kindle line is their most inexpensive tablet to date.  Under $50, it is the most economical tablet on the market, but don’t let the low price fool you.  The new Fire still packs a powerful punch.

Access to Amazon Underground gives you thousands of free games and apps, even popular ones like Angry Birds and Frozen.  And with more than 38,000 movies available for download on Prime Video, you are guaranteed to find something you want to watch!

  • Dimensions:  7.5″ x 4.5″ x 0.4″
  • Battery life:  Up to seven hours of continuous entertainment play.
  • Screen size:  7″
  • Weight:  11.0 oz.
  • Resolution:  1024 x 600 (171 ppi)
  • Storage:  8GB on-device, 128 additional memory.
  • $50 Only Price Tag

All-New Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa



The new Fire HD 8 is Amazon’s answer to high tech.  Available in four eye-catching colors, the tablet features a lightning fast 1.5 GHz quad core processor and the updated Fire OS 5 operating system designed for quick access to apps, games and content.  And with full access to Amazon Underground, users can download thousands of games and apps for free, including unlocked levels, add-on packs and more.

  • Battery life:  Up to 8 hours of continuous entertainment usage.
  • Dimensions:  8.4″ x 5.0″ x 0.4″
  • Screen size:  8″ touchscreen
  • Resolution:  1280 x 800 (189 ppi)
  • Weight:  13.0 oz.
  • Storage:  Either 8GB or 16 GB of internal memory, up to 128 GB of additional memory.

Fire HD 10, 10.1″ HD Display and 32 GB



The Amazon Fire HD 10 is their largest tablet.  With an impressive widescreen 10.1″ HD (1920 x 1200), display and a fast 1.8 GHz quad core processor, this tablet is made for entertainment.  Games, movies and apps will appear in vivid detail, and with the HD 10 almost 2x more durable than the Apple iPad, you won’t have to worry about it getting broken as you take it along on your adventures. 

And with fast email, web browsing and tech support, you’re never far away from the things you need to keep life running smoothly.

  • Battery life:  Up to 8 hours of continuous entertainment.
  • Dimensions:  10.3″ x 6.3″ x 0.3″
  • Screen size:  10.1″
  • Resolution:  (1920 x 1200) (224 ppi)
  • Weight:  15.2 oz.
  • Storage:  32 GB of on board memory, 128 GB of add on memory.
  • Only about $150 – Best 10 inch screen tablet Deal

Samsung Tab 4 (NOOK)

This is a Barnes and Noble eReader, available in both black and white. It comes with an expandable memory, stunning resolution, popular NOOK applications, $200 of free content, a $5.00 starter credit, front and rear facing cameras and built-in GPS to enable location-based applications.  The device is powered by the Android system. This full-featured and high-performance eReader comes with Barnes and Nobles award-winning reading experience, which makes it a wise choice.

•Battery Life: Up to 10 hours with general usage
•Resolution: 1280 x 800 pixel resolution
•Weight: 9.74 oz
•Storage: 32GB with micro SD card

NOOK GlowLight Plus

This is another best eReader update 2017 from Barnes and Noble that is only available in white. This device comes with a high resolution e-ink display, GlowLight, handpicked fonts to optimize reading, up to eight weeks of battery life,  over 3 million books to choose from, the ability to borrow and share books for free, and in-store NOOK support. It is one of the lightest and most comfortable eReaders on the market. Since it’s introduction to the public, NOOK has proven itself to be a global contender in the eReader marketplace.

•Battery Life: Up to 8 weeks
•Resolution: 300-dpi screen
•Weight: 6.2 ounces
•Storage: 4GB Memory

Eight Things to Look for in an eReader

Screen: E-ink or LCD?

• E-ink image displays reflect the ambient light in a room, so they look exactly like printed paper.  LCD displays use a strong back light that is modulated using liquid crystals.

Resolution

• Resolution is composed of thousands of pixels or dots. The higher the resolution, the better image quality you’ll receive. The highest resolution available at the time of this article is 300 dpi on an e-ink screen.

Size

• eReaders come in different sizes, so when choosing one it is important to evaluate your needs to determine which one is the best fit for you.

Battery Life

• The battery life of your eReader is one of it’s most important features.  Depending on the model that you choose, you could have as little as a few hours of battery life up to several days of usage on a single charge.

Content

• Since eReaders are manufactured by different companies, you will usually only be able to download content from a specific source.  If you purchase an eReader from Barnes and Noble, you will only be able to purchase and download content from the NOOK eBook store.

The Amazon Kindle only allows content from Amazon Kindle Bookstore and AppStore, however you can easily convert PDF and word documents into a support format like ePUB, so that they can be read on any device.

Navigation and User Interface

• When it comes to navigation and user interface, every eReader is different. Most eReaders feature an easy to navigate touch screen, and you should test the menu and outer buttons that are present on each device that you interested in purchasing in order to determine which is the most comfortable to use.

Usage – How Do you Plan to Use it?

• Are you going to spend hours and hours reading books? Or are you more of a “web browsing, mobile apps, emails, and documents” person? Simple e-ink Kindles are great for reading for long hours, but you’ll miss those “Smart Tablet” features that Kindle Fire can offer if you are the second kind of user.

Covers and Cases

• Every eReader needs a cover to protect it against the dirt and damage. An e-Reader can be used anywhere, but it is fragile and can be scratched and broken; therefore, a case is the ideal way to protect your investment.  Covers come in many different styles and budgets, so it is simply a matter of choosing the one that is right for you.

Price

• Thankfully, over the years, eReaders have become more affordable to purchase. Nowadays, you can easily purchase an e-reader for as little as $80 or spend up to $200.00 or more for full-featured devices.

We have reviewed several devices here for you, including the Kindle Voyage Latest, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle 6, Paperwhite, Fire HD Tablets, the Samsung Tab 4 NOOK, and the Glowlight NOOK. eReaders are changing the way that we read and interact with our world.  When you purchase an eBook Reader, you open up a world of reading that is unlike any you’ve ever experienced.

You have instant access to books, magazines, documents, newspapers, the internet and a whole new world of technology at your fingertips.  And it just doesn’t get any better than that.


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Spring Ahead with Kindle Best Books for Spring!

Hello reading friends!  It’s been ages since we shared a literary cup of tea, hasn’t it?  I’ve missed all of you!  It’s been quite a winter–unless you live in central Indiana.  Here it’s been a colossal disappointment, to be honest.  We have had less than six inches of snow all winter, which means that it’s been cold for no good reason!

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I’ve tried to use my time to keep up with the latest releases and good books, and now that the weather is warming up I feel like it’s time to find some of the Kindle Best Books for Spring!  Here are just a few of my favorites…

Notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World

 
Tsh Oxenrider knows that we live in a loud, chaotic world, and that sometimes just making little changes can help us realign our values and passions.  Follow Tsh and her husband as they travel the world with their children, seeking simplicity and grace and all things creative, and find themselves somewhere along the journey.

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Kindle Christmas Sale and Deals 2018: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Kindle Christmas and New Year Sale

During the holiday season electronics gifts are usually the hottest selling and most sought-after items and that’s definitely true this year as the Kindle, by Amazon tops almost every consumers wishlist. Kindle is an e-reader & tablet all-in-one, giving consumers young and old everything they need all in one device. It comes in various makes and models, which means there is one to fit the needs of anyone and everyone on your Christmas list.

This device is truly one-of-a-kind thanks to it’s dual purpose design: it has a specially made screen that eliminates glare and reads like actual paper while also giving users crystal clear full color images. Other devices either do one or the other, not both, which is why you should take advantage of the many Kindle Christmas sales and deals and buy one. Kids can use it to learn the alphabet, numbers and other educational games and teens and adults can use it to download their favorite books or stay in touch through social media.

Right now there are a lot of Kindle Christmas sales and deals, so we’ve written a review of each of the different models to help you choose the one that’s right for you.

Fire Tablet 2018 (Best Budget Color eReader and Tablet)

The Fire Tablet makes a great gift for anyone, but it is especially perfect for the teen in your life thanks to great features like a powerful stereo system, front and rear cameras and 5 different color options to choose from. Teens will love how pictures and videos look, which is important in this age of the selfie.

Plus, there is free, unlimited cloud storage, so they can store all their music and picture without having to worry about running out of space. Parents and adults will love that it can be linked to another Amazon device and screen time can be monitored using Amazon Free time, so you know what your teen is doing. A state-of-the-art device that meets every young-adults needs.

Kindle Paperwhite with 4gb (Our Best Seller 2018)

They call it the Paperwhite for a reason: when your reading it truly feels like your reading a newspaper. There is no glare so your eyes wont get irritated or tired. Also, with this Kindle readers will be in heaven thanks to how light it is- over 30% lighter thin an iPad mini. This means you can hold it for hours without feeling weighed down- which is great when your immersed in a good book.

Plus, it has internet capabilities and thanks to all the Kindle holiday sales you can get great extras. Check out this $20 off Deal before it expires.

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2018-12-25T18:22:37+00:00 By |Tablet Reviews|0 Comments

Best Kindle Books for December – Holiday Deals Just in Time for Christmas!

It’s December, and even though we haven’t seen much snow, we are still looking forward to curling up by the fire with a good kindle book and a mug of hot chocolate.  Amazon has just announced their Holiday deals and we’ve taken the time to find some of our favorites, just for you.

The Christmas Pearl

Nothing says “cozy” like a feel-good Christmas novel and we’ve got just the one.  Theodora has had just about enough of her spoiled, whining family.  She longs for the days of Christmas past…home cooked delights, lavish decorations and long chats with her grandmothers housekeeper, Pearl.  When her own maid is called away, Pearl blows back in as a ghost and begins to set Theodora’s world in order once again.

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2018-12-25T17:04:10+00:00 By |Kindle Ebooks|0 Comments

Tablet vs eReader Comparison : A Buyers Guide to Two Life Changing Devices

eReaders and tablets have rightly assumed a place of importance in homes all around the planet. They are convenient, intuitive, and useful in more ways than most people would even be able to guess.

There is, however, a common misconception today that the devices are synonymous with one another. In other words, if you need an eReader, you will be fine with a tablet, or vice versa.

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While the two devices do certainly share some common features and technologies, each is ultimately unique in the way it addresses its owners needs. Read on for your eReader VS tablet guide!

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2018-09-26T04:38:58+00:00 By |Tablet Reviews|0 Comments