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How to Buy an Ebook Reader - How to Buy an eBook Reader

After years of false starts—think Stephen King's novella Riding the Bullet, released way back in 2000—ebook readers have soared in popularity over the past few years. Amazon's release of the first Kindle in 2007 was a turning point; now people are buying and downloading digital books at a breakneck pace. Even better: Prices have dropped considerably across the board, to the point where mainstream casual readers can get a quality ebook reader for a lot less than $100. It's no longer an early adopter's game. What Screen Type and How Big? In all cases, E Ink is much easier to read in bright sunlight, while color touch screens on tablets, like the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX tend to wash out, and their glossy displays can show distracting reflections. Manufacturers are also improving the quality of these E Ink displays.

Amazon Kindle (2011) Review & Rating. Amazon Kindle Touch 3G Review & Rating. Amazon Kindle Fire Review & Rating. The Amazon Kindle Fire puts the Apple iPad on notice.

Amazon Kindle Fire Review & Rating

The Fire is the first small tablet that average users can pick up and immediately use, with a simple, clear interface. Then there's the price: Android along with amazing specs for just $199. It's open enough to attract geeks, too. While the user interface occasionally gets sluggish, we're willing to have a bit of patience to get a first-rate tablet for half of what most competitors charge, thus the Kindle Fire is our first Editors' Choice for small tablets. DesignA solid little brick at 7.5 by 4.7 by .45 inches (HWD) and 14.6 ounces, the Kindle Fire looks and feels a lot like the BlackBerry PlayBook ($499, 2.5 stars), but the Fire is smaller in all dimensions.

Kobo eReader Touch Edition Review & Rating. Kobo's not the first name you'd think of when naming ebook reader manufacturers, nor is it the second.

Kobo eReader Touch Edition Review & Rating

Those honors, I'd wager, go to Amazon and Barnes & Noble, respectively (though Barnes & Noble's new Nook Touch Reader ($139, 4.5 stars) might flip that order). Kobo's swinging for the fences with its latest device, the Kobo eReader Touch Edition ($129 direct). The Touch Edition is slimmer than the Kobo Wireless eReader (3.5 stars), and adds a touch screen along with some performance improvements. It's a good ebook reader, and touch screen operation is a much more natural fit than the directional pad Kobo used before. With no hardware page-turn buttons, though, and a tendency to lag heavily when loading just about anything—even chapters in a book—it's not quite to the level of the big ebook kahunas.

Kobo Vox Review & Rating. The Kobo Vox ($199 direct) aims to douse the Amazon Kindle Fire ($199, 4 stars) as an inexpensive tablet and ebook reader.

Kobo Vox Review & Rating

But despite sharing a similar look and feel to the Editors’ Choice Kindle Fire, the Kobo Vox lacks the power and polish to compete. N2A Card (for Nook Color) Review & Rating. The Barnes & Noble Nook Color ($249, 4 stars) is already so much more than an ebook reader.

N2A Card (for Nook Color) Review & Rating

As it has a Web browser, email client, and lots of other games and apps, B&N is right to call it a “reader’s tablet.” But reading isn’t all the Nook Color can do. Plunk in an N2A card and the Nook Color becomes a full-fledged Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" device, capable of running more than 200,000 apps. The N2A card is incredibly easy to use, comes with some useful apps installed, and removing Android is as simple as rebooting your Nook Color. Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet Review & Rating. How to download e-books from your local library. North Canton Public Library. Ohio eBook Project. E-book management. Digital Editions Iniformation. Get Adobe Digital Editions. The Adobe USA site has been optimized for users within the United States.

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