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Is An eReader Right For You?

It wasn’t so long ago that e-readers like Amazon’s Kindle and Barnes & Noble’s original Nook were all the rage. Then tablets came along, starting with the first iPad in 2010, and most people forgot about e-readers as they embraced the new products.  But is it possible that an e-reader might be a better choice for you than a tablet?

Consider the following advantages they offer:

● Upgraded technology – the latest versions of the Kindle and the Nook have lighted displays and touch screens. The newest Kindle even links directly to Wikipedia’s more than 4,000,000 articles on virtually every topic. That’s a good feature to have, in case you’re reading about three-armed orangutans and want to know more about them.

● Ease of use – a lot of people don’t enjoy reading on tablets, due to their bright screens and tendency to “wash out” in sunlight. E-readers, on the other hand, use a technology called E-ink. This makes them easy to use everywhere without causing eyestrain.

● Attractive pricing – with some models costing well under $100.00, e-readers are a steal compared to most tablets, some of which fetch prices in excess of $1,000.00. Of course, e-readers can’t match tablets when it comes to watching videos, surfing the web, or playing games.

But, if you’re primarily interested in reading and don’t need a lot of bells and whistles, then an e-reader might be perfect for your needs.

~ Bill