All ereaders are not created equal. In many cases, the ereader review tells as much about the device as the device guide. There are three ereaders that stick out in 2012 according to ereader reviews, the Nook Color, the Kindle Fire and the Sony PRS-T1.
The NOOK Color by Barnes and Noble offers convince at your fingertips. Not just for reading and downloading your favorite books anymore, the NOOK color offers a few other luxuries such as Wi-Fi for email and web, an advanced VididView 7” touch screen, and an app for basically everything. The extended battery life allows you to enjoy up to 8 hours of reading. NOOK Color owners may download and watch favorite TV shows or movies through Netflix. The NOOK Color newest apps include Nook Comic and improved music apps which allows music to be downloaded through sites such as Rhapsody, MOG and Grooveshark. Very light weight, this device is only 8.1” by 5”. In store Tech support is always for free.
The Amazon Kindle Fire gives its owners the ability to store unprecedented amounts of mass data in a small 7” package. The Kindle Fire has a dual-core processor and free cloud storage to hold the owner’s Amazon content. The color touch screen’s extra-wide viewing angle is comparable to the extended viewing angle of the iPad.
Some of the favorite features include children books, the ability to borrow books and an app to download music. Prime members may download commercial free movies and TV shows instantly and free of charge. This service allows you to switch you viewing between the Kindle Fire and the television screen without restarting the movie.
Nearly $50 cheaper than other comparable models, the Wi-Fi enabled reader is only 5.9 ounces. The on-screen keyboard makes inputting information on the touchscreen easy. The reader allows users to pinch and grab to resize and zoom in as well as swipe to turn the page. With a touch of a finger, the user can use any one of the 10 language translators or 12 dictionaries to translate or define a word. EPUB, TXT and PDF are the supported formats. Compared to the NOOK, the Reader Sony PRS-T1 has 2GB of storage space. Other features includes a jack for headphones, a micro SD card slot, power connection and a micro USB port.