In 2017, owning one of the best e-readers is the dream of every book lover today. Ebook Readers are now one of those personal devices everyone crave for after smartphones and tablets. From the first launch in 2007 by Amazon, Ebook readers have revolutionised the reading experiences. Also, the technology has also made a leap now with their gigantic screens to waterproof bodies.
In this article, we have reviewed the 5 best e-readers of 2017 that you can buy to dive into the digital world of books. Let’s get started book lovers.
Top 5 Best Ebook Readers of 2017
Following is the list of 5 best e-readers available in 2017. Each ebook reader is listed with their pros and cons to help you choose the best ebook reader for you!
5. Amazon Kindle (Basic)
Coming at number five is the Amazon’s basic Kindle that was first launched in 2007. The latest 8th generation Amazon Kindle released in 2016 is a nice, light and inexpensive ebook reading device that offers a lot for a regular reader. Although, there is no backlit screen or very high resolution, but has a satisfactory 6-inch display (167 ppi), Wifi, 4GB storage and access to over 1 million+ ebook library from Amazon.
Pros: Cheap, Lightweight, Wifi, Adequate Storage
Cons: No HD display, Lesser Battery Life, No Epub support
4. Barnes & Noble Glowlight Plus
B&N’s Glowlight Plus is another good choice for binge-readers and it falls on the fourth spot on our list of top e-readers. Talking about features, Glowlight Plus has classy design that seems like an Ipad mini with metal case and boasts a 6 inches E Ink HD display (300 dpi). And the thing that makes it a best ebook reader is that Glowlight Plus is Waterproof as well as Dust Proof.
Also, Barnes & Noble is one of the largest bookstore chains and that’s why they have a gigantic collection of ebooks. So owning a Barnes & Noble Glowlight Plus ebook reader will give you access to thousands of ebooks to read. It also supports ePub and PDF files.
Pros: Classy Design, Backlit HD Display, Epub Support, Water and Dust Proof
Cons: Avg Battery, Customer Support is an issue.
3. Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Well, if you have a mid-range budget and looking for a good ebook readers, then you must go for Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite. This ebook device is the successor of basic Kindle and has got a lot of great features. Kindle Paperwhite comes with a crisp 6 inches display and 4 LED backlight to give you a superb paper like reading experience. Apart from that it has an amazing grip with rubber finish and good price, making it stand on the third position among the Top 5 Best e-readers of 2017.
Although, this is not Waterproof but still makes up for a solid ebook reader at a price that won’t burn your pockets. And not to mention, the ever expanding ebooks library of Amazon kindle is a plus, what else a reader wants. 😛
Pros: Better Design, Backlit HD Display, Lightweight, Paper-like reading
Cons: Not Waterproof, Avg Battery, No Epub support
2. Kobo Aura One
Kobo is one of the head-to-head competitor of Amazon and two years ago, in 2016, Kobo launched Aura one, the ebook reader against Amazon’s Kindle. If you want a great quality and prefer a large screen for reading, then Kobo’s e-reader Aura One can be your choice. Aura One boasts a 7.8 inches HD display having a 1872 x 1404 resolution and an 8 GB memory storage to build a huge library available at your fingertips.
The best thing about Kobo Aura One is that it supports over 14 file formats including epub, mobi and pdf too. Kobo also claims Aura One’s battery can last upto one whole month. On top of that it is Waterproof too and can remain 60 minutes under 2 meters of water. Now all that makes it the 2nd top ebook reader of 2017.
Pros: Large 7.8” display, Good Battery life, 14 File formats, Waterproof, Good Storage
Cons: Very expensive, Doesn’t have any subscription service like Kindle
1. Amazon Kindle Oasis
Now comes the most luxurious ebook reading device – Amazon Kindle Oasis. It is the thinnest and the lightest ebook reader ever made. With a unique single handed reading design and dedicated paper turn buttons, Amazon Kindle Oasis is certainly the best ebook reader of 2017.
Kindle Oasis comes with a sleek design, 6” HD display, 10 LEDs backlight with adaptive light sensor and it is incredibly lightweight. Apart from design and reading experience, it offers millions of ebooks from the Amazon Kindle library. The only thing that we wish Oasis had is a waterproof body. But, if you are not a bathtub reader, then this one is the best choice.
Pros: Bright HD Screen, Paper-like reading, Lightweight, Great Battery
Cons: No Epub support, Not Waterproof, Quite expensive.
After looking at all these amazing e-readers, we hope you have already chosen the e-reader that you are going to buy. With a lot of options from a cheap Amazon Kindle to the luxurious Aura one and the top of all ebook readers – Amazon Kindle Oasis, this list of best e-readers has something to fit for everyone.
So, that’s the end of our list of Top 5 best E-readers of 2017. Which one are going to buy? Do you already own one? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.