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20% Young People Own an eReader

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Books are called the best friends of human beings. They not only help us in passing our idle time in a productive way, but also increase our knowledge about everything. People who have hobby of reading books have their brain activity levels higher than those who not. It provides their brains with stimuli, which increases their thinking powers. Previously, books were only available in a form of bundle of papers, bound together with information in scripted on them with ink. Now a days, the trend is changing. People are using technology to quench their thirst of reading in new and innovative styles. Electronic books, commonly known as eBooks are the biggest example of it.

E-Books And E-Readers

Young People Own an eReader

e-book stands for ”electronic book”, they are also known as digital books. They are basically the technological placebos of normal books. In eBook, the text is written in digital form so therefore it requires a medium or a device to read. Previously people used to read eBooks on their Desktops and Laptop personal computers, but now there are several new devices which evolved with the advancement in technology. These devices are known as eReaders, they are specifically designed for reading and are usually with a screen in front, with few keys for operation. One of the most famous eReaders is “Kindle”. eBooks can also be used on various different types of handheld devices like iPods, iPads, PDAs, mobile phones and etc.

Advantages Of E-Books Over Normal Books

Although most people say that they enjoy the classical way of reading books, but they cannot deny that eBooks have many advantages over the normal books.

1) Inexpensive

It has been observed that the eBooks are less expensive as compared to their normal versions available in bookshops.

2) Accessibility

They are easily accessible, for example if you order a book from website you will have to wait for it until it gets shipped to your place, but in case of eBooks you can instantly download it from website.

3) Portability

They are more easy to carry and can save great space. Read the full story

NookColor: eReader Game Changer

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Nook eReader from Barnes and Noble is considered to be the only competitor for Amazon Kindle DX and Amazon Kindle 3rd generation readers in the market. Without wasting time, the company has launched the 2nd generation Nook eReader named NookColor. These eReader are based on different approach and are a big step ahead.

When we compare the previous model of Nook and different models of Kindle with the latest NookColor we observe that the screen is big 7 inches and fully touch sensitive. The software is also improved and upgraded to Google Android Os 2.1 éclair. Although you cannot install ordinary Android application still some applications which are provided by Barnes and Noble are supported. Honestly that doesn’t make much difference because it is only a dedicated media reading device.

Reading Materials

As it is clear from the name that the eReader is related to reading which means that library is essential. Barnes and Noble have provided us almost 2 million reading different reading materials which cost $ 9.99 at maximum. They have also provided us ease of selection. We can read the books for some time before making our choice and purchasing the material. You can also subscribe magazines. A trail period of 14 days is provided for any magazine you like. This a great feature because now can check whether the book or magazine is suitable for you or not. The company has also promised his customers that they will provide downloadable Enhanced Nookbooks including illustrations.

What’s It Good For?

Although the main feature of eReaders is reading stuff still it provides its users entertainment like surfing on internet, get connected online through social networks, listening to your favorite music and playing many games. NookColor is closer to IPad and many tablets to some extend but the eReader is not a replacement of your notebook. You also have to carry a notebook along with any eReader device.

We easily understand the difference between models and devices by considering few stats such as:

Size

The screen size of 1st Gen Nook, iPad, 3rd Gen Kindle and Nook Color are 6” diagonal, 9.7” diagonal, 6” diagonal and 7” diagonal whereas Touch screen size of 1st Gen Nook, iPad and Nook Color are 3.5” color, 9.7” diagonal, and 7” diagonal correspondingly. Read the full story

Best Kindle Covers, Cases and Accessories

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The Kindle holds the title of the best selling product of Amazon.com in the last year. What makes it so good is that it is widely considered the best e-book reader. The 3G version comes for US $189, and the Wireless Fidelity comes for only US $ 139. The product has a very chic look and a 6 inch screen. The battery time is also quite high and can last for almost a month.

What really makes the Amazon Kindle unique is that it is the only e-book reader who has so many features and applications. The ever popular gadget is a very happening product, and that is why it deserves some spotlight. Every gadget is incomplete without its accessories and supplementary items. The Kindle too have created a lot of hype in the consumer market, and that prompted companies to manufacture newer accessories. The Kindles accessories make e-book reading even more enjoyable and easier. The following are the best Kindle covers, cases and accessories out there that consumers would want to know about.

Kindle Lighted Leather Cover:

This product is what Amazon itself created for the Kindle; it is called the Kindle Lighted Leather Cover. The leather cover has a very normal look yet it is a cool accessory to have. The cover has a light for reading in low light. The source of power for the light is the Kindles own battery. This is a compartment within the case that contains the LED light slide. The cover is made of leather from the outside and on the inside, there is soft micro fiber that protects the Kindle’s screen from scratches. Setting up the whole thing will not take more than half a minute. It is fairly easy to handle. The Cover comes in seven colors that include black, burnt orange, hot pink, apple green, burgundy red, chocolate brown and steel blue. The retail price is US $ 59.99.

Kindle Leather Cover:

Some consumers might think that the Kindle lighted leather cover may be too expensive. The Kindle Leather cover is a good substitute for the Lighted version and also comes in at a lot lesser. Retail price is only US $ 34.99 making it much cheaper than the lighted one. Like the cover mentioned before, this one is also an Amazon official. Coming in the same seven colors this version is the same. It is even set up in the same way as the other. E-book readers! Be on the look out for this product. It’s good value for money, and it serves the purpose it is designed for.

The Belkin Grip Kindle Sleeve:

The Belkin Grip Kindle Sleeve is fundamentally different than the Amazon ones in a few ways. First, it is manufactured by Belkin, a computer hardware company and not Amazon. Secondly, it is not a cover at all. Rather it is a sleeve case that you can carry with the Kindle. The Kindle stays safe during traveling, etc. It is available in different colors, including purple plum, coral pink, black and midnight blue. The outside of the sleeve is designed to give a firm hold, and the interior is made up of material who can provide some protection and safety to the product. All this comes in at US $ 24.99.

M-Edge Executive Kindle Jacket:

This product is a black cover that comes with leather exterior and micro-suede interior to make the experience of e-reading better for the customer. It holds the kindle with four holding points. Another book lighter called the M-Edge e-Laminator can be bought a US $ 19.99 to help read in places with less light. Read the full story

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