Kindle Paperwhite – the best e-reader on the market
I must confess that I am not a big reader as I am a very impatient person. Moreover it annoys me to carry books to the places that I go. I am not one of those that appreciates the feeling of a paper book in his hands, I consider myself a practical guy so therefore I started to read e-books loaded on my smartphone. This could be a practical solution, but if you are like me you will soon reach the conclusion that the screen is too small, that it consumes way to fast your phone’s battery and therefore you will start to read less and less pages per day. These aspects lead my wife to the conclusion that the only way to make me read more would be to buy me a proper e-book reader.
When it’s about this type of gifts, we have a very open relationship so she always consults with me before buying me a gift like this.
As my birthday was getting close, I considered it a great gift idea so I started to search for information online about e-readers, as I didn’t have enough knowledge about this specific gadget.
After you spend some hours online I am sure that you will reach the same conclusion as I did. If you want a quality e-reader , with a huge library of books available, with 1 year warranty, a great design, an amazing display, really light (206 grams), cloud support and great battery lifespan, than this is your lucky day as you have found what you were searching for in Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite. This is one of the world’s best selling e-readers and it’s not in this position for nothing.
The 3G one does not justify in my opinion the 70 $ difference. Most of us have nowadays a smartphone that is able to do tethering. Once you have this you will rapidly realize that the 3G option has absolutely no meaning.
No matter what version you choose from the available Kindle models you will have available a huge online library. The best thing is that the books are not that expensive and that you also have access to a public library that has a lot of free eBooks for Kindle to download. All Kindle models can read different types of formats (Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively) so you can import books that are not found necessarily on the Amazon site. You can also convert other formats (HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP) in order to be able to read it on your Kindle Paperwhite.
In my opinion the best Kindle is the Paperwhite for its design, for its display, for its backlight illumination. Kindle Paperwhite guides light toward the surface of the display with its next-gen front light—unlike back-lit tablets that shine in your eyes—so you can read comfortably without eyestrain. Kindle Paperwhite can adjust your screen’s brightness for great reading in any light and without any glare in the bright sunlight . This next-gen front light is something new, that the previous Kindle models didn’t have.
One charge of your Kindle can last up to 8 weeks (based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at ten), so compared with a tablet or with a smartphone this is an overwhelming advantage.
As a improved feature it has the Kindle Paperwhite’s Smart Lookup feature that integrates entries from The New Oxford American Dictionary (and any other free dictionary that you have downloaded) with information from X-Ray and Wikipedia so you can access definitions, characters, settings, and more without leaving your page or losing your place.
A new function is that the words looked up in the dictionary are automatically added to Vocabulary Builder to expand your knowledge and reinforce retention. Swipe through your vocabulary words, quiz yourself with flashcards, and instantly see those words in context.
Another new feature is the fact that with a single tap, you can read the complete text of each footnote without changing your page or losing your place in the book.
A new feature is also the connection to the largest e-readers community in the world and see what your friends are reading, share highlights and rate the books you read.
As a conclusion, the Kindle Paperwhite, as Amazon is promoting it, is the best device for reading, period. So if you want it you should know that it retails right now on Amazon for 119$.