A few weeks ago something terrible happened – my kindle keyboard of nearly three years was no more.
In the years since I first got him, he was a constant companion. We fell asleep together, went to work together, he entertained me on long commutes and I took him with me to see the sights on holidays. But when faced with an over excited two-year old – it was too much for my faithful e-reader to take.
I wasn’t a huge fan of the kindle when my father first gave me one as a gift. E-readers? Psh… give me real books! But I quickly grew to see the benefits. The ability to carry a library around with me. Being able to instantly order and receive books wirelessly when a cliff-hanger from a previous book in the series is keeping me up at night. The price of e-books is often quite affordable when compared to their printed cousins.
And whilst I have plenty of printed books I intend to read – I find myself missing the convenience of an e-reader. Trying to read books using the kindle app on my phone just isn’t the same – the backlit screen gives me a headache and reading books on a phone tends to chew up the battery.
I know I need to replace my old (now kaput) kindle with a newer one but with so many on the market – which to choose?
Kindles, Nooks, Kobos and tablets… there’s a lot to decide from each with their pros and cons. Many models and brands and I have to admit – I don’t quite know where to start.
So I’m asking you for your help.
Do you use an e-reader? Which one/s?
Would you recommend the one you use?
Which e-reader features do you like best?
Thank you in advance for your help! I’ve been doing some research online but sometimes it’s best to hear from people actually using a product rather than just sites which compare them against each other.