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EReaders are popular

Posted on 08 December 2010


EReaders are popular these days.  They are popular as gifts for birthdays, holiday season presents, and for other occasions.   There are many eReaders in the market today.  Some of them are in color like the Nookcolor, and some of the other eReaders have black and white screen, which use eInk technology.  All of the most popular eReaders use eInk technology.  This list include the Amazon Kindle, Border’s Kobo eReader, Sony Reader, and Barnes and Noble Nook.  However, the color eReaders such as the NookColor from Barnes and Noble and tablet PCs (eg, Apple’s iPad), which can be used as eReaders, are gaining in popularity.

One of the best things about eInk technology is that it does not cause eye strain.  Eye strain happens after you watch a lot tv or you work on a computer and stare at a monitor all day.  It’s true that most people do not want to cause more eye strain.  As eInk technology does not use a back lit screen.  Thus, there is no eye strain.  Did you know that eInk technology comes in 8 gray shade scale or a 16 gray shade scale?  It depends on the maker of your eReader which version they include. Similar to a regular book, the eInk technology screens can be read in full daylight.  For example, you can be outside in a bright sunny day and still be able to read your eReader.  Despite the bright sun, the eInk technology acts just like a regular book.  There is no washout.  And similar to a regular book, you will need a book light or other light to see the words on the screen if you find yourself in poor lighting conditions, like in an airplane.

A key reason why the color screen eReaders are becoming more popular is because they are multifunctional.  One example is that you can turn your Apple iPad or Tablet pc (running android operating system) into a ebook reader with apps from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Border’s.  You can set up accounts at all 3 places for free.

Regardless of which ebook reader you have, you’ll need to protect your ebook reader from wear and tear with protective cases like Nook covers or Nook color covers.

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