How do you choose an e-reader?

The e-reader is a highly effective reading tool. It makes your reading time easier and more enjoyable. E-readers are especially recommended for the visually impaired, who inevitably need large print to be able to read. With so many e-readers on the market, it's important to choose the right one. In this article, we'll tell you how to choose the right e-reader.

The screen

This is the first element to consider when choosing the best e-reader. In fact, touchscreens and displays must be anti-reflective to ensure pleasant reading even in sunlight. On the latest models, backlighting adapts to light conditions, i.e. at night the e-reader's lighting dims itself and vice versa. Depending on the time of day, the lighting color also changes, from bluish to orange-yellow. Roughly speaking, e-readers are distinguished by screens offering definitions of up to three hundred dots per inch, depending on the model. As this figure increases, the display also becomes more precise. So you can enjoy a pleasant reading experience identical to that of a physical book. In short, it's important to focus on screen quality before choosing a e-reader.


The e-reader has a screen that varies in size from 6 to 10.3 inches, with a diagonal that ranges from 15.24 to 26.16 cm. In order to find a display equivalent to a page of paperback book, it is advisable to choose an eight-inch. It's worth noting that the weight of these devices varies from one hundred and fifty-five grams for the six-inch, or approximately that of a paperback book. This applies in particular to three-hundred-page books. For the heavier ones, the weight is close to four hundred grams. Don't just look at the size of the screen, look at the device as a whole. There are references that surround the surface with very wide edges, which is likely to increase the bulk. There's also a physical button to enable you to switch from one page to another.


E-reader autonomy also varies from model to model. However, all manufacturers guarantee several weeks of use with no more than two recharges due to the low consumption of electronic ink. Theoretical autonomy is difficult to achieve unless you only use the device for around ten minutes a day. This must be without backlighting or Wi-Fi. However, whether you recharge the e-reader every ten days instead of every two weeks won't change the situation.

The ancillary function

Ancillary functions are elements that make it easy for you to choose between two e-readers on which you're still hesitating. For example, there's no need to spend more on 4G connectivity when Wi-Fi is more than enough. Also, the extra cost of large storage space is superfluous, because with just 8 GB, you can house almost six thousand books. For this reason, we recommend looking for IPX8 or IPX7 models. These different standards ensure minimum waterproofing, so that the reading light will still function even if it accidentally falls into the pool. 

Here are a few criteria to follow when choosing your e-reader, so you can get the most out of it.

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