Electronic Bookreaders – reading GREEN
Reading traditionally had significant role in the lives of many people. Technological progress is changing our lives and influencing the way of reading.Nova day books are available in various electronic formats and could be read from personal computers, laptops, tablets and even smart phones. Although there are still many people preferring “classic” books the growing popularity of electronic media slowly moves their focus on electronic devices capable for reading of books. There are more and more people could be caught with the electronic book readers in their hands.
In fact, devices for reading of electronic books are compact tablets with very limited functionality.
One of the main advantage of bookreaders versus tablets is their long battery life achieved primarily by the usage of “electronic ink” display technology..
The technology allows read the text natural way in reflected light, the same way as is the case of paper books. In addition refresh of the bookreader screen only happens when book page changes, so there are no flickers while reading and beneficial in terms of to the sight of the reader. There is no waste of energy while reading the page, The only action that consumes the battery is changing the page of the book. Tablets were made mainly for surfing the web, but are also suitable for reading books. However, because of the size it is not so easy (if possible at all) to hold the table in one hand while reading No doubt tablets have very comfortable user interface optimized for touch screen and could be used for reading books but advantages of E-ink displays for book reading are obvious.
Currently the most popular bookreaders are the models with E-ink Pearl display. Also there are several models based on SiPix technology available.
E-ink and SiPix technologies are very similar but displays built on SiPix are cheaper. However the comparison of the quality of devices based on SiPix and E-ink technologies is clearly in favor of the latter.
E-books also have many advantages over their paper counterparts. Changing font size and style, searching text, using hyperlinks, bookmarking and saving the page where you left off the reading are just a few examples of advantages. Ability to work with handwritten notes and drawings as well as touch screen display make latest E-book devices very attractive for consumers, And finally such technologies PROTECT OUR WOODS. Only one small E-book could replace thousands and thousands paper books! Read GREEN!
Electronic devices supporting multiple formats are always attractive. Same applies to readers.
The majority of bookreaders have out of the box support of multiple formats such as text, various Microsoft Office documents, Adobe PDF, becoming popular open source DjVu and even HTML. The content of bookreaders could be loaded from various free and paid sources such as online stores, libraries, bookstores, etc.
Electronic book readers – favorite books and important documents in one compact device.
New generation of electronic book readers could make travelers life more comfortable by providing instant access to favorite books, personal, travel and business documents. The majority of them are capable to connect to the internet via Wi-Fi but only few of them could connect through 3G cellular network. The most notable electronic book readers are Amazon Kindle Touch and Nook Simple Touch. Both of them equipped by convenient touch screens and very light and compact. Powered by E-ink technology electronic book readers could run incredibly long time on one charge. For instance Amazon Kindle Touch could run up to 2 months on single battery charge with wireless off and half an hour reading per day. Taking into account massive selection of books, text to speech and 3G connectivity capabilities Amazon Kindle Touch definitely deserves leading positions on the electronic book readers market. In addition to above mentioned Amazon Kindle have experimental but working web browser, supports audio books and MP3 and most importantly 3G model of the device provides internet connectivity via 3G for free. No contracts and no monthly fees and it does work GLOBALLY. It is extremely important feature for frequent global travelers. You can download your books and documents anytime, anywhere. Electronic book readers are especially good on beach vacation. The latest E-ink screens provide superior quality reading experience on light and sunny places – no eye strain or glare.
To be continued …