Nook Tablet, Kindle Fire or iPad2?
Wireless download or USB? Touchscreen or Backlit? There are so many choices!
Use these resources to figure out which eReader is right for you – or that special someone on this year’s gift list.
New to eReaders? Start with:
- Buying an eReader Checklist – A series of questions from TeleRead.com that will help determine what you want in an eReader.
- FAQ about eBooks and your Library
The Latest eReader and Tablet Reviews:
- ConsumerReports.org [free access via the Library website when you login with your Library card and PIN] – Search for “e-Book Reader Buying Guide” – updated November, 2012.
- 2013 Best eBook Reader Reviews and Comparisons - Compare and contrast
- cnet.com – Kindle vs. Nook vs. iPad: Which eBook Reader Should You Choose? – Choosing an eBook Reader Updated August 7, 2012 - a good review of what you need to know about Google’s Nexus 7, new Kindles, New Sony Wifi, Apple iPad with iOS 5.
- Digital Trends - How to pick the right e-readers.
- Kindle Paperwhite vs Nook GlowLight – Comparison of two devices with built-in lights.
- ElderGadget.com reviews individual eReaders with an eye towards elder-friendly features
How do you know which devices are compatible with Library eBooks?
- Holiday Gadget Guide - OverDrive supports the latest and greatest gadgets and devices.
- OverDrive’s list of compatible eBook Devices. A list of popular devices that work with the OverDrive EPUB or Kindle format.
More interesting eReader News:
- The Kindle Fire was the first Kindle where Library eBooks can be downloaded without a computer, over a wifi connection. An OverDdrive Media Console (OMC) app is now available from the Amazon App Store, which allows download of EPUB (rather than Kindle format) titles to the Fire.
- NEW and improved: OverDdrive Media Console (OMC) has improved functionality in the apps for Apple, Android plus a brand new app for the NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet™ and NOOK Color™
- The Sony Reader WiFi - was the first dedicated eReader which allows Library downloads “over the air” – includes a button to access your public library directly from the device. Read the cnet review of the latest model, the Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T2.