Basic eReader, Nexus, Kindle Fire or iPad mini?
Wireless download or USB? Touchscreen or Backlit? There are more choice than ever!
Use these resources to figure out which eReader device is right for you – or that special someone on your shopping list.
New to eReaders? Start with:
The Latest eReader and Tablet Reviews:
- Tablet Buying Guide The versatility of tablets means they are closing in on dedicated eReader devices’ popularity. Take a look if you think you want to do more with a device than read eBooks.
- 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.
See also “Rival e-readers get touchy: How do the two new touch-screen e-book readers from Amazon and Barnes & Noble compare?” July 2013.
- 2013 Best eBook Reader Reviews and Comparisons – Compare and contrast
- Digital Trends – How to pick the right e-readers. Discussion of features.
- 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?
- OverDrive’s list of compatible eBook Devices. A list of popular devices that work with the OverDrive EPUB or Kindle format.
- What devices and browsers work best with OverDrive Read? OverDrive Read is the new browser-based eBook format that works on most tablets, phones, and computers running web browsers with HTML 5. It’s not compatible with basic Kindle or Nook devices.