Despite all the romanticism that accompanies the world of paper, the truth is that digital reading continues to advance for several reasons: the possibility of carrying many books, comfort, lighting, adjusting the size of the letters… If you are looking for a model, here you will find the best.
It may generate a lot of reluctance in some people, but the truth is that when you make the leap to the digital book you rarely go back. If you are thinking of buying one of these devices, we have prepared a list with the best models you can find right now on the market.
Now that eReaders (eBook readers) are more fashionable than ever, we want to review the best we have at the moment in terms of electronic reading with books. of different ranges, characteristics and prices so you can find the one that best suits your needs.
If you want to buy an eReader today, here you will find the best models you have in stores. Don’t you think it’s time to make the leap?
Table of Contents
- Amazon Kindle Oasis
- Kobo Sage
- Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
- Kobo Libra H2O
- Kobo Nia
- PocketBook Touch HD 3
Amazon Kindle Oasis
We start this ranking with the Amazon Kindle Oasisprobably the best eBook we can find on the market right now. Something that does not surprise us too much, since Amazon was a pioneer and continues to lead this sector of electronic books.
We are talking about a model that has a spectacular screen of 7 inches and 300 dpi, in addition to some very well placed navigation buttons, which allows an incredibly comfortable reading. And while it’s the best Kindle available, it’s also the most expensive.
Something that is not surprising considering that, for example, it has a battery life of up to a month and a half on a single charge reading about half an hour a day. In addition, it only takes an hour to fully charge, so the experience is ten.
On the other hand, it has built-in ambient light sensors, which automatically adapt to its surroundings so you don’t have to constantly adjust the screen. The Kindle Oasis now offers an 8 GB and a 32 GB version of storage so you can download thousands of books from their catalog in which they offer more than 100,000 eBooks in Spanish with a price below 5 euros.
You can find it on Amazon with a price from 279 euros.
This is Rakuten’s brainchild to embarrass Kindles, especially the high-end model, the Oasis.
It has a much larger screen than usual and has its own ebook store, just like the other Kobo. Not only that, but has audio output to play audiobooks.
It is waterproof and allows not only to modify the intensity of the light but also to modify the color temperature.
Its official price is less than 300 euros, so it is quite a competitive cost.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
We continue with another acclaimed Amazon eReader model. In this case, the screen is a bit smaller than the Oasis, with 6 inches, but again with a resolution of 300 dpi. It does not have navigation buttons but it does have a touch screen, as well as spectacular battery life on a single charge.
It’s also waterproof, so you’ll be able to read with it on the beach, in the pool, and even in the bathtub. On the other hand, comment that it also has a built-in light (not self-regulating), less powerful than the Oasis (5 LEDs compared to 12 LEDs), but more than enough to read comfortably.
We must also highlight that it is somewhat lighter than the Oasiswhich is a point in favor to transport it.
You can find it on Amazon with a price from 109.99 euros, which makes it a much more affordable option and better quality – price than the Oasis taking into account the few differences between one and the other.
Amazon Kindle with integrated front light
If what you are looking for is a Kindle but in its cheapest and simplest version, this is yours. And it is that the cheapest ebook on amazon have a price less than 90 euros.
It has a 4GB capacity (while the rest already offer a minimum of 8 GB) and touch screen, now also with backlight to read even in the dark. It also has Wi-Fi and 8 font sizes to choose the one that works best for you, plus it lasts for several weeks on a single charge.
And the thing is, watch out, because if what you’re looking for is a Basic eReader, simple, but comfortable and light to take anywhere, it is still, together with the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, one of the best options to consider. A Cheap but functional eBook.
If you want it, buy it on Amazon for a price from 89.99 euros.
Kobo Libra H2O
This eBook has a 7-inch touch screen and a capacity of 8 GB, as well as an extraordinary lightness and the characteristic of being resistant to water. The battery has enough capacity so that you can read about a month on a single charge. It also offers the lighting function called ComfortLight Pro which uses red and orange LEDs to illuminate the screen without the need for blue light.
As you will see, and as for the rest of its features, it is very similar to the rest of the eBooks with a good quality – price that we can find right now in the market, and it performs very well, as we have been able to verify in its analysis.
What is then the main difference with respect to the Kindle? What the Kobo brand supports many more formats than Kindlegiving you the freedom to buy their eBooks directly from the publisher, as well as from countless other sellers.
Another differential characteristic to take into account with the Kobo Libra H2O is that it has a free app that allows you to continue reading your books on your mobile, tablet or computer, since it allows you to synchronize the bookmarks so you don’t lose where you left off.
You can buy it on Amazon Spain for 179 euros.
This is the main Kobo model as an alternative to the most basic Kindle, and it has a fairly similar price, between 70 and 100 euros depending on the moment.
It has a backlit screen and 8GB of internal storage, more than enough to store hundreds of books.
Supports epub formatthe main lack of the Kindle and that makes many users value alternatives like this one.
PocketBook Touch HD 3
This is a very unorthodox e-book reader, and it has the typical Kindle alternatives: touch screen, lighting, epub and much more.
However, it makes a difference for two things: the audio output for audiobooks and the connection with eBiblio, the digital lending service of Spanish libraries.
That means that with it you can “get” ebooks from libraries for free, something that no one offers today.
If you have any further questions, you can read our review of the PocketBook Touch HD 3, which leaves us with a good feeling for the approximately 150 euros it costs.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism