The most popular e-reader of all time is the Kindle and of course this was the first model to market. Over the last few years the technology used in developing the Kindle and e-readers in general has improved. It is now more advanced than ever before.
At one time e-readers did not support color. The Kindle Fire was the first one to incorporate color abilities. As the popularity of the Kindle increases this has helped to decrease the price, making owning a Kindle affordable for everyone.
Another reason why Kindles and e-readers are so popular is because of their portability and mobility. Who doesn’t carry some form of mobile device with them today? Take a look around and you will see people carrying smartphones, iPhones, iPads and laptops. People are scooping up mobile devices like crazy and manufacturers are acting on this.
Books are wonderful to have and if you visit your grandparent’s home they most likely have a ton of books in their home. Their book collection probably holds lots of memories for them but this collection can be hard to look after. Books are known for being dust collectors and don’t forget about how much space they take up.
When it comes to space a Kindle can now hold around 3,500 books which is the same as any small library. Then add into this the fact that you can access all of these books at any time of the day or night.
Portability is key and Kindle and e-readers are lightweight. This makes travelling with them easy and they are not difficult to hold while in use. Kindles are now available with a Wi-Fi and 3G technology options and this provides you with a method of downloading new books regardless of your location. It takes less than 60 seconds to download a book today.
If you classify yourself as an avid reader you will be glad to know that there are thousands of books available in the Kindle Store. Some will be free and others you will have to pay for.
Of course the first thing that will attract your attention is the so important ecover. This is how you will base your decision on whether to preview the inside of the book or not. Authors put a lot of effort into creating a solid ecover which will grab your attention and rightly so. Ecovers are so important and will make or break sales.
One of the best features on the Kindle is the ability to read outside in the sunlight. This is accomplished by the use of e-Ink Pearl technology. This application makes reading a Kindle the same as reading a newspaper. Compare this with trying to use your iPhone outside in the sun.
Just the portability and mobility features of e-readers should make you want to purchase one today. Keep in mind that new versions are available but prices are now lower than they once were.