Electronic Book Readers – A Special Gift Idea

What is an electronic book? An electronic book is simply a digital version of a book. These books are increasing in popularity in large part due to the fact that they are less expensive and they can be downloaded instantly onto electronic book readers.

While not everyone is jumping on the ebook bandwagon, these digital books are a nice option for many people. Even some paper ‘purist’ will acknowledge the usefulness of readers in certain circumstances.

For people who travel a lot an ebook can be a lifesaver. If you are going on an extended trip and want to be able to read, it will be cumbersome, to say the least, to pack a lot of books. But if you have the ability to download, and save, anywhere from 200 to 1,500 titles that would certainly make things easier.

It is a nice feature to be able to carry so many books in such a small device. You will never be short of something to read. And once you’ve read all the books you have, you can download more, almost instantly.

Here is a little more information about readers. There are many models to choose from and the prices will range from between two hundred, to almost four hundred dollars.

Many readers will allow you to instantly access not only an online bookstore but blogs, magazines and papers as well. And of course you could do all these things with a laptop, the big advantage of a reader is that it is compact and the display screen makes reading easier.

Many models have a technology that makes the reading screen mimic the look of an actual piece of paper. This feature not only make the reading experience more ‘real’ it also makes reading on your reader easier on your eyes.

Before you purchase your reader there are other things you’ll have to take into account. For one thing, if you will be using your reader away from home, which most people do, you’ll want a unit that has long battery life and a battery that can be re-charged quickly.

Most devices will have a battery life of about 7 days depending on whether or not you are on the wireless network. The more time you spend on a network the sooner your battery will lose it’s charge.

Having the ability to be able to go on a wireless network virtually anywhere in the country to shop for books is also an important consideration. Some models will require you to purchase a wireless network, but at least one includes access to a network standard on it’s model. That way you can go on a network anywhere and shop for any book in their library.

So if you are looking for electronic book readers you do have a lot of things to choose from. Just consider all the factors associated with the model you’re considering. Everyone has different needs and expectations. Before you plunk down several hundred dollars on a reader, as a gift, make sure it has all the features that will make it a worthwhile investment for you.

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