The world of e-readers is not exactly one that sets the pulses racing, as there is not much fanfare whenever a new model is announced or released. In fact, you will not see any kind of annual model refreshes, not unlike smartphones where it ends up as a huge event that the whole world looks forward to. However, this does not mean that there is no value in e-readers. Children too, need to pick up the reading habit in order to learn as they grow, so what better way than to get them up to speed with Hoopla Digital’s latest e-reader?
Sometimes sitting down with a good book is all we need to relax. Of course, to get the most out of your relaxation time you want to combine as many relaxing things as possible. Taking a hot bath with chamomile tea in addition to your book is bound to do some good in restoring a bit of your sanity. Of course, many people use eReaders anymore, so if you don’t want to bring it along in the water without having to buy a new one, you might be in the market for some better options.
While I still haven’t made the switch from physical books to an e-reader, it’s not for a lack of interest. They’re supposed to be pretty awesome for battery life, be easier on your eyes regardless of the time of day, and are just convenient. One of the better-known versions of this is the Kindle, and as they’ve been around for a good minute now they’re of course turning out newer models that are said to be better than previous renditions.
It’s funny how things change but also stay very much the same. People used to be awake at night by candlelight, then by bedside lamp, and now we use our phones, laptops, and tablets to burn the midnight oil. The lamps are still there, we just want to tempt fate for how long our vision will hold up. For those of you who just can’t seem to stop reading or browsing the Internet in bed, you know how tired your wrists can get from holding up your tablet or E-Reader, even when you’ve switched up positions time and time again.
When we talk about hardware released by Amazon, one of the surefire topics that rise up would be their range of Kindle e-book readers, such as the Kindle Fire HD that offers plenty of bang for your hard earned buck. Of course, there is also the Kindle Fire smartphone which never really managed to take off in a big way, which could be why Amazon has continued to concentrate on their e-reader range, having announced the 7th generation Kindle which they have dubbed as the Kindle Voyage. How apt, considering the journey or adventure that Amazon has gone through over the years in the e-reader market.
E-book readers, also known as e-Readers in certain quarters, are not exactly the fastest moving tablet-like device in the market at the moment, and neither has it been that way for a long time. In fact, the iPad and a plethora of Android-powered tablets are dominating the market at the moment, and e-book readers occupy just a small percentage of the share. This has not fazed Amazon though, as they have just announced the sixth generation Kindle Paperwhite reader, where it will boast of new display technology with a higher contrast, next generation built-in light, a faster processor, in addition to all-new reading features such as Kindle Page Flip, Goodreads, Kindle FreeTime, Smart Lookup, and Vocabulary Builder among others.
Do you happen to own an e-book reader? For those of you out there who are keen on getting ready way before the intended date, and want to prepare for the school or university year ahead, then check this out – Barnes & Noble has just announced that the NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight would receive a price cut, making this ideal e-book reader more accessible to the masses with a price point of just $99. Yes sir, don’t you think that at that particular price point, it would be more appealing to the masses?
Yesterday (February 5, 2013) Amazon announced a new loyalty program launching in May. Amazon Coins will enable app purchases with credits/points/’coins’. Makes sense. Afterall, most of us are sucked into some points program – be it credit card miles, grocery store points or what not. But take a look at more of the details of Amazon Coins and see if you think it will be enough to gain loyalty of buyers and programmers.
The Kindle has revolutionized the world of reading. Most of us probably had that “nah, I like the feel of a book” notion at some point. But we obviously got over it. Younger generations certainly take to e-reading easier than us old folks. Kids navigate like pros. It is scary to think that younger generations may know nothing but e-reading. Yet not many of us are opting to buy a full Kindle for the kids yet. If they could only share ours but have their own content.