Without any doubt, the best device available for readers in the market is Amazon Kindle. However, there are different versions of the same device which makes the selection a little difficult. If you are planning to buy a device and do not know which one to go for, here’s a guide to help you out!
• Reading is your favorite hobby.
• You don’t like to wait for your book delivery.
• You don’t like distractions.
• You want to pay less for your books.
• You prefer personalization.
This entry-level model is the most cost effective device you can purchase in India. Ideally suited for the budget reader, Amazon Kindle has a 6” glare-free touchscreen which is clearly visible even under bright sunlight. The touchscreen display reads like real paper.
The device which weighs 191 grams, is lighter than a paperback and fits easily in your pocket. It comes with an in-built storage of 4GB which can hold thousands of books. There is a 1GHz processor under the hood which takes care of the processing needs. A single charge can make the device last for up to 4 weeks (depending on the usage). There is a built-in Wi-Fi which lets you go wireless whenever you want to.
• Large 6-inch touchscreen display.
• Good Battery Life - Upto 4 weeks on a single charge.
• Affordable Pricing.
• No 3G Connectivity.
• Lack of Backlit Display.
Introduced recently, Kindle Paperwhite looks like the original Amazon Kindle. However, there are some added features that set it apart from other models. The new Kindle Paperwhite comes with a sharp resolution of 300 pixels per inch. This makes the screen look sharp and the text very legible.
The backlit display makes it a pleasure to look at the screen. There are two versions of the same Kindle Paperwhite model - WiFi and WiFi+3G. The second model costs a bit more since there is 3G connectivity that comes with the device. The X-Ray feature that comes with the device makes reading very interesting. You can check all the passages in a book for similar ideas, characters, historical figures or places by simply pressing and holding on a word.
• Backlit Display.
• Snappy Performance.
• Excellent Battery Life.
• Same old design like Amazon Kindle.
• No ambient light sensor.
• Cannot play audio books.
The top notch model among other Kindle models is the Kindle Voyage. Unlike the basic model and Paperwhite model, Kindle Voyage looks more like a tablet and also has a similar tablet feel. The flagship Kindle device is like none other and scores on the design quotient.
The 6-inch screen on the device has a resolution of 1072p with 300ppi. It has an adaptive light sensor to provide a clearer display. The device is lightweight and can be carried along without any difficulty. With design that mimics Kindle Fire Tablet, Kindle Voyage looks stunning and is feature-packed. The battery life lasts for 8 weeks on a single charge (depends on the usage of the device).
• Bold and Attaractive design.
• Impressive screen resolution with e-ink display.
• Ambient light sensor.
• Not a huge upgrade over kindle paperwhite.
• A Little Expensive.
Kindle devices come with USB cables which can be connected to computer to charge the device. However, there are times when you need a superfast charger to get your device out with you. A PowerFast adapter comes to help during these times. The adapter charges the Kindle device in 2 hours or less so that you can quickly get it out.
When you buy a Kindle device, it is important to protect your investment with a case/cover. There are slim, lightweight and fitting cases that cover your e-reading device. Though a lot of different types of covers are available, it is good to go for one that has a magnetic closure to keep the device safe. You can wake up your Kindle and put it to sleep by opening and closing the cover.