Put simply, e-readers have revolutionized the way we read. It is that simple. Where we once had to carry around hefty, physical books or awkwardly large, broadsheet newspapers, we can now flick on our e-readers and enjoy a library-sized selection of reading material from a device no bigger than a notebook.
The advantages of an e-reader are numerous, from the decrease in weight and size over books to the ability to read in the dark and from the wealth of reading materials available to the ability to listen to audiobooks when you don’t feel like reading. If you’re a bookworm, these word-filled devices truly feel like a godsend.
When it comes to picking out the right e-reader device for you, there are plenty of options. But if you’re looking for the most popular, well-reviewed and advanced e-readers out there, it’s hard to look beyond Amazon’s Kindle.
The Kindle is available in a range of models. There are options for casual readers and compulsive readers, and each step up in model offers the reader extra bells and whistles while still delivering the great reading experience that makes the Kindle range so successful. Below, we’ve reviewed the three best Kindles for reading enthusiasts.
Scroll through and find the right choice for your reading needs, and, if you haven’t already, join the e-reading revolution!
1. All-New Kindle
The All-New Kindle may be the “basic” model but it certainly offers plenty for your money. The device itself comes in white or black and sports an impressive 167 ppi, glare-free display, which means reading by the pool or in the garden, even in the harshest sunlight, is no problem at all. For nighttime, you’ll find an adjustable front light so your partner won’t be disturbed when you simply can’t put your e-book down. Perhaps best of all is that a single charge of the device lasts weeks, allowing you to keep it in your backpack or by the bed without even worrying about the battery. You can also pair your device with headphones and enjoy audio books when it’s not possible to read yourself.
2. Kindle Paperwhite
While the basic Kindle boasts an impressive array of stats, the Kindle Paperwhite takes it to the next level for a more complete e-reading experience. Instead of the 167 ppi display on the Basic version, you’ll enjoy a 300 ppi screen, providing greater definition to make the words easier to read, especially in low-light and sun-filled conditions. There’s also impressive built-in memory, with a choice of 8GB or 32GB. Either provides plenty of space for books, magazines and audiobooks. This Kindle also sports a flush-front design, allowing you to run your fingers across the screen unobstructed just like you would with a book or newspaper. Plus, one of the best additions to the Paperwhite in 2019 is that it is now waterproof, which takes away any worry about the weather or getting too close to the water in the bath or at the pool.
3. Kindle Oasis
The latest generation of the Kindle Oasis has everything you could want in an e-reader. For clean viewing, it features a large, 7-inch display. Similarly to the Paperwhite, the screen on the Oasis is both 300 ppi and flush front, so it looks and feels just like any book or newspaper page. Furthermore, the adjustable warm light allows you to choose the most comfortable viewing color for your eyes anywhere, and the fact the Oasis is IPX-8 rated means reading in the bath or by the pool is nothing to worry about. What also helps take the Oasis beyond the Basic and Paperwhite models is its unique design. The device boasts intentional space for easy holding, which means reading is just that much more comfortable. You’ll also gain access to millions of books, newspapers and audiobooks when ordering the device, and you’ll have the ability to pair your headphones with your device using Bluetooth for hands free listening if you’re on the move or fancy giving your eyes a rest.