Over the past decade or so, e-readers have taken the hassle out of lugging a big bag of books with you on the road. Yet, with so many options on the market, which do you invest in? Here’s a roundup of the top devices that allow you to turn the page with a swipe of your finger.
Amazon Kindle Oasis
Consistently rated as one of the best e-reading devices out there, the Kindle Oasis is lightweight and luxurious. Features like a backlight, long-lasting battery life, WiFi, and streamlined design with dedicated page-turning buttons are the icing on the cake. You’ll pay a premium for this top-of-the-line reader.
Kobo Aura H2O
Kobo devices utilize “e-ink” technology to enhance the text and mimic a real printed book. The ComfortLight technology helps minimize eyestrain and allows you to adjust the brightness depending on your environment. It also comes complete with 8GB of memory, which means you have room for up to 6,000 books. Try storing that in your carry-on! The Aura H20 model is also waterproof, making it a perfect choice for every getaway.
Barnes and Noble NOOK Glowlight3
The Glowlight Plus has plenty of bells and whistles, including ambient light technology that makes it easy to read anywhere from the bus to the beach. The aluminum body and scratch-resistant screen mean that it’s sturdy enough to endure some wear and tear. Our favorite feature is for those of us that forget to pack the right power cords. The Glowlight3 battery provides up to 50 days on a single charge.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
With a laser-quality 300ppi display and print-like fonts, the Paperwhite is slim and sleek. If you’re the easily distracted type, you’ll appreciate that the device is expressly built for reading, with no social media or extraneous apps to keep you from your book. Plus, just one charging session can give the device enough juice to last up to six weeks. As a bonus, Prime members can read as many titles as they want for free!