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Why eReaders become a great choices?

Sep 27, 2019 4:34AM PDT

I know it's wonderful to have an eReaders but i have a little question why eReaders become the best choices to read ebook when we have smartphones and tablets to read online.

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Re: ereader
Sep 27, 2019 5:29AM PDT

For online reading you need an internet connection. For offline reading (on whatever device, including an ereader), you don't.

The nice thing about ereaders is that they can be used for a long time without charging, and that their screens are optimised for reading.

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My phone is an ereader
Sep 27, 2019 5:16PM PDT

I never could see using an ereader. Infinite battery life is attractive, but I can't see carrying another (and larger) device with me. I always have my phone with me.

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Battery Life is King
Oct 8, 2019 12:20PM PDT

This is so it. When I read on my phone while on the train, I don't have enough battery to call an Uber once I get off the train.

My Kindle is just so much more battery-efficient. I only need to charge it when I add more books to it.

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All good here.
Oct 8, 2019 12:26PM PDT

But I have a better than average battery life on my Moto G 5th gen phone.

Smart phone battery time is all over the map. If you have a tired battery or a phone that never did have great battery time, how can you compare it to an e-reader? You can't.

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eReader sure, but
Sep 27, 2019 5:54PM PDT

Amazon is the 600 pound gorilla with it's reader that is cheap, well appointed and other readers feel like junk in comparison. Also we can run the Kindle app on Apple, Linux and most smart phones so this really put the dent in other readers.

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E readers have their advantages
Sep 27, 2019 9:22PM PDT

Phones are OK, but e readers have some advantages:

You like to read books a lot and see their bigger page size
The e-ink screen is easier on the eyes than LCD
You only have to charge it  once a week or even less often
You can easily read it in any environment, from bright sunlight to darkness
You can still buy books wherever there's WiFi

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Choose the best device for the task
Sep 28, 2019 9:27PM PDT

To elaborate a bit: choose the device that works best for you, for the task. You don't have to limit yourself to just one device. Nor do you have to carry every device everywhere.

A dedicated e-reader like a Kindle is the absolute best for sharp, readable text as well as long battery life. Most e-readers have backlighting that makes them usable in virtually all lighting conditions. And they're usually a little lighter and thinner than a good tablet. But they're also one-trick ponies that don't do much besides letting a user black-on-white text, so you probably won't want to carry one everywhere you'd carry your phone.. That said, they're _very good_ one-trick ponies, worth having if you do a lot of e-book reading.

My Galaxy S9 is about as large a phone as I can put up with; there are times when I wish it were smaller. There's no way I'm going to carry a phablet everywhere I have to carry a phone. While I suppose I could read an e-book on the S9, I would never choose to as long as I have access to larger screen.

When I expect to be killing time in a waiting room, coffee shop or departure lounge, I carry one of my tablets, usually the Fire HD 8-inch. (If the Fire's battery is nearly depleted, I also have a larger iPad 9.7-inch. Larger, nice screen, but less convenient to carry because of its size.) I consider the 7-inch, non-HD Fire tablet usable, but not optimal, for reading.

At home, I usually grab either the iPad or a "dead-tree edition". If I want to strain my eyes on tiny print, I'll read a software EULA -- not a phone screen. And I'm considering getting a Kindle as my bedtime-reading companion.

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Sep 28, 2019 10:00PM PDT

My Kindle with a little help from the web now gets apps from the Google Play Store. It's a Kindle 8 inch so it's not too small so it's a pony with many tricks.

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Why eReaders become a great choices?
Sep 29, 2019 8:53PM PDT

The eReaders are designed for long exposure and I'll say not that harmful to the eyes as compared to mobile devices. Also, you get to have an almost similar feel of a book. That's why I recommend it for the kids.

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