With an estimated 94% of the worlds documents existing in electronic format, We now find that we spend most of our time reading from a screen rather than paper. With the long term impact of spending so much time in front of a screen unclear and the short term impact including eye strain, headaches and general fatigue, there is a huge demand for technology that will allow users to read ebooks from a screen which does not emit radiation. The advent of e-ink technology allows just that.
With Amazon announcing that it sold more ebooks for the kindle in 2010 than it did paper books, it is obvious that more and more we find that ebook readers are becoming a must have item rather than a toy for the early adopters. Here we explain exactly what ebook readers are and take a look at some of the best out there in the marketplace.
What is an ebook reader?
An ebook reader, also called an e-book device or e-reader, is not only a device which allows you to view electronic books: Laptops and desktops come under this category. An ebook reader is a hand held device that is optimised for purely reading books. The latest generation use e-ink technology which do not emit light and provide readers with less eye strain when they read.
What different types are there?
5 Inch screen ebook readers:
Sony Pocket Edition