Which E-Reader is Right for You?

Getting lost in a good book is one of the best ways to relax, escape a hard day, and to let your imagination run wild. But carrying around a whole bunch of books when you head out is a drag, isn’t it? Opting for an e-reader is the perfect way to have an entire library of books right at your fingertips, without the heavy baggage.

Here are a few things to consider when looking for the right one for you:

  1. Would you prefer to have a basic e-reader that simply stores books, or would you like to have one with Wi-Fi capabilities so that you can search for an purchase books without needing to use a laptop?
  2. Once you decide on which type is best, consider things like ease-of-navigation, battery life, and how much storage space it has. These features will be the biggest differences between the different makes and models.
  3. Are you an avid reader? If so, an e-reader with extra storage and a long battery life will be the best option.
  4. Do you read only one or two books every few months? Perhaps a tablet will be your best bet. A tablet allows you to purchase e-reader apps to store your books, but also allow you to surf the internet, play games, and browse social media.
  5. Take some time to look at different screen sizes and types. Some e-readers have a back light so that you can read in the dark, while others don’t and you will need to read with a light at all times. If you have trouble with eyesight, perhaps a larger screen will be a better option for you.
  6. There is more than one type of file that e-books come in, so make sure the model of e-reader you choose will be compatible with all different types of files.
  7. If possible, visit a store to check out the different models in person before purchasing. Being able to see the different sizes and screen types up close will help you make your decision.
  8. Once you have seen them all and chosen which is best for you, Gumtree has plenty of pre-loved e-readers in great condition!

Now that you’ve got the knowledge, it’s time to shop! Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android).

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