The best kindles 2021
On vacation, on the road, or at home, reading remains a popular hobby. What could be better than an electronic book or ebook reader to satisfy your passion? Capable of storing thousands of e-books and equipped with a touch screen like that of a tablet, it is known worldwide as a kindle.
But there are many alternatives to choose from of different prices and qualities. This device does not tire the eyes and has already convinced 1 reader out of 3.
1. Most popular choice: Kindle Paperwhite
Water resistant, the new 8GB Kindle Paperwhite lets you read in the bathtub or by the pool. This e-reader is also more responsive than its predecessor. And the 6-inch screen reaches a resolution of 300 dpi.
For its sixth generation, the Kindle Paperwhite offers a 6-inch screen with a resolution of 300 dpi without reflections. Reading comfort is high, even in direct sunlight. In addition, its integrated and adjustable lighting allows you to read both indoors and outdoors, day and night. If the ads and notifications from Amazon put you off, go for the "No Special Offers" version, which sells for 10 euros more.
Like the Kobo Clara HD e-reader, the Kindle Paperwhite's battery life has improved. A single battery charge can last for weeks, not hours. Another nice novelty, this e-reader with 8 GB of storage is IPX8 certified. You can use it on the beach, by a pool or in the bathroom.
2. Economic: Kindle 4 GB
The Kindle has a 6-inch screen that allows you to read in total darkness. This compact electronic reader is efficient, simple and inexpensive at the same time. As with the Paperwhite, the version without specials costs more.
Lightweight and compact, the 8GB Kindle e-reader has a 6-inch, glare-free display with a resolution of 167 dpi. Unlike the previous version, this one offers the ability to read in total darkness. And for functionalities, we're not too clueless - highlighting, definition searching, and translation are still available.
Considering the price, the 4GB of storage is decent. In fact, this is equivalent to what Kobo Nia offers. And if that's not enough, Amazon offers free cloud storage. Additionally, users who are Amazon Prime members enjoy unlimited access to over 1,000 titles. Finally, the autonomy is still excellent, without reaching that of the Kindle Paperwhite.
3. Premium: Kindle Oasis
Simple, but very practical, the Kindle Oasis e-reader can be read everywhere. Its screen is a bit reduced, it offers a very well managed brightness. Very light, it offers a very pleasant grip thanks to its delicacy.
The Kobo Forma is the main rival to the Kindle Oasis. Like the Canadian manufacturer's e-reader, Amazon's high-end model offers 8GB of internal storage. Its screen size is smaller, 7 inches compared to 8 inches for the Kobo e-reader, with a resolution of 300 dpi. In addition, the device supports splash and immersion up to 2m depth (IPX8).
Where the Kobo Forma sports a curved design, allowing for hours of reading without tiring, the Kinde Oasis remains in the classic shape. The presence of an anti-reflective coating is a good idea, as it allows you to read well under a leaden eye. You can adjust the color temperature to increase reading comfort or to make it easier to fall asleep at night. It can be used with one hand, accommodates 2 buttons for page turns and a wide border on the right side.
4. Electronic Travel Reader: Kobo Libra H2O
The Kobo Libra H2O delivers on its promises. Fully adjustable display in clarity, easy handling, reading comfort, large storage space and water resistance characterize this excellent electronic travel reader.
Do you regret the Kindle Voyage? Here's the Kobo Libra H2O, a take-anywhere e-reader. Its 7-inch screen for a resolution of 300 dpi as well as its ComfortLight Pr night mode with integrated, adjustable lighting and anti-blue light are its main strengths. Added to this is a total waterproofing of up to 2 m deep and exceptional robustness.
A true tech concentrate, the Kobo Libra H2O is all about the reading experience. No games, no calculator function like the Kubo Glo HD. However, you will be able to share your favorite passages on Facebook via Wifi, but not on 3G / 4G yet. On the storage side, the 8GB of internal memory equates to several years of reading.
5. Excellent value for money: PocketBook Touch HD 3
Let yourself be tempted by the HD display equipped with the "SmartLight" smart lighting fixture and the E Ink Carta technology of this electronic reader. Also enjoy immense freedom in choosing your content and listen to music and audiobooks in mp3 and m4b formats.
Order and download your books directly from this powerful and easy-to-use e-reader with 16GB of storage. By using "SmartLight" lighting technology, it promises easy reading for the eyes, regardless of the light. Therefore, you can wear it day and night, ensuring exemplary visual comfort.
The Touch HD 3 is also compatible with all e-book formats except those from Amazon. Despite this, the device is quite complete: it even offers games and a calculator! Its small size (LxWxH: 10.8 cm x 0.8 cm x 6.1 cm) is also a great advantage, allowing it to easily slip into your bag or backpack. In short, this e-reader signed Pocketbook is simply a great find due to its light weight, multi-format look, and beautiful design.
6. Excellent: Bookeen Diva HD
This e-reader is very well done. In fact, it offers 100% immersion programs in French. This is the most logical option for those who only want to read books in French because the bookstore is only populated with French titles.
The Bookeen Diva HD is a great choice for bookworms who want to access an e-book store with thousands of French titles, including all the modern bestsellers. Easy to use and grip, it incorporates navigation buttons (turn on, welcome, highlight and turn pages) in its coating for greater comfort. Ease of use within everyone's reach. You can access all the menus for this with the push of a button.
On the software side, Bookeen uses Linux as its main operating system. In the upper right corner of the screen is the WIFI symbol, it is black when the device is connected and white when it is not. Overall, the Bookeen Diva HD is stable and very robust. Visiting menus or submenus or accessing the store or library is very fast. The Diva HD operating system is even better than the Kobo or Nook.