ebook reader


My venerable Asus Slider tablet died. After eight years of sterling service. For the past few years I mainly used it as an ebook reader, using the Google Play Books app. But sometimes as a multi-language dictionary and for displaying Google Photos. Asus is a great brand. The problem with it now is that the battery refuses to charge.

And anyway, is it ebook, eBook, ebook or e-book? Or even something else? This topic is covered here. Mostly people now write “email”. “ebook” is easier to type, and will probably eventually be the standard spelling, too. This is my logic. Thus this is what I’ll use here.

So, I need an new ebook reader.

The search for a new ebook reader – the Kindle?

I like to read outside – but it is too bright generally to read a tablet screen constantly.

I thought of a dedicated ebook reader. The display is e-ink – which is suitable for reading outside. And the batteries of an ebook reader last much longer than for a tablet. The two main choices are Amazon Kindle and the Kobo.