5 Best Kindle and Ebooks for 2021!

For avid readers, only the best Kindles will do. One of the best things to happen in the world of literature, Kindles, and ebooks are simple, reliable, and full of thousands of books.

Still a relatively new device on the scene, it’s hard to know which are the best kindles on the market. We have tried out some of the most popular kindles and ebooks to provide you with a guide to the best ones out there right now. All you have to do is pick which kindle best suits you, grab your glasses, kick back and get reading.

What to Consider When Buy a Kindle

Before you buy a Kindle or ebook, it’s worth taking the time to consider your options, and for good reason. A recent study from OverDrive Education revealed that two-thirds of US teachers (67 percent) said they’re using remote learning innovations more this year than last year, while more than eight in 10 administrators (85 percent) reporting their districts were using digital books. In fact, for high schoolers, the leading use of ebooks is as an electronic replacement for class textbooks, cited by 39 percent of teachers. With the global pandemic pushing fast-forward on remote learning, the trend looks set to continue.

Aside from just which brand you want to go with, understanding the key factors that make an e-reader a valuable purchase is critical. Here are some things you should consider before purchasing a Kindle.

  • Display – Namely, what is the primary intended use of your Kindle? If you are after a dedicated e-reader, the standard display will be more than suitable. However, if you are looking to read while also enjoying full web-based capability, a coloured display is the way to go. This will, in turn, generally come with a higher price point, but that is the trade-off. Options like the Kindle Fire series have coloured displays and offer full access to the Amazon store, videos and social media access.
  • Built-In Light – Not all e-readers and Kindles come with a built-in light option, however, it’s a great addition. The integrated light allows you to read at night without a lamp, so if you plan on hitting the books late, this feature is a requirement.
  • Text to Speech – Some Kindles and ebooks are specifically designed to read content to you. With audiobooks growing in interest, the Text to Speech function is a major benefit for some readers. Depending on your requirements, decide on whether you want to go for an exclusive ebook reader with no TTS support or a wider-ranging tablet with TTS support.
  • Size – The most straightforward of all considerations, how big do you want your Kindle to be? Think about its purpose – will you be taking it on the go or leaving it at home for a relaxing read. Remember, bigger is not always better.

Best Kindles and EBooks

With that in mind, it’s time to dive in. Whether you’re an avid reader or just looking for something to kill time, get your hands on digital innovation. Here is a list of the best Kindles and e-readers money can buy.

amazon kindle oasis

1. Amazon Kindle Oasis

The Amazon Kindle Oasis is one of the best kindles if you’re looking for something seamless and almost as delicate as an actual book. The added features show great attention to detail. For example, the screen’s glow is a warm orange color, and page-turning is fast and seamless thanks to a speedy processor. The screen is fairly large, at 7-inches, which is good if you prefer something more prominent, but it does mean it won’t fit into your pocket!

Display: 6-inch
Size: 5.6” x 4.8” x 0.13-.33”. Cover: 5.7” x 4.9” x 0.07-0.18”
On-Device Storage: 4 GB
Cloud Storage: Free cloud storage for all Amazon content
Battery Life: A single charge with cover lasts up to eight weeks
Charge Time: 3 hours from a computer via USB cable.

amazon kindle

2. Amazon Kindle

For an all-around ebook reader, the Amazon Kindle is the way to go. Fairly affordable for what it has on offer, the Amazon Kindle has a light-up, 6-inch touchscreen. The size is perfect for those of us that are often on the move- small enough to fit into most bags or even carried under the arm. If you prefer to listen rather than read, the Amazon Kindle can also stream Audible audiobooks to headphones via Bluetooth.

Display: 7.00-inch (1024×600)
Processor: Cortex A9
RAM: 512MB
OS: Fire OS
Storage: 8GB
Rear Camera: No
Battery Capacity: 4400mAh

kobo clara hd

3. Kobo Clara HD

Any book lover will want to get their hands on the Kobo Clara HD, one of the best kindles on the market. The high-definition features of this model create a vivid effect that recreates the print-reading experience, except with the added conveniences of a Kindle. This one is great if you’re an avid night-time reader, as the blue light exposure gradually reduces as the Kindle senses it’s night-time.

Display: 6″ HD 300 PPI E Ink touchscreen
Resolution: 1072 x 1448
Storage: 8GB
Processor: 1 GHz

4. Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

An upgrade from the classic Amazon Kindle, the Paperwhite version is definitely worth it. Its waterproof features mean you can read your Kindle almost anywhere with not much of an added expense. Whether you prefer your reading time to take place in the bath, by the pool or at the beach, it is no longer a concern as you can take this Kindle anywhere! It can even sit in water for over two hours and still be in perfect nic! The vast amount of storage is also a bonus, coming with 8 or 32 gigabytes depending. This Kindle is the ideal buy if you want something durable, reliable and functional.

Screen: 6-inch E Ink Carta, built-in light, 300ppi
Dimensions: 6.6 x 4.6 x 0.3 inches (167 x 116 x 8.18 mm)
Weight: 6.4 ounces (Wi-Fi) or 6.8 oz (LTE version)
Storage: 8 GB or 32 GB — holds thousands of books
Battery Life: 6 weeks
Connectivity: Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi with LTE; Bluetooth
Waterproofing: IPX8 water resistance rating

5. Kobo Forma

Kobo eReaders are the most comfortable eReader yet, and the Forma model is the perfect example- both lightweight and ergonomic. Some of the features we love are the waterproof feature and how you can read it in whichever orientation you’re feeling. The front light is also adjustable and has limited blue-light exposure, which means you can read your Kindle before bed! Also, if you download the Kobo app on your smartphone, you can pick up wherever you left off on your kindle, on your phone!

Display: 8.0” HD E Ink Mobius flush touchscreen
Orientation: Landscape mode and page-turn buttons
Waterproof: Yes

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