The best ebook readers for Australians in 2019

The Kindle has been upgraded time and again since its initial launch back in November with better memory, longer battery life, and now it has a touchscreen as well. The standard. Incidentally, the only battery drain occurs during page refreshes, which is why battery life on ebook readers is measured in days rather than hours.

The low price means compromise. The Clara HD gets weeks of battery life and it weighs only grams, so its nice to hold for long periods of time. The 12 LEDs make for an especially smooth light across the page, and an adaptive light sensor means you can leave the Kindle to sort this out.

Amazon also makes iPad apps, along with versions for iPhone, Android, and other devices; in addition it has a Cloud Reader that works on the iPad with a direct link to the Kindle Store, and several vendors also make PC and Mac apps. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. However, not all e-Readers are the same.

There are many other options to consider when choosing an e-Reader, from tablet-like devices like the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet, to lesser-known brands such as BeBook and iRiver. Now, there's a second Oasis and it's even better than the first.

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Double angles pointing left Two angles facing left, which often indicate, "return to the beginning. Good size, waterproof, affordable, blue light filter, supports many ebook formats. On-screen keyboards make it easy to take notes or run searches within the text of your books. Yes with coloured LEDs Waterproof? Increasingly, ebook readers include screen lights so you can read them in a darkened room.

Bottom Line: On the software side of things, not a lot has changed from the H2O. Get Our Best Stories! You have a few options. Our reviewers spent 24 hours testing one of the most popular e-readers available.

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Yes, with 5 LEDs Waterproof? Screen has slightly shadowy edges. John Rentoul. With dual stereo mode speakers powered by Dolby Atmos, books sound loud and clear. Its 6-inch screen has a ppi resolution so text is sharp and crisp, plus, the Clara features Kobo's special ComfortLight PRO tech, which reduces blue light so reading before bed doesn't disturb your sleep.

This e-reader model is built with water in mind and has an IPX8 rating, meaning it's waterproof for up to 60 minutes in up to two meters of water.

The Best eReaders for 2019

Read Review. It may not have the most high-resolution screen or a backlight for extra illumination, but it's still a solid e-reader. Perhaps the best thing about the Kobo Aura One is that it is water resistant enough to take in the bath or to the beach.

See more Portable media news. Its e-readers are more open to different kinds of files, including graphic novels. One saving grace is that many of the major ebook reader vendors have developed an entire ecosystem of apps around their chosen format. But it has a lot to offer, with IPX8 waterproofing, access to an online library of free books via OverDrive and a battery that has the potential to last weeks.