If you are a bookworm, there is no device that you hold closer to your heart than your Kindle. Kindles allow you to bring your entire library wherever you go, and now that some Kindles are even waterproof, you can truly take your Kindle along on your adventures (even if your version of adventure is a relaxing evening in the bath).
The advantages of an e-reader are numerous, from the decrease in weight and size over books to the ability to read in the dark and from the wealth of reading materials available to the ability to listen to audiobooks when you don’t feel like reading. If you’re a bookworm, these word-filled devices truly feel like a godsend.
The Kindle is available in a range of models. At minimum, you can expect a 6-inch, glare-free screen and at least enough storage to hold up to 3,000 books. As you upgrade, each model includes more features and extra storage, but all models provide a great reading experience.
Below, here are the three best Kindles for reading enthusiasts.
1. Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
For those seeking a bit more quality from the e-reader screen and more storage, we recommend the Kindle Paperwhite. The glare-free screen looks as though you are reading paper, even in direct sunlight. The 300 ppi screen looks sharper than the original Kindle, especially when it comes to displaying images. There is also more storage, too. It is available in 8GB, which can store roughly 6,000 books. The 32GB device can store roughly 24,000 books. Imagine trying to carry that many books with you––well, now you can, because the Kindle Paperwhite is ultra slim and only weighs .4 pounds, which weighs less than a single paperback. And now that the Kindle Paperwhite is waterproof, you can really take it with you wherever you go. It makes a great beach day companion or relaxing evening in the bath. And if your eyes need a rest, you can connect a pair of Bluetooth headphones and listen to audiobooks with this e-reader. Even though it is a bit more expensive than the Amazon Kindle, we think it’s worth it for better screen quality, waterproofing and storage.
2. Amazon Kindle
The Amazon Kindle is a great way to go if you want a top-quality e-reader that’s a little easier on your wallet. The Amazon Kindle has a 6-inch touchscreen and only weighs 0.3 pounds, making it ultra portable. You essentially can carry your entire library of books around with you in a device that weighs less than an iPhone 11. Speaking of your library, the Kindle has 4GB of storage, which isn’t nearly as much storage as the Paperwhite or Oasis, but it can still hold about 3,000 books, which is plenty of reading material even for the biggest bookworm. And with the new back-lit screen––previous versions of Kindle didn’t have back lighting––you’ll even be able to read at night. When you want to give your eyes a break, you can listen to audiobooks by connecting to your kindle with a pair or Bluetooth headphones. Regardless how you want to take in your book, the 4-week battery life ensures that when you feel like reading, you Kindle will be ready. If you want to bring your library with you, but want an affordable e-reader, the Kindle is a great choice.
3. Amazon Kindle Oasis
The Kindle Oasis is a premium e-reader that comes at a premium price, but the extra features make it a great upgrade for those who want a little more from their e-reader. For starters, the Kindle Oasis features warm lighting, which helps reduce eye fatigue, when you’re buried in a book that you can’t put down. You can also customize font type and size to read books the way you prefer. And a noticeable difference between the Oasis and other Kindles is the larger ridge on the side of the screen. This gives readers more room to hold the e-reader for a more comfortable reading experience. The back-lit, 7-inch screen is an inch bigger than both the Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite, and also gives you the ability to read in the dark. Same as the Paperwhite, you can get the Oasis with 8GB of storage, which holds about 6,000 books, or 32GB, which can carry roughly 24,000 books. If you don’t feel like reading anymore, you can connect to your Kindle with a pair of Bluetooth headphones and listen to audiobooks. And Amazon wouldn’t be able to call this model the Oasis without it being waterproof, right? The Oasis is IPX8 rated waterproof, so accidentally dropping it in the bathtub or the pool won’t hurt your e-reader. You can truly take this Kindle everywhere, and it makes your e-reading experience better than ever. We only wish it was a little easier on your wallet.