Monday, December 1, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide to Purchasing E-Readers


Creator/Cost
Main Features
Free Library
Digital Downloads
Kindle
BW/
Paperwhite
Amazon.com/
$69 - 219
E-ink screen with option to light up, touch screen or keyboard
*e-reader only*
Overdrive e-books (Kindle format only); must use computer to search library catalog; Available to borrow at the Welcome Desk
Kindle Fire
Amazon.com/
$79 - 379
Touch screen tablet with web browser & apps through Amazon
Overdrive e-books (Kindle format only), OneClick e-audiobooks, Hoopla movies, mp3s & e-audiobooks
Nook BW / Touch
Barnes & Noble/
$79 - 119
E-ink screen with backlight available, touch screen or keyboard
*e-reader only*
Overdrive e-books (EPUB format only); must use computer to search library catalog
Nook Color
Barnes & Noble/
$129 - 179
Touch screen tablet with web browser and apps
Overdrive e-books (EPUB format only), OneClick e-audiobooks, Hoopla movies,  mp3s & e-audiobooks
iPad Air 2/ iPad Mini 3
Apple/
$399 - 499
Touch screen tablet with web browser & apps through iTunes App Store
Overdrive e-books (Kindle or EPUB format), OneClick e-auidobooks, Freegal mp3s, Hoopla movies, mp3s & e-audiobooks
Android Tablet
Google, Samsung, Microsoft, Rakuten & more/ prices vary
Touch screen tablet with web browser & apps through Google Play store
Overdrive e-books (Kindle or EPUB format), OneClick e-auidobooks, Freegal mp3s, Hoopla movies, mp3s & e-audiobooks

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