eReaders are incredibly popular devices that enable you to enjoy almost any book you want to read without having to visit the library or bookstore. Although some people use regular tablets to access online books, eReaders are more conveniently designed for reading and offer free books and other perks that tablets do not. Most recently, waterproof eReaders are taking over the market. Gone are the days of worrying about the conditions in which you read your eBook. Read on to learn what fuels this new trend and about the most popular eBook readers on the market.
Benefits of Using a Waterproof eBook Reader
Think about the most common places you like to read on your couch, in the bathtub, next to the pool, in bed, on the beach. Many of these favorite spots involve water. A primary benefit of a waterproof eBook is that you no longer have to worry about the device getting wet. Have you ever dropped your phone in the toilet, bathtub or pool and had to bury it in a bag of rice to try to save it? You never have to worry about what happens when you do this to your eReader. A waterproof device removes all fear of bringing your eReader with you to the beach or pool or even walking to work in the rain.
Another major benefit is that spills and accidents won t harm it. Think about how many times you or your child or sibling has spilled a drink at the table. This won t matter with a waterproof eBook. The benefits of a waterproof eBook versus a regular eBook well outweigh the costs.
Most Popular eBook Readers on the Market
There are a couple of waterproof eBooks and waterproof cases that stand out from the rest:
- Kobo Aura H20. This is one of the most popular waterproof devices. It has very high ratings among users for its easy-to-use design and premium quality. The Kobo Aura H2O is both waterproof and dustproof and has up to two months of battery life. Even if fully submerged in water, it continues to work like new and comes with a drying cloth for the screen.
- Waterproof Kindle Paperwhite. Kindle is a common household name in the eReader industry, and its popular Kindle Paperwhite is now waterproof. This device can be submerged underwater up to 210 feet. It has a rechargeable battery with a life up to eight weeks, as well as a one-year warranty. Its front light enables reading in the dark. Furthermore, a new version of the Kindle Voyage is expected to be waterproof later in 2015.
- Waterproof Cases. There are several notable waterproof cases for eBooks on the market. Designed for multiple versions of the Kindle, The Incipio Atlas is a top contender. The Proporta BeachBuoy offers various sizes, and the Overboard Sleeve, which fits 8 to 10 eBooks. These cases are just as effective as a waterproof device, but users tend to dislike the screen impediments imposed by the cases. Case prices range from $25-$110.
Think about where you like to read and your eReader preferences before investing in a device. Also, read online reviews to get a better idea of how other users like the products. Waterproof eBooks offer considerable opportunity for the price you pay.