5 Ways Ereaders Are Still Better Than Tablets

Posted on Dec 21 2012 - 4:22pm by Huzoor Bux

The time of the Ereader is going to close. That is the drumbeat this week, after iSuppli pegged the year-over-year decline of reader sales at a staggering 36% . It makes sense, why get a fuddy little Kobo when there are cheap Kindle Fires aplenty to be had?

There are plenty of reasons. Tablets are good.. But ereader, in so many ways are even better. Here’s why.

They’re immersive:
Reading a book on a tablet is like doing a headstand in a crowded subway car; it’s possible, but there are way too many distractions. Let’s face it, as much as you love Middlemarch, you love checking your email more. Notifications, tweets, messages, even a handy digital clock; these are the things that make tablets great multitasking machines and terrible reading devices.

Sure, there are experimental browsers and half-hearted games for E-ink displays to choke on, but ereaders only do one thing well. The only thing you will ever want to use it for is reading.

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2) They’re cheap
3) They’re easy on the eyes
4) They’re adaptable
5) They’ll last

 

None of this is to say that you should get an ereader instead of a tablet. But don’t assume that because you have the latter, you don’t need the former. They’re great, they’re cheap, and they’re not going anywhere.

 

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