How to choose an e-book?
The world does not stand still, is constantly developing inaccording to the needs of the person, which, in turn, steadily increase. The pace of life is growing, and we need to accelerate with him, putting more and more things into our schedule and trying to rationally use every moment. Lovers of quiet leisure with a good book are less likely to afford their favorite entertainment - there is less time for reading, and every free moment you want to have a book appropriate for your mood. To help those who want to carry around the library all the time, the technology comes back again, this time offering to our attention e-books (readers) that can become the constant companions of the reader.
Deciding to get a pocket library, wewe inevitably ask ourselves how to choose an e-book. At present, the offer of this kind of products is quite large, and when choosing traditionally, you should pay attention to the list of characteristics on the basis of which you can choose the necessary. Let us examine these criteria in more detail in order to know how to choose the right e-book correctly.
The first and, perhaps, the most important criterion forthe choice of e-book is the type of display - in fact, it is for his contemplation we are ready to pay the required amount. There are two main types of displays - the so-called electronic paper for E-Ink technology and liquid crystal displays, operating on the principle of conventional computer monitors. The differences between these types of displays are fundamental. E-Ink technology simulates ordinary paper, that is, such a display does not glow from the inside. This technology has a number of recognized advantages - the displayed image does not differ from conventional printed text, the display does not flicker, which reduces the burden on the eyes; however, such a book can only be read with an external light source, which brings it even closer to the traditional book. In addition, for such displays is characterized by low power consumption, which allows the device to work longer without recharging. The minuses of the technology include the fragility of the display, small pauses in page turning, and monochrome.
Electronic books with LCD (LCD, TFT) haveadvanced functionality. They are equipped with backlighting, are color-coded and allow you to play multimedia files. However, saturated light quickly leads to eye fatigue, and increased power consumption reduces the running time without recharging to 3-12 hours (unlike books with E-Ink displays that can work up to 5 days). When choosing the type of display, you should determine what you want: a full analogue of the book, or a multifunctional multimedia device.
Having decided on the type of display to selecta good e-book is worth concentrating on choosing the right dimensions and weight of the device. This directly depends on the expected frequency and conditions of use of this device. The diagonal of an electronic book is usually five to ten inches - and this is an impressive difference. The large display makes it possible to view the book in the usual format, but it makes the device rather cumbersome - this book will be more like a stationary home gadget than a companion on the road. It's much more convenient to have a book with a diagonal of five to seven inches. It is compact enough, but it does not affect its ability to display text - unless flipping pages will have more. The neutral option is a diagonal of seven to nine inches - this does not fit into a pocket, but it will enter the bag or folder without problems.
The memory capacity of the device is more important for books,which will be used, including for playing multimedia files. Built-in memory is usually enough to load 200-500 books. If you have a need to download media files, you can expand the volume with memory cards of various formats up to an average of 16 GB.
Usually an e-book is equipped with onlyseveral navigation keys for easy use of various menu items and page turning. Sometimes such devices are also equipped with a standard alphabetic keyboard, but in most cases this is redundant. In addition, the screens of some books are touch-sensitive - on the one hand, it facilitates navigation, on the other hand, the screen gets very dirty
Supported by the book formats are one of thethe most important selection criteria - for most books this is the formats of TXT, RTF, HTML, FB2, which usually is enough. Some books also support DOC, DJVU, EPUB, TCR, PRC and PDF formats. Among the image formats, the most common for e-books is JPEG. Many books also support the audio format MP3, which should please fans of reading, accompanied by music, as well as fans of audiobooks. Most of these books have a standard audio jack for connecting headphones.
Here general criteria are collected, based onwhich you can choose an inexpensive e-book and stay on one of the top models. Remember that an informed choice of any technique should be based on real needs and the anticipated options for its further use.