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March 2015

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P R I C E S F O R E - R E A D E R S are at an all-time low, making it a great time to buy one. The newest e-readers feature E Ink screens that are easy on the eyes, and draw minimal power. A single charge will last you weeks before you'll need to tether to an outlet. E Ink also reads very much like paper, with no annoying glare even in bright sunlight, unlike a reflective tablet or smartphone screen. With more choices than ever before, we've chosen three to get you started on your way from paperback to e-reader. e-readers Reading up on Amazon Kindle Paperwhite P R I C E : $ 1 3 9 The Kindle Paperwhite is Amazon's most popular e-reader, and it's not hard to see why. The 6-inch Paperwhite weighs a mere 7.3 ounces and can hold over 1,000 books. A single charge lasts up to eight weeks, and free cloud storage is available for all Amazon content. The Paperwhite features a 212-pixel-per-inch screen and built-in Wi-Fi. Kobo Aura H2O P R I C E : $ 1 7 9 The Kobo Aura H2O is a premium waterproof and rustproof e-reader that allows you to take it worry-free to the beach or to the bath. Having an IP67 certification means it's completely waterproof and can be left under one meter of water for up to 30 minutes. The Aura H2O features a 6.8-inch 265-pixel-per-inch screen and weighs 8.2 ounces. By Terry Ng Barnes & Noble NOOK GlowLight P R I C E : $ 9 9 The NOOK GlowLight features Barnes & Noble's highest-resolution 212-pixel-per-inch E Ink display, and is also the lightest in our group of e-readers, weighing 6.2 ounces. The NOOK features an easy- to-adjust GlowLight screen for a perfect reading experience in dim light or total darkness. With 4 gigabytes of storage, the NOOK GlowLight can carry more than 2,000 books. Know & Tell Tech tips 16

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