[easyazon-image-link asin="B005890G8Y" alt="Kindle Touch, Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display - includes Special Offers & Sponsored Screensavers" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/417j8GAjnyL._SL500_.jpg" align="left" width="350" height="350"]Is there still a place for just plain eReaders? Wouldn’t a tablet make a much better choice? At first glance, you would think that would be the truth, however, with summer approaching (and outdoor time), there are a few things you might want to consider about eReaders and outdoor lighting.
Especially if you’re an avid reader, the Kindle Touch will make the best dedicated eReader for the simple reason that the Kindle Touch is designed for reading. Unlike a tablet, which is designed to function in many ways, the screen on your Kindle Touch has one main purpose, and that is to provide you with a comfortable reading experience, regardless of where you’re reading.
Tablets are backlit, which means that they have a lighted screen, and just like a laptop computer, a tablet simply doesn’t work as well in bright sunlight. You either cannot see the screen for the glare, or the backlighting will drive you crazy if you’re reading outside.
An eReader, on the other hand, has no backlighting, so it actually reads better and with far less glare than either a tablet or a conventional paper book. That’s right, an eReader is better for reading outside than a real book. Kindle’s books have just the slightest grey tint, and that grey tint makes all the difference in the world if you’re reading outdoors, or even under harsh flourescent lighting.
So, trust me, if you’re taking an eReader to to the beach this year…take a Kindle Touch and leave the tablet at home!