To cope up with the lockdown fatigue, people are building new hobbies, ranging from making Dalgona coffee to terrace gardening. But in my honest opinion, the best way to kill boredom is to read a book. eReaders have made the reading exercise a lot simpler. If you have discovered your preferred genre lately, this is the right time to pick up a Kindle Cloud Reader for yourself. This article helps you to compare the different Kindle online reader models and choose the one that suits you best.
What is the best type of Kindle Cloud Reader available for your personal use?
You get mainly 4 variants of Kindle Cloud Readers. All of them allow comfortable reading, in any light.
- Amazon Kindle
- Amazon Kindle PaperWhite
- Amazon Kindle Oasis
- Amazon Kindle Kids edition
The above 3 Kindle models support Kindle Unlimited subscription or Audible subscription.
Which Kindle is best for you?
Depending on the relative affordability of different models, their ease-of-use and support for a wide variety of Kindle books (readable or audible), you can pick up the right device for yourself. All of them are recognized and valued as Amazon Kindle bestsellers.
1] Amazon Kindle
Although Amazon Kindle 2019 looks like a very basic model with no cameras or fancy fingerprint scanners, it’s still a good product overall. Continued exposure of eyes to the front light of the device doesn’t harm the eyes much.
Specifications reveal the eReader has a 6-inch LED display but does not support inverted mode for viewing. In terms of battery life, it can last approximately a month before you need to charge it. The estimate is based on half an hour of reading a day, with the light setting at 50% and wireless capability turned off.
Also, as you know, the Kindle’s eBook format is very lightweight. So, even 4GB of storage space in the Amazon Kindle is large enough to accommodate thousands of eBooks. However, this space can quickly fill up when you choose to download audiobooks.
Readers believe Amazon kindle is designed for bookworms. The digital screen device costs you $89 from Amazon.
2] Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is built a notch higher. It boasts a premium design with a few extra features like more storage space, mobile data (8 GB storage). Also, the device supports a new font – Bookerley.
Amazon claims it is their best font ever! It makes the reading, a pleasant experience. Besides, there are also some dedicated page turn buttons that greatly reduces the reliance on the touchscreen.
A solid backlighting support for 300-PPI panel makes the display quite crisp . Also, the light distribution is somewhat more with 5 LEDs as against 4 LEDs seen in basic Kindles.
Kindle Paperwhite is IPX8-rated i.e., it offers waterproof protection. Dipping it in a dunk-tank for 15-minute should cause no harm to the device. It is also Bluetooth enabled. So, you can plug in your wireless headphones or speakers and listen to your favorite audiobooks.
Buy the waterproof Kindle Paperwhite with 2x the Storage from Amazon.com at $129..99.
3] Amazon Kindle Oasis
Amazon Kindle Oasis is a feature-packed and powerful eReader you can purchase for your personal use. 25 strong LEDs illuminate its 7-inches screen compared to just 4, seen in the entry-level Kindle 2019 and five, supported by the Kindle Paperwhite edition.
In comparison to Kindle (basic model) and Kindle Paperwhite, Oasis has a Paperwhite E-ink touchscreen with a 300ppi pixel density, meaning it has 1-inch more space to accommodate additional words. Also, its display automatically adjusts to ambient lighting situations.
The Battery life of Kindle Oasis extends up to 21 hours of continuous reading but if you spread it over 30 minutes of reading per day, the same battery can last for around six weeks with the brightness set at 13.
If you have more cash to burn, go for the Kindle Oasis ($249.99)!
4] Amazon Kindle Kids edition
The Kindle Kids edition is just for kids. It features a black & white glare-free display that removes the distractions of apps, games, and other stuff. This ensures a complete focus on reading.
Also, there’s a nifty feature, called Word Wise. Once enabled, it highlights the words that are difficult for a child to comprehend. Kids can then, simply tap the highlighted words to see their definition. Head to the ‘Reading Options’ menu and enable the feature.
Memory space wise, Kindle Kids edition offers 8GB of storage which is double the cheapest Kindle and with every purchase of the Kindle Kids edition, you get a 12-month subscription to Fire for Kids Unlimited / FreeTime Unlimited.
A major shortcoming of the model – It is not equipped with a headphone jack. So, you’ll need to arrange for a Bluetooth speaker or Bluetooth headphones to listen. Also, in FreeTime kids do not have access to the Internet or social media.
Go for the all-new Kindle Kids edition and save some money if your kid does not insist on using extra features then,. Get it from Amazon at a modest price of $109.99.
Final words – After reviewing Kindle Cloud Reader based on their display size, battery life, and design, we conclude, there are fewer reasons to spend more on Kindle Oasis than trying other variants – Kindle Paperwhite and entry-level Kindle model.
Please note the experience of reading on these devices may vary.