E-book: how to choose storage for a virtual library? Automatic translate
Technological progress improves the comfort and quality of our lives, like water, fills all our areas. He touched upon such a favorite human occupation as reading. Thanks to which there is no need to go to the library and carry heavy volumes or wait in line for a book, available in one copy, it is enough to become the owner of a convenient device called an e-book. The models of books produced today have a large amount of memory, a powerful battery and support many formats, and also contain various add-ons. And paid and free electronic libraries offer the same assortment as is available in offline bookstores. So what are the important things to consider when buying a gadget?
Types of screens
Newer e-book models use a special type of E-ink display. These screens use electronic paper technology to simulate printed sheets. Reading text from this screen is very convenient and is most similar to reading a printed paper book. To date, the newest generation of E-ink Pearl displays has become the most widely used. The main advantages of the electronic ink book are energy saving and minimal impact on human vision. The disadvantages include the need for an additional light source when reading, slow flipping through the text, the inability to watch videos. To solve some of the problems on some models of books set the backlight.
The second no less common type of screen is the liquid crystal displays. The advantage of this screen is the ability to display a large number of colors, the ability to install games and view videos, as well as an integrated light source. Unfortunately, the presence of additional functions leads to an increase in energy consumption. Also, this type of screen quickly tires your eyes and adversely affects vision.
Current e-books can accommodate ten thousand books, which is equivalent to having your own small library. A budget device, as a rule, has enough memory for a thousand volumes of “Songs of Ice and Fire”. However, if even this seems a little to someone, then there is almost always a slot for various types of memory cards, which will allow the owner of an inexpensive device to carry around a volume of books the size of a personal collection of books by Stephen King (and it’s impressive). Also, some e-book companies are creating for their customers a network library accessible to the owner via the Internet, where it is possible to purchase virtually any book.
In addition to all existing formats, many users mistakenly think that pdf is the most convenient for readers. Be that as it may, the text of this format is often reproduced with errors, since the screen of the book is less than the standard resolution of the document. Try to choose a book model that accepts the most common extensions: doc, txt, fb2.
- Play audio files. It can be both musical works of favorite authors, and audio books. Different models offer different audio output options: from headphones to built-in speakers.
- The ability to open formats such as jpeg, bmp, etc. That will make it possible to store photographs and images, dropping them into the memory of the book.
- Ability to view video. Available option for LCD displays.
How to choose the most convenient gadget for yourself?
First, decide which type of screen will be more comfortable to use. The next step is to analyze the functionality provided by various models and choose the one you need for personal use. If you are only interested in reading, then the budget option of any company is suitable. For a student of foreign languages, a book will be better, not only reproducing text, but also with the ability to read audio formats.
At the time of purchase, carefully look at the battery capacity, the longest battery life of your device will depend on it. It is very important to choose a protective case for the e-book, it will help to keep your device in its original state without severe damage and scratches, and also do not forget to buy a special napkin to care for a rather sensitive screen.
The presence of downloaded texts upon purchase will allow you to quickly and comfortably check the operation of the device. One of the most pleasant additions when buying an e-book is also very pleased with the happy owner - the opportunity to find on the Internet a work of almost any author at a very low price or even completely free.
Be sure to get acquainted with the reviews about the model you like before, compare devices of the same category from different manufacturers and read tips from various users of such books.