Battle of the Ebook Readers
7 Different Readers!
The WJ Niederkorn Library now offers 7 different ebook readers for checkout!
The library is offering our customers the ability to test drive different ebook readers. The readers include four from Barnes & Noble (Nook B&W, Nook Simple Touch, Nook Simple Touch Glowlight and NookColor) two from Amazon.com (Kindle Touch, Kindle Keyboard) and one from Sony (Sony Reader Daily Edition). The readers each have unique features that merit a true test drive. All the ebook readers work with our online collection of digital ebooks (Overdrive).
Whether you want the best of e-ink technology, a backlit LCD screen, the ability to run apps, just a plain ebook reader, or the ability to surf the web and check email, one of these readers will fit the bill. Or maybe, for you, it all comes down to how to turn the electronic digital page. Do you want to press a mechanical button, turn the page by swiping your finger across the screen, use a stylus or have a combination of choices? Either way these ebook readers will allow you to test out whatever key features are important to you so that you can fine tune what you really want in an ebook reader.
Please stop by the library, or call, to sign up for the specific reader you would like to test drive. Now you can even place a hold online. All units will need to be checked out and returned inside the WJ Niederkorn Library (no book drop returns please). 262-284-5031.
We will try our best to make sure that we have a book on the reader that want to read so that you will really be drawn into the story and not just playing with a new device.
You must be 18 and over to check out a ebook reader as well as sign a borrower agreement.
The Nook Simple Touch features the latest e-ink technology and a touch screen all in a small form factor. It is light and easy to use
The Nook Simple Touch Glowlight offers the latest in e-ink technology coupled with a backlit screen. This device is all touch and is light an easy to use and learn. It is a librarian favorite.
The Nook WiFi features an e-ink reader screen coupled with a color touch screen for input and a little more flash and style.
The NOOKColor features a touch backlit LCD color screen for a more pad/tablet type of experience. You can runs apps, surf the web in a meaningful way, check and send emails, and read and interact with color picture books, graphic novels and magazines.
The Kindle Keyboard offers a e-ink pearl reader in a very light form factor and it connects with your existing Amazon.com account.
The Kindle Keyboard offers a e-ink pearl touch screen reader in a very light form factor with no mechanical page turning buttons. And it connects with your existing Amazon.com account.
The Reader Daily Edition offers an e-ink experience with both a touch screen and mechanical interaction (you can even use a stylus). This reader really does offer the user a variety of ways to interact with the device.