If you spend a lot of time sitting on trains or planes, you maybe want to kick back with a good book, or a magazine. The Apple iPad is the best media device of Apple’s three electronic gadgets (including iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch) to read books and magazines. The iPad is something in between a normal laptop computer and pocket electronic device like the iPod Touch.
When you buy iPad, you can download and read books from 2 places: Apple iBooks or from Amazon Kindle store.
At the present time the Apple iBooks store has about 30,000 free books and about 60,000 books from most major publishers. Every book in the store allows you to download a free section (sometimes more than 50 pages long). Price of books is between $9.99 and $14.99.
Kindle store, certainly, has a far better collection of books than iBooks with more than 620,000 paid and free books including the newest best sellers and new releases. Books at Kindle store are less expensive and their price is usually less than $9.99. The Kindle app is optimized for the iPad, providing customers the capability to read Kindle books using this easy-to-use interface. The true benefit of the Kindle app is that you are able to read and sync books with more eBook readers.
Amazon Whispersync enables you to automatically syncs your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across all of your electronic gadget, so you can pick up right where you left off no matter what electronic gadget you are reading on. Therefore, you can start reading a book on the Apple iPad in your house, for example, and then continue reading on your iPhone when you are in your hotel room or when you are standing in line at the airport. Kindle store gives you free book parts; so you can read the first chapter for free before you make a decision to purchase it. After that, books you have purchased are wirelessly transferred to the iPad via Amazon’s servers.
In addition to Kindle eBook readers Amazon has introduced a Fire tablets. There are three models of Fire tablets: Fire 7, Fire 8 HD, and Fire10 HD.
Fire tablets from Amazon have decent quality, however, iPad has much better quality than Fire tablets.
Recently, there are more models of Kobo ereders on Canadian market including Kobo Forma Canada, Kobo Libra and Kobo Clara