If you have read my previous posts here and here on gadgets I’d love to have, you’d know that having an e-book reader was on top of my list. I have been searching high and low and waiting (mostly waiting) for a good e-reader for me to buy.
Unfortunately, because I live in a small country like Malaysia, I don’t have much choices. I’ve finally narrowed down my search to these 5 possible choices:-
Many reviews I read states the same thing about chosing the right e-book reader :
Find the content you want (and the site where you can download / purchase them. Then, get an e-reader that is supported.
Which is true. I will surely preach this to everyone hunting for an e-reader like me. Many e-books out there are academical or reference books or classic literature. These are not the type of books I will likely read on my e-reader. So, this rules out certain e-reader brands. I will most likely be buying fictional books to read when I’m traveling, in a coffee shop or on vacation.
ePub format is the most common format for e-readers out there. Many publishers have been supporting this. You can manage copyright if you want to, or it can be open and free but still in the same format. I am determined that for longevity purposes (I might keep changing my e-reader but I want my book collections to stay the same), I decided on an e-reader that will support this epub format.
There are many other factors that comes to selecting an e-reader. But I thought to myself – “Heck, this will be the first of many”.
So I went to the BeBook site
and ordered myself their new BeBook Neo
. Their new e-reader that looks cool, the first WiFi compatible in the market (first announced one, to be exact), supports epub and many other formats, ships to Malaysia and many other plus points.
Check out my next upcoming post n my unboxing of the device when it reached here!!!
Note : I was making all these before iPad was announced. Additionally, I am not an Apple fan anyways.