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Tips for Choosing the Best E-Reader
OVERLAND PARK, KS – (Virtual Press Office) - Consumers worldwide continue to purchase e-readers in growing numbers, whether for themselves or as gifts for others. With multiple products from which to choose, the process of determining the best option for each individual can be daunting, to say the least.
But minimal homework can diminish the difficulty while ensuring a decision nobody will regret.
“Many people find deciding which e-reader to select overwhelming,” says Leon Sheiman, marketing and sales manager for PocketBook-USA (http://www.pocketbook-usa.com). “At first, most products appear similar, but once you look beneath the surface, you find there’s a great deal of difference between brands; all it really takes to recognize those differences is a little bit of comparison and investigation. Once you do that, your choice becomes clear, and you won’t regret your decision.”
When comparing e-readers, several areas should be evaluated, including:
• Formatting. Determine the specific file formats each product supports. This will help you avoid purchasing a format that controls your book platform, which would make it difficult to switch e-readers in the future.
• Free books so that the e-reader user will have immediate access to a library. The greater access to free books, the better.
• A screen that will allow reading in sunlight, in case someone is outdoors when they want to use the device.
• Whether or not there are membership fees for accessing stored books.
• Overall price, to determine which is the better buy for the money, and which fits into the budget.
• The size, as they come in different screen sizes, to determine which fits the reader’s preference.
• Battery life, to ensure that the e-reader provides at least a month’s worth of reading ability on one charge.
• Additional features availability, such as note taking, highlighting, language translation, and storage capabilities.
With five different models from which to choose, the PocketBook-USA line of products includes access to more than 250,000 free books, as well as additional features including games, picture viewing and a language translation dictionary. Each model has been designed to avoid flickering and can be switched to landscape mode. All PocketBooks have a long-life battery with some models lasting up to 30 days with a single charge. PocketBook Pro 602 and 603 can have up to 14,000 page flips per charge while PocketBook Pro 902 and Pro 903 can have 7,000 page flips per charge. The PocketBook is available for purchase online and from kiosks that are beginning to sprout in retail shopping malls across the nation.
“The PocketBook has the features that people crave, and they’re available at a price point that fits most budgets,” Sheiman says. “We’ve sell an average of 50,000 units per month worldwide. That equates to 50,000 people who compare e-readers to the competition. In the end, they choose the PocketBook model because of the great value and available features.”
The entire PocketBook product line will be on display at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show at Booth 36271 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The company will showcase five different product models -- PocketBook Pro 602, Pro 902 – standard models, PocketBook Pro 603, Pro 903 – premium class models and PocketBook IQ701.
For additional information or to purchase online, please visit http://www.pocketbook-usa.com or call Leon Sheiman at 913-549-6635.
PocketBook was founded in 2007 with the goal of developing the ideal electronic reading device that fulfills all of its users’ desires. Each month, more than 50,000 PocketBook multifunctional e-readers are sold in more than 20 countries, making PocketBook one of the world’s top five producers of electronic reading devices. PocketBook is the best selling e-reader in Eastern Europe and number three in Western Europe. With software design based on Linux, the company focuses on developing innovative devices, accessories and content. PocketBook designed the world’s first e-reader with a factory-installed language translation dictionary and was the first to support text-to-speech in 24 languages. PocketBook has branches in the U.S., Germany, France, China and Russia, and distributes multifunctional electronic reading devices throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North America and the CIS (former Soviet Union).
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