There's nothing quite like curling up with a good book, especially as the weather starts to cool. However, books can take up valuable real estate in your home, and if your eyesight isn't what it used to be, a novel's font size may turn out to be more of an ache than an escape.
One way to maintain your love of reading, sans the clutter or eye strain, is to invest in an e-reader like Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite. The device allows readers to adjust the size and boldness of text and pick between thousands of best-selling titles.
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The Kindle Paperwhite is a thin and lightweight e-reader that allows you to enjoy your favourite books anywhere, at any time.
The device has a glare-free display that mimics the look of real paper and comes with an adjustable warm light, giving you the option to enjoy your book in the bright sunshine or in a candle-lit bath.
Speaking of reading in the bath, the Kindle Paperwhite is IPX8-rated to protect against accidental immersion in up to two metres of fresh water for up to 60 minutes, and up to 0.25 metres of seawater for up to three minutes.
With its compact 6.8-inch display and new, thinner borders, the Kindle Paperwhite is the perfect carry-on companion. Plus, it can hold thousands of books and boasts up to 10 weeks of battery life on a single charge, giving you cord-free freedom for longer.
'Ridiculous amount of storage'
The Amazon Kindle has earned an average rating of 4.5 stars from shoppers who say it's easy to use and has long-lasting battery life.
According to one reviewer, it's a "beautiful device with excellent portability."
"I read more now," they write. It's "just the right size, easy on the eyes," and has a "ridiculous amount of storage."
"[I] can comfortably [read] while floating in the pool or relaxing in the tub," writes another shopper. "I use it all the time and rarely have to charge it."
Reading is 'a lot more enjoyable'
"My husband has never read so many books," shares a third reviewer. Because you can increase the font size, reading is "a lot more enjoyable" and easier on aging eyes, they write. Plus, you can look up the meanings of words and search through the book's contents. All in all, "[I] wish we had purchased them years ago."
As for negative reviews, you'll be hard-pressed to find one. Across Amazon's Kindle e-reader bundles, reviewers give the devices near-perfect ratings and seldom share critiques for the e-readers.
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.