Top e-readers to take on holiday

e-reader-holidayIt’s finally time, you’re packing your case for holiday and you throw in a couple of books for your break, but when you weigh your case it’s overweight and you have to take your beloved reads out!

But hey, it’s fine, we live in a digital age, treat yourself to an e-reader and take as many books as you’d like on holiday…in your hand luggage! This not only leaves more space for essentials like extra flip flops and suncream, but it also means you can enjoy relaxing by the pool, cocktail in one hand, e-reader in the other.

Not sure what e-reader to go for? We’ve got the low-down from budget e-readers to the all singing and dancing kindle…

Top e-readers to take on holiday

kindle-paperwhiteKindle Paperwhite, £99.00

The Kindle Paperwhite is the most loved e-reader of all time. People may argue that £99 is lot to read books, but it has so many the benefits. The Kindle Paperwhite uses EInk technology, meaning you can read the screen even in bright sunlight – perfect for reading on the beach. You can store up to 1110 books and easily download them from the Kindle store on the go.

  • Screen size: 6 inch
  • Battery life: Up to 8 weeks
  • Weight: 206 grams
  • Extras: Kindle bookstore, wifi


kobogloKOBO Glo eReader£99.00

The Kobo Glo eReader is the perfect alternative to a Kindle. The main difference is that it works with any eBook store, meaning you have access to literally millions of books at your fingertips and has the option to add a memory card, if 1,000 books isn’t big enough to house your library!

  • Screen size: 6 inch
  • Battery life: Up to 70 hours
  • Weight: 185 grams
  • Extras: Over 4 million eBooks, newspapers, and magazines and over 1 million free titles. Track your reading stats and share what you’re reading and favourite passages.


nookNOOK Simple Touch GlowLight£49.00

The Nook is your best option if you’re looking for a budget e-reader. It’s a simple e-reader that has a great light for night time reading (perfect for couples who share a bed!) and has an extra long battery life. It has no wifi, but you can shop bestselling eBooks, magazines & newspapers. 

  • Screen size: 6 inch
  • Battery life: Up to 2 months
  • Weight: 197 grams
  • Extras: Best-Text makes words ultra-crisp, GlowLight evenly lights the entire page for prefect night time reading.

kindle-fire-hdxKindle Fire HDX 8.9″, HDX Display, Wi-Fi and 4G LTE, 64 GB

The latest Kindle from Amazon is for serious bookworms who are looking for more than an e-reader. The newest Kindle, is more of a tablet than an e-reader so if you’re needing to check emails whilst away, want to watch a couple of films on the plane, play a few games by the poolside – then this is the one for you.

  • Screen size: 7 inch
  • Battery life: 17 hours reading, 11 hours mixed use
  • Weight: 303 grams
  • Extras: Kindle bookstore, Camera, Android store, speakers, available on 4G