If you’re not sold on the popular Kindle, but are itching for an e-reader nonetheless, you’ll be glad to know the market is strewn with some snazzy alternatives to the popular Amazon device. While some are less expensive and offer tons of value, others will cost you little but deliver features that are just as measly. Here’s a breakdown of 4 Fire competitors available today that may be worth your while:
1. Acer Iconia Tab A100: On the bright side, here’s a tablet that runs on the innovative Honeycomb OS, features 1024 X 600 pixel display and features a brilliant, crystal clear screen which can be viewed accurately from a variety of angles. On the not-so-bright side, this Tab offers an unremarkable video experience and a mediocre battery life of less than 6 hours.
2. ARCHOS 80 G9: A Budget-conscious shopper’s delight, this tab offers above-average image quality, HDMI ports for connecting to your plasma TV and as an added perk: an App that transforms the ARCHOS into a remote. While a good buy for its money, this tabs plastic design may turn off the more elite amongst e-reader users, as well as its inability to be viewed from many angles.
3. Pandigital Supernova: The cheapest of the cheap, the Supernova boasts an adequate e-reading experience and even resists fingerprint smudges on its minimally-designed screen. The Supernova is no supermodel when it comes to e-readers, and has even been slandered for its unattractiveness; however, if you’re in need of a tab at a rock-bottom price, this one’s for you.
4. Vizio 8-Inch Tab (VTAB1008): While the Vizio is not exactly invincible, it does feature a built-in IR blaster, a universal remote App for controlling your home entertainment system, and a nifty TouchType Swiftkey X keyboard for typing up a storm in both landscape and portrait modes. The Tab’s a little bulky and boasts little resistance against fingerprint smudges – however its reasonable price may win you over nonetheless.