Touchscreen e-ink ereader vs simple ebook reader, which one to buy ?
Will you trade a touchscreen feature for glares ?, this is what you should be aware of when thinking about getting one of a touchscreen ebook reader. Is touchscreen feature worth it ? By far, there are around 4 major touchscreen ebook readers that are premium ereaders : Kobo Touch, Kindle Touch, Sony Reader Wi-Fi and B&N Nook Simple Touch, as well as premium ebook readers : Kindle 4, Kindle 3, Kobo Reader, and Sony Reader. the price of a touchscreen ebook reader is not so expensive than a touchscreen ebook reader, it is just more around 20-30 USD from a none touchscreen one, So I don’t think the added up cost is not a problem, but the question is should you buy a touchscreen ebook reader over a non-touch screen ereader ?
Touchscreen e-ink display technology adds a lot faster navigation with a natural gestures controlling system to your ebook reader by tap, swipe, and pinch, you can use a multi-touch gesture to zoom-in and out when watching photos, zoom in for a web browsing, an onscreen keyboard to take notes while you read, touchscreen & pop up dictionary, and highlight function. I have to say these features make ebook reading more convenient, especially for note taking, highlight, and dictionary and it is very impressive.
So, I think to decide which type of ebook ereader that you should buy, you may need to ask yourself, what is your reading habit ?, do you often make highlights while you read ? or do you often take notes while you read ?, if not, I think a simple ereader like Kindle 4 is good enough with less glare display, but if you love a touchscreen feature, perhaps, glares is what you have to trade in, or you should go with Android tablet that can be used as ereader ?