More e-readers were released this year than any other year in history. This gives users unpresented levels of choice to determine which eReader will suit them best. Summer is still on and that translates to camping trips, relaxing time at the beach, or traveling. What are the best eReaders of 2022? Today we explore some of the best new devices to hit the market this year and provide a huge selection of recommendations. This list mainly focuses on new eReaders released in 2022, however there is one that was released in late 2021 as it is very popular.
Barnes and Noble Nook Glowlight 4 – Pearl Pink Limited Edition
Barnes and Noble just did something they’ve never done before. They released a color variant for the Nook Glowlight 4, Pearl Pink. The back plating of the eReader is pink and the front of the device is white, instead of black on the regular model. It’s basically a fresh coat of paint that makes it unique and probably a hit with women. B&N revealed to Good e-Reader that pre-orders were off the charts and it’s likely most bookstores won’t even get the material, only their biggest bookstores will get some kind of inventory.
Did Barnes and Noble do anything different with the Nook Glowlight 4, other than change the back to pink and the front to white? In short, no. The hardware is exactly the same as the model released a few years ago, the software is also essentially the same. However, B&N has released firmware updates every two weeks lately, as they finally take software stability seriously, which has generally been sluggish and sluggish. This eReader is available for $169.99 at Good e-Reader.
Xiaomi Inkpalm Plus 3rd Gen
The Xiaomi InkPalm Plus is the company’s 3rd generation e-reader. It’s the first one that has English on it, right out of the box. All previous models only had Chinese and had to be rooted with a complicated process just to make it usable in the western world. What are the big differences between the 2022 model and the one released last year? It has a bigger screen, with better resolution. RAM and internal storage have been doubled, making the Plus extremely viable.
The InkPalm Plus is very user friendly. There’s little to no learning curve when using it as a dedicated eReader. There are no complicated elements that bog down the average user and confuse them. It basically looks and works like an Android smartphone, but it’s not a phone. It sells for $239 in the Good e-Reader Store.
Onyx Boox Poke 4 Lite
The Onyx Boox Poke 4 Lite is an e-reader that goes back to basics. It is a dedicated book reader with no note-taking functionality and totally geared towards digital media consumption. It is perhaps the best value for money due to a number of key selling points. It runs on Android 11 and Google Play is pre-installed, so you can download millions of free and paid apps. It also has optimizations for a number of apps, such as Kindle, which have eliminated animated page turns. It has different speed modes to increase the performance of the whole software experience.
The Lite is Onyx’s only modern dedicated e-reader worth buying if you’re on a budget and still want to buy a dedicated E INK reader and want Google Play and Android 11. I wouldn’t pass probably not at this version. if you have the Poke 3, but I would if you had the first or second generation. If you’re coming from another brand, the Poke 4 lite deserves a serious look. It gets the job done, with no frills or fancy e-paper technology, while remaining platform independent. It sells for $149 and you can get it from the Good e-Reader Store.
The era of the paperback
Pocketbook has been making eReaders for 15 years and their new Era eReader might just be the best they’ve ever released. Most Pocketbooks tend to be sluggish and sluggish at times, but the era is fast and fast. This is due to the new e-paper display panel they are using, E INK Carta 1200. This increases page turn speed by 25% and overall performance by 35%. This, in conjunction with some hardware updates to the series, makes it a must buy.
It’s by far their best e-book reader they’ve ever made. You could say the InkPad X is also up there, but given the size and price, I’ll rule that out of my thoughts. It’s everything an e-reader should be. Sleek, properly sized, and featuring a high-resolution display with physical page-turning buttons. Not only that, they bless you with the built-in audio and audiobook player, music player, and dual-toggle library so you can buy and download audiobooks at your leisure.
The luminescent light is phenomenal, the side buttons on the bezel are rewarding to press, and design wise it lives up to the name perfectly, it’s definitely a whole new era for Pocketbook and a perfect way to celebrate their 15th anniversary . It retails for $199 and is available from the Good e-Reader store.
Kindle Paperwhite 11th Generation
Amazon Kindle is the most popular e-reader brand in the world, everyone has heard of it, even if they have never seen it in person before. The 11th Gen Kindle Paperwhite 5 is available now and there are some major selling points. It uses an all-new E INK Carta 1200 display, which has increased page turning speed by over 20% and overall browsing performance is 50% faster than the previous generation. The large 6.8 screen offers a large screen area for more text and really beautiful manga. Amazon has also introduced a new page rotation animation system, which seamlessly blends text.
The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 5 11th Gen 2021 is an excellent e-reader that has a lot of serious advantages. The large 6.8-inch screen shows more text than ever. This is useful for everyone, but also if you wear glasses and need to increase the fonts, you can do that and still have plenty of text. The page turning animation system is really good and the page turning speed increases with performance, make sure there is no lag. You can buy it from the Good e-Reader store for $169.99.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and The New York Times. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.