SOURCE: African Business Review

African Business Review

February 22, 2012 19:22 ET

Books a Thing of the Past, the E-Reader -- 2012's Must-Have Gadget Reviewed in African Business Review

NORWICH, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Feb 22, 2012) - There is no shortage of products on the market to help us complete tasks easier, faster and lighter. With each advance in technology, traditional methods and practices are being displaced by modern alternatives -- where we once would have picked up the phone we now send an email, rather than logging onto a computer to browse the internet we surf on smartphones. Pocket-size MP3 players can hold thousands of songs as opposed to having to buy a CD for a single album.

So why should reading be any different? Just as analysts have predicted that digital music downloads will at some point render CDs obsolete, books have also suffered a hit in sales as the popularity of e-readers has skyrocketed. Figures released last year from online retail giant Amazon stated that it sold 105 books for its Kindle e-reader for every 100 hardcover and paperback books.

The benefits of owning an e-reader are obvious. Instead of carrying bulky books around, or finding somewhere to store them, one single device can hold your entire collection to take with you wherever you go.

But with so many on the market, which is the best to go for?

Read the full article online at: http://www.africanbusinessreview.co.za/technology/gadget/the-e-reader-2012s-must-have-gadget

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