How To Get the Most Out of Your E-Reader

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There are so many ways to make the most of your e-reader. Your handy little device has a variety of functions – here are just a few of the most exciting.

Study Buddy

E-readers can make perfect study buddies if you're looking for an all-in-one solution. Gone are the days when you had to lug around a dozen heavy textbooks to lectures! Depending on your storage capacity, you can download most of your learning materials online via various platforms. Your can also arrange your books exactly how you want so you can find them easily and highlight sections to come back to. This comes in handy when revision season suddenly creeps up.

Most interactive e-readers also let you take notes which is useful when you're attending classes. If you prefer to type on keys instead of a touchscreen, it might be worth picking up a compatible keyboard for your device. Both are fairly lightweight, making them easy to carry with you when you're dashing around campus all day.

Travel Buddy

If you're heading off into the sunshine for a getaway, taking your e-reader along so you can relax and enjoy your favourite e-books is a no-brainer. But there are a few more ways it can come in use, besides storing plenty of novels to keep you entertained on the beach. Many models can play MP3 files or have text-to-speech functions, meaning you can plug in a pair of headphones and let your electronics do all the hard work of reading for you.

Some even have translator functions that can help you on your journey to picking up a bit of the local lingo. You don't even need to be somewhere exotic to make use of this – play around at home before you catch your plane to get ahead of the game.

If your device can access the internet, you can also use it to help you navigate new cities using an online map. Just make sure it's fully charged with a good quality battery charger before you use it for a long day of exploration.

Gaming Buddy

Depending on the type of e-reader you go for, you might have a bunch of different games to enjoy. If you have little ones running around, letting them play on the e-reader keeps them focused and still for a spell while you get on with some chores. If you have access to online app stores on your device, why not download an educational game for them to get stuck into?

When they've finished with it, you might need some cleaning wipes to keep it looking crisp and free of fingermarks and dust. It's a good idea to get a decent screen cover, too, so it's protected if it gets jostled around in your bag.