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Welcome to OnBuy’s huge online collection of the latest and greatest tablets and eBook readers - a haven for techies and literature lovers alike! Whether you’re after a sleek pocket computer from Apple or unlimited access to reading material on-the-go, you’ll find it here. We even stock an impressive range of affordable and handy accessories to deck out your devices with - hello, durable tablet screen protectors and oh-so stylish cases!
Compact and lightweight, a tablet offers you ultimate freedom - whatever your computing needs and wherever life takes you. Nifty upgrades on the paperback and hardback, eBook readers store an entire library for you to access with the press of a few buttons. Find your perfect one in our brilliant range of tablets and eReaders!
For avid readers, the idea of amazing tech will probably exist in the form of the e-Reader or a versatile device such as the iPad, Microsoft Surface, or other models of portable tablets.
Both of these offer a calm reading experience wherever you go, but taking the plunge and picking from such a wide range can be difficult. Although both seem similar in purpose: ideally they offer a huge book selection that can be accessed at your convenience, it's important to consider what you actually want out of your dedicated device.
What are the pros and cons of a tablet or an e-reader?
Although both are hand-held devices, the difference in size between a tablet and an e-reader is pretty big. If you want something small enough to fit in your pocket or in a handbag - like you would with a normal book! - a modern e-reader doesn't skimp on quality despite often coming in a smaller package. Meanwhile, the average tablet boasts a bigger screen, usually coming in two sizes: 7 inches and 10 inches. A smaller screen offers a great balance between portability and usability, while the larger tablets give you more room to view text and images.
It's also important to remember that their size doesn't always reflect better battery power - as tablets are not just dedicated e-readers, they use more juice to power other applications and processes at the same time. This is great for people wanting more from their electronic devices and who plan on using them to browse the internet, watch films, take high-quality photographs, curate a music library, write and view documents, and much more. They also boast a larger screen that makes it easier for you to view graphics and texts.
E-book readers, however, offer a much more streamlined functionality and come in a range of affordable models. They can be used in the same way tablets can, even with a stylus pen to annotate, write notes, and highlight passages - and can even be used with a compatible keyboard. The most common type of e-reader uses LCD screen technology that can be treated so it can be read in bright sunlight. For those wanting an experience closer to that of a conventional book, the other type of e-reader is called "electronic ink". This is because its screen looks like printed ink on paper.
Accessories, cases and helpful additions
Whether you choose a traditional tablet or an e-reader, we have plenty of e-book-friendly products and accessories here at OnBuy. From stylus pens to help you circle important passages, backup batteries and replacement parts, and even stylish cases that keep your electronic device free from scratches or accidental damage, we have your requirements covered. Plus, if you find yourself reading in bed or want to prop your tablet up at a more comfortable viewing angle, we also have plenty of beanbag rests, as well as poseable mounts and stands, to suit a range of desktops, surfaces and aesthetics.