1. eReaders do not strain your eyes
eReaders can solve this problem: Spending long hours in front of a computer can cause repetitive strain injury (RSI) often inherent from direct glare where the light shines directly into your eyes. To prevent eye strains, experts recommends 30 minutes rest every 2 hours of computer usage.
On the other hand, e-ink is neutral. It does not emit light nor does it cause glares. Essentially, an eReader like the InkCase i6 does not obligate you to rest your eye at all!
2. It is light. Very light.
One of my travel essentials is a book, sometimes two if I am travelling for an extended period. An average eReader weighs in at 150g to 200g with a thickness of approximately 100 pages. Compare that to what I used to lug around – a Harry Potter book which weighs approximately 1.1kg and 600 pages thick. It is no wonder I never looked back to using a physical book anymore.
3. Never miss a bookmark
“Sometimes I can feel my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living” – Jonathan Safran Foer.
This beautiful literature quote would have otherwise been lost if not for the bookmark and search function of an eReader.
An eReader quickly and effortlessly lets you save pages, sentences or words only to be referred back with a simple search.
4. It cuts down on clutter
Hundreds of books used to stack on my study shelves. That all disappeared in 2009 when I bought myself an eReader. Typically, an eReader like the Kindle can hold approximately 3500 eBooks which allowed me to clear out the books sitting on the shelves.
Sources: News-medical, Gizmodo