This year the eBook reader and tablet world has suffered a veritable boom. Many new companies joined the market and every experienced producer has come forth with new devices to impress and meet your every need: reading, listening to music, watching movies, a large palette of applications and massive breakthroughs in terms of battery life.
In the next lines, you can find some of the best devices out there and coolest gadgets to appear until this moment in time, all of which are better described with our comprehensive reviews on our website.
Kobo Touch: the eBook Reader from Kobo is top of the line, produced by the company who will later bring forth the Kobo Vox. Definitely a cool device and high quality technology for an eReader, sold today for $99 or even less, in included in Christmas special promotions.
Kindle Touch 3G: virtually all Amazon Kindle devices have been a breakthrough in their own time. Featuring speakers and a headphone jack, the latest model of Kindle eBook reader has several interesting features to make the reading experience more pleasant.
Sony PRS-T1: the Sony device has cool connections. It allows its users to buy via Sony Books, to borrow them via Overdrive and download numberless from Google. Definitely an eBook reader worth taking into consideration – received great reviews too.
Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch: the generation that produces this device focused on responsiveness and released the Simple Touch, probably the most friendly and flexible eBook reader out there. It has access to a vast ecosystem and is definitely the model for an original, cool and thorough eBook reader.
Cybook Odyssey: the French do not disappoint either, issuing a model with fast internet browsing and swift page turning.
Apple iPad 2: who else to be on the top of this list if not almighty iPad 2. This device is crazy cool, featuring millions of applications under a slick and handsome hood.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1”: Android operating system can be found on most of the tablets out there today, but Samsung Galaxy Tab managed to take the crown. Running Honeycomb on a wide screen, the tablet is highly responsive and watching movies, playing and reading comics are quite a treat. The device is Apple’s #1 competitor.
Blackberry Playbook: the tablet is not the best on the market but in February it will get a comprehensive update. For those who prefer a business tablet, the device from Blackberry might be the next best thing.
Sony Tablet S: definitely the best choice for gaming enthusiasts. Users can access a large Playstation network of games.
Amazon Kindle Fire: this is definitely the fastest selling tablet on the market. It provides access to the Amazon library, featuring movies, games and tons of apps. For this price, Amazon delivers quite an impressive device.
Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet: this gadget is the best choice for international users. Grants access to plenty of attractive reading content including magazines, newspapers and books (Nook Kids, Nook Study etc). This device was released a week before the Kindle Fire and it’s considered to be better in many aspects.
Kobo Vox: the perfect tablet for Canadian users. Some of the toys on this list are not accessible to the Great White North and even if the Vox might get slow at times, it’s still a good choice.
Asus Transformer Prime: for cool graphics, try this tablet shipped with Tegra 3, the Quad Core Processor.
Obviously there are many more tablets and eBook readers out these days, but this list comprises some of the best sellers, most appreciated and top notch gadgets that appeared in 2011.