4 popular eBooks for avid readers
When it comes to eBooks readers and accessories, they offer a good advantage when compared with other portable smart devices such as smartphones and laptops and even tablets. eBook readers have an advantage that their screens are designed for extended reading as they resist the glare of the sunlight, thus causing less strain to the eyes.
They are more advantageous when compared with other portable devices as they are much lighter, cheaper and even have greater battery life.
So, if you have decided on buying eBooks and accessories for yourself, go through some of the popular eBook readers and accessories mentioned below for an exclusive reading experience
Budget eBook reader – Amazon Kindle White
A one-time full battery charge on an Amazon Kindle white lasts for more than eight weeks. Amazon’s flagship kindle paperwhite matches its counterpart in terms of resolution which is nearly 330 ppi. The black body and white screen provides a crisper display when compared with its previous iterations. With its 4 built-in LED lights, the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is best for late night reads. There is no microSD slot which could be a drawback of the eBook reader. It comes with 4GB memory of internal storage which is enough for 1000’s of books.
Available at nearly $250, the new kindle Oasis comes with an ergonomic design. The eBook reader has got dedicated buttons for turning pages and backlights for reading comfortably in the dark without getting much of eyestrain. It has a slimmest design of 13” and still manages to feel sturdy. It makes your hand reading much convenient as the screen size is not more than 7” and has a display of 330 ppi. It weighs around 5 ounces and has an IP rating of IPX8 that can withstand remaining in water for at least an hour. With just 30 minutes of charging per day, the Amazon Oasis can last for up to 8 weeks. It has 8GB of internal memory with a Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity.
Amazon Fire 7 tablet
eBook readers and accessories manufacturers are offering devices that are more than just eBook readers. The Amazon’s fire 7 tablet is one such device that is more than just an electronic reader. It’s a full-fledged tablet that is powered with Alexa, an intelligent personal assistant developed by Amazon. The Fire 7 tablet comes with a 7-inch 1024 x 600 IPS display that has high contrast. Its vivid colors and display makes reading for hours comfortable and relaxing. With its Fire OS, the eBook reader automatically optimizes the backlight for a better reading experience even in dim lights. You can link your personal account on Amazon with that of your family member’s account and share books conveniently. By paying $30 more, you can upgrade your tablet with a larger reading screen and four more hours.
Kobo Glo HD
Kobo is an eBook reader and accessories manufacturing company based in Canada. They are known for the most versatile editions of eBook readers. Talking about the new Kobo Glo HD, the eBook reader comes with a 6” screen with a screen output of 330 ppi. It still manages to squeeze in 1448 x 1072 worth of screen resolution. With 4GB of internal memory, it manages to store a behemoth number of books. It weighs around 12 ounces and a battery life that lasts for up to 12 weeks on a single charge. The Kobo Glo HD supports up to 14 types of different reading formats including its own proprietary format. It features a perforated silicon backside that gives the reader a comfortable grip.
3 easy-to-make flavored iced coffee recipes for a cool summerRead more
As soon as summer and spring descend, it’s time to whip up the seasonal beverages that will keep you cool. Iced tea and flavored iced coffee are two of the most popular beverages during this time; they give you your caffeine fix as well as a respite from the heat outside.
It’s true that your local barista or the popular coffee chain in the neighborhood will have some of the fanciest-looking flavored iced coffees in their menu, but when you break down the basics, most of these can be easily made at home. Whether you want a light vanilla-flavored iced coffee or something more dessert-like with a nice topping, you can try your hand at these delectable flavored iced coffee recipes at home:
- Vanilla-flavored iced coffee: This is one of the simplest flavored iced coffee recipes. For this, you will need a cup of ground coffee, 4 vanilla beans that are split lengthwise, a cup of milk, ¼ cup of sugar, and a few ice cubes. Mix the ground coffee with 4 cups of water. Cover it and let the coffee stand overnight or for 12 hours at room temperature. Mix the vanilla beans, sugar, and milk in a saucepan and let the mixture simmer over medium heat. Let it stand and steep for 20 minutes. Strain the coffee into a bowl through a fine-mesh sieve. Through a coffee filter, strain the coffee again into a large pitcher. Fill four tumblers with ice cubes, pour coffee till one inch of the rim, and then pour the vanilla-flavored milk.
- Chocolate-flavored iced coffee: This chocolate-flavored iced coffee has a sweetish taste to it. This recipe calls for a cup each of fat-free milk and boiling water, 4 teaspoons each of instant coffee granules, chocolate syrup, and sugar, 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and a few ice cubes. Dissolve the coffee in the water in a large bowl. Add and stir well the rest of the ingredients. Serve this flavored coffee over the ice cubes. You can top it off with a couple of scoops of vanilla ice-cream.
- Thai iced coffee: Although the name has an exotic touch to it, this flavored iced coffee is quite easy to make. The ingredients required are a cup each of ground coffee and sweetened condensed milk and ¾ cup of milk. Make four cups of strong coffee by brewing the coffee in four cups of water in a coffee machine. Chill the brewed coffee in the refrigerator. Mix both the varieties of milk in a small bowl until a smooth consistency and chill the milk. While serving, pour the coffee in four tumblers filled with ice cubes and top them off with the chilled milk.
Five benefits of using rowing machinesRead more
More and more people are waking up to the importance of fitness in their daily routine because the obesity rate in the country is increasing alarmingly. Fitness no longer takes a backseat when it comes to healthy living, and the proof is in the number of people signing up for gym sessions. However, gyms have multiple types of fitness equipment that work on specific parts of the body. The rowing machine is one such piece of fitness equipment that burns more calories as compared to running or cycling.
Here are a few known benefits of using the rowing machine.
Cycling and running will boost your cardiovascular activity, but rowing is specifically designed to keep your heart and lungs healthy. The rowing action helps pump more blood and fresh oxygen throughout your body while simultaneously burning calories faster than what you can achieve with running or cycling.
Complete body workout
Rowing is an exercise that engages most of the muscle groups in the body. It is one of the few fitness equipment that works on the upper back, shoulder, chest, arm muscles, lower quadriceps, glutes, calves, and hamstrings at the same time.
If you are looking to prepare yourself for sporting and athletic events, a rowing machine will help you increase your stamina and endurance. Working out on this fitness equipment helps burn calories, builds muscle mass, and enhances your strength training.
A broad range of movements
Many fitness equipment limit your body’s motions, thereby failing to engage vital muscle groups. A rowing machine, however, has a broad range of movements that tone your muscles. Vigorous rowing not only strengthens the muscles but if done correctly, also enhance your form.
Better resistance training
Resistance training helps you increase your muscle mass, metabolic rate, improve insulin sensitivity, prevent weight gain, and increase bone mineral content. A rowing machine mimics the continuous pull-and-push motion of rowing to increase resistance in the workout. Thus, this fitness equipment aids in the overall development of your upper and lower body muscles.