Guest Author - Kathryn K Free
eBook Readers, such as the Kindle, Nook or Sony Reader, need screen attention. Unlike a laptop computer, the screens on an eBook Reader are fully exposed leaving them open for scratches and damages. Care and attention should be paid to the LCD screens.
There are many choices for protection the screen of your eBook reader. Below are a few of the many options available to the consumer.
If you are looking for a low-cost option, you might consider screen protectors. Screen protectors are a temporary self-adhesive screen cover that fits over the screen. They protect against dust and light scratches. Over time they will become dull and you can then replace the screen protector.
Sleeves or Pouches
Sleeves and pouches are an alternative to covers. The eBook slides into a sleeve that is sealed on three sides with one side zippered. The eBook reader is taken out when it is to be read and placed back inside the pouch when finished. These pouches are very popular with travelers as they know their eBook reader is safe inside their luggage or briefcase.
Leather or Fabric eBook Covers
Custom eBook covers are not available for most all of the eBook readers on the market. They are found in many styles, colors and fabrics. This has become the most popular choice. Having a fitted cover also allows the reader to feel like they are reading a book and not holding a piece of electronics.
Neoprene eBook Covers
Neoprene is made from synthetic materials. They are attractive and long lasting making them a smart choice. They are available in a wide array of colors with many bright and vibrant. Some are made for specific models but most are ‘one size fits all’ option.
Some type of screen protection or cover is one of those ‘add-on’ products that is highly recommended. The low cost is worth it when you consider the possibility of having to replace your eBook reader. Of course screen protectors or covers will not protect the device from damage caused by dropping or banging the device. If you are prone to these types of damages, you might want to consider a more sturdy alternative, such as aluminum shell cases.