If you’re anything like me, you made a New Years Resolution to try to read a book a week. While it may not always happen, having an eBook makes this a lot easier. You can buy and rent books with just the touch of a button, and it’s much lighter than lugging around a book in your purse all the time. Not only that, no one has to know that you’re reading Harry Potter again for the tenth time. But how to turn your drab e-reader into something fabulous? Here are a few accessories to spice up your Kindle, iPad or Nook.
Add some color
Give your Kindle or Nook some personality by adding a splash of color to its case. Decal Girl Skins for the Kindle run you about $19.99, where GelaSkins for a Nook will cost about $19.95. Have an iPad? Check out Society 6 to add some original artwork to your iPad.
Make it waterproof
One of the classic times an e-reader comes in handy is when you’re vacationing on the beach. While you won’t have to worry about the pages getting caught in the wind, you will need to make sure it stays dry. Be sure to pick up a waterproof case so you can truly bring your eBook anywhere.
Sometimes, you want to sit at your desk with your Kindle or iPad but if you’re going to be reading for a while, your hands will get tired from holding it. For between $10-$20, you can snag yourself a stand to prop up your e-reader. This is perfect if you’ll be getting the digital versions of your textbooks for those late nights spent studying.
Let there be light
If you have an older model of the Kindle or iPad, you probably don’t have a backlight on your reader. Or, if you’re trying to read in bed and don’t want to disturb your partner, it’s handy to have a light that clips on to your device to read when you want to. Belkin has a great, inexpensive light for $24.88.
Charge it up
Read so much while traveling that your device ran out of power? Go green and get a Solio charger that will charge your e-reader in the sunlight. And bonus: It features a full-sized USB port that you can plug in other devices as well.
About the Author
Erin Leigh is a freelance writer for Whitman Publishing, a leader in publisher in coin collecting books and supplies. They also publish Vault Books of sports teams and historical events.