Ebooks Take Longer to Read: iPad and Kindle Vs Real Books

Some interesting news to bring you now, as it has been revealed in a recent study that it takes longer to read a book on an ebook on devices such as the Apple iPad or Amazon Kindle, than it does on a standard printed book.

As reported from CNN, the study has come from Jakob Nielsen, who is a member of the product development consultancy Nielsen Norman Group. According to the study, reading speeds were 10.7 percent slower on the Kindle and 6.2 percent slower on the iPad than normal reading speeds.

Tests were conducted by 24 participants, who were given the same sample to read using print, an iPad and a Kindle. It took roughly 17 minutes and 20 seconds to complete the passage of text, with participants voting that the printed book of the text was the most enjoyable compared to using the iPad or Kindle.

For regular users of ebooks on both devices, what are your thoughts on this? How do you compare using an ebook to a real book?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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