Nook GlowLight Plus

Books are dust and water resistant — sort of. But they’re definitely not nearly as waterproof as Barnes & Noble’s Nook GlowLight Plus. The revamped device is perfect for the beach and boasts a scratch-resistant polymer screen that reads as well in bright sunlight as it does in a dark bedroom thanks to adjustable built-in lighting. Else it’s made of aluminum, boasts a high res 300-dpi display with enhanced contrast that beautifully displays type, and lasts lasts for 6 weeks per charge.

Find it at Barnes & Noble – $130