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It didn’t feel like it, what with a major pandemic and massive financial crisis, but 2020 was actually an incredible year for gadgets. For companies like Apple and Microsoft, this could have been a landmark year were it not for everything else going on. While the competition for our attention this year was steep, there are a few devices that we absolutely loved in 2020. These are the ones we keep coming back to over and over again, the devices we don’t hesitate to recommend. And if you have to embark on a lifestyle change just to have an excuse to use them…well, we’d recommend that, too. These are the gadgets of 2020 that were the bright spots of an otherwise disastrous year. There are distinct advantages to electronic paper technology, like excellent readability in bright light and amazing battery life, that have allowed devices like the Amazon Kindle to survive and thrive even with the popularity of LCD tablets. So far they’ve been black and white only, but the PocketBook Color is the first ebook reader to utilize E Ink’s revolutionary new color electronic paper display technology. Compared to a cheap tablet that can display over 16 million colors, E Ink’s Kaleido screen can muster just 4,096, but the experience is unlike anything your eyes have ever seen. Comic books on the PocketBook Color look just like the real thing, except that you can fit thousands of them in a device no larger than a paperback book. — […]