Excerpt: The kindle is a great tool for travel. I love to read multiple books at a time and with the kindle I can without carrying bulky books around. I wish the screen had some type of color- I would love to see color graphics.
Excerpt: I was really excited to get my Kindle. I thought it would be so much easier! But it wasn't. First it wouldn't load the screen, the when I left it to charge, it broke!! I'm sticking to paper from now on!
Excerpt: The Kindle 2 has its pros and cons. I am not a user of the first generation of Kindle, but it seems like the Kindle 2 has several improvements. It is easy to hold and easy to get used to a new way of reading. What I love about the Kindle is that I can almost instantly find a book I am interested in and be reading it in minutes. I usually read the book section of the Post and any new books that seem interesting I find and preview to see if I am interested in buying them.
Excerpt: I've been an avid reader since about sixth grade and I never travel with less than five books. The Kindle has allowed me to bring many more books on vacation and pack in carry-on bags. The Kindle holds it's battery for many hours with the wireless feature turned off. It also has a great picture and you can read it in bright day light which makes it ideal for the beach!
Excerpt: I bought the Kindle 2 a couple years ago now. I really like reading books on a digital reader but I'm starting to miss books. I mean buying a "digital" book you can't hold it, sell it, share it with friends. It just sits on the computer. If you want someone else to read it, they have to go buy it too instead of loaning it out. I like the concept but I'm frugal and do not spend money on things that i do not need and that is books.
Excerpt: This was a brilliant idea. Why lug around heavy books when you can buy a device and then purchase electronic versions of the book to view with the reader? It's a pricey device but worth the investment if you a devout reader. It's ideal to use if you travel alot, or have to read alot of text for school. It's amazon's #1 selling item. It's very popular. I can see the reason why. I borrowed my older sister's so I could use it for the weekend.
Summary: Very well designed device! Very thin and good looking! Fits very well in your hand! But all the good aspects of this device are known! I have to say that I'm very dissapointed with the PDF support. Amazon has published an update to natively support the PDF format but the zooming feature is dissapointingly poor.
There are better versions now, so better to get those.
28 February 2010
Excerpt: I got the Kindle 2 about a week before the Kindle 3 came out, and then went out of country, so I couldn't return it within the required one month in order to get the Kindle 3 instead. But I was still overjoyed when I got it because I had always wanted one, and it was just the perfect way to read books, and even had a free 3g connection. It was slow, but it was the only form of internet I had back then (when I wasn't at home).
Slow E-Reader without the ability to read at night.
28 February 2010
Excerpt: When I bought the Kindle 2, it was the best thing on the market. However, times have changed. I would have liked it to have a light so I could read in the dark. The internet was also really slow on this device. It was not meant for web surfing. It has a decent selection of books; however, there are no page numbers, so if you were buying a book to read along with someone else, then you would have difficulty, especially if they have a print version.
Excerpt: First of all, I wouldn't buy it online because I had to get TWO bad ones before I got one that worked as it was supposed to. The model I got does not have a backlight, so there's that. And I didn't realize how EXPENSIVE kindle books are to download! So I'm really catching up on all the FREE classics that are public domain. Honestly, I could live without it. Except they are SO EXPENSIVE!!! Look at the free offerings and investigate free sites for downloads.