Summary: Great ereader! It is very easy to use, and I loved the full keyboard with letters and numbers. Only drawback is, it is a little big for a woman or child to hold for long periods. Easier for a man or if you stand it up with the easel case or just lay it down on a flat surface to read. Good value for the money!
Excerpt: While it can be annoying not having a backlight, it reduces headaches that can come from computer lighting. I read much quicker and easier than having a big bulky book you have to lug around, and you can quickly get books if you cannot go out to the store.
Excerpt: The Kindle is even better than I expected. I am reading more because it is easier to use. I can change the type size and it is easier to read in low light. I travel quite a bit and it makes all the difference having a lighter alternative to a book.
Excerpt: I must say, this is one of the best gifts I've ever received. I have a zippered cover with pocket and actually carry it as a purse. I can read any place while I'm waiting for what ever! I like the price of most of the books and even the free ones. I also like the samples of books before you buy, and it's definately lighter than regular books! love it, love it, love it!!!!!!!
Excerpt: I got my Kindle for one Christmas and I have to say that this was one of the best gifts that I have gotten. I use it all the time expecially since I'm on the train and carrying books around can get tiring. Also I never know what to do with the book when I am done. I hate throwing it out but I dont know what to do. I think its a convenient way to save a couple of trees and read electronically.
Excerpt: I received a Kindle as a gift. And I really love it! It's so easy to download books, and its great to be able to get samples before buying. My only downside is using the experimental internet. When I try to connect to facebook on it my Kindle freezes and it takes awhile for it to reset. But if I stay off of facebook its fine!
The Amazon Kindle 2 is far lighter than my normal bookbag.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I am an English student with a minor in the sciences. Last semester, I subluxated two ribs with my bookbag. I was carrying four books of poetry, two theory books, and a science textbook. I was simply asking for back problems. Now I have a Kindle. Many major literary works are available--some of them for free from Amazon. One of my science textbooks for next semester is available as an ebook, and I can even choose to buy individual chapters.
Excerpt: Now, I realize the point of the Kindle is to simulate a book page as closely as possible, and that the technology makes it so that eye strain is minimized. However, I really wish there were toggle option to turn on or off a backlight so that the Kindle can just snuggle in bed with me at night. This is the main thing I wish were available on the Kindle.
Excerpt: When we purchased the Kindle we didn't really know what to expect. The Kindle is light weight, slim and is very easy to download the book you want to read. It is compact and easy to store so you can take it almost anywhere. To work, shopping or even while traveling on a plane. If available, you can download your school book - what a great idea. No waiting in lines, waiting for the mail to receive a book that has been beaten up and seen better days!
Excerpt: I really like my amazon kindle, until I received this item I really did not no much about it other than it was a book reader--I received mine as a christmas gift and still and learning about it, but i have decided that i love it--it has so many cool features you can change the size of text , you can read from top to bottom of page or side to side, which ever is easier for you, there are tons of books available for this and alot of free to download books.