Summary: I bought the Kindle for my wife who has always been an avid reader, but can't read most paperbacks because of the small print size. Since she isn't too computer savvy, the wireless feature was also a key attraction, although I was skeptical of its capability.
Handy, light and extremely useful. Best purchase I've made!
30 June 2015
Excerpt: I LOVE my kindle. I was sceptical at first about moving from books to an electronic device but I can honestly say it's one of the best purchases I ever made. It's saved me money on buying books, and saves me a lot of space in my bag every time I go travelling.
If you want an e-book without extra features, this is for you
20 May 2015
Excerpt: If you are an avid book reader and you are tired of carrying heavy books in your bag when travelling, then I believe this Kindle is for you. It is simple. No extra features. What I like the most about this Kindle is that it is the closest to a "real" book that you can find electronically.
Pros: Screen is like a book . It does light up in your face constantly . It is light .
Excerpt: Not expensive and also perfect for reading. It is light and compact so it fits straight into my handbag and when reading in sunlight it doesn't affect the image. Once it is charged the battery lasts a very long time.
Excerpt: I have had the kindle for around 3 years now and I love it. When I purchased it, it cost around £110 (they're probably cheaper now) but it was worth every penny and it is so easy to use. For a book-worm like me the kindle didn't at first appeal to me because I felt like I was betraying books.
Pros: Good selection of books, good battery life, easy for holidays
Excerpt: I’m not what could be called an early adopter of technology. I like my elderly computer, my basic phone, and my hard-wearing digital camera. But I was reluctant to take any of them on board at first, and needed extensive help from my technologically aware family to get started and then gradually...
Pros: Portable library, lots of free books, instant delivery, easy to use
Cons: One - click ordering means no chance to cancel, can't lend books to friends
Too many books ruining your life and your bank balance?
28 February 2012
Excerpt: Reading is an essential part of life in order to escape day-to-day ennui as you can find yourself lost in exotic worlds having exciting adventures you only wish were possible. But unless you are a member of one of the now dwindling public libraries, or are part of a book swapping club you will find...
Pros: Cheaper way to buy books, easy to download and organise, save on storage space, great battery life
Cons: Cheaper, more streamlined version available, no 3G
Excerpt: I am a book lover (I'm studying for a PhD in English), so I was wary of ereaders for a very long time. I wish I hadn't been. I received my Kindle 3 for Christmas, and since then it's been invaluable.
Pros: Light and thin, screen is like the pages of a book, can highlight text and make notes
Cons: Feels fragile, crashes on some websites, cannot download library books