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Friday, May 8, 2009

Kindle II - I'm in love!

This device looked and sounded nice, but I had severe doubts about buying one. It seemed a lot of money to spend on a "hand held electronic book reader". Hubby bought it for me, and I absolutely LOVE it!

I can take it with me anywhere waiting will be done, if I finish a book I can just choose another one to start reading, can purchase magazines and newspapers to read on it.

So far I've not found anything about it that I dislike~

Here is the blurb about it from Amazon:

It is just over 1/3 of an inch, as thin as most magazines;

Lightweight - at 10.2 ounces, lighter than a typical paperback

Wireless 3G wireless lets you download books right from your Kindle, anytime, anywhere; no monthly fees, service plans, or hunting for Wi-Fi hotspots. This is true, we live in a rural county and we live out of town in the country, but can still download books in a snap!

Books in under 60 seconds - Get books delivered in less than 60 seconds; no PC required (This I could not believe until my Kindle came in and I downloaded books onto it, and it really is this fast)

Reads like real paper; now boasts 16 shades of gray for clear text and even crisper images

Read for days without recharging (Yep, I've read for a week without having to recharge, and I read a lot each day)

Take your library with you; holds over 1,500 books. (The new Kindle DX holds 3,500 books)
With the new text-to-speech feature, Kindle can read every newspaper, magazine, blog, and book out loud to you, unless the book is disabled by the rights holder
Over 275,000 books plus U.S. and international newspapers, magazines, and blogs availableNew York Times Best Sellers and New Releases $9.99, unless marked otherwise. And there are a LOT of classics to be found free of charge. So I'm getting to read old favorites at no cost, anytime I want to.

1 comment:

Busy Grandma Elsie said...

How sweet of hubby...
I know this is one of the newer gadgets but Hey i am like you said you were, Naw... i don't really need or think I want it.
Enjoy and continue to update us ... maybe you will convince some of us that we really need it too.
Elsie <><