Product Type: Amazon Tablet PCs / eBook Readers
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Don't see the point of Ereaders? Neither did I.
Amazon Kindle 3
Member Name: Screenager1988
Amazon Kindle 3
Advantages: Great screen, massive marketplace, great battery life.
Disadvantages: No backlight
That is until I tried the kindle.
I bought it on a whim a few months ago and whilst I was a little perturbed to see the new Kindle 4 come out that looks a little nicer than this one and is half the price I was glad to see that this one is actually a little better in many ways - and therefore is more than worth a purchase if the money isn't a big deal with you.
Lets start of with that screen, man is it nice. It's so easy to read on and looks a lot more like paper than you would actually think. I thought before I used it that it might be like staring into a monitor to read my books - and anyone who works with a computer knows that's not a good thing. But it's not, theres no eye strain at all, just magnificent e-paper technology.
About the only bad thing I can say about the screen is that it has no back-lighting so you can't read it in the dark without a separate light.
However, this would probably get rid of the incredible 2 month battery, that's right TWO WHOLE MONTHS the kindle will go without needing a charge. Amazing.
An important thing to keep in mind when thinking about e readers in general is to understand that they augment your current book collection. They keep it lightweight, portable and accessible. You can still read books in the home if you want to, getting rid of this either/or mentality is what really opens you up to appreciating the E reader.
The Kindle comes with a great collection of free to access books. Those which are outside copywrite law are placed on Amazon's marketplace as free to read, you could buy this and then literally spend the rest of your life just reading the free to download books.
Finally, this version comes with both Wifi and 3G access, so you can download books anywhere. On the move or not.
In summary then, what's not to like? The price-tag might seem a little high, but your getting a whole lot of bang for your buck here.
Summary: Go on, try it now.
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