Product Type: Amazon Tablet PCs / eBook Readers
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Redefining reading? No, but streamlines!
Amazon Kindle 3
Member Name: drezha
Amazon Kindle 3
Advantages: Easy to read, Lightweight, Portable
Disadvantages: Less robust than a paperback
I was always doubtful of eBooks but I bought this as a test in the hope I could return it if I didn't get on with it. However, that wont be happening!
The ability to carry a whole library with me is great. I recently went on holiday and was able to take 4 large books (one was 700 pages long had I read the paperback) with me and only had to carry this lightweight and portable device!
Battery life is fantastic - with wi-fi off, I get at least a month of reading from it before having to charge the batteries. I tend to buy most of my eBooks from the Black Library which can be read fine as well as any other .mobi books. It allows me to read academic papers for my PhD as well, as long as they're in PDF format. Overall, it's really helped me get back into reading as I can quite happily cart it around with me and not worry about space or how heavy the books I'm reading will be - it's nice and thin and so will take up less space.
The keyboard is nice to have should you actually want to search or take notes or use the Twitter functionality, otherwise it's fairly defunct.
Summary: The future of reading!
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