Product Type: Amazon Tablet PCs / eBook Readers
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Amazing, never need to buy another book!
Amazon Kindle 3
Member Name: oligraham
Amazon Kindle 3
Advantages: Can carry 3500 books in small space, easy to read and navigate, long battery life.
Disadvantages: Black and white screen, some books not available.
Bought this recently from Amazon when they had an offer on refurbished models. It really is one of the best and most useful pieces of technology I've ever used.
At first you may think that its just a cut down tablet or iPhone and that you can just read books on that but this is so much more. The reason for this is the e-ink screen which looks like a printed page, you can put your eyes right up to it and it would look like a printed page. This makes it much easier to read than on an LCD screen. The marketing claims that this reduces strain on the eyes and I can vouch for that, I can read for hours and my eyes don't feel as tired as after looking at a computer screen.
Navigation is easy with buttons to navigate the page on either side of the screen, a larger button to go to next page and a smaller one to go backwards.
There are also other features such as a web browser which is fairly basic and you can add notes and annotations to your books.
It can hold 3500 books which is a godsend if you are travelling especially with weight restrictions on airlines these days since it weighs significantly less than a paperback book.
There are thousands of free books on Amazon Kindle Store and Project Gothenburg plus regular deals on Kindle store of 99p books so you'll never be short of something to read.
I took it to Egypt in July and even with bright sunshine pounding the screen it still was easy to read and there was little glare.
If you turn off the wi-fi the battery will last for weeks if you just read for a couple of hours a day.
Downsides are that the screen is black and white so doesn't show pictures well and that some books aren't always availble as ebook versions.
Overall this is one of the best investments I've ever made and having only read 3 or 4 books in the year before I got it I've read over 20 since getting it in June since its so easy.
Summary: An amazing piece of kit which revolutionises the book industry.
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