Product Type: Amazon Tablet PCs / eBook Readers
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Amazon Kindle 3 - Ideal for bookworms of all ages!
Amazon Kindle 3
Member Name: Katie1988
Amazon Kindle 3
Advantages: E-ink screen, Size, Weight, Effortless to read, MP3 player, Web browser, Free 3G,
Disadvantages: Slightly slow web browser
I recently had the pleasure of testing out my Nanas new amazon kindle 3. It was bought by my grandad for her birthday and I was the lucky person that got to set it all up!
The amazon kindle 3 is the kindle which has the keyboard and is not touch screen. Not only is this particular kindle WiFi enabled but it also comes with free 3G - bonus! It is very lightweight and the e-Ink screen means that the text looks beautifully crisp and bold, this feature makes the kindle easily stand out from other e-readers and tablets. Downloading books from the amazon store is super easy, so much so that my 73 year old Nan is able to do so! There is thousands of different books available, many different authors and genres to read, definitely lots of choice.
Holding the Kindle just feels natural and it almost becomes weightless in your hands as you get lost in your favorite book. The overall size of the kindle is perfect, not too big that it feels bulky in your hands but big enough that you can easily read the text. The pages of the book can be turned easily by using the buttons on the side of the kindle and at the bottom of the screen you are able to see the percentage of the book you have read.
The kindle boasts some fantastic features such as the free 3G that I've already touched on. Free 3G means that you can browse and buy books from the store anywhere and anytime you like, which in itself is an amazing feature. The kindle web browser cannot only be used for basic web browsing but also for things like Facebook, sending and receiving emails and many other websites. It might sometimes be a little on the slow side but considering the 3G is free I am sure it's something you will be willing to overlook!
You can also actually use your kindle as an mp3 player. You cannot see song names or information but you can skip songs, start and stop them. However the only way you can actually get the mp3's on your kindle is to paste them into the music folder from USB, still a fantastic little feature though!
Overall the Kindle 3 is a fabulous device and easy to use for all ages, even my Nan!
Summary: An easy to use E-reader with some lovely features!
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