Product Type: Amazon Tablet PCs / eBook Readers
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Useful when reading on holidays!
Amazon Kindle 4
Member Name: ionicbondz
Amazon Kindle 4
Advantages: Light, excellent battery life, good value for money and looks good
Disadvantages: No backlight
I was lucky enough to get the Amazon Kindle 4 as a gift last Christmas (December 2011) and I cannot part from it! It is an excellent device especially for avid readers such as myself.
I always found myself to be carrying around heavy books and this definitely wasn't in my favour when I went on any holidays abroad due to baggage restrictions. Luckily my friend purchased the Kindle for me.
The device itself is a nice graphite colour and boasts a nice 6" screen so it's very easy to carry around in your bag or even in your pocket. In terms of weight, it is much lighter than a stack of books weighing less than 170 grams.
It's very easy to purchase books for the device for a couple of pounds per book (much cheaper than paper versions!) through the Amazon Store either on the device or on your computer. The device has built in wifi to allow you to do this. You can also use the device to browse the internet using an experimental browser that comes on the device.
There are not many buttons which allows for easy access and use.
The only problem I had with it was there is no backlight on the device so you must have a source of light to begin reading. This was only a small problem though because I purchased an official case with a light and it is protecting it perfectly.
Overall, I would happily recommend the Kindle to my friends!
Summary: Useful when reading on holidays!
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