Product Type: Amazon Tablet PCs / eBook Readers
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Better than a book? Not so sure
Amazon Kindle 4
Member Name: sttb1997
Amazon Kindle 4
Advantages: Light, easy to use
Disadvantages: Not a book
When I heard about the Kindle I thought it would be a great idea. No more crammed bookshelves, the ability to take plenty of books with you wherever you go to read at your leisure. And I must admit that once I ordered the kindle and went through the set up I was impressed! The set up process to link the Kindle to your wireless network is pretty easy and straightforward, and the one click method of buying books makes it too easy to start on your way to fill the device with words.
The screen is very clear and easy to read - it is well lit enough to read in dimmed light. The Kindle itself is very light and easy to hold. It easily fits into a bag without realising you have it with you, and with the cover I have for it I'm satisfied that it's safe.
The button and arrow keys are easy to use although a bit time consuming when trying to type in a title of a book etc, but it hasn't caused me any problems so far.
I love books, and never thought I would ever be happy with something to replace books. I like the feel of well thumbed pages and the rustling of the pages, but I must say I was impressed with the Kindle. It doesn't give you the feel a book does, there are no covers of books or yellowed pages to give you a sense of history as with a book, but it is convenient and modern.
Does it replace a good book? I'm not so sure, but would I recommend it? Definitely.
Summary: A great device to bring reading into the 21st century
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