Product Type: Amazon Tablet PCs / eBook Readers
Newest Review: ... £60 from Amazon, as there are many more advanced Kindles in the brand now. My Kindle 4 does have some drawbacks. If your battery is low... more
Kindle. I love you.
Amazon Kindle 4
Member Name: turps33
Amazon Kindle 4
Advantages: Easy to use, long battery life
Disadvantages: Typing is time consuming, but that's a very small issue.
I've always loved books, but also love technolgy. It's why back in the day I had a Pocket PC. I used it just to read e books, but actually getting them on there was always a hassle, so much so that I eventually lost interest and went back to actual books, only.
It's why I was a little hesitent about buying a kindle. But when I did I realised just what I'd been missing.
I love my kindle. It goes everywhere with me and I love that I'm able to take it out and read whenever and whereever I want. No more boring waiting, with a kindle you've got a choice of books at hand always.
I love that it's so easy to get new books onto your kindle. But them at Amazon and as long as your kindle is registered they'll be sent right to the device. I also use Calibre to organise and add on any books I don't buy from Amazon. It means I can easily keep track of what books I actually have on my device, which is great as at this point I have a lot.
That's one of the best things for me. That I can have so many different genres of books at hand always. What I want to read changes daily, one day chick lit, another day sci-fi/fantasy. With the kindle I can pick and choose according to mood. And of course, if you're someone who doesn't want people to know what you're reading, well the kindle is perfect for you.
I like that there's no back light. While it can be a disadvantage in a low light it also means reading for extended periods is easy on the eyes and that reading in direct sunlight in possible.
Battery life is great, lasting for weeks, and that's with a lot of reading. When I do notice the battery is running down I simply charge it again via my computer, something simple and easy to do.
Other pluses. I love that you can read the kindle one-handed, with a page turn button being on each side. If you delete books after you've finished reading them that's very easy to do, and it's also easy to group books into collections. For example, on my kindle I have collections for authors as well as genres.
The only slight negative I have is using the keyboard is slightly time consuming, but as I don't have an actual keyboard model that's understandable.
While I still buy actual books, the kindle is a great choice for people who love to read, especially on the go.
If you want an e reader that's easy to use and has a long battery life. The kindle is the e reader for you.
Summary: A fantastic e reader.
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