Product Type: Amazon Tablet PCs / eBook Readers
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Dubious beforehand.... but now wouldn't be without my Kindle
Amazon Kindle 4
Member Name: mrsmcg
Amazon Kindle 4
Date: 11/08/13, updated on 19/08/13 (21 review reads)
Advantages: Easily accessible downloads, easy to use & reliable
Disadvantages: Easy to spend money
I received my kindle as a gift from friends before I went on Maternity leave. It's not something I would have bought for myself, as I adore bookshops, libraries and actual physical books. So I was a bit dubious when I received it at how much I would use it. At around £69 from Amazon I felt it was also a relatively expensive gadget.
It was very simple to set up, with clear and easy to follow on screen instructions. With a wi-fi connection it connects to the Amazon book-store and if you link up your Amazon account you can select books and download them instantly. Literally, you can download weighty tomes such as War & Peace in seconds! The screen is designed to have the look and feel of paper and is easy on the eyes. The text size is adjustable and it has a built in dictionary which is easily accessible. It's lightweight also weighing much less than a paperback.
Apparently it can hold 14,000 books, not a number I'm even close to but I certainly have hundreds on my kindle. When connecting to the Amazon book store you can shop around, search for bargains or free titles. I was able to download a number of classics, such as Pride and Prejudice, completely free. It comes with a USB charger and I've found that it holds it's charge for days if not weeks.
So I've gone from being a reluctant owner to a proud Kindle owner. I have invested in a leather case for my kindle to keep it safe as I really take it everywhere, also meaning I read even more. I particularly love the dictionary and being able to quickly refer to a meaning without losing the thread of the book. My husband also now has less reason to moan about an increase in books filling our house! But my all time favourite feature is that it means no more hunting the shelves of our existing books in the hope that something new has appeared - you can search for new fiction or reference & try them out before buying. Although this could be construed as a drawback also as it's very easy to spend money with Amazon.
My kindle has seen my through months of night feedings (with my trusty book light) and is always my number one thing to pack when travelling. I really wouldn't be without it.
Summary: A book lover's best friend
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