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Couldn't Live Without It!
Amazon Kindle Ink Display
Member Name: danktess
Amazon Kindle Ink Display
Advantages: Lightweight, comfortable, saves you from lugging around heavy books!
Disadvantages: No backlight built in but you can buy for about £2
After almost a year of wanting a kindle I finally decided to purchase one! My boyfriends mum had got herself one and although she didn't use it much said it was great. She did offer it to me however risk breaking the in laws stuff on holiday... I don't think so! For me, reading on my little iphone screen was just not good enough! This is where my first decision had to be made...
Did I want just a plain old small bland kindle or the amazing brand new Kindle Fire HD. Well after much pondering I decided on the boring option of a plain bland old kindle. I decided this would be the better option for me. I have an ipad, tablet, laptop, iphone and many other gadgets so why do I need another piece of technology to allow me to do all the things that I can already do on all my other gadgets. I don't, so I went ahead and decided on just this simple button kindle. I was also undecided on whether to get the touch kindle or not but a work colleague has one and has mentioned many times how she cannot find certain menus and that it is not very responsive.
So I got my Kindle from John Lewis at a price of £69.This was great for me! I know that you can get cheaper models on the market but for me this was at a great price and as I will later on explain, holds its price very well.
So I got myself a black one which I was very happy about as I know alot of them come in grey. The first thing I noticed about the kindle was how light and small it was. I literally couldn't believe it. After years of slugging big heavy books in my bag to and from work and on holiday, changing to this was heaven!
I charged it all up and was very excited to download my first book on this. The menu options are very easy to find and it is very easy to programme in all of your log in details to download books. It is also very easy to connect it to the wifi and find your way around.
The next day, on the train to work, I whacked out my new kindle feeling very happy with myself. I could hardly feel it in my bag and it took up very little space. I opened it up and begin to read my book (The Hunger Games which everyone was blabbering on about if you're wondering). The first thing I noticed was how easy it was to use. It fit very comfortably in my hands and was very light. The buttons on either side that allow you to go back and forth mean that whether you are left or right handed, or holding it in either hand you can turn the page of the book with ease.
I also noticed that in direct sunlight, the writing is still eligible which is great for taking it away on a summer holiday. You can download many books onto the kindly very easily and there are also a lot of free books available. Not only this, but as the kindle does come with wifi, if your hotel offers it, you can download books when you are away. The only bad point I have to make about the screen is that of a night when I am lying in bed and my partners moaning at me to turn the light off, I cannot see anything on my book as it has no back light! This would be one thing amazon could do to improve this kindle. Saying this, I did purchase a case from ebay which came with a free screen protector and attachable light so this isn't too much of an issue.
My last worry was the battery on the kindle. As with many products on the market nowadays the battery seems to drain continuously within hours so this was a major concern. But how stupid of me to worry! My battery lasts forever!!!!! I use my kindle at least twice a day to and from work which are 40 minutes each way and sometimes of an evening. I am writing this review today on 01-05-2013 and I cannot remember the last time I charged my kindle it was that long ago!
Overall I would say this is probably one of the best purchases I have EVER made! It is a great price, very small and light, can hold as many books until your heart is content and the battery lasts forever. Would defiantly recommend this to anyone that has been oohhing and ahhhing!
Summary: Would recommend this to anyone any day of the week! BEST BUY EVER!
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