Product Type: Amazon Tablet PCs / eBook Readers
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Amazon Kindle Touch
Member Name: missgeeeee
Amazon Kindle Touch
Advantages: Convenient, lightweight, whole collection at your fingertips, long battery life
Disadvantages: immediate cost is expensive
I never thought I would say this but the Kindle Touch is a nifty piece of technology. I always loved the smell and feel of a book and to this day I have an attic full of old books at my Father's house from before I went to University. Since receiving the Kindle my attitude towards books has totally changed, I went from being suspicious of this new technology to loving it.
I was bought the Kindle Touch as a birthday present and was just thrilled to have a new gadget to play with. Surprisingly, the novelty did not wear off - the Kindle fits into all of my handbags and is really lightweight so I can carry it around with me all the time. If I am ever waiting for someone/have a spare five minutes I just grab it and read a few pages.
I will say that in some senses it took some getting used to - when I first started reading it felt like going from one page to the next there would be a significant delay. I was so used to physical books that it felt strange and I thought there was a problem with it. In reality, it was just the screen loading and as I have used it more it seems to come up quicker - either that or I am just so used to it now that i do not even notice it.
It has saved me endless amounts of space and is extremely convenient. If you are an avid reader then I will say that this is for you - wherever you are, you have your whole book collection with you! Such variety is brilliant and the kindle store often has really cheap offers so taking a chance and reading something different is not overly expensive. I also find that books are cheaper to buy as e-books rather than physical copies.
One final point I will make it the battery life - I was absolutely astonished with how long the battery lasted at first. I charge it every couple of weeks as part of my routine but I imagine it could go longer - perfect to take on holiday and not have to worry about the battery running out!
Summary: Brilliant if you want to carry your whole library with you wherever you are!
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