I Love my new Kindle...
My Book Reader by Amazon!
I got a Kindle, 6" Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers
from Amazon last week and I thought I'd write about it... you know I'm a rather geek-techie gal since I do several websites, Right?
I first saw one in a doctor's waiting room... a gal was staring at this small screen and would tap here and there (now I know she was turning the page). I finally asked "Can I ask WHAT you are doing? I'm very curious." She explained her Kindle. End of story. I didn't even look at her screen, just got a brief explanation that got my interest flowing.
Periodically (honestly every month or two), I spend days in the hospital with my parents (now in their 80s). I always lug my notebook/laptop computer with me. Hey, I sit up there all day, a gal needs something to do! Grin! One of my big fears is being stuck somewhere with nothing, absolutely nothing, to occupy my mind. Yes, I'm a little odd, aren't we all?
Last month when Dad was in the hospital, Mom offered to carry my bag as I was carrying my purse and two hot coffees also. She INSISTED.. so I gave it to her for two minutes. She couldn't believe how heavy my bag was... her guess was 40 pounds. My notebook is a great computer, totally love it, but it's not light weight.
Enter KINDLE into my Life:
The Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G, 6" Display, White - 2nd Generation
is my new e-book reader. It is a six inch, flat screen that weighs less than a normal book -- and yet you can put thousands of books on this one little book reader. There are something like 700,000 books available for purchase and thousands more are free (out of copyright). Plus you can read newspapers and magazines or go online.
I have oodles of e-books (pdf files) that I've collected over the years, both purchased and free, that I can now carry with me everywhere I go. Get stuck waiting in the doctors office, out comes my Kindle. Grin!
The screen has been enhanced over an older version so it's darker text, and you can read it in the sunshine as there is a no glare screen too!
The battery lasts up to a month (not 4 hours like my one-year old notebook). I like that! (p.s. this might be in reading mode only, not with going online, not sure yet as mine is only a week old!)
Plus like cell phones, it has Wi-Fi so I can connect to the internet to browse, find and download a new book, whatever.
Woo Hoo... Wendy is a happy gal!
Anyone else out there own a Kindle? What do you think?