A Personal Review of Kindle
I purchased my Kindle from the Kindle Store
on the day following its release, and during the last several
I've been trying it out. I'm not usually on the cutting edge of
technological developments; however, I've found
myself really enjoying my Kindle. Although I've scrutinized the
Sony reader on multiple occasions, and enjoyed it,
I found that the Sony reader lacked sufficient content. Because
I am often on the road and spend my spare moments reading,
the Kindle was right up my alley.
These are the factors I enjoyed most about this e-reader:
- This wireless reading device makes it very simple to read
books. This e-reader has an intelligently designed screen. Even
dim light, I was able to read without straining my eyes in any
- Accessing fresh content with this e-reader is easy. As
promoted, this wireless reading device is pre-linked to your
account immediately after it is purchased, which allowed me to
visit the Kindle Store, access content, and download it
extremely quickly. Before I purchased my Kindle, I'd pre-ordered
several books from Amazon, and I was able to access
these immediately after turning on my e-reader.
This wireless reading device is compact enough to easily fit
into your laptop bag, and it weighs so little that you won't
register that you're carrying it!
- Wide variety of content at a good cost for value. If you have
time to visit many used book retailers, you may find hard-copy
books that are less expensive than Kindle Store content, but
Kindle Store content actually tends to be less expensive than
similar content carried at new bookstores, and it can be
purchased quickly with far more ease.
Kindle DX Wireless Reading Device (Global Edition)
- If you travel or live outside the US this is the Wireless e-reader you
want to have. Download ebooks iin more than 100 countries.
Kindle Wireless Reading Device (U.S.A.)
For US Residents Only. You can use to read your favorite ebooks with
anywhere in the world, but if you also want to download ebooks
abroad you need to have the global edition from Amazon.
- Intelligently designed software makes this e-reader a success.
This e-reader allows you to bookmark pages, alter font size for
maximum reading comfort, and automatically recalls where you
last left off in the book. For people like me, who enjoy
lots of books at the same time, these features are especially
convenient. These features allow me to go from book to book
ever getting confused about which page I was last on.
there are some features of Kindle that I was less t
han enthused about:
- Some of the hardware design is not as well-tested as it could
and might still need some work. Your Kindle is
packaged with a case; however, this case may impede the
of your Kindle, as once the Kindle is placed in the case, you
difficulty in pressing the left one of the Kindle's two "next
which are designed to be used with both hands.
- Kindle's interface is not totally user-friendly. There is a
bit of a learning
curve with the Kindle, as it can be difficult and time consuming
to use the wheel, although this difficulties disappear after
you've practiced a bit.
- My personal experience in attempting to peruse magazine or
content was less than enjoyable as well, as they were difficult
out in this format. This leads me to decide that I should
maintain my online subscriptions
for the time being.
- Although I became inured to it after a while, I was initially
annoyed by the
black flash that occurs whenever you turn a page. This effect
seems to be
integral to the nature of the eInk technology.
- Music management software seemed to be quite primitive. I
didn't buy a wireless e-reader because I wanted to
listen to music on it, so I'm not particularly perturbed by this
fact; however, let's just say that I'm not inspired to give up
- My hope is that more content will be accessible as time goes
on. There are some books that I enjoy re-reading
from time to time (old favorites) and some of these were not
The Final Word:
This e-reader is a useful format for perusing books. However, if
you are interested in using a Kindle as a substitute for
devices like iPods or laptops, then you will be disappointed.
Additionally, this is an ideal tool for those who enjoy reading
a large volume of books and don't mind making certain trade-offs
regarding cost and convenience, as a wide variety of
content will be available to you. I am ultimately pleased with
my wireless reading device, which I will be using quite
frequently in the future.