My husband purchased the Kindle for me for my birthday. He has the original one and I have the second one. I love it. I quite reading at night because my hands would hurt so much from my arthritis that holding a book was impossible. The Kindle is so light. It is easy to hold and lay in bed with. I know a lot of people sit up when they read, but I lay down and then fall asleep reading. I love being able to read again. I read all of Twilight and never had to wait for the next book to come in the mail or to hunt one down at the nearest book store.
So ordering is simple, you can order from Amazon.com or you can order directly from your kindle. We have wireless set up in our
house and we just order our books from bed.
The biggest improvement is that it doesn’t fall out of the case. My husband says his falls out all of the time. He takes it everywhere with him. He reads it at work, when he’s stopped in traffic, and at bedtime or just to relax.
I really liked the metallic bar that the original one had but I like how mine looks just a tad bit nicer. Mine also has a button redesign where you can’t easily turn to the next page. I do feel like the large button on the right should be forward page like it is and the large button on the left should be previous page. I’m always hitting that button and then ending up in the next chapter.
It has the ability to read out loud and my husband is very fascinated with but I like to read to myself, unless it’s my husband reading to me. So if it had my husband’s voice and not some electronic female voice then I might enjoy it a little more.
I also really like being able to change the text size. At night when there is very little light I can move the text size up a size or two. You can use it to search the web but most websites aren’t made to be viewed from the Kindle. I don’t think my blog is.
It’s only 1/3 of an inch and only weights 10.2 ounces. The books are delivered wirelessly in under 60 seconds. The battery life is amazing as long as you remember to turn off the wireless.
One drawback is that it doesn’t come with a case but all the pros outweigh this.
If you have an avid reader that hates used books, or just likes to read and read and you have a small house that can’t store the books, this saves space, paper, and time.
do you think it is worth the price? the last time i looked, they seemed rather pricey for one on a fixed income.
It depends on how much you spend on books and if you don’t have space for books. If you do all of your reading from library books then I would probably say no, but my husband buys all of his books so it is going to save us money and time, and space we don’t have