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Amazon Kindle 2 eBook Reader

bylilmoose18 Jun 4, 2012
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros cheap
Cons everything including look and design
Recommended it? No

I do not like this device. It was confusing for me to download books. I didnt understand the buttons. I regret buying this item. Read full review »


I Great Reading Device!

bycoldwell33 May 31, 2012
8 Helpfuls 9 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Very good feel and compact<br>Great experience while reading<br> Great...
Cons Nothing
Recommended it? Yes

I have used this device for a while. The reason I bought it was because I didn't like reading on my iPad because of the screen. This screen is a lot better for reading and really like using it. I really have no problems with mine I like everything about it size,feel and overall experience... Read full review »


Overall Great Device

byhall_jf Feb 19, 2012
8 Helpfuls 9 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros -light weight <br>-Sleek design<br>-durable  
Cons -no page numbers
Recommended it? Yes

I purchased a kindle almost a year ago and have never loved reading so much. The only downfall is that the Kindle Books do not show page numbers, but only a "location" and a "percent read" bar. I highly recommend this to anyone who wishes to purchase an eReader not only because of its light, sleek... Read full review »


Kindle Me This, Kindle Me That

bys00nergirl Jul 6, 2011
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros fast, easy to use, lightweight, affordable
Cons lack of color
Recommended it? Yes

My name is Amy, and I am a book-aholic. Reading is my drug of choice. Simply entering a book store causes my heart to race, my palms to sweat, my mouth to water, and my ability to make rational decisions to completely fly out the door. My husband frequently jokes that if we lived in a larger... Read full review »


Excellent for people with arthritis

byladamson81 Jun 21, 2011
11 Helpfuls 12 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros lightweight; easy to use; sturdy and durable
Cons many e-books have typos (an issue with the e-book, it affects the reading experience)
Recommended it? Yes

I have, from the very beginning, been against e-readers.  I have always loved holding a book in my hands and couldn't imagine doing otherwise. 

And then my husband bought me the kindle for a gift. 

I can't put it down!  The screen is easy to read and the kindle is... Read full review »


No Trees Died in the Writing of This Review

bysmartone86 Sep 28, 2010
14 Helpfuls 15 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Easy to use, easy to read screen, battery, 3g
Cons No touchscreen, backlight, or color.  Slight lag in turning pages.
Recommended it? Yes

From the day the Amazon Kindle first came out, I wanted one!  Finally, this year, at $189, they became affordable and I got one. 

Amazon Kindle is an eBook reader.  Digital files are stored on the device and presented for your reading enjoyment on what's called an e-ink... Read full review »


Simple reader with a nice screen

bytdonoughue Jun 2, 2010
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Screen, battery life, book selection, size and weight
Cons No cover, slow screen, OS lacks organization
Recommended it? Yes

The screen is certainly the highlight of this device.  The eink only uses electricity to set and reset the pixels (unlike an LCD, which must have power for you to see).  As a result, when you first open your Kindle, you will see that it already has writing on the screen and was shipped... Read full review »


Amazon Kindle 2: Hi-tech toy is cool, useful and beneficial!

byalexdg1 May 26, 2010
25 Helpfuls 26 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Can store 1500 e-books.  Quick download.  Adjustable text sizes. (See review!)
Cons For the price, Amazon could have included a cover. Other than that, none!
Recommended it? Yes

The Amazon Kindle 6" Wireless Reading Device (Latest Generation)
When I first saw the original Kindle wireless reading device being advertised for sale at Amazon in 2008, I thought to myself, This would be really nice to have if I had the extra money, but I don't really need a new tech-toy... Read full review »


Kindle goes to the darkside

byjggentry May 19, 2010
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Provides a portable library
Cons You don't own any content, just the right to use
Recommended it? No

My wife purchased a Kindle for me for Christmas and registered it under her Amazon account. Initially I loved the product. I bought a number of books but its a pain managing my reader from her account. I called kindle support to find out about registering the reader to my account instead. I was... Read full review »


Does what it promises, but a bit pricey

byshopaholic808 Apr 12, 2010
Helpful? 1 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Compact, Energy Efficient
Cons Overpriced
Recommended it? No

The Kindle in my opinion, was a bit overpriced. It does what it promises, but with the lack of features, and the cost of some kindle books, the overall price tag of the kindle was a burden. If the screen was color, and if it had more functionality the price tag of this ebook reader would be... Read full review »


My Kindle is my constant companion!

byMemaSal Apr 9, 2010
Helpful? 1 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Compact, Easy To Use, Reliable Performance
Cons No backlight, Expensive
Recommended it? Yes

I got my Kindle 2 for Christmas.  I could not be happier with it.  I would never have purchased it for myself, due to the cost, but I am sure glad I have it!  Other than the price, my only complaint is that there is no light.  The best part is that I can read in bed at night,... Read full review »


Makes Reading Hassle Free!

byspeakerbug Apr 8, 2010
Helpful? 1 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Good Value, Compact, Great Design
Cons No backlight
Recommended it? Yes

I wasn't sure if I would like the Kindle at first, but now that I have had it for about two months, it is AMAZING. It has reinvented the way I reads books! I honestly have no problems with it. Even though the price may seem a little high, it is worth it because the price of e-books is so much less... Read full review »


must have for book lovers

byancowden Apr 8, 2010
Helpful? 1 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great Design, Quality Construction
Cons Overpriced
Recommended it? Yes

Must have for a book lover. I love that I can take it anywhere and not have to carry a big book around. Also, buying books in kindle version is cheaper than buying books in print so in the long run it saves money.  Read full review »


my husband loves his...finally a''book'' he wants to read

byamyreesern Mar 25, 2010
Helpful? 1 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Good Value, Compact, Quality Construction
Recommended it? Yes

Great product for everyday use.  The battery life is good and the screen is easy to read.  Only wish it would come in a variety of colors for more personalization.  My husband traveled to Canada a few weeks ago and could have sold his 10 times, everyone on the plane wanted it! Read full review »


A new way of reading books

bydpchick Mar 15, 2010
Helpful? 1 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Compact, Great Design, Good Value
Recommended it? Yes

This was given to me as a gift about one month ago.  I am still learning about. I know you can download free books. You can also share your books with another kindle reader if you choose too.  It stores hundreds of books.  This is also great to travel with. If you are a true reader,... Read full review »


Totally Addicted!!

byfrogtime77 Mar 4, 2010
Helpful? 1 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great Design, Compact, Good Value
Recommended it? Yes

I am so in love with mine! It is no much nicer than lugging around several heavy books. I travel on a regular basis, and much like others, I pass the time by reading. It is light and easy to use! And if I finish my books, i don't have to find an airport book store to over pay for a book that I... Read full review »


Trailblazer ebook reader

byBradman Feb 24, 2010
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Good display, great form factor, lots of books
Cons still expensive, fragile
Recommended it? Yes

The Amazon Kindle is an electronic ebook reader that allows you to keep up to 1,500 books in it's internal memory and wirelessly download books from the Amazon bookstore.

The screen is e-ink which is very different from the screens on laptops and desktop computers. It consists of many... Read full review »


Easy way to carry around many books at one time!

bylizzard607 Feb 23, 2010
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great Design, Compact, Quality Construction
Cons Expensive, No backlight, expensive to fill
Recommended it? Yes

My husband bought me a Kindle for Christmas! I really like it! It is small, lightweight, easy to read and has lots of memory. He also bought me a cover to keep it protected. It can be very expensive to fill it with books and such but there are alos MANY free books on Amazon.com. You can also get a... Read full review »


Frustrated with lack of titles offered by Amazon for Kindle.

byaellarae Feb 23, 2010
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Easy to use. Read faster.
Cons Can't find the book titles I want. 
Recommended it? No

Great product. Easy to use. Great concept. But I am writing this review not because of the things I love about my Kindle, I am writing this review because I would seriously reconsider purchasing the Kindle had I known that most of the book titles I want to read are not available on the... Read full review »


And One eBook Reader to Rule Them All

bybenchpress Feb 11, 2010
11 Helpfuls 12 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Screen, Form Factor, WhisperNet, eBook Availability, Overall User Experience
Cons Interface, battery not user replaceable, in-unit library organization
Recommended it? Yes

I am an avid reader. On the average, I consume at least one book a week. If I am on a business trip, I usually finish a book on the flight out, one on the way back, and at least one more while I am away. My interest in books spreads amongst history, science, military, politics and... Read full review »

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