Kindle 3 3g - Happy Leisure Investment
lightweight, anti-glare, check email, read PDF files, stores tons of books, Great battery life.
not color, some PDF files are hard to read if not converted.
The Bottom Line:
I'm now addicted, I use it everywhere. Like the Iphone I wonder how I went without it.
I bought the Kindle after hours of research comparing it to the nook, ipad and other e-readers. I knew I wanted an e-reader but wasn't sure which one. There were several cool things that turned me onto it compared to others. One of the big things was that it was glare free and I could read it in the sunlight. Nothing is more annoying to me than trying to read a computer screen in sunlight. My only concern with this was that I also like reading in a car on long trips and when sun goes down I would be out of luck. There are accessories that can help with this so it is not a big deal.
Another great thing I loved on it was knowing that my newspapers and magazines would be delivered to wirelessly which made it very easy. A big perk I found with the newspapers was that on the left you will have your categories. As you scroll through the categories on the right the associated articles will change correspondingly. It's like having a table of contents for a newspaper where you can go straight to want you want to read.
As a college student I found the search feature handy. I've used it for some of my text books for school and when looking for something particular you can search for a keyword and find and go to the different parts of the book where the word is found.
It also has a built in dictionary where you just press the keypad until your cursor is infront of the word and the definition automatically pops up on the screen.
I have to use alot of PDF documents at work which means I needed a laptop to take with me. I found moving them all to the kindle made my work alot easier when I was able to use my kindle for all of my PDF reading needs. I did have to send some of them into Amazon for conversion which cost me less than 50 cents apiece, but I got them delivered wirelessly within a few hours and was definitely worth not carrying around my lap top.
One concern I know I had and so did many others was - is it like reading a computer screen? The answer is no. After about 90 seconds of reading it felt just like reading a paperback book and I've never looked back.
All in all, I'm now a Kindle addict. Since it was significantly cheaper than buying an ipad which to me is the same as a laptop I went with the kindle. After all I wanted an e-reader, not a laptop.
I'm more than highly satisfied.