Kindle Review

Posted by Mayank on September 7, 2012 in Kindle

Kindle needs no introduction. Since it’s introduction, it has had at various avatars and quite a few name changes.

In 2011, Amazon named the old Kindle as Kindle Keyboard and the new Kindle was introduced, which was named just the Kindle. on September 6th, Amazon not only dropped the price of the device to $59, but also improved it further by changing it’s color and adding a few more features.

Kindle Features:

The all-new Kindle is the smallest, lightest, and now even faster than before.
  • Weighs less than 6 ounces – lighter than a paperback, fits in your pocket
  • 15% faster page turns
  • New darker, hand-tuned fonts for easier reading
  • Reads like paper with no glare, even in bright sunlight
  • Download books in 60 seconds with built-in Wi-Fi
  • Holds over 1,000 books – take your library wherever you go
  • Massive book selection. Lowest prices. Over a million titles less than $9.99
  • 180,000 Kindle-exclusive titles that you won’t find anywhere else, including books by best-selling authors such as Kurt Vonnegut
  • Supports children’s books and includes new parental controls

Kindle Review

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Kindle is a Perfect Reading Device

Kindle uses an E-Ink technology that not only looks great, but also, reads like real paper. The matte screen reflects light like ordinary paper and uses no backlighting, so you can read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room. Unlike tablet screens, Kindle has no glare and causes no strain on eyes.

Less than 6 ounces, Kindle is lighter than most paperback books, and weighs half as much as many tablets, making it easy and comfortable to hold in one hand for extended periods of time.

Kindle does not require power to maintain a page of text, allowing you to read for up to a month on a single charge, with wireless off and a half hour of reading per day, versus hours on a tablet or smart phone.

Kindle has a uniform contrast ratio that does not change with your viewing angle, so you can read in any position.

You get a massive collection of books and magazines when you buy Kindle. Millions of titles in the public domain, such as Pride and Prejudice, are available for free. Over 600,000 books are less than $4.99; over a million are less than $9.99. With Amazon Prime, Kindle owners can choose from over 180,000 books, including over 100 current and former New York Times best sellers, to read for free – as frequently as a book a month, with no due dates.

Kindle Design Features

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Kindle has 8 adjustable text sizes to suit your reading preference. You can increase the text size of your favorite book or periodical with the push of a button. If your eyes tire, simply increase the font size and continue reading comfortably. Kindle also has 3 font styles to choose from – all optimized and hand-tuned to provide the best reading experience.

Kindle supports the display of non-Latin characters, so you can read books and documents in your favorite language. Kindle displays Cyrillic (such as Russian), Japanese, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), and Korean characters, in addition to Latin and Greek scripts. Kindle also provides access to several international dictionaries.

Kindle is now smart enough to match the pages of a Kindle book to the text in a print book to identify the corresponding “real” page number. Easily reference and cite passages or read alongside others in a book club or class.

Whispersync technology synchronizes your last page read, bookmarks and annotations across your devices so you can always pick up where you left off.

You can add annotations to text, just like you might write in the margins of a book, with a virtual keyboard that appears just when you need it. And because Kindle books are digital, you can edit, delete, and export your notes. You can highlight and clip key passages and bookmark pages for future use. You’ll never need to bookmark your last place in the book, because Kindle remembers for you and always opens to the last page you read.

You can also lend eligible Kindle books to other Kindle or Kindle app users. Each eligible book can be lent once for up to 14 days. Not all books are lendable – the publisher or rights holder determines which titles are enabled for lending.

Conclusion:

Rating: ★★★★★

Kindle is an absolutely lovable device. With the changed introduced this year, it is very hard not to fall in love with the Kindle. It is absolutely gorgeous and is a perfect device to own or to gift to someone you love. Also, at $69, it is a no-brainer. A must have for everyone. Details of Kindle can be found at Amazon.

Kindle is available in 2 variants:

Recommended Accessory:

Amazon Kindle Lighted Leather Cover

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Amazon Kindle Lighted Leather Cover is sleek, form-fitted leather exterior looks and feels great, while the soft microfiber interior protects your device from scuffs and scratches.

The cover was designed to specifically fit your Kindle and secures your device without any hinges or straps. Simply place your Kindle into the form-fitted interior of the cover and then gently press the device into place.

No matter where you take your Kindle, you’ll never be without illumination thanks to the integrated reading light. Our innovative design allows the built-in LED light to draw its power from Kindle, so no batteries are required.

Amazon Kindle Lighted Cover is available at Amazon.

Amazon offers a 2-year warranty for Kindle, which covers you against accidents starts the day your Kindle is shipped. It includes a mechanical and electrical breakdown coverage and lets you claim up to 3 claims during the term of your warranty. You receive a replacement Kindle 2-3 days after you make a valid claim without any deductibles or shipping fees. This 2-year warranty is fully transferable.

 

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