Sep 4, 2010
Reading on the Amazon Kindle ...
I'm sure by now, everybody's heard of Amazon Kindle. If you have not, let me tell you. Its and e-reader, an electronic book reader sold exclusively by amazon.com. Amazon Kindle is not the only e-book reader out there. No, there are others, Sony's Reader and B&N's Nook come to mind.
After doing some research about price, screen size and PDF support, I ended up buying the Amazon Kindle DX. And it is great. It really is a good device. It doesn't do much, but what is does, it does beautifully. Very nice.
Sleek and ergonomic with a 9.7 inch screen, the device is heavier than a small paperback, but lighter than a hardcover book. It is thinner than any physical book you want to read. No more tired hands holding heavy books.
Reading on the E-ink display is like reading a newspaper, good contrast and very easy on the eye. Me being a guy who used to read PDF's on the computer screen, I know a thing or two about eye strain. No more with the Kindle, because it does not have a backlight. Serious reader will appreciate this much more than I can.
Reading is a breeze on the Kindle. And you never loose where you are reading on a book, or multiple books. It remembers where you left off and you can pick up from there on any book. No more dog-eared pages. No more lost bookmarks. you can even write notes in the margins, highlight important parts for reference.
Page turns are a tad slow, but when you get inside what you are reading, you forget about the delivery system, the screen and the buttons – its the characters and the story that really matters.
Yes, I know about the apple iPad. Kindle is not trying to be an iPad. Kindle is a reading device, and by far a superior device at that. For you out there who has a voracious appetite for reading, I highly recommend you consider a Kindle. And for people who wants to multi task, this device is not for you.
If you are like me, there are a lot of books that you want to read. Most of them can be found in e-book format. I'm hoping this would ease the process and let me get some reading done away from my computer and when I'm traveling.
Am currently reading The Bourne Legacy by Eric Van Lustbader. This is good, as I read the three previous books as PDFs on my computer screen.