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The Kindle is a Great Gadget
« on: December 31, 2010, 10:29:26 am »
The Kindle is a great gadget for reading books and other publications such as newspapers and magazines. It truly does read easily even in bright light.

Since it's not back lighted, there is hardly any glare at all. It's the closest you can get to a book for an electronic device.

The Kindle can hold thousands of books and can keep a charge for a week or more. It's very portable. There are three models out there. Two of them have a 6" screen, and the DX model has a 9.7" screen. The Dx is a plus for older eyes as is the resizable text in all models.

Kindle books are cheaper than a paperback and can save your pocket book as well as trees. If you find something you want to purchase then you can have it on your e-book with seconds with the wireless feature. The Kindle is best for reading. That's what it shines at. It does have web browsing ability but that feature can be clumsy and slow. Besides books and newspapers, you can also read blogs and magazines. This makes it a very convenient and attractive device.

Its popularity increases every day with new users. During the holidays, it can be hard to acquire, especially during Christmas. If that's your plan then shop early. Rumors say that it will soon be in stores, so that could make it easier to come by. If you spend much time in waiting rooms then this is the reading device for you. Be prepared for some interruptions though as passerby's comment on its appeal.

If you want full blown color and web browsing then the iPad may be a better solution, but if you want something purely for reading than the Kindle wins hands down. It is so pleasant to read that you may think that you are reading an actual bounded book. Don't be surprised if you lose track of time too. You can turn the wireless option on or off as needed to save battery life or to order and download reading materials. You can put your current PDFs on this marvelous device too.

If you want to adjust text size you will have to convert your PDFs to the native format which is easy to do. If you want to save a few trees and read with pleasure and enjoyment then take a look at this cool gadget.


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    Re: The Kindle is a Great Gadget
    « Reply #1 on: December 31, 2010, 11:54:48 am »
    I have to disagree with you.    ;D

    The Kindle is a terrible "gadget", but a fantastic ereader.  The reason I say this is because people who go looking for a new "gadget" usually are disappointed with the Kindle.  After all, all it does is read books.  And in black and white.  Gadget collectors just don't get it.

    But people who truly want to read and are looking for a superior reading experience usually "get" the Kindle and love it.  That's why when people ask me about the Kindle and my opinion on whether they would enjoy it, I question them about whether they REALLY want an ereader or just a new gadget.  Because in my experience the people who are just looking for a new gadget are gonna be disappointed.


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    Re: The Kindle is a Great Gadget
    « Reply #2 on: December 31, 2010, 12:30:11 pm »
    Well this is one guy that loves the Kindle gadget or not! LOL  To me it's no big deal call it a gadget if you want to if not then don't. Maybe it's too useful to be called a gadget though...

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    Re: The Kindle is a Great Gadget
    « Reply #3 on: December 31, 2010, 12:37:59 pm »
    I have to disagree with you.    ;D

    The Kindle is a terrible "gadget", but a fantastic ereader.  The reason I say this is because people who go looking for a new "gadget" usually are disappointed with the Kindle.  After all, all it does is read books.  And in black and white.  Gadget collectors just don't get it.

    But people who truly want to read and are looking for a superior reading experience usually "get" the Kindle and love it.  That's why when people ask me about the Kindle and my opinion on whether they would enjoy it, I question them about whether they REALLY want an ereader or just a new gadget.  Because in my experience the people who are just looking for a new gadget are gonna be disappointed.


    Gadget or not (and I, a dyed-in-the-wool gadget lover, don't really consider it to be one), I love my Kindle. I really only use it for reading books, magazines, blogs, etc. I have an iPhone 4 and an iPad, and I use those for web browsing and email. It is my absolute favorite possession.




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    Re: The Kindle is a Great Gadget
    « Reply #4 on: April 12, 2011, 05:03:14 pm »
    The Kindle is a great gadget for reading books and other publications such as newspapers and magazines. It truly does read easily even in bright light.
    Thanks to Kindle, one of the most popular ebookreaders that ebooks have become extremely popular.  Printed books are going to be a rare phenomenon.

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    Re: The Kindle is a Great Gadget
    « Reply #5 on: December 15, 2011, 05:53:11 am »
    Gadget or non-gadget, the Kindle is a potent revolutionary tool which is helping to smash down the cosy old world of the ivory-towered publishing houses with their snooty gatekeepers. I love it.
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    Re: The Kindle is a Great Gadget
    « Reply #6 on: March 14, 2012, 09:05:50 pm »
    I'm so happy with mine (recent birthday present!) that I'm joining the forum.  Hi everyone.  :)

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    Re: The Kindle is a Great Gadget
    « Reply #7 on: March 15, 2012, 08:47:23 am »
    I'm so happy with mine (recent birthday present!) that I'm joining the forum.  Hi everyone.  :)

    Hi, and welcome to the KB. I hope you enjoy these boards as much as I do!

    I don't know if you've discovered the "Welcome" section of the boards yet, but here's a link to it. https://www.kboards.com/index.php/board,3.0.html




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