I got the Kindle for Christmas and this beautiful bronze Cole Haan cover.
I have only read 1 book so far but this is my immediate thoughts on it.
What I love about the Kindle
- It is fast and easy to start reading
- Reads like a book (I was impressed)
- Books in under 60 seconds
- No need to search for Wi Fi, it uses Wireless coverage
- Some ebooks are FREE, I got James Patterson's The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, Book 1)
- Great battery life, I read My Widow's Season in 4 days and didn't need to recharge
- Being able to download samples (first chapter before buying)
- I personally think $9.99 is a great price for books
- The built in Dictionary, WOW, I never would stop reading to look up a word but with it right there it was to easy for me not to use.
- The ability to highlight and keep notes, fantastic for bloggers and those that write reviews
What I would like to see in future - My personal preference - Also my didn't really like about the Kindle
- The cover of the book when it goes to sleep (I really missed looking at the cover of the book)
- The page of the printed book (You can tell where you are by a % but just didn't feel the same, this will take a little getting used to. I had to go to Table of Contents and see how many chapters the book had and feel it out from that)
What I look forward to
- Using the Text to Speech feature (Only some books have the audio part so I was unable to test this part out but I think it is a great feature for the kindle)
- Cover of books in colour
- A way to read the Kindle in the dark :-)
Now, I will NEVER give up the joy of holding and reading a real book but this will allow me to venture out of my norm and try different genre's. Also, I am a mood reader so the idea of saying I want to read "this" and being able to download and start reading it is a magical thought.
Thanks for reading Friends.
This link is what really Sold me since I hadn't actually seen one to touch, feel, experience it before. A Guided Tour http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Wireless-Reading-Display-Generation/dp/B0015T963C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1262187769&sr=1-1