So I bought one of these. I sold some stuff on eBay, and saved up for a while, which is how I was able to afford the admittedly high price tag.
For those of you who don’t know what a Kindle is, it is an eBook reader. I know what you’re thinking. “In this day and age, who would want an expensive device that just does one thing? Especially when you already have an iPhone.” Well let me tell you why. Reading books on it is unlike reading on any other electronic device that I’ve ever used. In fact, I would say that it is pretty much just like reading a book. Except better, because instead of having to go through all of the effort to actually “turn” a page, you just press a button. And you can have a bunch of books in your bag at once. I think right now I have around 30 books on my Kindle. And the screen really does an amazing job of looking like paper and ink. And it is super easy to get new books from amazon, right over the Internets!
I would say that there are a couple of things that would be really nice. I wish that there was a rental system. So like, I pay $1 and can read a book for like 3 days, after which time it goes away. Kind of like a library system. And then I’d also like a “gifting” system. So after I finish a book, I could give the book to someone else who has a kindle. That’s something that I could do with a real book, and I should be able to do the same thing.
I’ve only had it for a little over a week, but so far I’m really happy with it, and have plowed through two and a half books already. If you’re thinking about getting one, I would definitely recommend it. But only if you like, you know, reading.