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10 Reasons Why You Should Buy a Kindle

Updated on September 8, 2014

For bookworms like us, Kindle is the best thing that ever happened. For those who don’t really know about it, Kindle is an e-book reader that looks very much like a normal tablet or iPad. However, it is specifically designed for an extremely comfortable reading experience.

There are a lot of reasons why you should buy a Kindle. In fact, at the end of the day, it will turn out to be one of your best investments ever! It is smart, stylish, elegant and useful, and it makes you more productive and comfortable.

In this article, I will highlight 10 important reasons why you need to buy a kindle. Evaluate yourself at each point and you will get your answer in the end.


1. You Love Reading:

Obviously, the most important reason for buying a Kindle is that you love reading. Unlike smartphones and tablets, Kindle is specifically designed for longer reading sessions. It gives you a very comfortable reading experience that you cannot get in mobile phones and other tablets.

2. You Want to Read and Learn More:

Everybody loves reading once in a while, but here comes the more important part. Do you want to read and learn more and more? If your answer is yes, then buying a kindle is a no-brainer. If you are a writer – or even remotely connected to the online world, internet marketing, SEO, blogging, etc. – then obviously you have to read a lot of stuff.

According to a research, “Kindle owners read four times as many books as they used to read before owning a Kindle.”

This is because as Kindle is specifically designed for longer reading sessions, it encourages you to read more and more.

3. You Don’t Like Distractions:

Another reason that you should buy a Kindle is that you don’t like distractions. How frustrating it can be when you are reading a wonderful book and your e-mail pops in! With Facebook always on in the background and the e-mail inbox ready to pop-up every 5 minutes, you cannot really read and absorb the knowledge or fun out of the experience.

Kindle offers you a distraction free reading experience – which is one of its biggest plus points in my opinion. You will not be disturbed when you are indulged in what you love – reading.

"It's stylish!"
"It's stylish!"

4. You Don’t Like to Wait:

Well, who does like waiting anyway? One of the best things about Kindle is that you can buy a book and it gets instantly delivered to your Kindle. You don’t have to wait for more than a couple of days until the book gets shipped to your address. Isn’t that a frustrating time period? Now save a lot of your precious time and get the book you want in only a few seconds.

5. You Care for your Eyes:

Reading on a smartphone, tablet or computer can be really damaging for your eyes. People, who love and care for their eyes, buy Kindle instead.

Why? Because Kindle is specifically created for longer reading sessions. It doesn’t use the same screen-technology as the mobile phones and tablets do. Your eyes will be more relaxed, because reading on a Kindle gives you a very familiar experience of reading a physical book – along with all the other cool options.

6. You Prefer Personalization:

Speaking of cool options, with Kindle you can personalize your reading experience with selected fonts, font-sizes, layouts and other formatting options. The same cannot be said with physical books or PDFs. Many readers miss this important feature, but with Kindle in your hand, you don’t have to. So if you are one of those persons, who prefer customization and personalized reading experiences, you should have a Kindle.

7. You Don’t Like to Be Bored:

Whether you go on frequent vacations or you have a long commute distance to your job, you can count yourself into this category. How many people prefer to have a book when they travel? How many guys in the waiting room search for magazines? A lot! It can be really boring sometimes, isn’t it?

Kindle is a great companion during travelling, cruising, flying and waiting for some friend who just got late, again. You can read books on the go and look cool at the same time.

8. You are Sick of Short Battery Time:

How many times do you have to recharge your smartphone in a day? Seriously, it does get on my nerve. No matter how awesome and useful these smartphones and tablet have been, their ridiculously short battery timing is disgusting.

On the other hand, Kindle is awesome! A single charge can keep your Kindle active and alive for weeks! Unlike your cell phone, you don’t have to recharge a Kindle daily. This makes it a very reliable device to have with you – especially, when it comes to long-distances, travel and vacations.

9. You Like to Save Money:

Although Kindle does look like a big investment, it does save you a lot of money in the long-run. How? Let me explain.

First of all, the Kindle books are relatively cheaper than the physical paperback editions. You save a good amount of money right there. Secondly, you don’t have to pay for extra shipping cost at all.

The amount of money you save with Kindle doesn’t seem that big, but only after reading 10-15 books, you will notice the difference. The total saved money makes up for the cost of Kindle during the first 20 books alone.

10. You Make Good Decisions:

Whether you want to believe it or not, Kindle is there to stay. In fact, it is the future of books. Almost every books is now available in the Kindle format and according to my judgment, the other book formats will be gradually obsoleted.

It is definitely one of the best investments for anybody who likes reading. Moreover, it can also be a perfect gift for kids, who are just getting started with high school or college, or to someone who just likes to read. So if you are one of those smart persons, who make good decisions, buying a Kindle is your best option.

My Recommendation:

According to your budget and preferences, you can have a lot of different options in buying a Kindle. However, if you are a bit tight on your budget, my recommendation would be to go with the All-New Kindle Paperwhite. It is cost-effective, brilliant and gives you a great reading experience. Buy it here.

Moreover, If you want to go one step further, one of the best options is the amazing Amazon Kindle Fire HD. It has a lot of different options that you would love to explore.

© 2013 Syed Hunbbel Meer


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      Mridul Walia 

      2 years ago

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      Fay Favored 

      6 years ago from USA

      Thanks so much. I had no idea where to start. This has been a great help. Pinning it for others.

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      Syed Hunbbel Meer 

      6 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

      @DealForaLiving: I agree on other features, but for avid readers, nothing can beat a good, clearn Paperwhite Kindle.

      @Jerzimom: Thank you :) And yes, Kindles are super-fun! :)

      @PawPawWrites: This Kindle Paperwhite is my absolute favorite, too! Great choice :)

    • Hunbbel Meer profile imageAUTHOR

      Syed Hunbbel Meer 

      6 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

      @Favored: The Kindle Paperwhite 3G would be an excellent choice for you! You can see it at the end of the post (on the bottom-right side). I personally recommend it.

      It has some brilliant features:

      1. Free Wireless Internet

      2. No screen glare whatsoever

      3. And a battery that lasts for an eternity!

      Plus, it is super-light. I love it and it's almost perfect.

      Do check it out and I'm sure you'll fall in love with it. You can find the link at the end of my hub. And let me know when you do buy it. I would love to hear your opinion about it :)

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      6 years ago from Mondovi, WI

      Kindles are fun. I have the first Kindle Fire but wouldn't mind up grading. My boyfriend just has one of the first paperweight ones. Great hub.

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      6 years ago from Kansas

      All very good reason. Exactly why we have one. The exact one you have at the bottom of the page.

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      Sam Deal 

      6 years ago from Earth

      I like having some more capabilities in my gadgets, so I'll stick with Android or IOS tablets. I do agree that solely for reading e-books, you can't beat the Kindle Paperwhite though.

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      Fay Favored 

      6 years ago from USA

      OK, I'm convinced. I need a Kindle. Now to pick the right one for me.

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      I have an early Kindle, that I still love. You've pointed out some reasons that I'd like to use to get a newer one, but I'm very happy with mine. Thanks for sharing this important information! ;-)

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      6 years ago from Austin, TX

      Even though I've just bought a new tablet, I still love to have an e-reader like Kindle. Yes, I agree with all of your reasons stated, including the distractions! Thanks for your wonderful hub. :)

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      6 years ago from Barcelona

      i'm agree with you, great post thanks for sharing

    • torrilynn profile image


      6 years ago

      I agree that the reasons you provided to buy a Kindle were good. thanks for the article. voted up.

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      Mel Carriere 

      6 years ago from San Diego California

      I once had a Kindle for a brief period, but it was remarkably fragile and broke after a very small drop. I now just use the Kindle app on my smart phone to read books. It seems to do pretty much every thing the full blown Kindle did. Great hub!

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      6 years ago from Rep Boston MA

      You make a lot of valid points. Kindles are much superior then cellphones and tablets in regard to book reading. There screens are less damaging to the eyes and the perfect level of brightness (which can always be adjusted to ones taste and atmosphere).

      Thanks for sharing!


    • Hunbbel Meer profile imageAUTHOR

      Syed Hunbbel Meer 

      6 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

      @Hezekiah: Exactly! It doesn't hurt your eyes, and it looks cool at the same time. You should definitely get one. Have you checked the Paperwhite Kindle I recommended above? Do have a look at it; it uses the e-ink technology, which makes reading FAR more comfortable and pleasant.

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      6 years ago from Japan

      I was reading some books on my tablet when the guy next to me had a nice Kindle. It looked so easy on the eyes compared to my tablet. I was thinking of getting one.

    • Hunbbel Meer profile imageAUTHOR

      Syed Hunbbel Meer 

      6 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

      @Robie2: Valid point, indeed! Why can't they have both? It's such a shame to miss out on such a great technology. I, too, like the personal feeling of a physical book and paper, but the lack of search options, personalization and syncing features are significant issues as well. Not to mention the eco-destructive methods required to make papers.

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      Syed Hunbbel Meer 

      6 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

      @mperrottet: Exactly. And I did miss the point that a Kindle is more portable and easier to hold in your hand than a heavy, bulky physical book. Thanks for stopping by :)

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      Roberta Kyle 

      6 years ago from Central New Jersey

      I am so totally on the same page with you ( to coin a phrase:-) when it comes to Kindle. I have both a Kindle and Kindle Fire and love them both. I buy fewer and fewer books and find the Kindle Fire wonderful for watching movies and listening to music as well. I am always amazed at people who cling to traditional books and tell me, usually in a tone of superiority, how they will never buy a Kindle because they love the feel of books and the act of turning paper pages....... I always tell them it isn't an either/or thing.... you can have BOTH! Great hub just in time for the Holidays. Voting up up up

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      Margaret Perrottet 

      6 years ago from San Antonio, FL

      I agree - the Kindle Paperwhite is a great reading device, and I really love it. It's much easier on your eyes than a computer screen or table, and it's easier to hold in your hand than a tablet. Voted up, useful and interesting.


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