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Amazon Kindle: Wireless Reading Device

Updated on February 23, 2008

Amazon Kindle

You may be hearing a lot about the Amazon Kindle aroudn town, but what is it? Yea, it looks cool, and does all sorts of interesting things. But, why should you buy it? What's in it for you?

Well, the Amazon Kindle is relatively an electronic book reader, but it's not just that. You can check up on your favorite blogs and browse select papers before they even hit the shelves.

Relatively the size of a book, the Kindle only weighs 10.3 ounces. Although, not quite small enough to fit in your pockets and carry around with you, it's still lightweight enough to carry around.

Although, priced at $399, you may feel that it's over-priced. Think about it. You save on pounds of books and newspapers. You even save when buying the electronic books and magazines for the Kindle. New, best sellers are only $9.99, as is the New York Times.

Not a New York Times person, you can read The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. Magazines like Times, Forbes, and Atlantic Monthly, can be delivered to your Kindle, too.

The Kindle

The cool part about the Kindle is that you don't have to sync it to your computer to download these great newspapers and magazines. Not even to download new books. The Kindle works similar to the technology of cell phones to which the information is downloaded straight to the machine. No if's, and's or but's. It's yours just that easy.

You can search by title, author, or just browse the Kindle's shop for new releases.

There's no Wi-Fi technology, so you don't have to worry about poor connection or not getting connected in certain areas.

The Kindle allows you to check Wikipedia and has a built in dictionary for words you're not 100% on.

Get this.... No monthly bills or fees. All you have to do is click and read. Amazon takes care of the wireless fees for you!

Are you still thinking that $399 is pricey?

Kindle- Wireless Device

The Amazon Kindle will hold up to 200 books without a memory card. So, but purchasing a memory chip, your Kindle will be able to hold even more of your favorite books and reads. And, the cool thing is you can carry 200 plus books with you at once! Without a car, wagon, wheel burrow. Nothing. All you!

For a small fee, you can even transfer Microsoft word documents to your Kindle.

Read and work to go.

But, maybe you're thinking that all this reading on an electronic device will be harsh on your eyes. True. But, the Kindle doesn't use a backlight. This serves helpful when reading outside and under any lighting.

Without a backlight you won't have to focus as hard on the words.

You can enlarge or shrink the letters on your Kindle to suit your reading needs. Once again, this makes it a little easier on your eyes to focus. You don't have to stare or squint to figure out what the Kindle reads.

You can purchase a light to hook up to your Amazon Kindle to help in poor lighting or if your reading before bed. This will, again, be a little easier on your eyes when reading through the articles of Forbes that you missed during the day or when getting into that sexy scene from your favorite author.

The Amazon Kindle: In Conclusion

The Amazon Kindle isn't for everyone, but with this sort of technology, it wouldn't hurt to give it a try. The Kindle can only get better from this point.

More improvements are being made and the lasts of the bugs being exterminated.

This wireless device may be just what you need for that road trip or cruise. Being able to bring along just one small device versus 4 or 5 books and a few magazines.

This way, you won't miss anything from your favorite papers, and you won't miss the release of your favorite author's upcoming book.

The Kindle is the perfect device for any adult, aged 18 and up who is an avid book reader.

The bookworm in your family would definitely enjoy the Amazon Kindle.

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