5.0 out of 5 stars
Well designed and thought out product, 7 Oct 2011
I had previously held off buying an ebook reader. The ones available looked as though they were in the early stages of 'getting it right' and I didn't want to be on the bleeding edge of technology. Then a friend told me he had bought a Kindle 3 and explained how good he thought it was... so I took the plunge and have never looked back.
The main positive points:
1. The e-ink screen is fantastic with very quick screen refresh
2. You can store up to 3500 books at the same time on it
3. It has no backlight so no eye strain
4. Oxford english dictionary to look up words when you are reading
5. Browse and buy and download books straight onto the kindle from the amazon kindle book store
6. You can change the font size etc if you dont have great eyesight
7. It remembers where you got to in every book
8. You can add bookmarks to every book (plus notes)
9. It can view pdf documents together with a variety of ebook formats
10. The battery life is superb (one charge lasts 6+ weeks)
11. You can read purchased books on the Kindle app on your pc and when you continue reading the book on your kindle it remembers where you read to on the pc
12. You can link your Kindle to social media sites to review a book and for that to automatically appear online
1. None i can think of.
I am an advocate for devices doing one thing well, rather than several things badly, hence why I think the Kindle 3 is spot on in terms of being an excellent eBook reader.
Since I bought my Kindle (January 2011) I have read 37 books on it. Don't get me wrong, I still read from regular books, but that is because I can't find it as an eBook.
Based upon the implementation of the Kindle 3, I am eagerly awaiting the Kindle Fire - if they get that as right as the Kindle 3 then it is sure to be a winner.