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Fantastic device. Better than I could have hoped for,
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This review is from: Kindle Keyboard, Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display (Electronics)Going on holiday with six or seven books in my case was becoming a drag. I had been looking for an e-reader for some time but was put off by slow page turn speeds and bad contrast of other brands. When I saw the new kindle and the price of the wi-fi only version I was impressed and bought it right away. Initially I thought I would use it when travelling and still read "real" books when I could. Wow. I have not put it down since I got it. Sadly too I have not read any "real" books since purchasing it either instead choosing to buy more e-books. The battery lasted a phenomenal five weeks with the wi-fi being on for about two and a half of them all in. I read about four books and am half way through another. I cannot fault the kindle at all. The page turning buttons are superbly placed for either of your hands. It is light, small and print looks fantastic on the screen. I love the way you can send word docs and pdf's to the device for free (over wi-fi) and they look splendid on the screen. My only slight gripe is that I would like a jazzy cover and they are quite expensive. But hey, they are a nice to have not a need to have. I probably will get one but in the meantime got this smashing blue neoprene knee support from a nearby pound shop which snugly fits around the device and protects it from scrapes in my bag!
A counter to some negative reviews I have read.
- Of course its not backlit, thats a big selling point!!
- Its easy to navigate between pages and also contrary to what has been suggested it remembers your last page read on all of your books not just on one.
- You dont have to switch it off it lasts for weeks on standby
- Its sooooo easy to use!!!
- The prices seem to be cheaper for the books I like on Amazon comparative to their printed counterparts