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Fantastic value and well made!,
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This review is from: Kindle, 6" E Ink Display, Wi-Fi, Graphite (Electronics)Just like the full Kindle but without a physical keyboard instead a digital one appears on the screen and you use the buttons at the bottom to select what you want. The size of the screen is the same as all other Kindles at 6" and has the same resolution. Book wise it can easily hold over 1000 books which lets be frank is more than anyone is ever going to own. Battery life is also good at around 110 hours (that's what i got).
There is no audio but who needs that when you're reading a book anyway. If you really want audio books then pick an iPad or an e-reader designed for audio books. Size wise it's smaller and more compact than the old Kindle Keyboard with smaller page buttons on the sides but it feels just as well made and durable when you hold it. Reading in sun is no problem with it's fabulous screen and ink system so it's great for taking abroad or simply reading out in the garden..where it's not so good is in dark lit rooms so ensure there is plenty of light. Speaking of the display it is black and white with no colour (personally i prefer this) and the characters are clear as day with everything easy to ready, although you can increase the font size if you struggle! There is an in built dictionary so you can select words and search their meaning, which helps you understand complicated sections of books even more.
This is the WiFi only version which suits me just fine, why? well i have internet at home which is where i'm going to put most of my books onto the kindle but out and about in most towns and cities and around the world there are free wifi spots anyway so finding a place to download books isn't much heartache. If you truly want the ability to buy books anywhere at any time then get the full 3G Kindle but personally i think you'll be fine without it.
You link the kindle to your amazon account, that way you can buy books through your computer and they will be sent directly to your kindle the next time you connect it up to the net, equally you can purchase books through you're kindle when connected to the net and your amazon account will be charged so everything works seamlessly and without problem. Speaking of downloading books, did i mention it takes seconds to download a full book? The kindle itself is fast at selecting books and turning pages but obviously you get the refresh pages where it flashes black before it turns the page (all in a split micro second) so speed won't be an issue for you to worry about. In the box you get A USB 2.0 Cable to charge the kindle from a computer which is easy enough although you can buy a plug to stick on the end of the cable and charge from any standard UK mains plug.
Round up time
PROS: Basically everything, it's well made and easy to operate, battery life is huge, amount of books it can hold will never be filled
CONS: The digital keyboard can be annoying to operate but nothing to deter you. no mains charger which means you either need to buy an plug adapter for the cable supplied or use a computer, not touch screen but you don't really miss that.
VERDICT: Yes it's the cheapest Kindle out there but it does everything anyone could possibly want. It's well made and the battery is impressive, a full charge should last you a whole holiday, no need to buy it's bigger brother, just buy this and i guarantee you'll love it!