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Awesome piece of kit -
on 26 April 2014
I absolutely love my kindle e reader and cannot begin to explain just how amazing it is. I have always said that I was never going to buy a kindle as I love reading paperbacks, I love the feel, smell and satisfying feeling of closing it on the last page. I also loved going into second hand book stores. On a whim, I decided to check out the basic e reader. My dad has the basic model and my mum has recently bought the new paper-white so I was able to test out both models. The only real benefit I can see is that you can read the paper-white in total darkness, which at first, seems really good. However, I can't think of any time I would want to read in the dark,, for one thing it must put a strain on your eyes. I also found that the paper-white model was a little too bright in daylight. The paper-white also using touch screen could be seen as an extra benefit, but again, not sure if I like that really.
I found that the basic model was much lighter and reads more like a book than the newer model. SO I purchased the basic model at £59:00 and have read three novels back to back, I can't put it down. I find it is very light, a little lighter than my dad's two year old kindle. It is easy to use, you can change the font text and size to suit and there is a built in (free) English dictionary, so you can select words as you read and see the definition instantly. I bought a cheap brown cover from Amazon for £4:99 and am thrilled with the quality, now it really feels like reading a proper book. I read my kindle at work, in bed, during the day, at home and in the garden - Buy this model, you won't be disappointed !!