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5.0 out of 5 stars A stunning little device, 2 Sept. 2010
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I decided that most of the features of the Kindle are fairly hard to comprehend without seeing them so I decided to create my first video review.

I have tried to cover most of the Kindle's features, like Speech to Text, music, books (of course!), web browsing, notes, pdf's and I have compared it to my Sony PRS-505. Which is not as big a difference as you might expect.

*Please note that I didn't cover newspapers and periodicals on the Kindle in this review as I like those in paper form and don't use the device for this. I browse papers heavily and like to skim back and forth and the Kindle is not ideal for this. I think that is why people might be saying the review is not helpful. I think I covered everything else though!

Overall I adore the Kindle, I am very happy with it and if you'd like to see why please feel free to watch! If you own an e-reader already this may help you decide whether the upgrade is worth it or if you are new to them you can see what the Kindle uniquely offers! Thanks for watching!
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Posted on 2 Sep 2010 20:35:02 BDT
S. J. Green says:
Great review. Shame the bitrate was so low. Does Amazon force that or was that your doing?

Posted on 2 Sep 2010 20:56:51 BDT
Fantastic presentation and review especially as I am currently in a quandary as to purchase a Sony eReader or Kindle. Looks like a Kindle for me now.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Sep 2010 21:02:44 BDT
SoftDog says:
Hi there, there was 100mb limit but this one is about 50mb so I could possibly upload a higher res one. This is all a bit new to me and I am learning the editing software. I will have a go at it tomorrow and see what I can do!

Posted on 2 Sep 2010 22:51:31 BDT
Derek Watt says:
Terrific review that answered all my questions re; Kindle v Sony. This review shows they are both excellent in what they do but the Kindle comes out on top for me. I like the idea of downloading books wherever I am with wifi/3g. This is more appealing than the Sony touchscreen offering. More so after watching this excellent video review. I will order mine in 2 weeks time when I come back onshore so I am at home when it arrives. No more books in my offshore bag then. Happy days.

Posted on 2 Sep 2010 23:22:01 BDT
Good honest review - how many manufacturers other than Amazon would have this type of video review on their site?

Posted on 3 Sep 2010 10:21:15 BDT
Excellent review which answered a number of quiries I have had in mind prior to my own purchase. Well done!

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Sep 2010 11:13:21 BDT
SoftDog says:
Hey there,

The next grade up of compression takes the review 8meg over the Amazon limit so this fuzzy version is all they will let me post. Sorry! I shot it in 1080p too....

Posted on 3 Sep 2010 11:44:36 BDT
A very informative video, well done, better than all the advertising on the Amazon website.
A simple and concise review that may make me purchase one of these.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Sep 2010 11:56:37 BDT
Roger says:
Great review. Like me, you obviously already have a Sony 505 so have you found a way of transferring books from your Sony to your Kindle?

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Sep 2010 12:24:26 BDT
SoftDog says:
Hey Roger, I haven't yet. I saw on another review that someone had used a piece of software called Calibre to get them across. The link seems to imply that it will work so I would give that a go. It's free too so nothing to lose! http://calibre-ebook.com/about

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