As an avid reader, with more books than I have room for, 2010 was a year of revelation as I finally took the leap to an electronic book (ebook) reader for the first time. There are any number of premium, middle-of-the-road and budget E-readers out there.
My personal choice was the Amazon Kindle (Gen 3). This is an amazing device, and seriously has me thinking I will move a lot of my paper books off to garage sales and market stalls – as the convenience and ease of use of the Kindle, along with it’s quality approach to being a dedicated e-reader is wonderful.
Here’s some info from the Amazon Website:
VIDEO REVIEW courtesy of mobiletechreview and youtube;
If you want the benefit of being able to buy books from the Amazon website just about anywhere where you can get a mobile phone signal in the world, then pay the extra for the WIFI and 3G version. If not, and wifi or min-USB from PC connection is how you will get most of your books onto the Kindle – save the money and just get the wifi model
In recent news, Amazon has just announced and Advertising supported Kindle Gen 3 device. This has adverts/special offers on the Home page (amongst your list of titles) and as a screensaver when the device powers down – but most importantly there are no Ads once you are reading/page turning. The ads will save you ~$25 on the purchase price – pushing the WIFI only model back close to $100!
Images (C) Amazon US. Video courtesy of youtube and (C) Mobiletechreview.