The new screen and pricing makes it a no brainer! I just wish the lighted cover was cheaper. Big difference from the Kindle II screen. Much easier to read.
I am very impressed with the latestKindle (3G+WiFi). It's light weight, easy on the eyes, and it certainly lasts a long time on a single full charge. I don't really use the web on it as it is difficult to tell if it is responding sometimes. This sucks, as it is a feature that isn't really worth using. The bookstore is really cool and responds quickly though! Plenty of great books and games that are free to download, and quite a few for purchase as well. It's nice to see decent prices too since there's no cost for hard materials. I do wish there were some books added to the list of Kindle books. Some authors just aren't there despite their 700K+ books.
Best features in my opinion would be the display (which, while only in black & white, is very easy on the eyes), the ability to access the bookstore from anywhere (3G+WiFi), and the Text to Speech feature which reads the book to you. The TtS feature is so handy! I can go to any crowded and fairly noisy place and still stay focused on my reading with a simple headset. Wonderful!
I know this doesn't have to do with the Kindle itself, but the prices for a lot of the Kindle accessories, namely the covers, are ridiculously expensive. $60 for a faux leather cover!? I think not. The only accessory I have invested in so far is Ghost Armor for the screen (which is well worth it)!
My New Year's resolution was to read more. This will certainly push me closer toward my goal without adding to an already packed bookshelf!
First, I'm very computer literate but this is my first eReader. I expected to get a product that allowed me to download books and read them only on the device. What I got is a very good book and magazine reader that plays my MP3's while I'm reading, allows me to use voice synthesis to read these books (male or female) and has a very good browser. Along with all that, I have the ability to customize fonts, line spacing and page orientation. I'm very happy with the product. As for a "con", the only one I have found is that the small 5 way toggle is a bit awkward when used in the browser. This is more of an issue for me than most people since I crank the magnification up, thus have to move around quite a bit when reading an article. I also have fat fingers.
Actually, I have another small "con". The page switches would work a bit better for me if they wrapped around the bottom edge AND the top edges. I realize this would require additional hardware since the case splits under the switches.
Question - What are the practical differences between the 3G + 3G/Wifi kindles?
What are the practical differences between the 3G Kindle and the 3G/WiFi Kindle? I own the 3G/Wifi K3 and am considering the Wifi only version for my daughter.
Wow this is great
I'll make this short and sweet. I love my Kindle, its easy to use and has a battery that lasts forever (if you turn of wi-fi). I would recomend the kindle to anyone considering an ereader, Kindle is by far the best out there. My fiance has the Sony ereader and I still like the kindle better. Again its light and easy to carry around and its very simple to click, buy, and auto send to your device.
If you're shopping around for an ereader now is the time to pick up a kindle before the wait list gets to long.
The all-new Kindle has a new electronic-ink screen with 50 percent better contrast than any other e-reader, a new sleek design with a 21 percent smaller body while still keeping the same 6-inch-size reading area, and a 15 percent lighter weight at just 8.7 ounces. The new Kindle also offers 20 percent faster page turns, up to one month of battery life, double the storage to 3,500 books, built-in Wi-Fi, a graphite color option and more—all for only $189, and still with free 3G wireless—no monthly bills or annual contracts.