The Kindle reader rapidly rose to be the top selling item on Amazon. All it takes is a few minutes to review the benefits offered and it is apparent why that has happened. There are a tremendous number of books available for immediate download to the Kindle. You can also read your own PDF files and access a large number of periodicals. You can use it almost anywhere in the US, and many other counties as well. No other cables, computer connections or software is required. The reader will be ready to use straight out of the box.
Some of the basic features provided include a large, 6″ diagonal “E Ink (a registered trademark) electronic paper display.” This technology uses ink just like is expected with books and newspapers. The ink is electronically displayed so it remains sharp and is not like reading from a computer screen. There are six different font sizes available for you to choose from.
Basically, all of your books can now be large-print text if you prefer. Sixteen shades of gray in the display helps to ensure that images are crisp and clear. They can also be rotated and displayed in full-screen mode. You can browse basic text-based websites and services for sport scores, images and maps.
Since there is no back-lighting involved, you will find there is no glare like with typical electronic devices. Users enjoy the ability to read a Kindle indoors or outdoors – even on a sunny day – with no loss of clarity. There is 2.0 GB of internal memory space. The battery will last for two weeks when you turn off the wireless capability, otherwise the battery life is cut in half, you will be able to carry it with you anywhere.
It can be recharged with the included power adapter or the USB cable which can be plugged into a computer. This allows you to download reading material to your notebook or PC and then transfer it to your Kindle reader. There are applications that will sync everything for your hand-held devices or personal computer so you can always pick up right where you left off.
There were over a half-million Kindle books available at one Kindle Store we checked and downloaded in about sixty seconds. You can download the first chapter of any book to see if you like it or not before buying with a single click. There are also over 50,000 audio books you can download to a computer and transfer. Many books also include the text-to-speech facility which means that you can listen to them rather than read them.
The reader weighs only 10 ounces and can store up to 1,500 books. As you build your personal library, all of your purchases are kept online and can be re-downloaded whenever you wish to add them. It is about the thickness of a pencil so it can be held in one hand comfortably. The “next page” buttons are fitted on both sides of the reader so it’s easy to use whether you are left or right handed.
The Kindle reader lets you carry your personal library with you wherever you go and keeps your place in the book that your reading. You will be able to read what you want where you want on a computer or hand-held devices and keep them all in sync. Notations, bookmarks and clips saved will always be stored for future reference. Add some MP3’s for background music and reading will take on a whole new perspective.