As some of you know I’ve been itching to get my hands on the new Ereader by Amazon, Kindle Fire. Now in the past I have been very vocal about not being impressed by the new color ereaders. I have been the proud owner of the Sony Pocket ereader and have had it by my side for 4-5 years now. But, it’s a first gen, and it’s getting a little sluggish, I just had to replace the battery, but all of that aside it’s e-ink so it never strains my eyes. Now the new Color Ereaders are just (in my opinion) big Ipods. Not to mention quite expensive in comparison to regular ereaders. Basic Kindle $79, Kindle Fire $199.
I ordered a Kindle Fire this morning … So what changed my mind you ask? Well while my Sony Ereader was dead (while i was waiting for the battery to come in) I did most of my reading on my laptop, and I just don’t read for the long hours I used to so reading off an LCD screen isn’t as bothersome as it would have been 2 or 3 years ago when I was reading for 8 hours a day some days. I worked night shift for a security company and would read all night. The other big thing for me is that it can read graphic novels … big deal for me. And it would be fantastic to check my email, and especially keep up with my Etsy shop. I dont’ have a cell phone so the only way I can use the internet is to get on my laptop, and i’ve had this laptop for man many years and it is not long for this world. But we have desktops so it’s not a big deal. But I like having the internet portable. It is WiFi only but that’s really fine as I hardly ever leave the house anyway. Now another great thing I read at night a lot, and my book light is very bright and with the LCD screen I can change the settings to “night mode” and it’s obviously backlit so that wont be a problem. The only other “downside” people have commented on is that the battery only lasts 8 hours … well duh, it’s LCD screen … Eink doesn’t use nearly as much of it’s battery so they typically can last for months. But really it’s not the end of the world if I have to plug it in at night. And there are ways of conserving the battery. Oh and did I mention it’s also an MP3 player, and has a movie player, oh and theres a (free )Netflix app. So I can put different movies on it and long car rides will never be a problem =).
I should be getting my Kindle in the mail Tomorrow according to Amazon =) but James has said if it arrives before my birthday I’ll have to wait until the 10th … but maybe I can convince him to let me open it early. *fingers crossed*
Once I have a chance to play with it for a bit I’ll do a review for ya’ll ❤
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