Amazon Kindle

I realised that I forgot to mention in my most recent “big update post” that I bought an Amazon Kindle for myself as a bit of a present.

Normally I wouldn’t talk about random gadget purchases on here, but I thought this one was worth a mention because of how impressed I was with it.

The Amazon Kindle is an e-reader, which is a device specifically designed to read electronic versions of books from. It has a screen made of “e-ink” which is quite different from a computer screen, or an iPad screen, or something. It’s not back-lit and it’s not an LCD. You can’t really tell if it’s on or off, and it looks like print on paper. It’s VERY easy to read from, doesn’t give you any of the issues that extended reading on a computer screen can give you.

I can highly recommend the Kindle to anybody who’s interested in an e-reader! They’re really easy to use, and there’s literally thousands (millions?) of free books you can download legally from the internet, as well as all the books you can buy through amazon, usually at a lower price than a printed book. It also means that when you go on holiday you only have to take one, very light item with you, rather than a load of heavy & bulky books.

Check it out :)

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