Stacey called me up the other day and started raving about the Kindle 2. I know of the Kindle but haven’t seen one and have thought they were kind of gimmicky.
My wife isn’t exactly a gadget geek like I am. So for her to start getting excited about the Kindle got me intrigued. I started looking into them a little and it seems pretty cool.
For those who’ve been under a rock the last couple of years. The Kindle is an ebook reader from Amazon. It’s designed to give a similar reading experience to paper, with the added benefit of carrying a thousand books around with you.
Kindle 2 takes what was a good thing and makes it better by adding additional colours, TTS (Text to Speech), longer battery life and host of other bits and bobs that seem nice to have. It’s still an expensive bit of kit to just go try but the reviews are all seeming positive.
I usually like to sit down with a paper book in hand, but I’m willing to give it a shot. With Stacey and I contemplating a trip or two around the states full time RVing, space will be at a premium and it would be good to read what I wanted without taking up so much storage.
Still need to look through the catalogue and make sure all the stuff I like is in there like Clive Cussler, Anne McCaffery and technical books on programming etc.
Here’s a little blurb that shows it off nicely.