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Is the Amazon Kindle the Best Ebooks Reader?

Apr 12, 2008
There has been a lot of interest in the Amazon Kindle ebooks reader. There really hasn't been anything else like it so far. Does it really live up to the hype?

One factor that makes the Kindle stand out above all others is that it has a built in radio receiver. That makes it easy for you to download a book wherever you are. There is no need to chain yourself to your computer whenever you want to install a new ebook.

Some people might be worried that the added convenience will cost them a bunch of money. Nothing could be farther from the truth. It is included in your one time purchase of the Kindle! All you pay for is the per title charge of what you download. Not having a monthly charge is a great deal.

Nearly everyone can benefit from getting the Amazon Kindle. Everyone from the busiest business person to the person who likes to get lost in long novels will love everything the Kindle has to provide. Even so, you have to wonder if the Kindle is worth the relatively large price tag.

The first thing that people often cite against this ebooks reader is that it isn't insanely attractive. The clean white look is very nice, but it can resemble something that might have been released years ago. It is rectangular and has a slew of buttons to make your reading life easier.

If you are able to get past the look of the machine you might be happily surprised to find that there is a lot of great features of the reader. It has an e-paper display that really mimics the look of a real book. This decreases the strain on your eyes and it will be as easy as reading an old fashioned book.

No matter what you think of the looks of it, you'll have to agree that the design of the Kindle is very functional. You'll find that using the reader is very ergonomic and the placement of everything really makes sense. There is no reason to worry that holding the reader will be painful over time.

The select wheel and scroll bar are also very easy to use. It's so easy to click a few buttons and browse through Amazon's Kindle selection. They have books in almost every category you can think of! You can be bored one minute and reading a great novel the next. It would have taken a week to get the same thing delivered to your home through the mail. It is like you have a bookstore by your side whenever you want.

Overall this is a great ebooks reader. That fact makes the Amazon Kindle very hard to find. If you are in the market for a reader, you should go with the very best. Amazon is simply far above the competition.
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