The "1-Minute" Review
The new Amazon Kindle is one of Amazon’s most advanced e-ink screen-equipped e-book reading devices to date. It weighs less than 6 ounces and has an 18% smaller body than it predecessor, yet it offers the same amount of onboard storage space and better performance in terms of usage and battery life. To top it all off, it can be bought from Amazon in the US for only $79. That’s one bargain that’s definitely hard to pass up.
Many have referred to the Amazon Kindle e-book reader as the absolute best e-book reading device there is. It has a 6-inch e-ink Pearl screen, up to 1 month of battery life, and the ability to hold up to 1,400 books so that you can carry your entire library and more with you wherever you go. It also has built-in Wi-FI, which lets users access the digital content they’ve got stored in Amazon’s servers in the cloud, so getting new books in and out of the device is no problem at all. And all of these features are contained securely in a case that’s thin and light enough to carry in your pocket.
This Kindle works with regular USB 2.0 ports and supports a wide range of digital content formats such as TXT, PDF,MOBI, DOC, DOCX, JPG, HTML, and Kindle’s own AZW. The base model is priced so low because it is ad-supported, meaning ads show up on the screen every now and then while reading—though they are fairly unobtrusive. Those who have wanted to purchase and use a no-frills e-book reader that’s easy on the eyes as well as on the wallet have gone with the Amazon Kindle and never looked back.
Need To Know: Amazon Kindle
1. 6-inch e-ink Pearl screen is among the best in its class and really helps users maximize and prolong battery life. (The Good)
2. Built-in Wi-Fi helps users sync their digital content wirelessly any time there is an open Wi-Fi network. (The Good)
3. Lack of microSD card support limits maximum number of books or documents that can be stored on the device. (The Bad)
4. Lack of built-in backlighting mandates the use of cases with lights on them or avoiding reading at night altogether. (The Bad)
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