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Old 12-01-2009, 03:57 PM   #11
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wow, only a few weeks ago it was unavailable.
doesn't look like we get the free web browsing though. bummer.
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Old 12-03-2009, 05:38 AM   #12
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Getting a Kindle for X-mas! Can't wait! No more lugging around books, the dictionary comes in handy, and changing fonts is a god send!
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:38 PM   #13
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I am gonna wait for Google and Apple to put their's out.
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The E-reader does not use pixel rendered fonts which is why it does not effect your eyes to read with them. And since there is no active current once charged, it's not even an electronic device most of the time.

When I first got my Kindle I even tried to turn pages it felt so natural.

The Kindle is now down from $350 to $250 and will continue to drop as new technology comes out, but I don't expect a decent touch screen device to come out I'd be happy with for a while.

Maybe Apple will come out with a Kindle touchscreen that has all the functionality of an Ipod, but even then I have that with my iPhone, so I don't know what they'd have to do.
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I have had my Kindle for over a year now and love it. It isn't like reading a computer screen at all, it has a white screen that is similar to reading a book but you can adjust the font size and all that.

They have deals on books from time to time and classics are frequently one dollar, so there are tons of deals to get. My library is going to be checking out kindle books (not exactly sure how), but that will take care of the cost for me.

This little gadget is a blast.
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I'd also like to add you can drag and drop audio books via USB and convert html, doc, txt, pdf books to Kindle format using Mobibook which is free.
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:22 PM   #17
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wow, only a few weeks ago it was unavailable.
doesn't look like we get the free web browsing though. bummer.
I'm in Canada and I got a Kindle for Christmas (actually the Kindle 2, Wireless Global Edition).

The machine is freakin' great. If you're any sort of a fiction reader (not necessarily an avid one) I would recommend getting one.

Because almost everything else I do for entertainment is now on a computer screen (magazines, music, newspapers, games etc.) I actually found myself reader fewer paper books. If the last week is any indication, that problem has been taken care of.
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Just got a Kindle Fire the other day and gotta say I love it so far. So many different features. I honestly foresee myself switching mainly to E-books.
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Cons of having an e-reader: I love the feeling of an actual book in my hand and a collection of series on a shelf. Older (Much older) books intrigue me and I love how they look.

Pros of having an e-reader: I don't like how much space books take up and when you use paperbacks they crease on the spines. This eliminates that. Also you can take it anywhere without worry.

I'll keep my collections but I'd definitely like to get an e-reader for myself.
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I am definitely gonna keep certain books and still buy certain books, but most them will be on the Kindle.
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