Monday, April 11, 2011

Product Review: I love my Kindle: And let me tell you why!

So, I’ve had my Kindle now for a few months and I have to say I’m in LOVE!

·         So first there is how lightweight it is. I’d have to say it weighs less than a paperback.

·         It is so easy to hold! With a book, you have to use two hands to keep it open and turn pages. With a Kindle you can hold it with one hand or lay it down and just click a button to turn pages. Lazy I know, but when it is cold and you’re curled in a blanket having only one hand exposed instead of two is preferable.

·         So for those of us that read in public, while you are waiting or on public transit, no one can tell what you are reading. You know those annoying people that try to get a glimpse of the cover or ask to see the cover, or have read the book and want to discuss it right in the middle of whatever sentence you are reading… Well you don’t have that problem with the Kindle. And if you get one of the leather covers it just looks like you are looking at a planner.

·         Shopping! You know I had to get in shopping somewhere. You have a whole bookstore at your finger tips! A few clicks a few searches and 30 seconds to download and you have a brand new book waiting for you. No getting in the car, wasting gas, or wandering around looking for your section. It’s instant gratification at its finest!

·         Tons of FREE reads! If you go to there is a free eBook section and there are tons of them! I think I downloaded something like 30 free books just because I could!

·         Free up space. I had books everywhere! I live in a fairly small space, and there were paperbacks laying everywhere. I was able to tuck those all away and now I just have one small device lying wherever I put it.

·         Kindle App. So I have a smart phone, the Droid X to be exact (LOVE my phone but that’s another story), so I downloaded the Kindle App on my phone. My actual Kindle and the Kindle App on my phone sync so if I want to read on my phone, I can do so without missing a beat. And I thought the font on my phone would be tiny and hard to read but it’s actually a decent size and easy to read.

·         Never losing your place. Speaking of syncing, the Kindle keeps your place. You can go back, skip around and there is an option to go back to the furthest place read. And as previously mentioned, it sync’s to your phone and there is now a computer app too that you can download for your PC.

·         Go Green! So not that I am a total Green nut, but I do try to practice Reduce, Reuse, Recycle as much as I can. I feel better knowing that I am not using more paper resources, and there is no gas used to drive my book around. It may not be much, but I feel like it can make a small difference. I mean if you think about it, there is a LOT of paper in each book. If everyone moves to eBooks then how many trees can be saved?


  1. I'm still on the fence about my Kindle. I'll always prefer to have an actual book in my hands, but it's definitely useful for traveling.

    And I love bookstores, just strolling in and browsing. Love seeing what's out and about. It's not quite as fun for me on Amazon, or any other online retailer for that matter.

    I'm glad you love yours though! I'll probably like mine more and more as I get more used to it. I've only read two books on it.

  2. Chelsey- I do still love to go to the books store I think I always will. Esp the independent book stores. But I guess Im a slave to technology and love to click my way through a book. =)

    You'll get used to the Kindle eventually. It wasn't a huge leap for me, I was reading on my computer for a long time before I got my Kindle so it was almost like going back to a paperback, but not quite.

    -Amanda P

  3. I've been thinking about getting a Kindle cause I'm sick of saving up for a iPad and I think you just sealed the deal! Great review of the Kindle.

  4. Great post! I was going to get a Kindle, but got the Nook instead. And I agree with you on how much space it can save, and definitely save many trees. But of course there will always be those books that you MUST have in hardcover or paper back hehe..But again e-books are a great way to save space, books, and definitely money since they are a tad bit cheaper than actual books.

  5. I have had my Kindle for a few days now and I am in love with it! Great post!:-) I found you over at Book Blogs and i'm now following you!


  6. I've been thinking about posting something like this too! I agree, the kindle is great!

    I really love both the kindle and real books. There are good things about both! If a book is gorgeous or I LOVE it, then I want a real copy of it. If not, I have no problem with it being an e-book.

    I'll eventually write up my thoughts on e-book versus real book. Your post was great! :)

    Jennifer of Little Shelf