I’ve now read a book on my Kindle and feel the time has come for a brief review. Firstly, I’m glad I purchased the device and have no reservations about the outlay of approximately $300. I am happy with the leather cover and the weight of the Kindle. The fact that one can add documents , as Judy O’Connell explains, is great.
My colleagues at work have been impressed with the potential of this e-reader, especially when travelling, for both general reading and access to travel guides. Most were surprised by the screen and appreciated the ease of downloading and the reduced prices. They found it aesthetically pleasing and liked the screensavers. The ease with which one could garner quotes and makes notes impressed.
You probably read about my first flush of enthusiasm last month and I still feel the same way. However, the biggest disappointments I list in order of annoyance:
1. No power cord. It is just dodgy that one can only charge via a computer/USB
2. The clicking sound when ‘turning the page’ (although heyjudeonline says it is possible to depress the button so it doesn’t ‘click’, I am unable to do this).
3. That many Australian titles are unavailable
4. The current unavailability of Australian newspapers, magazines and blogs at the store
5. The greater price that Australians pay compared to Americans as we pay for the ‘global roaming’ costs).
However, basically, it is a great device and I am likely to use it every night, except when borrowing an otherwise unavailable Australian book from the library.
What do other Kindle readers think?