I have a friend who got one as a present. Honestly the price is the only sticking point for me right now. If it was $200, instead of $360+ I'd already have one. It is nice.
Greatest thing ever! Finished a book and instead of having to wait the next day to get another, I went to the site and bought one.
Prices are cheaper than hardback...reads great...has google on it too.
If you read alot...BUY ONE!
Hell, half my damn family owns one and the list keeps growing. my GF just got hers and loves it, although she's still learning all about the features.
My mother swears by it & never goes anywhere without it.
My 77 Year old and very electronically "hip" dad just got one, and can't put the thing down. Says it challenges the iPod as greatest new gizmo ever.
I have had Kindle 1 for 6 months and love it. The only problem with the older style was the large buttons (you trigger page turns a bunch), and when I saw someone with Kindle 2, they had fixed that problem. I'm debating getting the new one and giving the old to my wife or son.
I bought the new Kindle about 2-3 weeks ago. I love it. While I don't read a huge amount, I like to read some most nights and I like to read on the plane (I travel a lot). I think I'm going to end up reading much more than I ever did before. Getting books is simple -- either order them online or from the Kindle, and they are available in just a few seconds. Most new books are $10, they have many for less than that, and some are free. It will hold about 1,500 books. The screen is very readable, and the buttons all seem to be in the right place.
It's a little pricey, but worth it.
How is the Sony Reader?
From what I hear, the Sony Reader is a good e-book. This is strictly observation, but the screen seems to be a bit easier on the eyes. The biggest difference between the two is that the Kindle can download wirelessly, and the Sony Reader has to be hooked up to your computer to get what you have bought. The other night I was stuck in an airplane in Houston waiting on the weather to clear. I finished up the book I was reading, checked out a sample of one I had downloaded, liked it and had the new book in about a minute.
A friend of mine's wife has one and absolutely loves it. I recommended it to an avid reader down here in Buenos Aires and she refused to even consider it. Even though books are WAY overpriced down here and extremely hard to find. It would be perfect for here, pero bueno.
If she is in BA, then she can use either the Sony or the Kindle. The wireless won't work outside the US at this time.
ryan.ba said:I'd say it is worth the $$ if you read a lot and have trouble finding books here in BA.