Re-Kindle Your Love for Reading
February 12, 2009
Oprah thrilled her show audience one day by giving each member a Kindle -- a lightweight, portable electronic book reader. Kindles have been out of stock for ages, but are finally available for pre-order. I've got one, and I urge you to snap one up now, too -- before they run out again.
The new Kindle 2 is an amazing 0.36 inches thin -- making the 0.48-inch iPhone look chunky. It is as thin as a magazine and lighter than the average paperback book.
Easily Download Books in Less Than a Minute Without a Computer
The 3G technology allows you to easily and effortlessly download books wirelessly, so you never need to hunt for a Wifi hot spot. You don't need any computer to download the books, the Kindle has an embedded cell phone connection that you are free to use that allows you to do this.
It also has improved storage and can now hold an amazing 1500 books and
they now look better due to the new 16-shade grayscale screen which
renders handsome black and white photos.
No Problem With Cell Phones
Don't worry about the cell phone dangers as you don't have to hold this device to your ear when you are downloading your books. The phone is only on for 60 seconds while the book is being downloaded. Otherwise it is not on at all, just like cell phone when you are not talking and there is no cell phone EMF while you are reading or listening to the book.
Now Your Can LISTEN to Your Books
Kindle 2.0 also introduces a text-to-speech function that reads aloud anything on the screen. Though it lacks real intonation, the voice does sound much better than the 1950s android-style speech you might expect.
This is a great feature because you can listen to the Kindle for up to two weeks on a single charge and you can comfortably use this to listen to audio books in your car.