Kindle-My new companion

Reading books is my favorite hobby since childhood. I have been collecting hundreds of books and my mini library in home ever expanding. Books are kept in dedicated glass shelf and are well organized.

Off late, I have been traveling more often compared to earlier days and I get a comfortable reading opportunity during the journey which I never lose. I carry couple of paper books with me and usually finish reading at least two books during the journey.

I was hearing and reading much about Amazon Kindle and then I was also thinking it would be great gadget for me especially while traveling but was reluctant about buying it due to 2 reasons. First I have not actually seen any E reading device and wanted to know about the actual reading experience and second was I was not sure about shipping charges since I live outside of United States.

It was the Book Exhibition which happened in my city that actually converted my curiosity about Kindle into need. Thousands of books were displayed and kept for sale in the exhibition. I visited and enjoyed the event and bought several new books  (this time,  related to Yoga). What caught my attention in the exhibition was, even E Book readers were displayed as well. I went to the stall and asked the stall person to demo the reading device for me. He did it promptly. E Book reader (it was not Kindle) was pretty good and I felt it is indeed worth a try. I took his number and left to home.

One thing, flashed to my mind, if I buying an E Book reader, why not buy the best one? I have been reading about kindle so much and I am also convinced about the reading comfort now since I got an opportunity to touch and feel the E Reading device. I placed the order immediately and Kindle arrived to my home yesterday. Let me share my experience about the first look of Kindle and a small review of the device.

Looks
Kindle looks pretty cool. It’s slim, stylish and elegant.

Display
This is the best part. Kindle sports E – Ink Display. Unlike LCD display screens, Kindle screen is pleasant to eyes and looks like actual paper. Words are crisp, clear and with numerous adjustment settings, reading is more comfortable. I can save bookmark, write notes.

Battery Life
Here is another winning feature of Kindle. Since Kindle doesn’t have a LCD screen, its battery life is said to be pretty long lasting. I have read on internet that it lasts for one month with WiFi turned off and one just reads on Kindle. I am sure it will.

USB Support and WiFi
It has USB support and one can transfer files from computer to kindle. It also has WiFi support. Books can be downloaded from Amazon when connected in a Wifi network.

Text To Speech
Kindle can speak as well it reads the highlighted words for me. Though I don’t use this feature much but I feel it’s a good add-on and may come handy in some situations.

Kindle can sing
It supports MP3 as well. So music can be played through Kindle.

It has been just 2 days since I bought the Kindle and this amazing device already won my heart and it has all the potential to replace my paper books. With massive storage capacity of 3500 books, and offering me new way of reading, I can say that Kindle is my new companion.

Pretty cool stuff from Amazon.

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Naveen is one of the humblest human beings who are passionate about many things but works on one at a time. He enjoys his day working on software programs for the large corporate organization and late nights, writing about his life experiences on this blog.

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  2. I’ll have to agree with you on this one. My wife got me one for Christmas and although it’s only a week since, I can’t imagine life without it!

    I sincerely believe it’s the future and soon everyone will be spotting one. I was really dubious about it before and thought it would be a passing fad but it’s definitely here to stay!

  3. Sayyad

    Naveen, awesome post. Where did you buy your Kindle? Do you know if we can get a good cover/sleeve for Kindle in India?

  4. @Sayyad.
    Thanks for the comments.
    I bought Kindle from India through times of India offer. Covers, I am not sure whether we can get in shops there but we can surely order online :-)

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