My newest love....
Saturday, July 17, 2010
I've had it for only a week, but already I am completely enamored with my Kindle.
It's is everything I imagined it would be and more.
It's the size of a paperback, only thinner. You can hold it with one hand. Or both, if that's what you prefer.
Once you start reading, you forget that you're looking at a screen. At times I forget that I am reading on a "machine", and try to turn the page of my book, only to realize that it's not actually a book.
One feature that I really like is that you can adjust the size of the text. I've read some books where the text is this small, but with the Kindle you can make it as big as you want.
The text-to-speech feature is also a fun feature. If you're tired of reading, you can have the book read to you by either a male or female voice. But this feature only works with English language books. I tried it with a Spanish language book, and the kiddies thought that the Kindle's Spanish pronunciation was the funniest thing they had ever heard.
The best thing about the Kindle has to be the free Wi-Fi. You can access the Kindle store from anywhere. I took my Kindle to the ranch, which is miles and miles away from civilization, just to see if it would work. And to everyone's surprise...the signal was very strong. (Out of the 5 bars that indicate the strength of the signal, I got 4 bars!)
This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship!