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Kindle 2

405 Ratings: 2.3
A mobile reading device by Amazon.

The Amazon Kindle is mobile device designed for reading electronic books (e-books). The reader was developed by the Amazon.com subsidiary Lab126, and its first incarnation was launched in the United States on November 19, 2007.      … see full wiki

24 reviews about Kindle 2
review by . July 09, 2009
This is a great invention with some major shortcomings and a few disappointments but overall I think the kindle is a great tool and I will use it for many years to come. I have even heard many say that it encourages them to read more, and that may be true simply out of the convenience that this device delivers. Cons (Minor annoyances) 1. I would like to get all my books in my house converted to digital books. 2. Amazon needs a Netflix subscription model that gives me access to read any book I want. …
review by . September 23, 2009
I have been using the Kindle 2 for a couple of months now. I didn't plan on buying it; it was a birthday present. If asked prior to receiving it, I would have said that I didn't want one. Not because I don't read, but because I look at a screen all day long and there is something special and unique about holding a book while reading. Nevertheless, I resisted the urge to return it and decided to give it a shot. Now I love it for a number of reasons.      Convenience. …
review by . July 01, 2010
Books at Your Fingertips
The Amazon Kindle is a great electronic reading device. If you like to bring books with you when you travel, but you have a hard time deciding what to bring, the Kindle can help you with this problem. You can take 100's of books with you and can even purchase new books where ever you are. Connecting to the Kindle Store is free and the cost of most books is $9.99 or less.      Some of the other nice features about the Amazon Kindle include the ability to change the text …
review by . February 19, 2009
Kindle 2
Well, you know...Amazon wants to change the world. Owners of Kindle 1 you can rejoice...Kindle 1 was the revolution - Kindle 2 is the evolution. I was a first generation Kindle owner and upon hearing the news that Amazon was releasing a second generation a little after a year of the first release seemed disheartening...but after several discussions I began to come around to the idea - we do live in a technological rich society, after all. Shortly after I got to test the kindle 2 I was convinced …
review by . June 10, 2010
SO addicted to my Kindle!
Purchasing a Kindle was by far the best decicion I have ever made when it comes to my reading! I love how portable and lightweight it is! I am able to store thousands of books on it and it will always keep my place. If I keep the wireless off, the battery will last me a week or more. I read for hours at a time and this helps me with my carpel tunnel pain as it is easier to hold. I don't have to pry open pages in order to read my current book. I also have hundreds of free books on it, many of …
review by . July 06, 2010
It's been a long time coming for me, but I now has it!      I've been reading books on my phone for some time now.  It's just easier than carrying around hardcovers or making sure I don't spill too much on the paperbacks, which seem to have a magnetic pull towards paper.       Kindle is a great substitute for any other on the go reading medium.  It's easy to load and open books on the device, as well …
review by . June 08, 2010
The Kindle has been the king of the ebook reader market for a couple of years now. Amazon's sheer market force is what helped the kindle succeed as much as it has. Aggressive pricing on ebooks has also helped the adoption of electronic media over physical media.     How did I like using the Kindle? I felt that the screen refreshed slowly and that the device was a bit clumsy for reading books. I must admit that I do not own a kindle, however, I have played with the devices extensively. …
review by . May 11, 2010
I received a Kindle last Christmas and It's been one  enjoyable book after another.  I started off with the :    1) "Count of Monte Christo" (amazing even the3rd time around),    2) "Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815" (long but still interesting),    3) "Wolf Hall: A Novel", Hilary Mantel (very enjoyable, remarkable story of Henry VIII and the one man         who wins …
review by . July 29, 2010
   I got one of these several months ago with the hopes of being able to put a decent amount of school reading on it. The price of an etext compared to a hard copy is much cheaper if you read enough to make the purchase of an ereader worth it and after doing my shopping I think the Kindle is the best. I'm sure an ipad will do the trick too, but I hate Apple products and they seem like more hassle than they are worth to a person like me who is happy with their laptop. Anyway, this product …
Quick Tip by . July 10, 2010
I just don't know what life style this would be usefull for?!?! Just another screen to stare att...
Quick Tip by . July 08, 2010
Ok hate to mess with the experience that is cracking a fresh or antiquated spine but having those words at your finger tips and not the weight of hundreds of books, cheap access to many books, I think we've moved to this as a new chapter.
Quick Tip by . July 07, 2010
I love the Android Kindle app. I've wanted a Kindle for awhile, but couldn't justify the cost. Now that my Droid has the Kindle app, I can get all the benefits of having a Kindle without actually having to buy and carry one. I always have my phone with me anyway, so I don't even have to pack anything extra!
Quick Tip by . July 06, 2010
The portable reader's best friend
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
This fad is quickly passing..
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
I put this on the same level as the sony reader, but it lacks a pretty important option... Expandable memory! But its a cleaner looking device, works great and is simple to use.
Quick Tip by . June 09, 2010
I'm old fashion I prefer the feel of the paper and the way it smells!
Quick Tip by . May 22, 2010
I don't actually own one but I've heard really great things regarding the comfort/eink vs the iPad. Looking to get one of these soon AFAIK
Quick Tip by . May 18, 2010
I don't go anywhere without my Kindle!
review by . March 24, 2010
Dedicated electronic or e-paper readers have been around for a while. They provide all the convenience of reading electronic content with the ease of reading that is associated with reading printed material. However, the high price of these devices, the low selection of books that are available in electronic format, and the hassle of having to connect your e-reader to the computer in order to get any content onto it were all the factors that mitigated against the wider adoption of e-readers. All …
review by . March 15, 2010
I decided I didn't like it.    Why? Well, one of the main reasons I bought the Kindle DX was because I like to follow trends in publishing and discover NEW titles. However, the book search (conveniently divvied up according to category) ONLY displays books in BESTSELLING order...a search I NEVER use here on Amazon.com!    I wanted to find books according to release date...this happens to be very important to me (although it probably wouldn't be to most people …
review by . March 10, 2010
My wife has had a Kindle 2 since they first came out. I hemmed and hawed over getting a Kindle simply because I read a lot of magazines. I'd heard that many magazines were going to be available in Kindle format, but who really wants to read them on that small of a screen?    Well, I am still waiting for many of my favorite magazines to be available on the Kindle. However, I've found that the larger screen is great for PDF's! Many books and reference materials are available in …
review by . September 03, 2009
I'll be honest--I was unbelievably excited to receive my Kindle 2.  Fully convinced that the device would change my life like an iPod for books, I tore into the packaging and revealed a svelte and lightweight device worthy of my constant attention.      However, after using the device in various situations, I found the lack of contrast just a little too distracting, and at least my particular model made an odd squeaking sound in the bottom corner as I changed pages.  …
Quick Tip by . September 03, 2009
it's allowed me to read in much smaller sessions. I might pick it up and read a couple page at time and i'm reading more so that's good.
Quick Tip by . August 25, 2009
There's a future in this area, but Amazon have made a Walkman-for-books in the age of iPhones. It won't be long til it looks very old.
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