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Kindle Touch

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

It’s been about a month since I got my first Kindle. I was either going to get a Kindle Touch or a Kindle Fire, both new models. I decided to get a Kindle Touch because of the E Ink (Electronic Ink). I know how much I’ve hated reading books on my computer and I figured the E Ink would be easier on my eyes.

I love my Kindle Touch! I’ll be reading paper books as long as they print them, but I’m getting a lot of use out of the Kindle. I’ve read at work when I needed a break, in the waiting area at the doctor’s office, in the waiting area at the mechanic, on the stationary bike, etc. I feel like I’m getting in a lot more reading. Navigating in the menus is a little slow, but I don’t have to do that much. I’ve had it for a month and haven’t had to recharge it yet. Also, I’m really digging the touch screen. I am very pleased.

Before the Kindle arrived, I already had about 40 books for it. I got most of them for free from Amazon or from author or publisher websites. I won’t have a problem with finding stuff to read for a long time, not that I did before. I’m a little slow to embrace devices that take me away from physical media. Once I do, I’m usually happy that I did. As long as I still have the physical media.

One suggestion that I’ve mentioned before on Twitter. Since I still like physical media, if you buy the paper version of a book, I think Amazon should give you the Kindle version for free or give for a small additional charge. It would be almost like buying a blu-ray and getting a digital copy with it. That way I can read my paper copy at home and read my electronic copy when I’m on the go and not have to worry about carrying a book around and possibly damaging it. I’m sure they’ve already thought of this. Maybe it’ll happen one day.