Do any of this blog’s readers have a Kindle 2? And if you do, would you mind posting a comment about what you like about it? OR What you don’t like about it?
My husband has been talking to me about getting a Kindle 2… but as usual, whenever he wants me to “enter the 21st century” >>> I resist. I’m just not sure about it yet.
Actually, I think he should get one! His eyesight has gotten to a point where reading in bed is no longer a fun activity for him. He has to take his glasses off and hold the book so close to his eyes that it’s just not relaxing for him. I, on the other hand, am able to just ramp up my (grocery store) reading glasses numbers.
I like the idea of being able to download a book so quickly, without having to get any electrical cords or machines involved. I’m just not sure I’d use it enough to justify its very high price tag.
I never go to any type of appointment without either a hard-copy or an audio book…. NEVER! I know I have blogged before about how incredulous I find it when I see people arriving at an appointment with absolutely no reading material to keep them (!!!or even their children!!!) entertained during the ever-increasing waiting time. (I have recently noticed more and more professionals’ waiting rooms featuring flat-screen TVs which invariably have some awful PG B movie on an endless loop. I guess the office managers have simply gotten tired of subscribing to generic golfing magazines – since those invariably end up walking right out of the office!)
I like that the Kindle 2 font-size can be changed ( think it has two font sizes.) My husband could benefit from this feature. I also like that the Kindle 2 is thin enough to fit in my purse and that it holds many books and magazines. I just don’t like the high price tag!
So, at this time, I’d like to ask those of you out there who have a Kindle 2 to please post a comment. I’m interested in hearing from you…
PS>>>> After looking into the Kindle 2 in more detail, we have decided that it is definitely not for us. I have posted an entry describing why right here.