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Amazon Kindle 2

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Great Reading Device.

5

I got this Kindle when they first came out, and I loved it. It is so easy to use. I got a leather case to keep it well protected, and it is big, but not too big. I have recently given it to my Grandma because I got a newer model, and she had recently mentioned how much it hurts her wrists to hold some of the hardcover books she reads. She can check out books from the library (with my help because she does not do well with technology), and it is light enough for her to hold for long periods of time. The charge lasts for a couple of weeks, which is nice if you forget to charge it for a while. The only thing I wish this had is a light. Although the words look like they are on paper, it is pretty inconvenient that you cannot read this in the dark, especially since I stay up much later than my husband reading, and I do not want to keep the bedside lamp on because it is too bright. I ordered a booklight called the Kandle, which is specially made for Kindles, and that works great, but it would have been nice if it was included with my Kindle purchase. If you see one of these for sale, I would get it because I have had it for four years and it still looks and runs like it is brand new.

skck09

Woodville, OH

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I don't want to upgrade to the Kindle Fire! The e-ink is great!

5

I have had my Kindle e-reader for 2 years now, and I use it everyday. I especially like traveling with the Kindle instead of lugging around a few paperbacks. The e-ink is easy on the eyes and I like the fact that it isn't back lit. It is so easy to order books online or right from the kindle.

jkmin79

Kalamazoo, MI

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Best Reader Ever!

5

I love my Kindle! It makes reading so much more enjoyable! I love that it is so light weight and that I do not have to manually flip pages like a book. I also love that I can load several books when I go out of town so that I have options for reading. I love that it holds a charge for so long!

Jrevolt

USA

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good e-reader for all your basics, such as reading books

5

good e-reader, light and easy to use. I don't find there is any eye fatigue when reading for a long time, just like reading a book, but lighter and has multiple books on it. the only downside for me is that I need a book light to read at night, but not a huge deal.

ladoofyer

Danvers, MA

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I love my Kindle

5

I like to hold a paperbook but I love my Kindle also. I can get many free books when I want. Battery Life Last longer than I expected Book Choices/Variety Any book from the shelf plus Readability You can change the font size Ease of Use Comes with paper instructions and also find on the Kindle also Design Hold like a book Durability My 20 lbs cat has laid on it with no problems

NancyLeeWakefield

Kennebunk, ME

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would recommend to anyone

4

read the manual if you are not familiar with the item. once you have done that it is great. i wouldnt recommend it for pictures unless they are black an white but its good for ebooks, it takes a while to figure out how to check your email. other then that i really like it. Battery Life if you dont keep the wifi on it will last for days Book Choices/Variety tons of books you can download Readability very clear an you can increase the font size to make it even more readable Ease of Use very easy to use no problems Design since it is sort of first generation its pretty good Durability very durable

EdnaHampton

Hudson, NY

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I never go anywhere without my Kindle.

5

I don't know how I lived without an e-reader before my first Kindle. Readability When my husband is reading his Kindle outdoors in the sunlight, the words appear faded on the screen. I have the same Kindle but do not experience this issue. Design Sometimes I will accidentally hit the next page button on the right side just by holding the Kindle a certain way. It is definately better when you have a hard case for it.

bekdee

Dupont, WA

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A great, basic reader!

4

I like my Kindle for times when I just want to read! It especially works great when I am outside. The screens are very flimsy however and mine broke within the first week of owning it. I was still within the 30 day warranty so I was able to get it replaced for free, however I would have been out of luck if that would have happened outside of that period. So I could not recommend this for children as it is too fragile. We have to pack it very carefully whenever I take it someplace because of that. Battery Life The battery dies way too fast with the wifi on. Readability I tried to use my Ipad outside and there was just no way that was going to work outside in the sunlight. My kindle works awesome out in the sun! Durability My first one the screen broke within the first week of owning it after dropping it one time on the carpet. Fortunately it was still under the 30 day warranty or I would have been out of luck.

samsonpete

Newberg, OR

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very easy to download books .

5

just the right size and easy to download any type of book Battery Life With the wifi shut off the battery last quite a long time and is quick to get the battery started again Book Choices/Variety most of the choices are good and up to date,there are also many free classics available Readability The no glare-screen makes it easy to read in any light and you are able to enlarge the font to any size you like. Ease of Use very simple to use,just press the side to go forward. When you turn off the kindle, the next time you turn it it on it goes to the last page you were reading Design not to small and not to big. The weight is just right. Durability I have had it for a while and it is not fragile I would say it's quit durable

hatesandh

Jackson, NJ

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One of the best e-readers on the market today.

5

Extremely quick download of new magterial. Very easy to read in direct sunlight. Readability As I like to read on my porch, the ability to read the screen in direct sunlight is a major plus. My wife likes the idea of adjusting the font size so she can read without her glsses.

Gary5410

USA

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