Monday, May 19, 2008

Kindling along....


I finally got my Kindle from Amazon last month. After a wait of about 45 days (since placing the order) it was exciting to take a look at one of the latest gadgets. 

I like the device - strong points are:

1. Easy to read - very close to a book feeling
2. Fast download of books from amazon.com
3. Highlight and Note features are great
4. The best one - you can download a sample chapter of each available book before you buy it.

Downside:

1. Battery seems to last only a few hours 
2. Only over 100,000 books available in ebook format
3. Most of the good ones are expensive - about $9.99
4. Hey - and I cant show of the books I buy in my bookshelf!

I tried a few sample book and bought my first one - 'Your Inner fish: A Journey into the 3.5 billion-year history of the Human Body' by Neil Shubin.

More on that later...





2 comments:

appu said...

Useful peice, Sam..always helps to get a first hand user feed back to cut through the hype..

Raj said...

Respected Sir
Me Rakesh Kumar Singh Working as a software Engineer.
I read your blog and it was really very nice piece and is very usefull.

Sir could i got your mail ID
so If I need your help then I could contact you.
Sir My ID is
rakesh.singh918@gmail.com

If u read my post plz Reply to me I m waiting for your reply.

Thanks
Rakesh Kumar Singh