The New Kindle: Back In Black

by Venomous Kate

If you’ve been on the fence about getting a Kindle, now’s the time. Amazon just released the latest generation Kindle, and it’s a beaut.

For those who could care less about downloading books at the beach or while waiting in line at the doctor’s office, the WiFi-based Kindle 3
is perfect and, at $139, it’s perfectly priced, too. Plus, for the first time ever, Amazon’s offering the Kindle in graphite black as well as plain ol’ white.

Amazon Kindle 3Of course, Amazon’s also offering a Wi-Fi plus Free 3G-enabled Kindle 3 for $189, a price smartly designed to compete with other e-Readers.

Frankly, I adore my Kindle… even if I paid $60 more for it. Though I’ve always been an avid reader, that’s even more true now that I can carry what amounts to a small library in my purse. Last I checked I have 389 books on my Kindle (divided into categories like Literature, Fun Reading, History, etc.) so, no matter my mood, I always have something on hand to read. I love that it doesn’t take up much space in my purse, either!

Of course, my biggest concern when I bought my Kindle was whether I’d be able to afford the ebooks to read on it. But even though books cost less in Kindle format than in printed form, I haven’t had to buy many thanks to the huge selection of free Kindle books. (Here’s how to find millions of free books for your Kindle).

Sure, I know what you’re thinking: why not just get an iPad, right? The answer’s simple: when I want to read, I want to read, not get tempted by the internet, Facebook, Twitter and all of the other distractions that already drain the hours out of my day. The Kindle does what it does perfectly, and now with such a great price I plan to buy one to keep my Mom entertained, too. (Hey, if it’ll cut down the nagging phone calls and stupid forwarded email jokes, it’s worth its weight in gold!)

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One Comment to “The New Kindle: Back In Black”

  1. My response to the “Why not an iPad” question is “Well, we all can’t be different JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE.”

    But I like yours, too. And no one can show me a $189 iPad. :)