We now have kindles with multi-touch, kindles with keyboards, and kindles in color, with prices ranging from $69 to $499. I guess technology keeps moving forward to lure the consumer to the ever changing and improved products.
We now have storage space from 2GB to 64 GB on the device alone and more if you choose cloud storage. The battery life ranges from 8.5 hours to 3 weeks. The color devices use more battery of course, giving the consumer the choice of whether this is worth it or not. Personally, unless you’re reading full color magazines, color newspapers, or watching TV or movies on the device, I see no reason to have the color for books.
Screen size is also now between 6 inch and 9.7 inches and weights vary. Devices are now equipped with a glare proof screen and illumination so it is easier to read in bright sunlight or low light conditions. There are even skins available to personalize your reader. These start at $24.95.
I don’t have one of these devices and have no plans for getting one, but ebooks are here to stay and I do have the kindle for PC. I’d rather read the old-fashioned paper book, but these e-readers definitely have an advantage when it comes to storage space. I just wonder how you would charge the device if the power grid ever had a failure, but I guess that is having a pessimistic attitude and I’m not a pessimistic person. Yet today anything seems possible.
To learn more about these devices here is a link:
Kindle - Meet the Entire Kindle Family