Amazon Kindle 2012
Amazon's updated its popular entry-level non-touch-screen Kindle, giving it better performance and a darker exterior while lowering the price to $69 for the ad-supported version.
The good: The entry-level Amazon Kindle is a compact, lightweight, and ultra-affordable e-book reader with a crisp e-ink screen and Wi-Fi. It offers access to a massive catalog of books, magazines, and newspapers via Amazon.com's familiar online store, plus online loaners from your local library. The Kindle can hold hundreds of books and the battery lasts for weeks.
The bad: Lacks the touch screen and self-illumination found on more expensive e-readers. All accessories -- including an AC charger -- cost extra.
The bottom line: The $69 Amazon Kindle is an excellent no-frills e-book reader for anyone who’s willing to forgo a built-in light or a touch screen.Read CNET's Full Review Back to Holiday Gift Guide
October 31, 2012 9:38 PM PDT
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