Pros NO glare -- why would I want to see my face in the screen
No touch screen equals no smudges
The ads are unobrusive, and can pay for the Kindle
Books don't generally make noise -- why would I want my reader to make noise?
Cons Haven't found any yet
Summary This is the best e-reader for my purpose: reading.
Pros An easy way for me to get books immediately so I am now reading more. It doesn't have a lot of bells an whistles and so its not distracting you just read. The battery life is pretty awesome I think I charge it once a month and I use it every day.
Cons Early on I found myself trying to touch the screen to move things. That is gone now but it was a learning process to train my instincts that this device is not touch screen. Took about a week I think.
Summary I like it.
-decent size for reading
-"special offers" do not intrude with reading
-easy to read screen
-long battery life
Cons does not come with a even a basic cover(amazon cover $40 more)
Summary I got this kindle as a Christmas present. I haven't read much in recent years but now I've already read several books with several more to go. I can read for several hours without suffering from eye strain.
The lack of a keyboard is not a problem for me since I can just order the books off amazon.com and download them later to the kindle. It would have been nice to get a basic cover with it, but that's just a small problem. The special offers only show up when you put the kindle to sleep or on a small banner ad at the bottom of the menu screen.
All in all, it is a very good deal for $79.
Pros Wonderful display, light-weight, love browsing the bookstore.
Cons Its a pain to input info without a keyboard.
Summary I've owned a Kindle 2, a Nook Color, and an iPad 2 and this is hands down the best device for reading (although, not the best device for a textbook). I like Amazon's book store better than Barnes and Nobles' and the lack of a keyboard is not that big of an issue - once you get it set-up you'll occasionally need to type in the name of a book you're searching for - but 99.9% of the time you are reading.
Pros Really easy to use. Wicked fast download speed, and you can store up to 1400 books with cloud back up! Awesome!
I purchased mine at a wholesale club for $77.00!
I really, really love it! I will probably never purchase a regular book again. I love this tec
Cons Absolutely none that I can think of!