Pros -Minimal intrusions
-"Special offers" are actually pretty good - for instance, so far I've gotten a $10 Amazon credit for purchasing a book that I already planned on buying and a $5.00 Amazon On-Demand credit for nothing.
Cons -Web browser is a bit slow, but I suppose that is to be expected
-Waiting on new features, which Amazon claims are coming soon (such as library rentals and lending books to friends)
-Less magazine subscriptions available (as opposed to the Nook)
Summary When I finally decided to purchase an e-reader, I was a bit daunted by all of the choices (mainly the different options from Amazon and Barnes and Noble), so I decided to go to a place where I could see all of the options side-by-side - Best Buy. I'll be honest, I wasn't looking at the pricey-er models (i.e. the Nook Color) since I didn't want to waste money on something I might end up tossing aside and never using. And I didn't feel like I needed 3G since I have wireless at home and almost everywhere I go. In the end, I came down to the Kindle Wi-Fi (with and without offers), the Nook, and the Nook Simple Touch Reader. I almost instantly ruled out the regular Nook - I didn't care for the way the color touch screen worked and handled, and it seemed much heavier than the Kindle or the Nook Simple Touch, not to mention the technical facts regarding the amount of memory and battery life. In the end, I chose the Kindle with special offers, again because I was looking to buy the best reader for the money. I figured that at the very least Amazon has more available titles and is more popular in general. My main concern was that I knew the Nook has a web browser and apps, but was told by the Best Buy employee "assisting me" that the Kindle did not. I went days before I figured that out. Using the web browser under "experimental features" I am easily able to check my e-mail or facebook page, check google, etc. I was also told that I would not be able to download personal documents, and it definitely would not be free. Again, this was completely untrue. I can e-mail any documents I like to my kindle for no charge (using the wireless). I recommend converting them to pdf files first - they are much easier to read this way.
"I love it!!"on by kikibogracie
Pros Battery life is excellent! I received this as a mothers day gift and I have only charged it once.
It's easy on the eyes.
Cons none that I can think of.
Summary I would recommend this to anyone looking for an e-reader!
Pros Size, weight, and portability are great. Ability to surf the internet to some degree is good as well. Love the internal reader and music player.
Cons Don't like how slow the device is when trying to move throughout a book. When I read my bible I hate having to go back and forth to the table of contents. Battery went dead after a week of minimum use as well.
Summary Great device overall. No major complaints other than having to go back and fourth to the table of contents which makes reading a chore especially if I am in church.
"Great reader."on by go_dawgs_go
Pros 3G connectivity, Wifi connectivity. 4gb storage. .mp3 player
Cons Sometimes a little slow responding.
Summary All in all, I love the Kindle Keyboard. There are a lot of times I am reading and do not realize I'm using a reader. Nearly all of the functions are intuitive and there's a short learning curve for this reader.
Pros Flawless e-ink appears completely real, at first when I opened the package, I thought the screen had a piece of paper on it; in fact it was actually the screen.
There is much longer battery life than you should ever need, as well as downloading the Iliad,
Cons The keyboard is a bit small for my large hands, but at least it's a QWERTY.
Summary All in all, a wonderful product, with outstanding battery life, appearance, and, living in Texas, the well-advertised ability to read in an oven or a beach, wherever I'd like, with however much sunlight I'd like. I was surprised when I saw the e-ink moving, the same way I'd be surprised if the text in a book started moving. The function of being able to go to the home and shop instantly are great- and the automatic dictionary within any document is a feature I adore.
Unfortunately, now I feel bad when I see my laptop, because my Sony VAIO has hardly more RAM than this tiny Kindle. I'm raising my eyebrows at my computer now.