"I LOVE my Kindle!"on by booksfan
Pros Reading in car (during day - no glare AND I can see the screen!)
Reading at night - soft front lighting doesn't keep my spouse up
Trips - no longer need to carry 10 or more books along with me
Cons None this time - previous Kindles had a few initial set up problems
Summary Love, love, love my Kindle! I'm an avid reader, as are my adult son and daughter, so we set up a separate Amazon account for our Kindles, which allows us to share books. Works great. My daughter and I both travel and the Kindles allow us to lighten our luggage significantly! I use it every day!
Pros - Despite its flaws, the screen is excellent
- Backscreen lighting that makes reading easier even in broad daylight
- With one click you can look up any word on dictionary/Wikipedia
- Light and well-built
- Well priced
Cons - The screen has some slight color blotches (it differs for each individual device), but while reading they aren't distracting or even noticeable at all. You have to look for them to spot them
Pros Amazon Kindle provides support for notes and highlights, but this support is limited their books only.
Cons Poor support for personal documents! Notes from Kindle For PC are not copied to Kindle personal documents! If you ever uninstall K4PC, you will lose EVERYTHING! Also Personal docs do not support the same quality as regular ebooks.
Summary It may not seem like an important issue to people who mostly do casual reading or who read fiction. But for people like students, researchers, and other professionals, this is a big deal because all your ebooks don't come from Amazon. Many companies and non-profit organizations provide free ebooks you can't get from Amazon.
So if you need to take extensive notes, these notes will be lost because the only way to take extensive notes effectively is through Kindle For PC. K4PC as stated above does not copy your notes to your personal docs on your Kindle! So if you ever uninstall K4PC everything is lost.
Several companies now provide books in AZW format which is Amazon's book format. It provides superior formatting to MOBI, but you can't use it on Amazon's Kindle! So your personal ebooks will NEVER look as good as they could be!
Amazon is cheating its users and professionals are suffering the most!