Friday, February 15, 2008

Have you Heard of This?

I was on Amazon today and saw this. The Kindle.

Apparently this thing is SO popular it is sold out on Amazon. (More Info on Wikipedia)

It is a wireless portable device with access to over 100,000 books, blogs, newspapers, magazines and more. SWEET! I could have all the Harry Potter books, some magazines and blogs all in one awesome piece of technology!! I think this would also be cool & benneficial for college kids…if they could get there text books on it!!

Some things about it:
-Simple to use: no computer, no cables, no syncing.
-Wireless Connectivity
-Buy a book and it is auto-delivered wirelessly in less than one minute.
-More than 100,000 books available, including more than 90 of 112 current New York Times® Best Sellers.
-New York Times® Best Sellers and all New Releases $9.99
-Free book samples.
-Top U.S. newspapers including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post; top magazines including TIME, Atlantic Monthly, and Forbes—all auto-delivered wirelessly.
-Top international newspapers from France, Germany, and Ireland; Le Monde, Frankfurter Allgemeine, and The Irish Times—all auto-delivered wirelessly.
-More than 250 top blogs from the worlds of business, technology, sports, entertainment, and politics.
-Lighter and thinner than a typical paperback; weighs only 10.3 ounces.
-Holds over 200 titles.
-Long battery life.
-No monthly wireless bills, service plans, or commitments
-Includes free wireless access to the planet's most exhaustive and up-to-date encyclopedia—
-Email your Word documents and pictures (.JPG, .GIF, .BMP, .PNG) to Kindle for easy on-the-go viewing.

Overall I think this sounds pretty darn cool!! It is about the price of an I-Pod :$399. And if you are someone who likes to read this could be for you!!!


  1. I LOVE IT! I MUST HAVE IT! Reading is a VERY expensive habit, and that would easily pay or itself in the first year!

  2. I love it! What a cool gift!

  3. OH my goodness I want that! I NEED IT! I had a Palm Pilot at my old job and I could download books onto it. It was so sweet. It lit up so I could read in bed at night and not disturb the hubby. I miss it dearly. Had to give it back when I quit. Drat.

  4. That is so sweet! I would use it all the time, which is probably exactly why I shouldn't have it, haha!