Monday, November 19, 2007

Great Gift Idea for Avid Book Readers

Nerd post? Maybe. But read on. -- Amazon has recently released a sort of wireless ipod for avid book readers, called the Kindle. The display is the same size as the typical paperback book and it’s easy on the eyes. Books are easily downloadable and magazines/newspapers/blogs are updated automatically daily. This just may be the end of massive libraries. I love books, but this just seems easily transportable and accessible from anywhere.

Lets say I’m looking up technical information for work, I’d have to wait until the end of the day to go to the bookstore to pick up a book directly pertaining to my project. Now I can just download a book, and get to helpful information within seconds. Sounds pretty useful to me - the Internet is great, but this may actually be it's new sidekick. I'm sure it'll have a few kinks at first, but this is a great idea. Now, lets just wait until this $400 price tag drops and the technology evolves a bit, then it's ON.

A few highlights:
Free wireless
Bestsellers and new releases are just $9.99 or less
Keeps the page where you left off reading.
High resolution screen
No cables/cords
Buy books, magazines, newspapers, and blogs right on your device
Holds over 200 titles
Weighs only 10.3 ounces
Can store your own word documents and pictures

Downside:
Writers/Publishers get ready to be pissed -- book piracy on the move!
Price - mad expensive (should come with like 100 free books for that price, lol)
New technology - may have some kinks

1 comment:

C said...

you are SOOOOOOO trying to hint for Christmas! We are not fooled!