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Old 10-26-2008, 01:35 AM   #1
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Anyone have a Kindle?
I just saw it (recorded) on Oprah and it's her new favorite gadget. It looks really neat! I checked the Kindle store and there are all kinds of knitting books which would soooo cool! It is very expensive and not in my budget at this time, but maybe some day!
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846
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Old 10-26-2008, 01:50 AM   #2
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Wow, how awesome is that?!
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:08 AM   #4
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Interesting, but I'm one of those people who loves the feel of a book in their hands, turning the pages wondering what will happen next...I guess I'm just very tactile.

Don't think this gadget would be for me........
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Chris - They say that the batteries last for a couple thousand pages of reading before needing to be charged so they probably aren't a problem.

Miccisue - I like books, too and I don't think this is for everyone. I do think this would be awesome to keep a stitch dictionary, a book like Knitting for Dummies, etc so when you're out you've got help. Or it would be super handy on vacations when you don't want to carry multiple books. I can see lots of uses for it. Maybe it'll come down some day in price making it more affordable for those who do love gadgets though.
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I know!!! I saw the episode when she did this. I have seen these before on Amazon and thought nah, not for me. But when I saw her demo it I thought it was a great gadget! I thought the same thing about the knitting books. Makes them that much more portable. Way out of my price range though... I'm hoping if the next generation is released they'll lower the price of this one.
Oh and I love the idea of looking up a words meaning as you're reading. Great feature
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Old 10-26-2008, 12:30 PM   #8
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I've had a Kindle now going on a year. I have sooo fallen in love with this device! It's like an ipod for books. I take it with me wherever I go and have had no problems with it. What's really great is if you find an author you like and want more books from him/her, you can just go to the Kindle bookstore from the Kindle itself and download them. It's an amazing device!
I used to read a lot and then just sort of fell out of it. Now with the Kindle, I can't stop reading! You know it's kind of funny, but now I don't care to read paper books any more. It's gotten so convenient just holding the device and using a thumb to flip pages. With a regular paper book I'm finding I have to keep "cracking" the spine of the book with almost every page turn to just keep it open.
Just to be fair there are other e-readers out there, some being cheaper than the Kindle. However Amazon has the best prices for ebooks and the largest selection of ebooks. And no, I am not affiliated with Amazon in any way! I just love my Kindle!
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Originally Posted by cacunn View Post
I know that PDA's are on the down turn and maybe some of the smart phones have similar features, but, the PDA I have has the ability to display some Adobe based Books. when you next replace your cell phone you may want to look at some thing like a Blackberry and see it it can display books.
That may be true, but I think that it would difficult to read a book on something that small. And since they aren't a dedicated book reader you'd lose a lot of the features that make the Kindle so cool like the dictionary, search feature, downloading, etc. Just my opinion though so if you like reading novels on your PDA or phone go for it.
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Kelley Petkin, owner of Knit Picks did a pod cast not too long ago and talked about the Kindle and getting one. she REALLY likes it.
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