Thursday, September 06, 2012
My Lust Has Been Kindled
Obviously, since the 2nd Gen Kindle 3G (pictured left, with the awesome skin my brother gave me; see below for the back side), all e-book readers have gotten progressively better. Well, in theory.
I don't like the Kindle Touch. The screen is darker and has a slightly gold tint compared to the cleaner gray of the previous generation, and the touch sensitivity is unbearable now that I'm used to my iPod. So if I *had* to replace my Kindle with a Kindle, I'd stick with the keyboard.
Anyway, like I was saying, I tried out the nook in B&N. I liked it. The touch screen is nice, the navigation much better, and the Glowlight is cool compared to using an external light that causes a glare or even worse, a backlight. So I was thinking that if I *had* to replace my Kindle, I'd get a nook.
And NOW. *cue angels singing* Amazon announces Kindle Paperwhite.
If you've been reading my blog for a while, you already know I'm a gadget girl. I LOVE gadgets. Electronic ones, simple ones, cool ones that have no practical purpose. But I also love books—and that's still true, even if more than half of my reading is digital nowadays. So wanting an e-book reader has never been simple for me. I never really lusted for one.
Until now. OMG, I want the Kindle Paperwhite so bad I can taste it. The size, the screen, the special lighting. The price is affordable, too. I love the 3G but would do just fine with wireless, and I think I'd like getting special offers on the screensaver. At least it would change. I am so freaking tired of the same fusty old classic authors all the time.
Have you checked out the new Kindle line? What do you think?
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