Whilst not strictly a book, the Kindle deserves a review because it promises to change the way we consume print forever. Capable of holding up to 3500 books, documents and papers, it has released me from the backache endured in journeys to and from the library. Wifi access means downloading a book a matter of seconds, and many are free.
The screen works perfectly even in direct sunlight, and the battery life is incredible. I’ve had mine for 3 weeks now and only charged it once. I can honestly say that the Kindle has got the reading experience right.
Admittedly, I don’t trust myself with it around water. It feels a bit like a toy, and I keep swiping the screen in manner iPad usage. But having been initially skeptical, the Kindle far surpassed my preconceptions.
I resisted it for as long as possible. I told myself that I liked the feel of a page in my hands, I liked being able to read in the bath, I liked a full book shelf. But there comes a time when you have to admit the inevitable. The Kindle is the future.
Available on Amazon, from £110
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