to kindle or not to kindle?

February 18, 2009 4:37pm CST
has anyone tried the new line of electronic book readers such as the kindle from amazon, i dont think they can replace books but i wanted some more input??
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@Aurone (4757)
• United States
19 Feb 09
I just think how great it would be if I could hold my whole library in my hand and get books instantly so that I would never be without a book. However, they are too expensive for me to get one right now, otherwise I would have bought a Kindle or Sony's version. But I do love books, and I probably would never let a gadget like that replace my books completely.
@Pigglies (9336)
• United States
20 Feb 09
I didn't know Sony had a version of this, I'll have to look into that. It might even be better or something. I just like the idea of being able to download books whereever I am. Sometimes I am reading audiobooks while I'm at different places waiting, and then the book will end and I have nothing to do. It doesn't happen a whole lot, but if there was a way to download audiobooks I would really love that. I might be able to read on Kindle though due to the enlarged print and especially if the contrast could be adjusted.
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@Aurone (4757)
• United States
20 Feb 09
They have demos of the sony one at Borders book stores. The advantage to Sony's is that you can buy your books from any store, whereas with kindle you are limited to buying from Amazon.
• India
20 Feb 09
yeah tht looks interestign but im not sure tht i wanna give up my hard copy books for a kindle just yet happy lottin and have a nice day
@Pigglies (9336)
• United States
20 Feb 09
I keep wanting to get the Kindle but it is just so expensive! I can't read paperback books due to my reading disability. However, with the Kindle I think the large print might help. I've also heard you can download audiobooks onto it which would be great. I would buy it today if it had text to speech recognition because I really enjoy reading that way now that I have learned how, since it is much faster. But I don't think Kindle will add that feature because it would make it far too expensive.
@ROYALG333 (126)
• United States
18 Feb 09
havent tried it yet. And most likely it wont replace books immediately. But as hand held phones and gadgets become more and more prominent, I can see this digital medium replacing the book all together. In time though.