Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Kindle US Power Adapter (Not included with Kindle or Kindle Touch)

Kindle US Power Adapter (Not included with Kindle or Kindle Touch)

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005DOK8NW
  • Item model number: 53-000078

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Kindle US Power Adapter (Not included with Kindle or Kindle Touch)

Product Description


The United States Kindle power adapter Approved charger for Kindle, Kindle Touch, Kindle Keyboard, and Kindle DX Totally charges Kindle, Kindle Touch, Kindle Keyboard, or Kindle DX in four hours or less See Kindle User's Guide for instructions and important safety information and facts

Consumer Critiques


This exact power adapter comes typical with what Amazon calls now the 'Kindle Keyboard' models (Kindle three) but NOT with the Kindle Touch and the least highly-priced model ($79 no touch) now identified as plain 'Kindle'. It can be employed just about anyplace in the globe (100-240V) for as extended as you have the correct plug adapter.
To charge a Kindle you will will need a generic USB Sort A/Micro B cable and 1 is supplied with every single Kindle purchased and you can do it in various several methods:
- Off a laptop or Computer by means of one particular of their 'powered' USB ports (you will desire a laptop or a Computer)
- With this adapter which comes with all Kindle 3s or can be bought separately (you will need to have the Amazon-supplied or any generic USB cable)
- With a third-party, branded or generic USB charger (search Amazon for either 'kindle charger' or 'usb charger')
This specific charger works for all 3d and 4th generation Kindles and is also good for charging lots of other gadgets that get charged by means of an USB port. I am making use of it to charge my Blackberry Torch, a couple of other phones and the kids charge their MP3 players. And the reverse is also correct: most other USB chargers will work with your Kindle. 1 really good example is the Blackberry's.
Amazon's charger may possibly cost a couple of dollars alot more than a generic but it comes with Amazon's logo and some peace of thoughts. For any individual going 'generic', right here are the Amazon adapter's specs:
INPUT (AC): 100-240V, 50/60Hz
OUTPUT (DC): 4.9V, .85A
Costs fluctuate so I am not going to talk about 'price' but it's continually a excellent thought to search Amazon for alternatives prior to putting an order.

I received the USB charger in a plastic bag in an padded envelope from UPS. It is a tad bit high priced for a common USB charger. Hopefully, it's for the top quality, not for the Amazon logo. I bought it for the Kindle Touch, which ironically will nonetheless not be right here for another 2 months.
For those of you asking yourself, the charger has an input of 100-240V-.15A 50/60 Hz and output of 5. V and .85A, so it will need to function for the foreign outlets that have different voltages. Also, it charges my iPod Touch, so I assume that it can function for most consumer goods that need to have to be charged by the USB. In addition, this is little sufficient that it can fit with one particular slot in a surge protector.
Edit:Forget to mention that it really is made in China.

Product Characteristics

  • The United States Kindle power adapter
  • Approved charger for Kindle, Kindle Touch, Kindle Keyboard, and Kindle DX
  • Fully charges Kindle, Kindle Touch, Kindle Keyboard, or Kindle DX in 4 hours or less
  • See Kindle User's Guide for directions and vital safety knowledge

Kindle Keyboard, Wi-Fi, 6 E Ink Display - includes Special Offers & Sponsored

Kindle Keyboard, Wi-Fi, 6
Kindle Keyboard, Wi-Fi, 6

Customer Evaluations


UPDATE NOVEMBER 2011:
My review is now over a year old, as is the "Kindle Keyboard" as Amazon calls it now. There are newer models: the standard, cheapie Kindle and the Kindle Touch, and of course the Kindle Fire quasi-tablet.
Every single of these models is an good option. Whichever a single is correct for you just depends on your preferences.
The 3 e-ink Kindles are Kindle Keyboard (this 1), Kindle Touch (the newest "flagship" model), and the basic Kindle. All three of them have Precisely THE Similar 6" DISPLAY, with the similar sharp typeface and high contrast that reads like ink on paper with no eyestrain. The Kindle Keyboard is the oldest of these models, and I got one particular of the to begin with ones when they came out in August 2010.
I nonetheless definitely Adore my Kindle Keyboard and use it almost every single day. I have read dozens of books on it. I like the newer models, they have some neat functions, but the encounter of reading a book on them is no greater or worse than on my 1-year-old Kindle Keyboard. Page turns are now smoother and more rapidly on the newest Kindles, but the distinction is not enough to make it worth the expense of upgrading, in my opinion.
The touch-screen interface of the Kindle Touch is quite neat. But, unlike my iPad, I only use my Kindle to read books, and reading books is just as good on any of the present Kindle models. I do not consider the touch screen a "need to have" feature, and I am generally obsessed with having the most current version of each tech item I personal.
For that reason, I think the cheapest Kindle is an wonderful option. It has much less memory than the Keyboard or Touch, but it has a lot enough for 100s of books, and of course you continually get no cost storage in the Amazon cloud for any books that you do not have to have to have on your device at this moment, such as books you have already read. All your Kindle books are automatically stored in Amazon's cloud, whether they're on your device or not, and obtaining them back on your device is super-simple, regardless of which Kindle model you have.
If this will be your first e-reader, you can decide on one of these Kindle models or the Barnes and Noble Nook Basic Touch. The Nook Uncomplicated Touch has the exact same 6" e-ink display as the 3 Kindle models, but completely different typefaces. I assume the letters are a small sharper on the Kindles, but the Nook Rather simple Touch typefaces are also really readable, plus you get a few alot more alternatives of typefaces compared to the Kindle.
The "Nook Very first Edition" is nevertheless obtainable at a steeply discounted cost, but it is a poor performer by today's standards. (You wouldn't decide to buy an "ipod 1st edition," except possibly as a collector's item, would you?)
Those are the e-ink Kindles and Nooks. Of course, you could possibly be contemplating one particular of the quasi-tablets, Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet. Each are exceptional, both have their strengths. Nook Tablet's major benefit is it has twice the internal memory as Kindle Fire - but BN only lets you use a smaller fraction of it for third-party content, whereas you can use all of KF's readily available memory for 3rd party content. And, KF is more reasonable.
In my opinion, the true deciding factor among a Kindle item and a Nook item is not any certain feature of the hardware or computer software - each product families are outstanding. The genuine choice point is irrespective of whether you prefer living in Amazon's universe or Barnes Noble's. Content you purchase from Amazon only functions with Kindles, even though content material you obtain from BN only operates with Nooks.
Both universes have their advantages, so it is a matter of individual preference. BN's main advantage is you can take your device into your nearby BN retailer and get genuine assistance from a human becoming. But Amazon has devoted customer service lines for Kindle assistance and you can get a true human on the phone quite easily (in my expertise), and they are really beneficial. Plus, Kindles and Nooks are frequently quite uncomplicated to use, so you'll likely require incredibly tiny tech support.
I am currently heavily invested into the Amazon universe, getting purchased quite a few dozens of Kindle books plus, I have an Amazon prime membership, which to my household is particularly worth the cost (you get cost-free streaming video of Television shows and movies plus unlimited no cost two-day air shipping on most Amazon purchases). So if my Kindle were lost or stolen, I'd order one more Kindle product rather than a Nook item.
Whatever you get, you will probably be content. The selections accessible now are very superior, and costs are better than ever. It really is hard to believe that the basic Kindle at only 79 bucks performs much better and costs 1/3 as much as the now two-year-old Kindle 2 (an older, slightly larger version of the Kindle Keyboard).
If you are thinking of the Kindle keyboard, you can read my original evaluation of it below. (Sorry it's so extended!) The "nook" it refers to is the "Nook 1st edition," which was fine in 2009 but is a poor selection by the standards of presently accessible Nook and Kindle models.
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If you are attempting to decide on in between a Nook and a Kindle, perhaps I can support. My wife and I have owned a Nook (the original one), a Kindle two, and a Kindle DX. When Amazon announced the Kindle 3 this summer, we pre-ordered two Kindle 3's: the wi-fi only model in graphite, and the wi-fi + 3G model in white. They arrived in late August and we have applied them particularly regularly because then. For us, Kindle is superior than Nook, but Nook is a very good device with its own benefits that I will discuss below. I'll finish this critique with a handful of words about the Nook Color.
1st, reasons why we prefer the Kindle:
Speed
In our expertise, the Kindle is quite zippy compared to the Nook. Page refresh speed (the time it takes a new page to appear just after you push the page-turn button) was WAY quicker on Kindle two than on Nook, and it is quicker yet on Kindle three. Yet, I read a entire book on the Nook and didn't acquire the slower page refresh to be annoying - you get made use of to it, and it really is not a predicament.
For me, the additional valuable speed difference issues navigation - moving the cursor about the screen, for example to pick a book from your library, or to jump to a chapter by choosing it in the table of contents. On Kindle, you do this by pushing a five-way rocker button, and the cursor moves particularly immediately. On Nook, you do this by activating the color LCD touchscreen (which ordinarily shuts off when not in use, to conserve battery). A "virtual rocker button" appears on the screen, and you touch it to move the cursor. Sadly, the Nook cursor moves extremely sluggishly. This may well not be a major deal to you, but it genuinely got annoying to me, especially considering that my wife's Kindle was so fast and responsive.
In November 2010, Nook got a software upgrade that increases page refresh speed and tends to make navigation far more responsive. I returned my Nook months ago, so I cannot tell you if the Nook's performance is now equal to the Kindle's, but Nook owners in the comments section have convinced me that the software program update improves the expertise of using the Nook. If efficiency is a major element in your choice, pay a visit to a Top Purchase and compare Kindle and Nook side by side.
Screen contrast
You've observed Amazon's claims that the Kindle 3 e-ink has 50% superior contrast than Kindle two or other e-ink devices. I have no way of precisely measuring the improvement in contrast, but I can tell you that the Kindle 3 display most certainly has alot more contrast than Kindle two or Nook. The distinction is noticeable, and necessary: far more screen contrast signifies less eyestrain when reading in poorly lit rooms.
In well-lit rooms, the Nook and Kindle 2 have enough contrast to allow for comfy reading. But I regularly read in low-light conditions, like in bed at night, or in a poorly lit room. In these circumstances, reading on Nook or Kindle 2 was a bit uncomfortable and usually gave me a mild headache. When I got the Kindle 3, the extra contrast was right away noticeable, and created it a lot more comfortable to read under less-than-perfect lighting conditions. (If you go with a Nook, just make confident you have a wonderful reading lamp nearby.)
Battery life
The Nook's color LCD touch screen drains its battery rapidly - I could never get a lot more than 5 days out of a charge. The Kindle 2 had longer battery life than the Nook, and Kindle three has even longer life: in the 3 months considering that we received our Kindle 3's, we typically get three weeks of battery life amongst charges. (We preserve wireless off about half the time to save battery power.)
Weight
Nook weighs about three ounces much more than the new Kindle, and you can truly feel the difference. Without a case, Nook is nevertheless light enough to hold in 1 hand for lengthy reading sessions without having fatigue. But in a case, Nook is a heavy sucker. The new Kindle three is so light, even in a case, we locate it comfy holding in 1 hand for lengthy reading sessions.
Reasons some many people might possibly prefer the Nook:
In-retailer expertise
If you need help with your nook, you can take it to any barnes and noble and get a real human to assist. You can take your nook into the coffee shop section of your nearby BN store and read any book for cost-free for up to one hour per day. When you take your nook to BN, some in-shop special offers and the occasional totally free book pop up on your screen.
User-replaceable battery
Rechargeable batteries sooner or later lose their ability to hold a charge. Nook's battery is user-replaceable and fairly inexpensive. To replace Kindle's battery, Amazon wants you to ship your Kindle to Amazon, and they will ship you back a Numerous Kindle than the 1 you sent (it really is the identical model, for example if you send a white Kindle three,... Read more›

I researched the obtain of a Kindle for a lengthy time. I couldn't make a decision whether or not or not it was worth buying a devoted e-reader. Boy am I glad I produced this purchase. The downside to Amazon's internet selling of Kindle 3 is that the consumers do not get to see it in person. It is much superior in individual. This may sound stupid, but when I got my new Kindle, I thought there was a stuck-on overlay on the screen containing a diagram of the unit's buttons, etc. I basically tried to peel it off. Doh! The e-ink on this unit is THAT wonderful. I did not recognize that I was staring at the actual display. I also did not understand that no power is needed till the display alterations. (thus the terrific battery life) I do a lot of reading, but was facing the prospect of reading much less or getting huge sort books considering of my variable and deteriorating eyesight. The new Kindle has been a godsend. Now, I can determine the size of sort I need to have depending on my level of fatigue among other things. The weight and ergonomics are highly great. For somebody, like me, with neuropathy in his hands, it is particularly simple to manage and enjoyable to own. To me, it is less complicated to read than print books. The ease of navigation is wonderful as is the speed. The battery life, so far, has been extraordinary. It conveniently connected to our dwelling Wi-Fi, which by style does not broadcast an SSID. It downloads books so rapid that I virtually believed they had been not entirely received. I did not obtain the 3G version considering that of the cost distinction and the reality that there is no coverage exactly where I live. If you are not regularly traveling, I don't see the have to have to invest the added bucks, but that is a matter of individual choice. For those who have no Wi-Fi at dwelling, don't forget that you can consistently download the material to your computer and transfer it via USB. Just right now I was watching an interview with Tony Blair on Tv. He was talking about his new book, which sounded fascinating. I picked up the Kindle and downloaded a totally free sample before the interview was over. I have only read the preface so far, but will possibly get the book. Now THAT is a superb way to buy a book! I haven't made use of internet browsing extensively yet, but locate it reasonable for what the device is. This is primarily a book reader, not a laptop or notebook. They are wonderful for what they do, but can not match the e-ink display, or the light weight. For those of you worrying about the wait for the new Kindle, let me finish with, "It is worth the wait" This new Kindle is all about the good quality of encounter. There are several format alternatives for electronic reading. If you want the most effective experience, go with the Kindle.

Kindle Touch

Kindle Touch
Kindle Touch

Client Evaluations


For my review, I am going to concentrate it on the differences between the previous Kindle Keyboard, Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display - consists of Special Presents Sponsored Screensavers (which I'll refer to as the K3), and the Kindle Touch (KT)
USE - As far as the reading encounter, I actually like the touch compared to the physical buttons on the earlier generation. At very first I was worried that I would consistently be turning the page from accidentally touching the screen, but this did not grow to be a lot of an concern. The screen is broken up into mapped sections, so if you touch the far left side that covers about 1" of the left of the screen, it goes to the prior page. If you touch anywhere on the other 80% of the screen beside that, it goes forward. Touch the leading 1" margin, and it will bring up the menu. There is also a physical button on the bottom of the touch that serves as the Household button and will take you straight to the Dwelling menu. The location exactly where I identified the touch most valuable is the dictionary. Previously, if I wanted to look up the definition of a word, I had to use the clunky joystick to navigate by way of the text. If a word was at the rather bottom at the finish of the sentence, from time to time I'd frequently just ignore it rather than go by way of the difficulty of pressing that joystick 15 instances. With the Touch, I can merely touch the word and hold it down for about 1.5 seconds (so it knows I am not trying to turn the page) to access the dictionary, which is extremely useful and time-saving. Underlining phrases and highlighting operates virtually the exact same way. You hold down the to begin with word in the sentence, then after two-3 seconds it will recognize what you are doing, and then you drag your finger across the rest. I never employed to do this just before but now I do it all the time. The Kindle Fire basically handles the dictionary search significantly greater. Though this is most likely a single of the only things the Fire does much better than the Touch as far as ebooks. When you swipe your finger across the page or drag it down to change, the page changes just like it did with the Kindle Keyboard, in that it draws the subsequent page. So there is a extremely brief flash. It does not seamlessly and fluidly switch like it does with an iPad or what you would anticipate if you scrolled your mouse down a net webpage. This does not detract from it at all for me. There is a new X-Ray feature that you can click on to bring up more ideas and prevalent characteristics of the book, but it is apparently only available on choose titles and none of my books had it so I couldn't try it out. The Kindle Touch does not let you to switch the display to landscape mode like the fundamental Kindle does. I have no thought why but I would be surprised if they did not resolve this in a future firmware update.
Form Aspect - Even even though the modifications are fairly small, they really feel substantial. The KT is only .1" much less width, and a small more than half an inch shorter than the K3, but after quite a few hours of employing it, I really feel like I can hold it longer with one hand than with the K3. I consider the primary contributor to this is that this Kindle is a single ounce lighter than the K3. This is a pretty noticeable distinction from the K3. One particular ounce adds up right after hours of holding it in front of you with one hand. I never had a real issue holding the earlier version, but this a single appears even much easier.
True Page Numbers - the K3 only displayed a percentage of the book completed or some weird "location" setting that I by no means understood. The KT displays the actual page number, regardless of what zoom setting you have it on. This is a major improvement for me, especially following I realized how hard it is for them to be in a position to do this. This does not work on every book, but most of the widely used books I have checked it with have it.
Book Lending - This is another massive improvement and just an additional reason to make the jump from frequent books to a Kindle. You can lastly lend your books to other persons with Kindles. You can lend a book only as soon as, and only for 14 days. I am okay with that since I realize the desire to curb piracy. My only trouble is that the book has to be eligible for this alternative and so far, most of the books in my collection aren't.
Display - Identical as before on the K3, with a couple of improvements. The brief flash that you get when turning the page (even though I under no circumstances definitely notice it) although the Kindle loads up the next page, occurs much less regularly. This tends to make the Touch feel a lot alot more like a genuine book. Even even though the display is monochrome, the KT delivers really crisp black and white images, and renders pictures and pictures particularly nicely. I have tried out the Kindle Fire as nicely, but I still prefer the Kindle Touch due to E-Ink, which I think looks a lot much better than backlit text, in particular given that I like to read for 4-5 hours at a time. Reading in the sunlight with E-Ink compared to a backlit screen is no contest. It is the distinction amongst night and day (pun intended). Newspapers, magazines, and PDFs all look improved on the Fire although (despite the fact that with some limitations as you can see in my assessment for that product). If your primary purpose of shopping for a Kindle is to read, I extremely suggest the Kindle Touch over the Kindle Fire. Even although the E-ink on the touch is supposed to be enhanced over the K3, it need to be very slight, mainly because I noticed just about no difference. Even pictures look quite considerably the very same across both devices. I have uploaded many pictures into the image gallery so you can compare the two.
Wi-Fi - I originally ordered the 3G version of the Touch, then cancelled when I realized I pretty much never ever applied it. If you travel a lot and are a voracious reader, it could possibly be worth it. But if you have access to a computer system it is so a lot less complicated to download a lot of books at as soon as so you usually have one thing on the market to read when you finish your present book. You can save a lot of cash by foregoing the 3G choice. If you do not have wireless, you can continually transfer books by way of the USB. If you want to save even much more dollars, make confident to order the Kindle with Specific Provides. Not only do you save $40, but most folks I have noticed actually prefer it. The gives are really unobtrusive, and after a couple months with the regular Kindle, you will get sick of seeking at that Agatha Christie screensaver over and over. The gives are even fairly valuable and will spend for themselves. If Amazon added new screensavers every handful of weeks or let you add your personal, it may not be so negative, but they get truly boring immediately after awhile. Trust me on this, and get the Special Delivers version.
Battery - Advertised as two months. Battery life seems on par with the K3, which also advertised as two months. Be warned that if you add a lighted cover such as the Kindle Touch Lighted Leather Cover, Black your battery life is going to be diminished because it draws power from the device, nonetheless it is still going to be overwhelmingly sufficient for an electronic device. I use my Kindle Touch Lighted Leather Cover, Wine Purple throughout most of my reading and only have to charge my Touch about each 3 weeks.
Storage - Very same 4gb storage as on the K3, which will hold roughly 3,000 books. The average 500 page book is around 500kb. Taking into consideration this device also comes with access to Amazon's cloud storage for saving backups, I think it's rather unlikely everyone would ever require to store far more than three,000 books. If your device is acquiring complete, just back up your old books to the cloud, and they are there if you ever want them once again. three,000 books on your Kindle tends to make factors rather hard to manage unless you have every thing sorted into separate folders.
Text-to-Speech and Experimental Characteristics - The Text-to-Speech selection on the kindle is rather useless in my opinion. This is the identical functionality as on the K3, and it is fairly complicated to listen to the automated (largely) monotone voice reading your novels. I do not know a number of many people who essentially use this feature. Audiobooks are improved, but I nevertheless think they're just too costly for me. The experimental browser is good to have in a pinch, but it is so slow and clunky to use (you can not honestly see anything unless you magnify particular sections of the screen), that I do not truly see anyone utilizing it either. The touch feature does make it significantly less difficult to use than the prior version, which necessary you to navigate via the links utilizing a cursor and joystick, but the browser is nonetheless too slow to be of any use. I will look points up with Wikipedia occasionally but you can't do any genuine extended internet browsing with it. If you definitely want this feature, you really should appear into the Kindle Fire. The MP3 Payer is back, and significantly improved due to the fact you can now see the artist and title of the song you are listening to on a visual display, though the Touch is absolutely not to be confused with an actual music player. I use this feature from time to time as background music when I'm reading or when I go to sleep, because it uses very tiny battery.
Touch Capability - This is exactly where the device shines. I originally thought it wouldn't be that substantially better than the earlier version, on the other hand I have discovered the touch function is so intuitive and significantly extra useful than I would have thought. I like to use the embedded dictionary a lot, and it is a bit of a discomfort to use the joystick from the K3 to scroll down to the word I want and look it up. With the Touch, I can just touch the word and have it jump straight to the dictionary. This is a Good feature. I have also identified it valuable when I read books like the ... Read more›

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Please watch my video critique right here. Thanks for watching and I hope it aids.
Common observations:
- Controlling/manipulating things on the screen is so considerably easier with the touch screen-it really is a lot even more intuitive!
- Athough I do not show it in the video, you can swipe rather of tap to turn pages. You might possibly also use your left hand to page forward by tapping slightly additional in from the left edge. It works very well.
- Looking up a word is as uncomplicated as pressing on that word. No additional fumbling with a five-way controller. You can additionally highlight blocks of text fairly quickly by just swiping over it.
- Kindle Touch also has the new X-Ray feature which is certainly neat. It can be intriguing to see a summary listing of details from a given book about a individual mentioned for instance. The Kindle Keyboard does not comprise of this feature.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Kindle Keyboard 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6 E Ink Display - includes Special

Kindle Keyboard 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6
Price : $139.00
Kindle Keyboard 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6

Client Reviews


UPDATE NOVEMBER 2011:
My critique is now over a year old, as is the "Kindle Keyboard" as Amazon calls it now. There are newer models: the simple, cheapie Kindle and the Kindle Touch, and of course the Kindle Fire quasi-tablet.
Each of these models is an wonderful option. Whichever one particular is ideal for you just depends on your preferences.
The three e-ink Kindles are Kindle Keyboard (this one particular), Kindle Touch (the newest "flagship" model), and the standard Kindle. All three of them have Precisely THE Identical 6" DISPLAY, with the same sharp typeface and high contrast that reads like ink on paper with no eyestrain. The Kindle Keyboard is the oldest of these models, and I got a single of the to begin with ones when they came out in August 2010.
I nonetheless absolutely Really like my Kindle Keyboard and use it virtually each and every day. I have read dozens of books on it. I like the newer models, they have some neat capabilities, but the expertise of reading a book on them is no far better or worse than on my 1-year-old Kindle Keyboard. Page turns are now smoother and more quickly on the newest Kindles, but the difference is not adequate to make it worth the cost of upgrading, in my opinion.
The touch-screen interface of the Kindle Touch is fairly neat. But, in contrast to my iPad, I only use my Kindle to read books, and reading books is just as good on any of the current Kindle models. I do not look into the touch screen a "have to have" feature, and I'm ordinarily obsessed with having the most up-to-date version of every tech product I personal.
For that reason, I believe the least expensive Kindle is an excellent choice. It has less memory than the Keyboard or Touch, but it has plenty adequate for 100s of books, and of course you always get totally free storage in the Amazon cloud for any books that you don't need to have on your device at this moment, such as books you have currently read. All your Kindle books are automatically stored in Amazon's cloud, no matter whether they're on your device or not, and finding them back on your device is super-easy, regardless of which Kindle model you have.
If this will be your initial e-reader, you can pick out one particular of these Kindle models or the Barnes and Noble Nook Basic Touch. The Nook Easy Touch has the exact same 6" e-ink display as the 3 Kindle models, but distinctive typefaces. I consider the letters are a little sharper on the Kindles, but the Nook Rather simple Touch typefaces are also extremely readable, plus you get a few far more selections of typefaces compared to the Kindle.
The "Nook 1st Edition" is nonetheless accessible at a steeply discounted price tag, but it is a poor performer by today's standards. (You wouldn't acquire an "ipod 1st edition," except possibly as a collector's item, would you?)
Those are the e-ink Kindles and Nooks. Of course, you could possibly be contemplating 1 of the quasi-tablets, Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet. Both are outstanding, both have their strengths. Nook Tablet's most important advantage is it has twice the internal memory as Kindle Fire - but BN only lets you use a tiny fraction of it for third-party content, whereas you can use all of KF's attainable memory for 3rd party content. And, KF is a lot more cost-effective.
In my opinion, the real deciding element in between a Kindle product and a Nook product is not any certain feature of the hardware or computer software - each product families are wonderful. The true decision point is irrespective of whether you prefer living in Amazon's universe or Barnes Noble's. Content material you get from Amazon only operates with Kindles, although content you get from BN only operates with Nooks.
Each universes have their benefits, so it's a matter of private preference. BN's key advantage is you can take your device into your nearby BN store and get genuine help from a human being. But Amazon has devoted client service lines for Kindle support and you can get a genuine human on the telephone very quickly (in my expertise), and they are particularly beneficial. Plus, Kindles and Nooks are generally really painless to use, so you will probably want really tiny tech support.
I am currently heavily invested into the Amazon universe, getting purchased lots of dozens of Kindle books plus, I have an Amazon prime membership, which to my family members is quite worth the price (you get free of charge streaming video of Tv shows and movies plus unlimited cost-free 2-day air shipping on most Amazon purchases). So if my Kindle were lost or stolen, I'd order one other Kindle product rather than a Nook item.
Whatever you get, you'll quite possibly be pleased. The choices readily available now are fairly fantastic, and costs are greater than ever. It's tough to think that the fundamental Kindle at only 79 bucks performs much better and fees 1/three as a lot as the now two-year-old Kindle 2 (an older, slightly larger version of the Kindle Keyboard).
If you are taking into consideration the Kindle keyboard, you can read my original evaluation of it below. (Sorry it is so extended!) The "nook" it refers to is the "Nook initially edition," which was fine in 2009 but is a poor choice by the standards of at the moment on the market Nook and Kindle models.
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If you are attempting to opt for among a Nook and a Kindle, possibly I can aid. My wife and I have owned a Nook (the original one particular), a Kindle two, and a Kindle DX. When Amazon announced the Kindle three this summer, we pre-ordered two Kindle 3's: the wi-fi only model in graphite, and the wi-fi + 3G model in white. They arrived in late August and we have utilised them extremely on a regular basis because then. For us, Kindle is superior than Nook, but Nook is a excellent device with its personal benefits that I will talk about below. I'll end this evaluation with a few words about the Nook Color.
Initially, reasons why we prefer the Kindle:
Speed
In our experience, the Kindle is pretty zippy compared to the Nook. Page refresh speed (the time it takes a new page to appear right after you push the page-turn button) was WAY quicker on Kindle two than on Nook, and it's quicker but on Kindle 3. But, I read a entire book on the Nook and did not come across the slower page refresh to be annoying - you get used to it, and it's not a dilemma.
For me, the alot more critical speed difference concerns navigation - moving the cursor about the screen, for example to pick a book from your library, or to jump to a chapter by picking it in the table of contents. On Kindle, you do this by pushing a five-way rocker button, and the cursor moves particularly rapidly. On Nook, you do this by activating the color LCD touchscreen (which normally shuts off when not in use, to conserve battery). A "virtual rocker button" appears on the screen, and you touch it to move the cursor. Sadly, the Nook cursor moves very sluggishly. This might possibly not be a large deal to you, but it genuinely got annoying to me, in particular due to the fact my wife's Kindle was so speedy and responsive.
In November 2010, Nook got a software program upgrade that increases page refresh speed and makes navigation additional responsive. I returned my Nook months ago, so I cannot tell you if the Nook's efficiency is now equal to the Kindle's, but Nook owners in the comments section have convinced me that the software program update improves the encounter of using the Nook. If performance is a major factor in your selection, check out a Ideal Get and compare Kindle and Nook side by side.
Screen contrast
You've seen Amazon's claims that the Kindle 3 e-ink has 50% much better contrast than Kindle 2 or other e-ink devices. I have no way of precisely measuring the improvement in contrast, but I can tell you that the Kindle three display absolutely has significantly more contrast than Kindle 2 or Nook. The difference is noticeable, and necessary: even more screen contrast implies less eyestrain when reading in poorly lit rooms.
In well-lit rooms, the Nook and Kindle 2 have adequate contrast to enable for comfortable reading. But I regularly read in low-light circumstances, like in bed at night, or in a poorly lit room. In these situations, reading on Nook or Kindle two was a bit uncomfortable and normally gave me a mild headache. When I got the Kindle three, the extra contrast was right away noticeable, and created it even more comfy to read under much less-than-perfect lighting circumstances. (If you go with a Nook, just make sure you have a very good reading lamp nearby.)
Battery life
The Nook's color LCD touch screen drains its battery speedily - I could under no circumstances get even more than 5 days out of a charge. The Kindle 2 had longer battery life than the Nook, and Kindle 3 has even longer life: in the three months since we received our Kindle 3's, we commonly get 3 weeks of battery life among charges. (We preserve wireless off about half the time to save battery power.)
Weight
Nook weighs about three ounces more than the new Kindle, and you can really feel the distinction. With out a case, Nook is still light adequate to hold in one particular hand for extended reading sessions without fatigue. But in a case, Nook is a heavy sucker. The new Kindle three is so light, even in a case, we acquire it comfortable holding in one particular hand for extended reading sessions.
Factors some people today might possibly prefer the Nook:
In-retailer experience
If you will need assist with your nook, you can take it to any barnes and noble and get a true human to aid. You can take your nook into the coffee shop section of your nearby BN shop and read any book for free for up to one particular hour per day. When you take your nook to BN, some in-store specific offers and the occasional free of charge book pop up on your screen.
User-replaceable battery
Rechargeable batteries at some point lose their capacity to hold a charge. Nook's battery is user-replaceable and comparatively inexpensive. To replace Kindle's battery, Amazon wants you to ship your Kindle to Amazon, and they will ship you back a Diverse Kindle than the one particular you sent (it is the similar model, for example if you send a white Kindle three,... Read more›

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