Gift Tip 62: Amazon Kindle EBook Reader

Posted: Dec 6 2009, 7:00pm CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 6:05pm CDT, in News | Holiday Gift Guide


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The Amazon Kindle is a wireless reading device, which is quite easy to handle due to its small size and light weight. The Amazon Kindle has got a depth of just over a third of an inch which means it is as thin as a magazine and a weight of just 10.2 ounces. It features 3G wireless connectivity to download books right from your Kindle anywhere and anytime without any special monthly downloading fee or special service plans. It offers a wide range of over 350,000 books. Kindle's national coverage has been extended to include more cities and areas in all 50 States enabling wireless downloads of books, newspapers etc.

The Amazon Kindle has got a paper like display making use of the electronic ink technology which reads like real paper which now boasts sixteen shades of gray to provide you crystal clear text and crisp images. With its display you won’t face any glaring or backlight problems even in sunlight. The Amazon Kindle with its elegant design specifications provides an easy five way control enabling on screen navigation. The Kindle has got an increased battery life which enables you to read for almost four days on a single battery charge while remaining wireless.

The Amazon Kindle offers wireless internet connectivity via Whispernet with its fast 3G network you can get books in under 60 seconds and unlike Wi-Fi you won’t need to keep yourself searching for hot spots. Amazon Kindle holds over 1,500 books in its internal memory of 2GB.
The newest firmware also adds a PDF reader to the functions of the Kindle. Additionally the latest generation of the Kindle can be used internationally.

Great Gift For
eBook readers are a big topic this year and will most likely be even bigger in 2010. An eBook is still considered an early adopter gadget in 2009.

Price and Where to Buy
Amazon Kindle is selling for $259 on

This gift tip is part of the I4U News Top 100 Holiday Gift Guide. Find many more tech gift recommendations across 10 categories and shopping tips here.

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