The Kindle2 came into the office at the end of April. Folks have been taking their turn checking it out. We wanted to see if having access to things we wanted to read at any time changes the way we interact with the reading material. First, though, we had to get some content into the Kindle2. Thanks to Amazon, the process is both fast and easy.
The Kindle is connected to the Amazon store all the time, giving us access to magazines, newspapers, books, and even blogs. Browsing is a little awkward with the Kindle2, but its search feature is a much faster way if you know what you want.
The electronic versions of the books are quite a bit cheaper than the physical versions. All purchases were billed to our Amazon account. The books were delivered directly/wirelessly to the Kindle. The transfer can take a few minutes, but we were able to continue reading our current material while the purchase was being downloaded in the background.
What we liked about the whole process was how seamless it was. We were able to poke around, read reviews, get recommendations, and make purchases all without any problems.
One of the places we'll be testing how the Kindle2 compares to books is reading in bed. There is a lot of different types of reading material on our nightstand. It will be interesting to see how much of it can be replaced by the Kindle.
After two weeks, the Kindle2 is proving to be a lot more useful than we had first anticipated. We are using it both for work- and pleasure-reading. We will tell you more about that in an upcoming article. If you are interested in getting one, but want to know if it will be a good fit for you, drop us a line with your questions. We'll continue to share more of our Kindle experiences as we "live" with the device. [Permalink]- Kindle Online