The Kindle is a wireless reading device brought to you at Amazon.com that is taking the world by storm. You'll definitely want to learn more about this handy little gadget if you enjoy reading.
What exactly does the Kindle do you ask? Well in short, it gives you the ability to download any book that you wish to read to the device itself so you don't actually have to have the book itself to read. You can literally download thousands of books to this one little device and have them at your fingertips to read at any time. This eliminates the need to have excess shelf space to store the books when you buy them. You can have up to 1500 books stored on the Kindle depending on the size of the books.
You can typically expect to pay around $10 up to $50 or more for a paperback book, and if you purchase those same books for the Kindle, you're going to pay $10 regardless of the popularity of the book. You won't pay an additional charge to download the book either, that is part of the initial $10 that you will pay. The download occurs over a wireless network in which you are connected directly to Amazon's online bookstore, so all of your favorite books are right at your fingertips.
If you enjoy reading the newspaper, you'll be happy to know that you can get these downloaded
to your Kindle as well.
If you prefer audio books, the Kindle can satisfy your needs as well with the audio feature which reads the text to you. This is great for recipes and other step by step instructional material. There are lots and lots of cookbooks available for download so you can have a recipe for just about any dish you can possible think of at your very fingertips.
When it comes to ergonomics, the Kindle is top notch because of it's lightweight, comfortable feel. Weighing in at only 10 oz, the Kindle is lighter than the majority of books that you'll come across, so you won't have to worry about soar wrists as a result of holding up a book for too long. This has an even better long term affect because it can help reduce the risk of arthritis and other long term injury to your fingers, hands, and wrists.
Often times wireless devices have a short usage time because of batteries with little energy storage capacity. The Kindle comes with a rechargeable battery that has an extended usage life, and also comes with a charger that can be plugged into a wall outlet or your computer via a USB cord.
If you really enjoy reading, and would enjoy a more convenient way of doing so, then check out the Kindle wireless reading device.