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Im planning to buy the Amazon Kindle as a gift for somebody or should I just buy a book instead?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    You should by the Amazon Kindle. It's very good!

    http://short.redirect.am/?GAiFxMwE

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I love my Kindle 2 very much. If you're considering to get the Kindle, I'll say get it and you won't regret. Right now I've read over 10 books with the Kindle, and I really like the idea that I can bring and store all the books with the handy device. Besides, it uses the e-ink technology, it is really clear like reading books; and even I read with the device for long hours, I don't feel tired. My only complaint is the white case, right now all the Kindles are in white color... I think it will be cool if I can have a black or deep blue color Kindle ;)

    I suggest you to read this review from a top reviewer who is also a book lover, it outlines quite a lot of benefits of the Kindle and also why it is worth especially at the end of the review:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&loc...

    BTW, there are some website like this one, where you can find more than 20,000 free books for the Kindle. So no need to go to library to borrow them, you can actually own them:

    http://manybooks.net/

    Hope this helps.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I own the Kindle 2, so let me give you some of my opinions. I've to say I love it! I think I've read over 30 books with my Kindle, no glitches so far!

    I like reading and at the beginning I did miss a bit on the feeling of reading books. But now I love to hold the Kindle, the e-ink seems to work very well, it is really like reading books... Now I often read with the Kindle for several hours but I don't feel tired... And I now prefer to manage all books inside the Kindle rather than my never big enough bookshelf... And like to do bookmarking, annotation, dictionary lookup without any additional thing but a Kindle.

    One of the reasons I love my Kindle is that it has helped me improve a lot on my efficiency and utilize my time. Before I have the Kindle, waiting time like when I'm waiting for friends or waiting for shuttle bus or some thing like that is simply wasted. Now I just need to bring the Kindle 2 along with me, and all my favorite books are inside it. Another thing I like the most is the text-to-speech function, which means I can "read" books without even holding or looking at the Kindle. Now I like to use this function when I've myself busy on some boring things, say when I'm on the step machine or doing some housework...

    Yes, there are quite a lot of free books, and many Kindle books, magazines and newspapers are cheaper than the actual paper version. I remember I read these reviews about the benefits of the Kindle when I decided to buy it:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&loc...

    http://www.speedreaderxreview.com/is-kindle-2-wort...

    Finally, guess you know, Amazon has just put a price slash on the Kindle 2, and it is now selling $100 cheaper than the price I got my Kindle, and it adds in international wireless access... So take the chance if you want it.

    Hope it helps :)

    Source(s): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0015T963C?ie=UTF... (Kindle 2 after price slash)
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    well, the amazon kindle is really good. you can download hundreds of books. one book compared to the amazon kindle is a really big difference it depend on whether or not the person likes books or an screen to read them on. the amazon kindle is really good for book lovers though

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  • 1 decade ago

    Well a kindle is really expensive, and you have to buy the PDF files to download. But say if its your daughter or son, or husband then yes its a great gift if your willing to pay that much money for the books and for the device. But I wouldn`t buy it say for your mother in law or your great uncle by marriage if you know what I mean.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    lol well you know.. if you have like 250+ dollars lying around, sure, get them a kindle. It depends on the recipient though. I would hate for someone to get me a kindle, and would much prefer a physical book.

    @ uprobablydontknowme: I beg to differ. I am a book lover, and would not want a kindle.

  • 1 decade ago

    it is good for a person who like to ready all the time. i got one for my baby girl she love it.

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