Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Finally Got A Kindle!

I have been, and still am, an avid reader. I used to be one of those people you see browsing bookstores, looking for new releases from my favorite authors. Nowadays, I still read books but almost exclusively, the electronic kinds. I've ran out of space in my room to store actual books and ebooks can be stored very easily on a computer with loads of space to spare. 

I used to do my reading on my pda - a Tungsten T5 - with Mobipocket reader. It could actually do a lot more than that but I just mostly used it as an ebook reader. However, it started giving signs that it wanted to retire. And so the search for a new reader began.

I read about various readers but finally chose the Kindle from Amazon. What ultimately sold me about this product was the fact that I could use it in broad daylight because it had no glare. In fact, its screen looks just like a page from an actual book. 

After a few weeks of hemming and haw-wing, I placed my order and had it shipped to my uncle's place in the US. My cousin brought it when she came to the Philippines to visit last June. Now, my Kindle is one of the gadgets that I must always have with me (along with my phone). And It has made waiting painless and enjoyable.

Of course, any device needs a decent cover - and mine's the Kindle Lighted Leather Cover in Burnt Orange from Amazon. This was an easy choice since it uses the Kindle itself as its battery source (so no need to worry about running it ever running out of charge) and one only needs to charge the device. It makes reading at night or in the dark a breeze.

If you're in the market for an ebook reader, the Kindle is definitely a good one to get. Special thanks to Ian for funding my Kindle and for my uncle Tito Jeff for my lighted cover. I love them both! :)


  1. I love Kindle! :) I love the fact that I can read books on it for hours without hurting my eyes :)

    Great purchase! There's a new version of Kindle that's already touch screen - Kindle Touch :)

  2. I know right? :) I think I'm good with the kindle that I have.. but I'm really wanting the iphone4s. Siri freaks me out a bit, but the improved cam and lens would make taking pics that much easier.