Thursday, February 16, 2012
Kindle Touch is Just What I Needed
So I ordered the Touch this week. And as my husband just pointed out last night, I now have both the newest computer and the newest Kindle in the household. Which is a first in like the 14 years we have been together.
I decided on the Touch instead of the Fire because I just want a device for books. We have so many gadgets in this house to get us online, play us music, watch movies on, sing us to sleep, that I want to keep my books separate. I don't want to even have the tiniest urge to make check something online while I am reading. YECH! I want to read, read, read. OK, done with rant.
What I like:
-It's smaller than ever but the screen isn't smaller, it's just that there is no keyboard. Which is great, because I rarely browse and purchase from the Kindle itself. I usually just do that on my computer.
-I can either tap it or swipe it with my finger to turn the page. (I also dislike this about it too, more in a sec.) Page turning time is nearly instantaneous compared to older models.
-Long charge time. Amazon claims it can stay charged for up 2 months. I doubt that but it will still be better than the old one.
-Super easy to read, search for content, bookmark, etc.
-Cheaper model has ads on it but they are only on screensaver or at bottom of menu. They don't pop up when you are reading, so who cares?
-Can hold up to 3000 books. Hey, that's a lot of books. I like to reread my favorite books, so it is nice to keep everything handy. I only have 35 books on it so far, but plan on getting at least 12 more before going on vacation next month.
-I also bought the inexpensive Marware Atlas cover because I couldn't decide what to choose and it works great and holds the Kindle nice and snug.
--I can either tap it or swipe it with my finger to turn the page. Now in general, this is just fine. But I am still getting used to it and if you hold your finger down too long, it can skip ahead dozens if not 100's of pages. Also my hair touched it as I was reading in bed and it was sensitive enough to turn the page. I also feel like my fingers get in the way of reading and it was easier to press a button on the side. I am sure I will get used to this over time but for now it is annoying me.