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The Amazon Kindle


What is a Kindle?
The Kindle, created by Amazon, is an e-reader that utilizes e-ink technology. In other words, it’s an electronic book that can hold up to 3000 books to fulfill all sorts of reading needs.

It has been about a month and a half now since I’ve owned my baby Kindle. This post will essentially be an advertisement and sales pitch for the Kindle but dammit – I love this thing! I admit that I was really a big fan of reading actual books since the feel has a certain charm and finesse to it but the Kindle has converted me into its own beautiful religion. The Kindle has made my life easier, smarter, and makes me feel better overall about everything – it’s a miracle drug.

The e-ink technology on the Kindle is amazing – it looks like actual paper from a book and does not produce any eye sores at all. Have you ever tried reading long period of times without any break? You won’t get that from the Kindle (which is why the iPad would not be a really good e-reader in comparison).

  • Ambient brightness: Every time your eye switches from a bright screen (like LCD) to the dimmer ambient room, your eyes adjust which may result in fatigue. With E Ink, the page is the same brightness as everything else in the room so there’s no adjustment needed.
  • No parallax: Parallax is the apparent displacement of an observed object due to a change in the position of the observer. Text on an E Ink screen does not appear to shift at different viewing angles.
  • Less glare: All E Ink surfaces are treated to be matte like a printed page. Most LCDs are not, which creates glare and decreases legibility.
  • Uniform contrast ratio: The contrast ratio of an LCD varies detectably with viewing angle. E Ink’s contrast is uniform, so you can read comfortably at any angle.
  • No aperture ratio loss: LCDs have tiny black gaps between each pixel, but E Ink screens have 100% aperture ratio. The blacks and whites on an E Ink screen are uniform, improving image quality.From Amazon

Have you ever heard that it’s the small things that matter? Now, penis jokes aside – with the Kindle, every little thing about it makes it such an amazing piece of technology. It’s extremely light at 8.5oz, less than a normal paperback, can play music/audiobooks, has an early-stage web browser, one charge lasts a month, and it an extremely fun conversation piece. Also, it makes you look smart – girls dig that.

On top of all that beauty is the wifi or free & unlimited 3g support so you can browse on their web-browser or possibly

The only negative comment I have about the Kindle it has made me start reading multiple books at once so juggling all these books is getting hectic!

Still not convinced? Go to the Amazon page and read the reviews!


Written by lordsinsurancelog

March 1, 2011 at 10:31 am

Posted in Opinions