Kindle 2 Review - Some Points

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For avid book lovers and readers alike and also for those who do a lot of traveling, Amazon Kindle is absolutely the gadget that you must have. In this Amazon Kindle 2 review, we look at the features and the Amazon Kindle 2's advantage over the first version.



The Amazon Kindle 2 is the improved version of the Kindle 1.0, with its sophisticated and stylish tablet which is so easy to handle. Aside from making the Amazon Kindle a lot more functional and portable, it's improved graphics and faster refresher speed make it a complete package deal. It offers an experience that significantly hammers physical books. In the Kindle 2 you can store 1,500 of them! Talk about big things coming in small packages! It is also a compact electronic book that is used as an audiobook player and a wireless web browser. The first version, Kindle 1 was first released in the United States on November 2007. It was on February 2009 when Amazon announced the improved version, the Amazon Kindle 2.



Kindle 1 vs. Kindle 2 Review





Hardware



Kindle 1 has been said by some to be awkward looking. Also the navigation is confusing and bizarre. The Kindle 2 on the other hand, looks sophisticated with a keyboard that is more friendly and functional. The device is also thinner which only adds to its aesthetic look. When holding the device, you can easily read with it using one hand which is something that is difficult with the other one. The screen is also clearer than the original version and now has 16 different shades of gray as compared with 4 in Kindle 1.



Screen Refresher Speed



As compared with the original Kindle, Kindle 2 refreshes it's screen 20% faster. This is really a great improvement because it just means that it can take more information and change it to another while switching pages.



Battery Life



Battery life is not much of an issue here since the Kindle doesn't really use that much power. Kindle 1 would usually last for more than a week before you have to charge it again and the Amazon Kindle 2 has a 25% longer battery life! Although a much longer battery life is nice it is not actually necessary. What is really good in Kindle 2 is the option of using a USB or AC adapter when charging.




Software



For this Amazon Kindle 2 review, we've seen that not that much has changed with Kindle 2. The noticeable changes include the search options and dictionary which are now easier to use. You don't need to look up the meaning of the words on a separate screen. In Kindle 2, it is in line with the word, which is a much convenient way to look and read. Moreover, general menus are more organized and better.



Amazon Kindle 2 Review



PROS



File Storage:



Books Anytime:



Amazon Kindle 2 Review



CONS



No SD Slot:



Plane Travel:



In summary for this Amazon Kindle 2 review, the Kindle 2 addresses the few problems that Kindle 1 has while improving performance. It points us to something really interesting, as it is the future. Amazon has very surely captured the world of eBooks.



Flight attendants will ask you to turn it off during take off and landing. In fact, it doesn't use any currents like other electronic devices do. It's basically an epaper.
It doesn't' allow you to expand your memory but it holds about 1,500 books. Still, a great number of books, more than most people will ever need.
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Delicate: If you are the kind of person who tends to throw your bag around then this is not for you. Kindle is very sensitive, especially now that it is thinner and this is a point to consider.
Almost every book you will ever need is on the Kindle store. There are just a few exeptions like some esoteric reference books. As the technology is advancing, especially in the cyberworld, more publishers now go eBook.
You can email DOC, TXT and even PDF files to your own Kindle email address for storage.
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Travel: In our Amazon Kindle 2 review, Kindle 2 is really great for travel. You don't need to bring heavy books in your luggage. You just need this device which is packed with several books.


The Kindle 2 offers a vast improvement over the Kindle 1. The major developments are as follows:


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