Clearer navigation buttons
Compared to previous Kindles, the new Kindle is a delight to take along: it is pleasantly smaller, lighter, and has clearer navigation buttons. Setup is quick. Once connected to wi-fi, my mini-Kindle was ready to go. A wi-fi connection is necessary for initial setup.
The box contains the Kindle and a Kindle-to-USB cord, but does not contain the power adapter piece that is needed to charge the Kindle using an electric outlet.
Good Pearl E Ink display
The Kindle 4's small flaws prove to be less important than the much more obvious reduction in size. Amazon's offering was always cheaper than its nearest rival, Sony's Reader, but bigger. Now it's effectively the same size.
Ignore red herrings such as storage capacity and storage expansion - the Kindle 3 has sufficient space and the Cloud behind it for the rest - and you're really just left with brand and format personal preference, and pricing.
Extremely affordable and portable
If you're a novel reader who doesn't take notes and has little use for a keyboard, the Kindle 4 is an enticing proposition. When you buy into the Amazon ecosystem you get their very large and competitively priced ebookstore and their excellent customer service. You won't be able to shop around at B&N, Kobo, the Sony Reader store or Google Books however, because those stores use the ePUB format-- that story hasn't changed.
Excellent ebook infrastructure
The Amazon Kindle 2012 doesn't change all that much in the blueprint laid down by the excellent not-touch 2011 model. It's light, it's affordable and it's better-made than many an entry-level ereader. Next to the top models, which offer integrated lights and snazzier interfaces, it is starting to show its age. However, if you can't afford to splash out £100-plus, this remains an excellent buy.
I am 64. I have had cataracts (and surgery) in both eyes, and currently have other eye problems. I just bought the Kindle Touch, and absolutely love it. I am reading more, faster, and with less eye strain than any time in the last fifteen years or so.
The adjustable font sizes and line spacing let me compensate for tired eyes. The "electronic paper" provides the right brightness in any environment, from subdued living room to noonday sun.
Great battery life
Nothing can stop the Kindle from being brilliant. If you need 3G, then the Touch is the only option for you - aside from the Kindle Keyboard. If audiobook and text-to-speech support is something you want, then this is the reader to buy. For everyone else, the regular Kindle still reigns supreme
Added battery life or extra storage space
At the end of my Kindle 4 review, I said that the low-end Kindle isn't necessarily designed to be anyone's first Kindle or anyone's only Kindle and was aimed primarily at people who already own another tablet or Kindle. I still think that the Kindle 4 is a great second e-reader for someone who already has one, but if all you're doing on your Kindle is reading (and I'm sure that describes a lot of you) then I'm going to adjust my previous opinion slightly - save yourself the $20, because the...
Good device, but too pricey
I purchased my jetBook color with Color E ink screen several months ago on Ectaco website and really like how it works.
It has many nice features, has support for most popular formats and comes preloaded with many linguistic apps.
It has dictionaries for many languages and microSD card support.
I recommend this product for people who love long time reading and focus on education.
Easy to use
I purchased this eReader on a whim. I knew nothing about it, but when I found it at a perfect price I could not say no to I scooped it up. At first I was worried I may have been taken to the cleaners after paying $40 for mine. Admittedly, this company does not promote the product that well. I thought I heard of all the eReaders and saw almost all of them in my research for the perfect one. However, I went home and did a search on the eReader and found out I got it for a steal.
Perfect for school
I bought this for my students to use in school. I love the fact that it is NOT WiFi or 3G connected, so they can not use class time on internet game sites. It comes loaded with all the classics I use in my class, and I can add works to it via USB from my computer. Every student should have one of these for school or college.
Compatible with many eBook formats
Libre is a basic e-Reader, but it does the job of being a basic e-Reader well. It lacks extras like Wi-Fi, 3G, a QWERTY keyboard, an e-ink display, apps and games. But, when it comes down to it, the extras aren't necessarily why you buy an e-Reader. You buy it for its ease of use, a nice screen, a good form factor, and a variety of supported file formats, and good battery life. At the end of the day, that's what makes Libre a capable e-Reader contender.
Easy to use
As a starter e-reader, the Libre isn't a bad deal. It's not the slickest device around, but it's relatively cheap, easy to use, and will have you up and reading within minutes of taking it out of the box. For many consumers, that might be all they need to take the dive into digital reading.
Packed with features
Like the Ectaco Jetbook and the Jetbook Lite , the Ectaco Jetbook Mini is designed to be a book-lover's pocketable reading companion. If there's any truth to the clich that great things come in small packages, the Ectaco Jetbook Mini might be it. The device may just be the size of your palm, but it is packed with features that make reading more pleasurable. Fans of Ectaco eReaders will also love the distinctive look and $99 price, the lightest on the market.
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