One of the newest products to hit the market is the Amazon Kindle. It is a wireless reader that permits downloading of books one wishes to read. It is meant for avid readers and bibliophiles, and of course gadget fans, who like to add every new gadget to their collection. This Christmas season it is probably the best gift for those even slightly interested in books. In fact it has been highly recommended by Oprah Winfrey, and like all other products endorsed by her, this has also been quickly sold out.
Some of the features of the Amazon Kindle are listed below.
1.The Amazon Kindle is not cheap, but spending on it is justified as it proves to be a money saver in the long term, as one does not have to spend money on expensive books anymore or create space to keep them. Instead they can be downloaded directly on to the Amazon Kindle.
2.Trips to bookstores and libraries become a thing of the past. Any book needed can be downloaded in its e-book form from the Amazon website directly on to the Amazon Kindle after paying for it.
3. The Amazon Kindle turns out to be environmentally friendly indirectly, as it means not buying books of paper and using e-books instead. This will mean printing less paperbacks and consequently cutting less trees to make paper.
4.The Amazon Kindle allows downloading of news as well, keeping everyone in touch with current affairs irrespective of where they happen to be. There is no question of being cut off even when in a remote place.
5.Books and papers are heavy burdens to carry on trips out of the city. No one wants to carry heavy bags on a business trip. The Amazon Kindle is far easier to handle and as much a companion.
6. The Amazon Kindle also permits online web surfing at no extra cost. Therefore, it can even serve the purpose of getting urgently needed information.
7. Each Kindle has rechargeable batteries, which last for many days, and the set can be used even while being charged.
8. Downloads permitted include text files and mp3 files for music. So it is the perfect relaxing companion, which provides reading material and music to listen to.
9. The Amazon Kindle is light in terms of weight and user friendly. So reading becomes a continuous uncomplicated affair.
10. The gift potential of this gadget is enormous. It would make an ideal gift for a loved one in the family, especially someone who is fond of reading. However, in case the person already owns an Amazon Kindle, due to the current craze for it, one can always buy electronic reading material that can be used on it.
The Amazon Kindle is an expensive gadget, but it is one of the few things whose price seems justified when one takes into account the benefits one would get for years to come.
Hence it is one of the most sensible investments one can think of, not a waste of money in any way.