Thursday, May 1, 2008

Amazon Kindle Back in Stock

When the Amazon Kindle e-book reader was introduced on November 19, 2007, the existing stock sold out in 5 1/2 hours! After that, everyone who wanted a Kindle had to order it and wait weeks for delivery. Now, app. 5 1/2 months later, Amazon finally has Kindles back in stock.

I ordered my Kindle in late November and received it in mid-December, and I love it. It really has become my constant companion. I love the wireless connection and near instantaneous delivery of books, magazines and blogs. I love being able to adjust the font size of my books. I love the larger-size page (compared to reading on my PDA) and the fact that the Kindle is so lightweight. I could go on and on, but I won't bore you.

So the good news is, the Kindle is back in stock. The bad news is it still costs $399.00. Is it worth the price? It was to me, but I told my DH it counted as both Christmas and birthday present for the year. But I'm an avid e-book reader, not a new user, the the chance I would use my Kindle a lot was high. Obviously, this is an individual choice, but one I'm glad I made. What do you think?


For more on the Kindle, go to Me and My Kindle and Amazon's Kindle product page.


Anonymous said...

Oh, I would love one of these! But first, for the price, I'd rather have either a GPS for the car OR Dragon Naturally Speaking (the speech to text software). Hmm. Mother's day is coming up... as is my Gemini birthday. Maybe I'll get one of those three, yes??? :-)

btw - Linda, you have been tagged for a meme. ;-)


Linda McLaughlin said...


Hope you get one of your wished-for toys for Mother's Day and your birthday. GPS comes in handy at times.

OK, the next blog will be the meme. :)


Barrie said...

I think this sounds very very interesting. You're the 2nd person I know to rave about the Kindle.

Lyndi Lamont said...

Barrie, I haven't met anyone yet who didn't love their Kindle, but the same can be said for the eBookwise/Rocket Book. E-books can become addictive once you get a good reader.


Kathleen Rowland said...

Ah, the Kindle. It is the top ebook reader. I have an EBOOKWISE. It was $120 total, and I (after a bit of a learning curve) use it regularly and like it, too. It doesn't read PDF files, only HTML and others, but they are readily available. -Kathleen Rowland

Linda McLaughlin said...

Kathleen, glad you're enjoying your eBookwise. I have the previous version, an RCA Gemstar 1100 and I still use it, too.


Beth said...

You are so far ahead of me! Although I did just buy the Alphasmart Dana and you can also download books on it (it has wifi capability). who knows, next I might get TiVo or caller ID.

Linda McLaughlin said...

Beth, I've an interest in e-books for some years now, for obvious reasons, but more and more people are joining me. What format does the Dana read? And isn't the wi-fi connectivity great?