The Amazon Kindle
Why you should get it?
High-contrast screen, access to Amazon's comprehensive catalog of e-books, newspapers, magazines and blogs. Wi-Fi connectivity, built-in keyboard for note taking, SD card expansion slot and Windows and Mac compatibility. If you use an iPhone, Amazon offers its iPhone ebook reader called the Kindle for iPhone and is available for free.
Why it might turn you off?
Badly crafted design, not so elegant looks and high price tag. ($359). Wi-Fi feature would have been put into better use if the Kindle had a full web browser installed. Black-and-screen is fine, but it would have been better if an option to read in full color was also included, especially for reading periodicals and browsing the web. And one last reason, which is probably the worst lowdown of the Kindle, is the fact that it uses its own proprietary eBook format. You can not just load up any eBook file into the Kindle if it doesn't come from Amazon. Although you can send it to them for conversion free of charge, still this process can become tedious, especially if you have several eBooks that you wanted to read but couldn't since it is not supported by the Kindle.
The Kindle's tech specs include; 6-inch diagonal E-Ink electronic paper display, 600x800 pixel resolution at 167 dpi, 4-level gray scale, 10.3 ounces. If you're looking for something with more features, check out a comparison between the Kindle 2 and Kindle DX.
If you're looking for an electronic reader that lets you view books and other information materials as exact replicas of the real thing, then the Amazon Kindle is the reader for you. And if you're a fan of Amazon, then we don't see any reason why you shouldn't buy the Amazon Kindle, if you have no objection to the price..