Kindle 4 Review
The updated Kindle (also known as Kindle 4) is lighter, smaller and faster than previous generation Kindles. It uses the e-ink technology that has made Kindles a huge hit because it causes less eyestrain compared to regular computer LCD screens, and is great for outdoor reading. If you want to watch a video comparing all the Kindles, click Kindle Reviews. This is a detailed review of the original Kindle.
Click here to visit Amazon’s official Kindle 4 page.
If all you want to do is read books, the original Kindle is the best and cheapest e-reader on the market. It’s extremely easy to buy new books and have them on your Kindle in seconds, as well as a large number of free to download books.
- Reads like paper even in bright sunlight
- Millions of free books available
- Ability to borrow from your public library
- Holds up to 1,400 books
- 1 month of battery life
- Access to over 1 million books costing you less than $9.99
- Adjustable text sizes
- Easy on the eyes, sharp clear text
- Very light and small, making it easy to hold or to put in a jacket pocket or purse
What are the drawbacks with the Kindle?
- It is only a reading device, which means no audio (like the Kindle Touch) or video (like the Kindle Fire
- There is no 3G, only WiFi
- Web browser is slow and tedious to use
- If you take a lot of notes while reading, typing more than word or two can take some time
- Kindle Touch may be a better value
A few more things you should know before purchasing your Kindle.
- You have the choice to go with or without ads. The ads are not really noticeable, and they sometimes save you money because they are targeted around your preferences. It saves you some money up front too – $69 with ads or $89 without.
- Buying a cover is a great idea to protect the screen. You can check out our cover reviews near the top (coming soon), as we have video reviewed several of the best covers.