I’ve owned just about every Kindle they’ve released. Sometimes at the same time. I’m sadly not kidding and am 100% embarrassed by this fact. Actually 187% embarrassed. Not my wisest moments, but the good news is I now have plenty of insight on Kindles! And what better place to put that knowledge than in a blog post? Right??? Plus, I figure someone out there might be doing a little Christmas shopping, so if this is on the list, here you go! Oh and the starting prices include the ads.
Kindle (with Touch Screen) – Starting at $79.00. I’m kinda surprised this is still in existence. I get it’s the cheapest of the bunch, but if you’re spending some cash, I promise it’s worth it to upgrade to the Paperwhite. The main reason? Lighting. If you want to read at night/on an evening plane flight, you need outside light with this guy. I’ve tried numerous clip lights and have yet to find one I like. Anyone else annoyed by clip lights? Maybe that doesn’t bother you, so if that’s the case, this one will be great for you. My first Kindle was this guy (a few versions ago) and a few months after I purchased it they released the Paperwhite. So rude of them. I held out for a while on principle, but that didn’t last too long and I upgraded. 🙂
Kindle Fire HD – Starting at $99.00. I had such high hopes for this fella. I bought this after I had the Paperwhite, thinking an upgrade was just what I needed. Before I continue, I should say my main focus with Kindles has always been reading. I had hoped to possibly use it for a few other things, but it didn’t work out that way. The battery dies much quicker than the Paperwhite (which lasts for weeks). Plus I wasn’t a fan of reading outside with this one. You can adjust the brightness, but I’m rather obsessed with the Paperwhite, so it simply didn’t compare. If you’re looking for something for kids and teens, then I would wholeheartedly suggest this. It’s much cheaper than an iPad and there’s plenty of kid-friendly and fun apps. It’s also more sturdy than its Apple counterpart. But for just reading and writing-related stuff? Not my cup of tea, so I sold it. 🙂
Kindle Voyage – Starting at $199.00. First, this is the only one I haven’t owned. Second, I appreciate their choice of reading material in their print ad that came out in Sports Illustrated (please see above picture). Points for excellent literature use. The only differences I’ve read about are the Adaptive light sensor, Page Press, thinner, a slightly higher resolution (212 to 300 ppi) and coolest name in the group. But for $80.00 more? Not enough for me to buy one just yet.
Kindle Paperwhite – Starting at $119.00. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways… I choose the best for last. You can read this in the darkest of corners or outside with the sun a blazing and not have to adjust anything. It last for centuries (give or take) and I’ve never had an issue with it. It’s easy to adjust settings and make it work for you. So yeah…I love it.
BONUS: There’s a Waterproof Kindle Internet. A WATERPROOF KINDLE. In case you missed that WATERPROOF. Summer summer summer time here I come! And it’s the Paperwhite. Sooooo…who wants to buy this for me??? It’s a mere $239.00 😉
And that, my friends, concludes the official Books and Beverages’ Kindle review :). Do you have an e-reader? Do like all the bells and whistles or do you keep it simple?