My Kindle arrived today. I ordered just over 5 weeks ago.
I couldn’t wait to open it up.
It’s packaging looks a bit like a book.
Just turn it on, it’s ready to go.
The manual is loaded right onto the device and ready to read. It also had a number of samples already downloaded and ready to read which I had chosen from Amazon.com
The screen is hard to describe. It looks great. The pixels are tiny, it compares well to a printed page of text. And the screen saver images that appear when you shut it off are pretty neat too.
My first impressions are very positive. Two negative things:
- The faux leather case is embarrassingly bad. It works fine when it’s closed and in transit, but it fits the device more like a flip flop fits a foot then a glove fits a hand.
- The side buttons are easy to hit on accident.
Both of these problems have been well documented. I’m guessing that future models will address this.
However, so far the rest is great. I love the feel of it. The screen is excellent for reading. and I love not messing with a book binding to read. It rests in my lap and I just press a button to switch pages. Perfect.
I would write about it more, but I’m eager to finish reading the sample pages from Good Calories, Bad Calories.