I love reading, and I am not referring to reading my own blog, I actually read loads of books. As a child my mom made sure I belonged to the book club and that I purchased books from our school club that was offered weekly. I have quite a collection of books from back in the day. Once I had children, reading became a nightly fun time where we celebrated characters and stories cover-to-cover. I believe I lived inside of castles, trees and paper houses more than I lived in my own home! Opening a book opens a new world, but lately the new world we live in offers new technology so small that you can read on the go and never tote a book. In fact, you can carry something so small it will fit in most jacket pockets! The size of the Amazon 6″ Paperwhite display is amazingly light and the weight is only 7.3 ounces. Don’t use a tablet to do your reading, the Paperwhite is designed to deliver the best reading experience and after all, lavishly living life out loud means the best of everything right?
Let’s Feature Talk: KINDLE PAPERWHITE
Technology changes and so do I, books that is, this Kindle Paperwhite holds over 1000 books, and does not require a computer to download content. My battery charges from dead to live in about 4 hours from a computer via a USB Cable. Now, because I don’t want to be without my Kindle Paperwhite it treks everywhere with me, in my purse, and I never worry about a charge because the one charge of four hours lasts up to 8 weeks, based on my reading of a 1/2 hour per day(in my case it lasts 4 weeks because I spend more time reading and choosing content.) Please don’t forget to factor in time you spend on the Wireless, as this drains the battery power as well, but for most, you will get at least 4 weeks out of the battery based, not being connected to the internet, using it on a basic 10 setting and reading up to one hour a day, you can do the math from here, give or take!
What The Kindle Paperwhite is Not
Don’t expect your reading experience to be anything like reading on a tablet, because that is not what you will see, in fact, the variance of background light, the non-glare, and ability to read in virtually any light-setting is nothing short of insanely great! I pick the Kindle Paperwhite up out of my purse with one hand and keep one hand on my coffee cup because I can, it is not bulky and cumbersome and one hand reading is possible. The Kindle Paperwhite is lighter than an iPad Mini, and it is thinner than a pencil. Look at this picture I have it against my screen stylus, it is that thin.
The Kindle Paperwhite is Just Like Paper
The Paperwhite really reads like it is a sheet of paper, no glare not even if you are in the sunlight and trust me, I sat outside and reclined while reading in broad, bright daylight! I was not straining my eyes to read, and I was not worried about the battery dying off when I was reading because that battery strength just is unparalleled.
No More Mystery Words
What the heck did that sentence mean? I don’t understand the word. No more guessing what words are because the Vocabulary Builder will help you learn those new words while you read, and words that have been looked up previously can be studied again and again if you like. I love an expansive vocabulary so this is me perfect!
Reading In The Dark…
Now at night, I get restless, so when I am not working, I am reading, if I have not gotten my reading time in during the day. My eyes don’t get droopy from the a shining, glaring bright light, rather, I just adjust the screen to the light that I want and the range on this goes from 0-24. You are guided to use a high setting for a brightly lit room and a low setting for dark rooms. Here’s a something that makes quite the difference, the whites are whiter on the Kindle Paperwhite, which makes the black lettering appear even more crisp and prominent, leading to an even better reading experience. What happens if you don’t like the fonts and you want different reader legibility? Choose a new font, and choose line spacing and margins the way you want the page to look all via a screen touch! If you happen to drift off, and your Kindle Paperwhite babysits you while you are sleeping, no worries because Amazon’s Whispersync technology remembers where you left off in a book.
I’m A Kindle Page Turner
So, sometimes I get a little more curious than my brain can read, so I skip ahead(tisk tisk), but it is so easy to do that it is almost dare I say fun to page turn! The Page Flip Feature is kicking because it is seamless. What do I mean? I can flip my pages by touching Almost anywhere on the screen and it will take you to the next page. Controlling this is common sense, get to a previous page by touching left and move forward by touching right, easy peasy, no brainer page turning. The Kindle Paperwhite turns with just the lightest touch no need to pound the page, you won’t believe how easy! Alternatively swiping the screen with your finger will also change the pages forwards and backwards.
Never Get Lost Navigating During Your Book Adventures
I love that Home is never far away, at least my Home Screen because I can just touch the top bar and suddenly Home is not more than a finger touch away. Knowing that a great book is only a borrow or buy away is also nice as the Kindle Paperwhite has the option to borrow or buy. There’s always a good read on the horizon! If you happen to still grab the tablet to do some reading(have no idea why anyone would do that), know that Amazon’s Whispersync technology remembers where YOU left off in a book so you can seamlessly switch out from your app on your smartphone, tablet or computer and never miss a page of the story! Amazon Amazing! Lavishly live reading out loud with tech that is so amazing it can only be Kindle. *product was provided to facilitate review, however images,and opinions are mine as usual.