This Kindle 5 review will highlight again, the power of simplicity. For people who simply want an ebook reader that is simple to use, and solely focuses on reading for a great price, then there is nothing greater. While Amazon has an enormous selection of the best books available, it also has a feature for self publishing, meaning you could be the first to read a new, up and coming author, and of course, everything is simply downloaded direct to your device.
It’s simple, cheap, and enables you to store your library on one device – Kindle 5th generation.
Kindle 5 Review
Kindle 5 Features
* 6″ E Ink Pearl Screen. The best screen display for outside reading, and never hurts your eyes as an LCD does
* Holds over a thousand books
* Built in wi-fi, books delivered direct to the device
* Free wi-fi access via AT&T hotspots
* Adjustable text sizes
* Whispersync across devices, so you can read the same book on several devices
* Bookmark and annotate
* 6 ounces in weight, very light
* 6.5″ x 4.5″ and very thin
* 1.25gb of storage space
* Up to a month of battery life
* Free Cloud storage for Amazon content
These features, and many more add up to producing the lowest priced quality ebook reader on the market. Because Amazon have just released their latest Kindles, they are trying to move out their older versions and so some great Kindle Discounts are available. If you want a simple ebook reader, to only read books for a great price, then look no further, this is your one. It is Amazon’s smallest, lightest and most affordable ebook reader ever.
The E ink screen is great to read from, as it looks just like real paper. This means that you will never have eye strain, compared to reading from an LCD computer screen. You can even read it in bright sunlight with no glare.
It is perfect for people who do not enjoy using computers, because it is so simple to use. Even for visually impaired or the elderly, font sizes can be increased so you can easily read the text in front of you.
If you read on a variety of devices, Amazon’s Whispersync technology tells your other devices where you are in your book, and automatically puts you on to the same page, meaning you can pick up where you left off.
Comparisons with Other Readers
Kindle Paperwhite, 6" High Resolution Display with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers
Kindle, 6" E Ink Display, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers
This Kindle 5 Review will compare with a couple of other ebook readers.
It is a basic ebook reader, but it does what it is designed for very well. In comparison with Kindle’s new Paperlight ebook reader, it obviously isn’t as good, but the price reflects this.
The Paperlight is able to be read in all the same situations as the Kindle 5, with the addition of being able to be read in the dark. To do this with a Kindle 5, you would need a light source, but the Paperlight Kindle has a built in back light.
Compared to the Nook Simple, the Kindle 5 more than holds its own. For this, you are really comparing bookstores rather than devices, because they essentially do the same thing.
Nonetheless, the Kindle 5 still has a place on the market, offering a great option for simplicity and portability. It’s a device for reading books on, no more, no less.
Kindle 5 User Reviews
Many have commented on the fact it is a “no bells and whistles” ebook reader. It does exactly what it means to, and although it may not have the options of other readers, at the end of the day it is for reading.
It is fantastic to carry around, and because of this low price, people aren’t so much afraid of dropping it or losing it. It can be replaced very easily and cheaply with another, so for taking out and about, it’s perfect.
Several commented with concerns about the storage, but they countered this concern by the fact Amazon offers a free cloud service for all Amazon content, meaning storage will never be an issue again.