Originally, when I first heard about the Kindle, I thought it was just a gimmick. However, the buzz surrounding the Kindle did not seem to ever die down.

Months and months went by and I kept hearing about “Kindle this” and “Kindle that,” so, I decided to check it out. Let’s just say I was very very pleasantly surprised at what I found.

Having ample experience with the Kindle, I can say with confidence, that I believe the Kindle is the #1 most useful,innovative gadget to come around over the past few decades. So, without further ado, here are the top 10 reasons I believe that everyone should own a Kindle!

1. It’s free to download and read the 1st chapters of books

This is huge! How many times have you heard about a great new book, but haven’t had the time to make a trip to your local Borders/Barnes and Noble? With Kindle, you won’t have to. The second you hear about a new book, with one click, you’re immediately connected to brand new literary goodness!

2. Blazing fast Global 3G

It allows you to bypass hotspots and download your books anywhere, Worldwide, in under 60 seconds! No complicated computer networking jargon. No more buggy wi-fi hotspots. No more long lines at Borders. No expensive membership fees. No more waiting for sold out books. Now, say hello to books on demand – anytime and anywhere.

3. Free Wireless Access to Wikipedia

This is my favorite feature of all! Wikipedia is such a valuable site to have at your finger tips. It’s even more convenient to have it on such a small portable device without having to worry about unreliable wi-fi connections!

4. Full QWERTY Keyboard, In-Text Search, and Bookmarking

The benefits of the qwerty keyboard are fairly obvious! In-Text Search is a simply amazing feature because it allows you to find and jump to any word or phrase within a book. Bookmarking on the Kindle works the same way real bookmarks do – only better! No more dog-eared pages with the Kindle. Simple click to set an electronic bookmark and you’re good to go!

5. Paper-like display

Kindle has revolutionary paper-like display that allows users to enjoy pages which look identical to real book pages. And unlike a laptop or smart phone, Kindle never gets warm so you can comfortably read as long as you like.

6. Extremely Lightweight and Portable

At only 10.2 ounces, the Kindle weighs much less than a typical hardcover book and a tad less than the average paperback. With a width of only 1/3 of an inch, I can easily fit the Kindle into a free pocket. In addition, the ladies should have no trouble tucking it away into their purses.

7. Extremely Low Book Prices

99% of New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases are priced at $9.99 or less! Older titles may be priced even lower. Compare these prices to the price of a $25 hardcover edition. 

8. Exorbitant Battery Life

The new and improved Kindle boasts an impressive battery life of 1 week! This includes 1 week of reading with wi-fi on.

9. Amazingly Wide Selection of Content

Over 400,000 books as well as 101/112 of the books featured on the New York Times Best Sellers List. In addition, a plethora of U.S. and international newspapers, magazines, and blogs are featured. With a selection like this, you can be rest assured that you will definitely find what you are looking for.

10. An Electronic Library in Your Pocket

With a storage capacity of 1,500 books, the Kindle is optimized to literally provide you with an electronic library in your pocket.

11. Built-In PDF Reader

With the ability to open .PDF files, the Kindle gives you easy access to all of your most important documents. A PDF file is essentially a print to file document. Whatever you’re able to print, you can instead make into a PDF. Think about how easily you could archive/transport and read your files on the go. The possibilities are endless with the Kindle.

12. It Reads To You

With the new “Text-To-Speech” feature, the Kindle can read text out loud to you. Turn any book into an audio book whenever you feel like reading on the go!

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