Added a Kindle 3 to my collection of gadgets

Just got my Kindle 3! The screen is pretty cool. When I first got it, I couldn’t decide if the picture was printed on a covering sticker or actually the screen…it was the screen. It is amazing and the refresh is not annoying at all–this was one of my biggest fears. It’s actually really easy to read even in low light.

I got it because my iPad is just too heavy for long extended use. It’s been giving me a backache no matter how I held it. Propping up with pillows, putting it on my knees, etc. Pain. Pain. Pain. I’m hoping the Kindle, being a fraction of the weight, will be easier on my back.

I’m disappointed that Audible on the Kindle is a little clunky. After all, it is owned by Amazon too. You have to install the Audible Manager software on your PC and then connect your Kindle via USB cable. The interface is basic basic. Lame. No chapters! It tracks progress using “Sections”, but these appear to have no relationship to “Chapters” used on the iPhone app. So if you listen to something on one, it’s hard to figure out the corresponding place on the other. No Whispersync! C’mon Amazon!

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