My new toy

For the last few weeks, I have been enjoying my new toy, the Kindle DX. The DX is a version of the Amazon Kindle with a larger screen.
This is a wonderful device, and all the more wonderful, for me, because I got it as a very special gift.

The dimensions are more or less similar to those of a regular hard-bound book, larger than a soft-cover.

The fonts are crisp and clear, and although the grey background doesn’t provide as much contrast as a white page, it provides plenty. The font rendering is better than that of many soft-cover books, which can be chunky. A good hard-bound book still has superior fonts.
In this photo, I recommend that you click to enlarge, zoom in, and move to the bottom of the photo.

Font comparison: Kindle vs. soft-cover

I’ve bought a little zippered case so I can carry the Kindle in my backpack. Battery life is great: so far it seems to get over a week of autonomy before I need to recharge it.

The thin little device (it’s slightly thinner than a CD case) can carry several thousand books. So far, I have around twenty on mine. One of them is the latest translation of War and Peace. Having that tome in the Kindle is an unequivocal improvement over handling a printed edition.

I couldn’t be happier.


About Jaime Silvela

My favorite chemical element is Potassium.
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8 Responses to My new toy

  1. Javier says:

    Interesante artefacto. Admite comics

  2. Javier says:

    Esto… me faltaron interrogaciones en la segunda frase.

  3. Elena says:

    Tiene muy buena pinta. Pero tengo algunas dudas:

    1º¿cómo es de ligero, guerra y paz en tapa dura, en tapa blanda,….?

    2º ¿Te compras el libro en un cd y de allí lo pasas al Kindle, o directamente al Kindle?

    En el segundo caso, pongamos que tú ya has almacenado tus tres mil libros. Quieres uno distinto, para lo cual calculo que tendrías que desarchivar alguno primero. Ese desarchivado ¿hay forma de guardarlo y luego volverlo a grabar?

    • Jaime Silvela says:

      1) Ni idea. Seguramente entorno a 22.1 gramos.

      2) CD? Qué anticuada! Tiene conexión a internet inalámbrica, y se puede descargar diréctamente desde Amazon. O, con algunas editoriales, te descargas su eBook al ordenador, y después lo transfieres via USB.

    • Ah, y que yo sepa, como Amazon tiene tu historial de pedidos, sabe lo que has comprado, y te lo puedes volver a descargar. O puedes hacer un backup de tus ficheros al ordenador.

  4. viejecita says:

    O sea, que si se te rompe tu Kindle, o si quieres dentro de unos años hacer un upgrade a uno en color, por ejemplo, ¿Podrías volverte a descargar todos los libros que ya tuvieras en el actual?

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