This Friday I got a new toy, an Amazon Kindle International e-book reader. So far I really love it. Now I can avoid all the terrible price inflation charged by Japanese book stores on English language books (I once saw an issue of Rolling Stone for 1800 yen!!).
The screen has to be seen to be believed, pictures don’t do it justice at all. The Kindle uses a new type of screen called e-Ink which simulates a real printed page. When you see it in person it’s really quite stunning, and incredibly easy to read, much like reading a real book. I can also read some manga on it too.
It looks really nice as well.
You can also do some basic web surfing, and also buy books from Amazon wirelessly. You can see my blog right down below.
Granted the browser is nothing fancy, mostly text and some pics are all it can handle, but it’s good in a pinch for looking up info on the go. Did I mention that the 3G internet connection is completely free, and works in tons of countries. Pretty cool! I look forward to reading tons of books thanks to this device.