Amazon Kindle 2 eBook Reader

Our Price: $97

I was a big fan of the original Amazon eBook reader but that’s not to say it didn’t have its flaws. The release of the Amazon Kindle 2 has been eagerly anticipated and it sees many improvements. The first improvement is most certainly the price. eBook readers are more affordable than ever before. It is not just its size and weight that makes the Kindle 2 more desirable than ordinary paperback books; it has so much more to offer.

For those that don’t already know, the Kindle weighs a mere 10.2 ounces and holds over 1500 books. Long gone are the days when you have to travel to buy a book or wait days for it to be delivered. Buy a book on your Kindle and it’s available to you in less than 60 seconds. A comprehensive guide of books you might like based on what you have already purchased is available also. Just like the Sony PRS 505 e-book reader, the display reads just like real paper.

Light conditions do not affect your reading and there is no glare omitted that would cause eyestrain like computer screens or smart phones. With the Kindle 2, battery life is improved by 25%. That means you can read for days on a single charge. The new Read-to-Me feature acts like an audiobook, reading newspapers, books and blogs aloud to you.

The new Kindle also has faster page turns, a built in dictionary and wireless Wikipedia. If you own an iPhone, you can sync it to your Kindle and pick up your reading anywhere you left off. The possibilities are endless with this innovative and useful gadget.

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Last updated: Thursday, February 20, 2020

Amazon Kindle 2 eBook Reader Reviews (6)

  1. August 8, 2009 by Bullman

    I’ve got one, and I like it. Not perfect…no…but getting there. I’d give it a four star rating for the moment. Also, since I’m a Kindle author, it’s easy for me to upload my current stories on the Kindle upload site. Though that software is a bit clunky, it’s still by far the easiest and fastest way to get published.

    Fast download of books.
    Clear and easy to read.
    Very light weight.
    Slim and attractive.

    Too expensive yet.

  2. December 19, 2009 by Ravi P

    We really like ours. I particularly like the green aspect of this device.

    Instant books
    3G connected
    Super thin

    Wish it had a bigger screen

  3. March 2, 2010 by Chirella

    I love my Kindle. It is easy to read, and I have at least doubled my reading volumn since receiving it. Very easy to navigate the user’s options.

    Hard to hang on to with arthritic hands, keep dropping it. Buttons should not be on the edge where they are easily pressed by mistake when picking up the Kindle.

    I love my Kindle, it was a gift from a very thoughtful friend.
    It is easy to read, and I have at least doubled my reading volumn since receiving it.
    Very easy to navigate the users options.
    . Wonderful Idea for all of us readers, thank you .

    Very hard to hang on to for old arthritic hands, perhaps a thumb indent on each side?
    Move the buttons away from the side so they won’t be pressed by mistake when picking up the Kindle.

  4. April 12, 2010 by Jo-Ann

    I love love love my Kindle!!!! My husband bought it for me for Christmas it truly is the best gift I have ever gotten. I take it everywhere with me. The battery last for several days but I carry the charger with me just in case. I really don’t have a bad thing to say about. I love to read and this is for sure the best.

  5. April 26, 2010 by Mike V

    I could care less about the Green factor, most of that is BS anyhow. As for the Kindle itself, it doesn’t get any better than this. My step-daughter bought a Sony eReader in BC. She bought it from the Sony store in a covered shopping center with all name brand retailers. It went on the fritz 3 weeks after she bought it, took it back to the store and Sony said in so many words, ‘Tough DUDU.’ They did nothing, didn’t even want to look at it to determine if she abused it, which she absolutely did not do. That is not how to win the hearts and minds of the people. Kindle is the best, the intended consequences are,

    No need to purchase expensive books, No need to buy bookshelves, No need to carry heavy books on vacation anymore, or anywhere else you might go. The whisper net is available just about anywhere, I haven’t had an issue anyplace when getting a new book. I’ve got my eye on the DX sized one.

    The only Con was the same as Bullman, it’s expensive.

  6. January 12, 2013 by Paul


    Best Xmas present I’ve ever received. Up till then, I had never paid any attention to e-readers and just read paperback after paperback after hardback with all the storage problems that entails. With my Kindle, I buy the book, I read the book, and the Kindle stores the book. What could be easier? I find the size great for my large hands and the control buttons are perfectly located – for me, anyway.
    Got my first one in ’09 and the “radio” went bad, but it was replaced immediately at no cost and that’s it. No other problems whatsoever. Originally got the Nook from B&N. It never worked so switched to Kindle and am now a fan. Wife has the Kindle Fire and just got the Kindle HD and loves them also.

    Pros: Too many to list. No real complaints about the unit itself.
    See “cons”
    Cons: Only “con” I can come up with (and this is directed more at Amazon itself) is that sometimes the “samples” are too short to make a good decision on whether to buy the book. Have been burned more than once on this.

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