I have always been a “gadget” guy. I like experimenting and using the latest technology. The latest and greatest item to grab my attention is the new Amazon Kindle book reader. I enjoy reading and try to read at least one new book a week, so I could definitely save some money over time by buying the cheaper electronic version of each book. I think I would miss having a hard copy to save and refer back to, but I could definitely get used to a Kindle. You can highlight, insert bookmarks, and even take notes on what you read. And it all syncs back to your computer.
I would love to have one, but the price is holding me back. At least for now they have come out with a free iPhone and iPod Touch version of the book reader. I’ve been using it some on my iPod and I really like it.
I do have to be careful to not let gadgets consume my time and energy. They can be fun to play with, but they can also be a huge distraction. Trying to balance convenience, fun, and productivity can sometimes be a challenge.
Instead of explaining how it works, I’ll let you see a couple of videos that show it in action. What do you think? Could you get used to reading a book on a device?