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This is the first time I have seen this, I have not charged it at all since i got it on x-mas, that is impressive.

I was begining to think it was self-regenerating...

and I have used it almost every day since i got it, probably averaging 1-2 hours a day.
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nice kindle
i have it on me phone
    
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Great little device, but out of my price range for how much it would be used. If it were only $90- $100 I would have bought one for my wife and another for my daughter by now. I only know one other person who has one and they love it to death and carry it with them just about everywhere. I think they have actually contributed to the overall literacy of the planet by getting tens of thousands of people to read regularly who otherwise would not.

Good luck with it.
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Yeah, they last forever. I have yet to charge mine and I got it like a month ago.
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I'm so tempted to get one in the hopes of having it motivate me to start reading again. I spend way too much time on the Internet dicking around
    
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Originally Posted by cee View Post
nice kindle
i have it on me phone


That is actually what made me decide I wanted one, I tried the kindle app on my iPhone for 4-5 months and had gotten quite used to it and gathered a collection of books. I was worried I would miss the backlight because I got used to reading in the dark, but my eyes have been thanking me. The e-ink is SOOOO much more comfortable than LCD. I actually prefer it to real books too because it is flat and therefor uniformly lit.

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Originally Posted by PhillyOverclocker View Post
Great little device, but out of my price range for how much it would be used. If it were only $90- $100 I would have bought one for my wife and another for my daughter by now. I only know one other person who has one and they love it to death and carry it with them just about everywhere. I think they have actually contributed to the overall literacy of the planet by getting tens of thousands of people to read regularly who otherwise would not.

Good luck with it.
I would agree that the $180 for the 3G version is a bit heavy on the wallet, but the $130 for the wifi model like I have is great. I absolutely love mine.

Also, to add to it, the website ereaderiq.com has a list off all the free books available on the kindle store. You can actually sign up to get an email every day listing any new free books. I have found quite a few good books and authors that way. :-)

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I'm so tempted to get one in the hopes of having it motivate me to start reading again. I spend way too much time on the Internet dicking around
If you like to read go for it. I also spend an awful amount of time on the interweb, but I find that if I lay down and read for an hour before bed I sleep better as well as enjoying the books. ;-)
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I've been thinking about picking one up. I love to read, but lately being busy. It's hard to do so. I've heard that battery life on these are amazing, not to mention much better to read on vs say an iPad.
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Yeah they last forever because they only use batteries when the screen changes. Too bad I don't read, but this is a good device =D
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I've been thinking about picking one up. I love to read, but lately being busy. It's hard to do so. I've heard that battery life on these are amazing, not to mention much better to read on vs say an iPad.
I try to make time to read, it is good relaxation.

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Yeah they last forever because they only use batteries when the screen changes. Too bad I don't read, but this is a good device =D
That is not quite true, there is a small bit of power to keep the processor ready to recieve the inputs from the buttons, but yea, the screen technology is amazingly efficient.
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