The wireless reading device from Amazon, the Kindle, has been called everything from “awesome” to “revolutionary”. Has dozens of books (many of them free), but it’s the size of a paperback. And recently, Amazon Brazil launched the unit this way, after a few years of waiting. But is it right for you buy it?
Before making an economic analysis of the purchase of the Kindle here in the country, we report two cases: january 1 person who likes the Kindle and one from a person who does not like the Kindle. These stories serve as a way to help you decide, outside the economic reasons, if the Kindle is the gadget for you.
Buy A Kindle
There are few things that changed the way we read clearly: the mobile type, binding brochure and maybe the notes of post-its Now I think there’s an addition to the list: the Amazon Kindle.
The Kindle is so small and light that you can I put it in my bag and bring it along wherever I go, no more getting stuck in line at the Bank, waiting at the doctor’s Office or a quick snack in a restaurant with nothing to read. The screen is incredibly sharp and clear and is very easy to use.
One of the best things about the Kindle is that it can store about 3500 books and I’m working my reading several books at the same time and there is no more like a book or forget where I left off, since they are all together in one place. When I do the flights work, know that I have a stack of virtual books with me is the only thing that keeps me sane.
I also love that I can subscribe to Time magazine, the New York Times and about 100 other magazines, newspapers and blogs and have them delivered automatically, wirelessly, to my Kindle. Really, it’s like magic: I wake up in the morning and fresh reading material is waiting for me. In addition, during the same wireless connection, I can buy books directly from the device (and they are cheaper than the paper versions archaic, too), is really an inexhaustible source of reading material and there’s always something new.
I see myself reaching for my Kindle and keep it with me wherever I go. Changed how I read and I wouldn’t want to go back to books with old-fashioned paper.
Do Not Buy A Kindle
First of all, I’m not against technology. I have an iPhone, I have one of the first writers of TV shows and make my life working in the internet industry.
I admit, the Kindle is appealing. It’s lighter than a hardcover book. You can load multiple books on vacation, holidays and travel without additional weight. And whenever a book appeals to you, wherever you are, you can buy it directly from the Kindle and it will download immediately.
But some things are sacred.
The books are full of sense memory. Each has its own weight and color and design and typeface. But in a Kindle, each book is exactly the same. The same source. Same size. Same style. All the same.
The books are history. When you look at your shelf you see a record of everything you learn and enjoy. Do you remember where you were when you were reading every book. But in a Kindle, all books are bits and bytes, invisible to the naked eye. Nothing more than a list of titles on the screen.
Books reflect who you are. Some books you choose to keep and display in your living room. Others are more private. And some that you feel do not reflect you, are banned from the view. Not so with a Kindle. Nobody knows what you’ve read when all your books are locked in a Kindle.
Books start conversations when people spy on what you are reading at the airport or on the subway. Who knows that’s how you will find your true love? Not with a Kindle. No one can tell what the hell you’re reading on a Kindle. Can be “war and peace” or can be a menu from a restaurant.
But maybe you’re not the romantic that I am, you can live on the other side of your brain. So, go ahead, if you think that the Kindle can be good for you, go take a look.
It Pays to Buy Kindle on Amazon Brazil?
Don’t. To give you an idea, the most basic Kindle from Amazon is $ 69 North American, something like R$165,00. The most basic model here in Brazil costs R$299,00. And there are already cases of people who were able to import the Kindle without paying the import rate because the product may be considered a book, since it is basically the only possible use for it. Have a friend to bring the Kindle from abroad or import a model.
If you want a guarantee of a better and more speedy delivery, then pay more and buy in Brazil. But be aware of what you will be seeing in the loss.
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