Kindle in the Philippines
Kindle in the Philippines? I can sense book lovers reacting violently to this idea.
Not so long ago, a friend told me that books are soon going to be obsolete. I had to pause and ask myself if I heard him right. Books, obsolete? I shall dread that day.
Of course, with the advent of gadgets and gizmos like Kindle, reading a book doesn’t mean cutting down trees anymore. Kindle allows you to read e-books, giving you almost the same experience as reading an old-fashioned book.
One thing I didn’t like about the idea of reading e-books is the glare from my computer screen. I hate the eye strain. I like reading actual books better because I can write on my book (yes, I do it, let it go), and I don’t have to deal with any kind of glare. But when I looked at my friend’s Kindle, I was surprised to see that the screen actually looked like a real book page! Even the text looked like book print, complete with the tiny print flaws you would see in a real book page.
Below is a picture I took of my friend’s Kindle:
In the Philippines, there are still very few Kindle users. However, I did realize that more and more people who are fond of gadgets are trying to order Kindle in the Philippines. Yes, Amazondoes ship Kindle to the Philippines. It costs $139 plus shipping (less than $5). Kindle shipped to the Philippines will arrive after 18 to 26 days. (If you want to order Kindle, here’s the link:Kindle Wireless Reading Device on Amazon.
Kindle’s battery lasts for one month, compared to tablets, laptops and mobile phones which have a battery life of just hours to days. I also found out that the glare-free screen is due to E Ink, which gives ambient brightness. The brightness of the page will be the same as the brightness of the room you’re in, so you don’t need to adjust it!
If you love gadgets and you love reading a book, it’s definitely something you might want to consider. My friend is raving about it. You just might, too. ^_^