We got my wife a Kindle the week it went down in price to $189. So far, she loves it.
The day Woot announced an agreement for Amazon to buy them, they put the same Kindle on sale (new) for $150. I snagged one. The idea was to just return the wife’s and keep the net $33 profit. But maybe I’d give it a try.
It came in yesterday. So I tried it. And loved it.
I still want an iPad. But the Kindle is, presently, for my bedside. No harsh backlight burning into my eyes, no screen refresh taxing my eyes. No 100,000 apps (or however many there are) to distract me from reading. Just me and a “book”.
I read it for an hour last night. It was easy on my eyes and I plan to keep it.