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Written on Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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Hey everyone who is reading my review!

I always loved reading books. When I was a child, a book was the best gift I could ever get.

After I’d read all the fairytales of various nations and folks, I began reading my brother’s books. The only thing was that his books were not meant for children, but I didn’t care about it. I remember reading ‘Dracula’ by Bram Stoker sneakily and placing this book under the chair leg, so that my brother couldn’t notice that the spine was already broken a little…

The years passed and I’d become such a huge avid reader. I even started creating my own library at home. As luck would have it, there was no room for a big bookcase in my old apartment. Moreover, the books had gotten bloody expensive, so I’d decided to pick up an e-reader.

Five years ago my brother presented me with the Kindle Reader Keyboard 3 Gen knowing my passion for books.

It was his own device first, but he decided to purchase a newer version with a Touch screen. So he gave this one to me. As a consequence, I don’t have the box, user manual, etc.

I only have an e-reader with my brother’s e-library and a USB cable, which broke after a while, but I replaced it with an ordinary USB easily. I also received a cover with a built-in light.

Some of you may say: ‘Bullshit. Nothing could ever beat the real book and its page turn sound in the night.’ You are probably right. I love reading printed books, but there is no denying that the e-books save room and money, as they are sometimes free or at least cheaper than the printed version.

The e-reader is a whole new world in your pocket. It comes in handy when on trips and when every gram and millimeter of your bag matters. Additionally, the tool is simply more convenient. The only issue is that you have to charge it from time to time.

Well, let’s move onto the Amazon Kindle Reader Keyboard 3 Gen.

The model was launched way back in 2010. Some of you will say that it has become obsolete and you are probably right, but it is great for me.

Besides, the device is available on Amazon, which means that it is still trending now.

I suppose the reason is that this is the last version of Kindle Reader with keyboard.

Technical details:

  • Display: Amazon's 6" diagonal electronic paper display, optimized with proprietary waveform and font technology, 600 x 800 pixel resolution at 167 ppi, 16-level gray scale.

  • Storage: 4GB internal

  • Wifi

  • Content Formats Supported: Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion.

  • Browser

My Kindle book is so small: 7.5" x 4.8" x 0.335" (190 mm x 123 mm x 8.5 mm). It is even thinner than a matchbox.

The device weighs 247 g, which is equal to 3 chocolate bars. Every handbag and purse can handle it.

It has an e-ink display, which means that there will be absolutely no eyestrain as opposed to the color screen of a cell phone or a tablet. The display here looks like a printed page of a real book.

You can change the typeface, line spacing and screen rotation by pushing the Aa button on your keyboard.

My e-reader has Wifi, which is very useful, because you can download the books to your Kindle without connecting it to your computer. Plus, you can buy them from Amazon, too.

Here you can also find an MP3 player in case you would like to listen to an audiobook or your favorite song. The files can be downloaded from your computer without fuss.

What is more, the Kindle can read aloud.

On the plus side, the item functions without charging up to a month.

The thing is that the e-reader doesn’t consume power when showing the text, but only when you turn the page.

Once I had to replace my old battery with a new one. I don’t know what exactly happened, but it had blown for no apparent reason. I ordered a new battery on Amazon and now I’m still happy with my device.

Besides, I was so horrified when I found my tool with a broken display after my pet or somebody from my family has done something to this. However, I ordered a replacement screen for $23 and it is new again Smile

Cons:

1. No built-in light, so there is no chance of reading a book in the dark unless you buy a Kindle Lighted Cover like me.

In the shot it seems that there is not enough light, but it’s OK even when reading in total darkness.

2. The number of Content Formats Supported is limited as opposed to most of the Amazon rivals. It is natural that the website wants us to purchase from its source only.

The problem can be solved again. You can download a specific app that converts different formats.

To round up I’d like to say that the Amazon Kindle Reader Keyboard 3 Gen is a great e-book that does what it says even 7 years later.

Yep, it is a little bit pricey taking into account that the model is outdated, but quality gadgets are always expensive. The affordable Chinese e-readers work for a year or so and then break. So it is more reasonable to buy a Kindle that functions flawlessly for 5 years or more.

If you want to choose a decent e-book without any frills, you should definitely try this model.

 

Hope that helps. Thank you, guys!

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mystery recommends Kindle Amazon Keyboard, Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display E-Reader

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