I don’t often spend money on myself but after thinking on it for a really long time I decided to splurge a little and buy myself a new kindle product. When I purchased my Kindle it was on sale and I only spent $99 versus the normal $129 it was normally so I got it for a steal! I also got 3 months of free Kindle Unlimited which is awesome since I already pay for it every month anyways!
The shipping of my package was actually really fast. I decided to do basic shipping since I don’t have Amazon Prime. The suggested shipping was 5 to 7 business days and it showed up 5 days after I placed my order.
I loved the way they packaged the Kindle and the cord it was really clever boxing. It was very easy to understand and I really thought it was super easy to get ready to start up.
The setup on the Paperwhite was a breeze! All you have to do is press the power button on the bottom of the Kindle and it starts right up! You pick your language, connect to Wi-fi, and register your account and your good to go! This took me about 5 minutes to get all setup and most of that time was trying to remember my Wi-Fi password!
This was my screen as soon as I was all set up! It’s different than what I was used to but its really straight forward and streamlined so I really like the way it looks!
I’ve been using my Kindle now for a couple of weeks now so I wanted to talk about some pros and cons
- Battery Life is great! I’ve gone over a week without having to charge up! I read for hours daily so this is very impressive!
- Great on my eyes! I read a lot and eye strain was a huge issue for me and I can read for a long time on here and never feel that strain that I was feeling when I was reading on my phone or Kindle Fire
- Lightweight I love that this model is so light I don’t have any arm strain holding my Kindle up at all
- Links directly to Goodreads! Just like in the app you can link what you read directly to Goodreads without opening the Goodreads app!
- Waterproof I like to read in the tub sometimes and I don’t have a huge fear of ruining my Kindle. I haven’t dropped it in water, yet but I have spilled on it with no problems.
- The power button is in an awkward place. I tend to hold my Kindle around the button and I frequently turn it off by accident. I’m getting better at not hitting this but I feel on the button should be on the top to avoid that problem.
- Black and White only this is more of an issue if you read a lot of comics and enjoy the colors.
- Slight delay if you are expecting the speed of a tablet you won’t find that here. At first, this is a little jarring after using a Fire tablet for so long this was the weirdest part for me. it’s not a problem once you get familiar with it!
- Unable to use other reading apps. This is the biggest disappointment for me. I use other apps like Scribd and Libby and I can’t open them on here. I can send Libby books to my Kindle however but I still have to use my phone to read from Scribd and other sites.
I did a lot of research before buying this Kindle so I knew that I would really like it but I didn’t know that I would love it as much as I really do. Since purchasing I’ve been reading double the amount I was before. Also with all the stores and libraries closed around me the only books available to me are digital and this has been a huge help in keeping up with my reading!
I also bought a cheaper case! There were a ton of options available! I was really nervous to order a case since I was worried I might buy the wrong size but this one fit perfectly. I really loved this design and the seller had a huge selection, The images on Amazon looked like it would be darker than it was when I received it and I am so happy the colors are more vivid than the stock photos. It also has a magnetic closure, wake and sleep cycle, and is waterproof. I paid $11.99 for this case here’s the seller’s page.
That’s all for this post!
Have you purchased a Kindle before? What do you think of it?