[Nfbmo] Kindle

Gary Wunder GWunder at earthlink.net
Thu Dec 23 21:58:05 UTC 2010

Merry Christmas to you Matt.  Enjoy the Kindle.  I cannot see enough to use
it, but were going to keep pressing on Amazon until one day it is as
accessible for us as it is for you.  It will be wonderful when we can
introduce this kind of technology into the classroom, knowing that it is
just is available for totally blind people as it is for those with normal

Enjoy your spare time reading.  I'm ready for a little time to do that
myself.  Merry Christmas, my friend 

-----Original Message-----
From: nfbmo-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfbmo-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf
Of Matthew Sievert
Sent: Thursday, December 23, 2010 2:23 PM
To: NFB Of Missouri Mailing List
Subject: [Nfbmo] Kindle

Hello everyone!

I bought an Amazon Kindle after playing with one at the Best Buy. I have had
the Kindle app on my iPad and iPhone for awhile, but don't like the
fuzziness of the antialiasing of the text or the light from the backlight
shooting out at my face from the screen all the time. 

The kindle is awesome. I can't imagine  what school or college would have
been like if I had this device in the classroom. To instantly enlarge text
in books is amazing! The Kindle will also read and accept audible.com books.
It has built in speakers and a headphone jack.

This tool is really neat. I can't speak for the totally blind folks, but for
partially sighted users, this device is one of the coolest things I have
seen recently.

It is very simple to use and it only costs $139.00. The average book for the
Kindle costs between $10 and $15 dollars.

Everything is delivered wirelessly. You don't need a computer to use this
device. For $189.00 The 3G version uses the cell phone network to download
and synch your content. No contract, no extra monthly fee.

If you have partial vision I would highly recommend visiting a Beat Buy and
checking out the New Amazon Kindle.

Thanks for reading and everyone please enjoy your holidays.


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