AMAZON KINDLE 2
Accessible Reading System
The Ultimate in Accessible Reading Systems!
The Kindle 2 is lighter than a typical paperback and as thin as most magazines. Barely a third of an inch in profile, you'll find Kindle 2 fits perfectly in your hands. With improved ergonomics, Kindle 2 is as easy to hold and use as a book. It's designed with long-form reading in mind. When reading for long periods of time, people naturally shift positions and often like to read with one hand. Kindle 2's page-turning buttons are located on both sides, allowing you to read and turn pages comfortably with one hand from any position.
Simple to Use
Kindle 2 is completely wireless and ready to use right out of the box--no setup, no cables, no computer required.
Long Battery Life
With Kindle 2's 25% longer battery life, you can read on a single charge for up to 4 days with wireless on. Turn wireless off and read for up to 2 weeks. Charge via USB Kindle 2 supports wall charging via the included Kindle 2 power adapter, and charging from your computer via the included USB 2.0 cable. Kindle 2 fully charges in approximately 4 hours.
Get Books in Under 60 Seconds
Whispernet utilizes Amazon's optimized technology plus Sprint's national high-speed (3G) data network to enable you to wirelessly search, discover, and download content on the go. Your books and periodicals are delivered via Whispernet in less than 60 seconds. And unlike WiFi, you never have to hunt for a hotspot. Kindle 2 has expanded its national coverage to include more cities and areas in all 50 states, enabling wireless downloads of books, newspapers, magazines, and blogs. No Wireless Bills No monthly wireless bills, data plans, or commitments. Amazon pays for Kindle 2's wireless connectivity so you won't see a wireless bill. There is no wireless setup--you are ready to shop, purchase and read right out of the box.
The Ultimate Travel Companion
Kindle 2 weighs 10.2 ounces and holds more than 1,500 books. No longer pick and choose which books fit in your carry-on. Now you can always have your entire library with you. Download your books anytime for free. A copy of every book you purchased from the Kindle 2 Store is backed up online at Amazon.com in case you ever need to download it again. You can wirelessly re-download books for free any time. This allows you to make room for new titles on your Kindle 2, knowing that Amazon is storing your personal library of Kindle 2 books. Kindle 2 even backs up your last page read and annotations, so you'll never lose those, either.
Looks Like Ink
Utilizing the latest in electronic-ink display technology, Kindle 2 provides a crisp black-and-white 6" screen with the same appearance and readability of printed paper. Sharp and natural with no glare or backlight, reading on Kindle 2 is nothing like reading from a computer screen. Those who see it for the first time always do a double-take. The screen works using ink, just like books and newspapers, but displays the ink particles electronically. And unlike a laptop or smart phone, Kindle 2 never gets warm so you can comfortably read as long as you like.
High Resolution Screen
Kindle 2's high-resolution screen now boasts 16 shades of gray, so images and photos are sharper and clearer than ever. Read in sunlight with no glare. Kindle 2's screen reflects light like ordinary paper and uses no backlighting, eliminating the glare associated with other electronic displays. As a result, Kindle 2 can be read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room.
Adjustable Text Size
Because one size doesn't fit all, you can increase the text size of your favorite book or periodical with the push of a button. If your eyes tire, simply increase the font size and continue reading comfortably. Kindle 2 has six adjustable font sizes to suit your reading preference. Now every book in your library can be large print.
It'll Even Read to You
With the new text-to-speech feature, Kindle 2 can read every newspaper, magazine, blog and book out loud to you, unless the book is disabled by the rights holder. You can switch back and forth between reading and listening, and your spot is automatically saved. Pages automatically turn while the content is being read, so you can listen hands-free. You can choose from both male and female voices which can be sped up or slowed down to suit your preference. In the middle of a great book or article but have to jump in the car? Simply turn on Text-to-Speech and listen on the go.
Flip, Clip and Save
Using Kindle 2's new 5-way controller, you can quickly flip between articles, making it faster and easier to browse and read the morning paper. Want to remember the newspaper or magazine article you just read? Clip and save entire articles for later reading with a single click.
By using the QWERTY keyboard, you can add annotations to text, just like you might write in the margins of a book. And because it is digital, you can edit, delete, and export your notes. Using the new 5-way controller, you can highlight and clip key passages and bookmark pages for future use. You'll never need to bookmark your last place in the book, because Kindle 2 remembers for you and always opens to the last page you read.
Images and photos display crisply on Kindle 2 and can be zoomed to the full size of the screen.
You CAN Take It With You
Kindle 2 makes it easy to take your personal documents with you, eliminating the need to print. Each Kindle 2 has a unique and customizable e-mail address. You can set your unique email address on your Manage Your Kindle 2 page. This allows you and your approved contacts to e-mail Word, PDF documents, and pictures wirelessly to your Kindle 2 for a small fee. Kindle 2 supports wireless delivery of unprotected Microsoft Word, PDF, HTML, TXT, RTF, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, PRC and MOBI files.
Look It Up!
Never get caught without a dictionary. Kindle 2 includes The New Oxford American Dictionary with over 250,000 entries and definitions, so you can seamlessly look up the definitions of words without interrupting your reading. Come across a word you don't know? Simply move the cursor to it and the definition will automatically display at the bottom of the screen. Wireless Access to Wikipedia Kindle 2 also includes free built-in access to the world's most exhaustive and up-to-date encyclopedia--Wikipedia.org. With Kindle 2 in hand, looking up people, places, events, and more has never been easier. Search Kindle 2 makes it easy to search within a book, across your library, in the Kindle 2 Store, or even the Web. To use the Search feature, simply type in a word or phrase you're looking for, and Kindle 2 finds every instance in your book or across your Kindle 2 library. Looking for the first reference of a character in your book? Simply type in the name and search. You can extend your search to the Kindle 2 Store to find related titles you may be interested in. Explore even further by searching Wikipedia and the Web
With Kindle 2
You are able to download and enjoy more than 50,000 audio titles from Audible.com, including bestselling audio books, radio programs, audio newspapers, and magazines. Listen via Kindle 2's speakers or plug in your headphones for private listening.
Own an iPhone?
The iPhone is a perfect companion for your Kindle 2. To read Kindle 2 books on your iPhone or iPod touch, simply download our free Kindle 2 for iPhone application. Our new Whispersync technology saves and synchronizes your reading location across your Kindle 2(s) and your iPhone. Now you can read a few pages on your iPhone and pick up right where you left off when you return to your Kindle 2.
More Than 300,000 Books At Amazon. Amazon has always been obsessed with having every book ever printed, and they know that even the best reading device would be useless without a massive selection of books. Today, the Kindle Store has more than 300,000 books available, plus top newspapers, magazines, and blogs. This is just the beginning. Amazon's vision is to have every book ever printed, in any language, all available in under 60 seconds on the Kindle. Whether you prefer biographies, classics, investment guides, thrillers, or sci-fi, thousands of your favorite books are available, including 109 of 112 books currently found on the New York Times® Best Seller list. New York Times Best Sellers and most new releases are $9.99, and you'll find many books for less.