Review Roundup: Amazon Kindle 2

Submitted by lalit on March 28, 2009 - 5:07pm.

Amazon released their new Kindle 2 e-book reader last month. The Kindle 2 is thinner with longer battery life, faster page turns, over seven times more storage, shaper images and a new read-to-me feature. The Kindle 2 is just 0.36-inch thick and weighs 10 ounces. The updated 6-inch electronic paper display now has 600 x 800 resolution and 16 shades of gray versus 4 shades in original kindle. Amazon has added new features like Dictionary Lookup and Read-to-me to make Kindle 2 more useful and easier to use.

Reviews of Amazon Kindle 2 have been largely positive. We feel NY Times’ David Pogue puts it best “the new Kindle edges even closer to the ideal of an e-book reader. The reading experience is immersive, natural and pleasant; the book catalog, while not yet complete, is growing and delivered instantaneously; and apart from the clicky keyboard (an unnecessary appendage 99.9 percent of the time), the design feels right.”

We have added links to eight best reviews of Amazon Kindle 2 below: