Thursday, February 26, 2009

I got my Kindle 2 !!!!!

w00t w00t! I got me a Kindle 2 from Amazon!!! It arrived on Tuesday, and I'd meant to post something out here earlier, but I had all these grand designs about taking pictures and such. All of which never happened *giggle* simply because I was just too busy playing with it!! So here's a quick video from Amazon for those who haven't yet seen the sleekness of this sexy thang! :P


Anonymous said...

Hi Cherie,

I was wondering if you have used the text to speech function. I have a hour long commute to work so I've been listening to audio books a lot lately but there really expensive, plus I still like to be able to books not just listen to them when I'm not driving so I still end up buying a printed copy. I think I may have to get one.


Ladytink_534 said...

Congrats! I haven't decided whether I want one of these or not yet...

Cherie said...

Shannon, I've used it (the TTS) only a little since I don't usually do audiobooks myself. This is the first eBook Reader I have as I couldn't stand to read eBooks on my computer, my Palm, or anything else. I'd print out PDF's when I had to read something that was in eBook only. So I'm very much loving how this thing is so like a book. Okay so that doesn't say much about the TTS part, but quality wise, it's not that bad. It sounds similar to like the voices you get in your GPS, so enunciation and inflection is pretty decent, though definitely not up to audio book quality, where the reader is able to insert emotion into the words based on what he or she is reading. So that said, I wouldn't buy it solely for the TTS features if that would be your primary use. Of course, carrying around some actual books too as you said would be super easy to do. You can actually read the written word while it reads to you at the same time, or load up audiobooks from, as well as standard MP3 files, for either music or audiobooks in MP3 format. So I suppose it's pretty flexible in that regard.

Let me know if you have any other questions and I'll try to answer them directly. Otherwise, I could go on and on about how much I love this thing! LOL

Tink, if my gushing above hasn't convinced you yet, I dunno what will. *wink*

But the same applies to you, feel free to ask away if you want anymore specific info. I wrote up a review at both Amazon and Cnet as well, if you're interested. It can be viewed from my Amazon profile page.

Lori said...

I'm so jealous! I've been drooling over one of these for weeks now!

Thanks for following my blog!