The Kindle eReaders from Amazon are a great piece of technology that allow you to read your books from any location. There are several different eReaders on the market, but the Kindle is considered to easily be the best. There is an unlimited supply of books to choose from, and thousands of them are also free. Since there are now three different types of Kindles, it can be very difficult to determine which one is the right one to choose. The Kindle Standard, Kindle Touch and Kindle Fire will please almost everyone, but this guide will detail each eReader and help you answer the question, “Which Kindle is best for me?”
Size and Screen
[easyazon-image-link asin="B0051QVESA" alt="Kindle, Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display - includes Special Offers & Sponsored Screensavers" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/411H%2B731ZzL._SL160_.jpg" align="left" width="160" height="160"]Both the Kindle Standard and the Kindle Touch are nearly the exact same size. The only difference in the screens is the touchscreen aspect of the Kindle Touch. This allows you to easily to choose a book or highlight a section of the book without having to press a button. The Kindle Standard features a 5 way controller at the bottom of the device. Everything that is done on the Kindle Standard will be done through this 5 way controller. The controller is very effective, but the touch screen on the Kindle Touch gets things done slightly faster.
The Kindle Fire is slightly in size and features a 7 inch touch screen. There are no buttons on the Kindle Fire, so everything will be done through the touch screen. The touch screen on the Kindle Fire will work nearly identical to the Kindle Touch screen and almost every touch screen smart phone.
The E ink display of the Kindle Standard and Kindle Touch mimic the reading experience that you would get if you were reading an actual book. The E ink display makes the screen look exactly like a book page, which means that you can read for hours without straining your eyes. If you are reading the Kindle Standard or Kindle Touch outside, then there is nothing to worry about because there will be no glare on the screen from the sun.
[easyazon-image-link asin="B005890G8Y" alt="Kindle Touch, Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display - includes Special Offers & Sponsored Screensavers" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/417j8GAjnyL._SL160_.jpg" align="right" width="160" height="160"]The display is one of the areas where the Kindle Fire sets itself apart from the other two devices. While the Kindle Standard and Kindle Touch feature the E ink display, the Kindle Fire features a full color screen. This is perfect if you going on the internet, but it does make reading more difficult. The color screen is very bright, so it will strain you eyes if you read for a long period of time. The color screen also makes it more difficult to see and read when in the sunlight.
Both the Kindle Standard and Kindle Touch have the ability to get on the internet, but the experience is nothing like what is found on the Kindle Fire. Since the Kindle Standard and Kindle Touch have the E ink display, all of your websites will be displayed without color. It can also be rather difficult to navigate the internet on the Kindle Standard due to the 5 way controller.
[easyazon-image-link asin="B0051VVOB2" alt="Kindle Fire, Full Color 7" Multi-touch Display, Wi-Fi" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Xx9W8gdRL._SL160_.jpg" align="left" width="160" height="160"]The Kindle Fire will give you the same internet experience that you will receive on your computer or smart phone. The Kindle Fire features an internet browser that has been specially made by Amazon. While this seems great, there have been some reported issues with the internet on the Kindle Fire. Many people have complained that it takes a long time for the pages to open despite having a strong WiFi signal.
The battery life is one of the features that set the Kindle apart from the other e-readers on the market. The Kindle Standard has a battery life of 1 month, and the Kindle Touch has a battery life of 2 months. To obtain a full battery, you will only have to charge these devices for four hours. This battery life is perfect for an e-reader because it eliminates the chance of losing access to your books when away from the home.
Due to the internet and other capabilities of the Kindle Fire, it has a much shorter battery life. A full battery on the Kindle Fire will give you 8 hours of continuous video playing or internet browsing. If you are only reading a book, the battery will last much longer.
Every Kindle features a different storage capacity, but all of them should have plenty of space for all of your books. The Kindle Standard has a storage capacity of 2 GB or approximately 1400 books. The Kindle Touch has 4 GB of storage, or enough space for 3000 books. The Kindle Fire has 8 GB of storage which will allow you to save plenty of apps, movies and books.
All of the features of the Kindle Standard and Kindle Touch have been explained, but the Kindle Fire features a few more additional features. The Kindle Fire has the ability to download apps from the Amazon app store. These include Angry Birds, Netflix and Pandora. It also has the ability to stream and download movies and television shows from the Amazon marketplace. You can rent a movie or television show and watch directly on your Kindle Fire. Much like the internet, the Kindle Fire has been known to slow down when playing movies, tv shows and games.
[easyazon-image-link asin="B0051VVOB2" alt="Kindle Fire, Full Color 7" Multi-touch Display, Wi-Fi" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Xx9W8gdRL.jpg" align="center" width="500" height="500"]If you are strictly looking for an eReader , then either the Kindle Standard or Kindle Touch would be the best choice. The Kindle Fire can not match the reading experience that you get on these devices. If you like the ability to watch movies and browse the internet from any location, then the Kindle Fire may be perfect. No matter what device you choose, you are getting a great piece of technology that will be back by Amazon for the life of the device.