Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Three G or not three G... that is the question

I have decided that I want an e-reader.  I have resisted for a long time thinking that I really love books.  I love to turn pages and I love to browse through books at the library and book store.  But I have decided that I have enough love to go around and an e-reader would be a great tool to have for reading in the car, on the beach (lol, I never go to the beach), in waiting rooms and many other places. 

Kindle 3G Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 3G Works Globally, Graphite, 6" Display with New E Ink Pearl Technology
Now for the decisions.  I looked at many e-readers online and lots of them look good to me.  I have decided to go with the Amazon Kindle because a few of my friends have them and have recommended them highly.  One friend is excited to try out the new book sharing feature with me.

Now the next question is 3G or not.  The regular Kindle comes with wi-fi built in.  It is a great way to browse and purchase books anywhere there is a wireless connection.  For $50 more you can get a 3G connection so you can use the browser anywhere, any time.  My problem is that we do not have wireless internet at our house.  So..... if I get the wi-fi only version, I would have to go somewhere else to use that feature.  That doesn't sound very convenient.  I think I have decided to go with the 3G but I really hate to spend that extra money.  I wonder what it would cost to buy a wireless router for my house?

Tonight, I am going to the store that sells the Kindle locally to try one out and ask lots of questions.  We will see if I can resist bringing one home or not.  :)


1 comment:

Colleen said...

Congratulations on your kindle!!!

I absolutely love my kindle. I read so much more since I've had it. We do have a wireless router... so I don't have a 3G. It works out well. When we're going on any trip I do have to make sure to prepare ahead of time by downloading a few books... just in case we end up somewhere without a wireless connection.

Thanks for sharing the free books link. I signed up.