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Posted at 11:43 am in Gadgets,General Stuff
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New Kindle Ideal for Kids

The new Kindle without a keyboard and no touch screen should be a disaster for Amazon. Who wants to use a device that requires cursoring around an on-screen keyboard using a finger pad and only does one job (a book reader)?

I would tend to agree with this except when I think about my youngest son…

I have a ten year old son who loves to read. He reads at night, in bed, without being prompted. He finishes books in a matter or days. Don’t get me wrong he isn’t without friends or other interests, he spends more time playing on Call of Duty – Modern Warfare 3 and talking to friends over xbox live. He also plays outside with friends which seems to be a major achievement for a child these days.

A new Kindle would be ideal for him simply because he won’t be distracted by other features. He has an iPod Touch and an Android based phone, both of them are used for playing games 95% of the time. So to have a device that won’t play games and is only used for one thing will allow him to concentrate on reading.

With this in mind it would be ideal for Christmas gift for children that don’t like reading as much. Giving them something that seems ‘gadgety’  might encourage them to read a little more, which is always a good thing.

Downloading of Titles

Because the device automatically downloads titles as and when they’re purchased in the Kindle store, I can purchase new books for him while I’m working on my PC and he will see them appear in his hand-held-library.

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Written by Richard on November 29th, 2011

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