So after committing to not buying a new Kindle, I just walked through my local Waterstones and fondled the Kindle Paperwhite.
Fondled it lovingly and for several minutes.
In a most unsavoury manner.
This does not bode well.
Engaging in a very subjective cost/benefits analysis, it has the following going for it:
- It’s small and light as a feather
- The screen is gorgeous
- The built in lighting is a delight
- The battery lasts a lot longer than my iPad
On the other hand:
- I don’t need it
- Really, I don’t
I think we all know what’s going to happen here, right? I’ll come up with some justification for getting it at some point. Might as well get it over with.
One decision: whether to get the WiFi or 3G version. My Kindle keyboard is 3G enabled and it’s extremely handy. But it’s another £60. I need to think about whether it’s an absolute must.
I guess I’ll just start looking for a way to get one for less than list price. That’ll take some of the sting out of it.