Amazon Kindle 2

  • Amazon Kindle 2
72
Based on 32 scores, 63 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    6
  • Good:
    9
  • Average:
    10
  • Bad:
    7

Pros:

  • Free book samples, Next Page button on both sides, Changing number of words per line.
  • Easy wireless downloading. Build quality and experience
  • Sleek, works out of the box

Cons:

  • Idering this is only the second generation and is half the price of the first Kindle, that’s not too bad. But listen up, Amazon, I have high expectations for the Kindle 3!
  • Garish looks. Big for its screen size. Locked into Amazon

Expert reviews and ratings

By Canadian Reviewer on

By Gadjo Cardenas SevillaYou can thank the iPad, and the Barnes and Noble Nook, and the Sony Reader....heck, even the Kobo Reader. All that competition has shaken and stirred Amazon to reduce the price of their Kindle 2 ebook reader to a sensible US...

By Zath UK on

The Amazon Kindle 2, and the e-book market in general, certainly has an extremely bright future ahead of it. Amazon have made a good job of correcting the multitude of errors they made with the original model, and the Kindle 2 is an extremely capable...

By Pocket-lint on 70

Take the Kindle because you always buy from Amazon and you are happy with their content, or you'd love to be able to walk out the door with your edition of The Telegraph already on the device. If you are happy to shop around and connect your ebook...

By Bit-tech.net on 60

The Amazon Kindle has a distinct edge over the other two eBook readers in terms of hardware, as it's an all-in-one device with WiFi, 3G and a QWERTY keyboard. However, we have heavy reservations about the proprietary file format and the fact that...

By GamerWok on 85

I have to admit that when I first heard about Amazon’s latest wireless reading device, the Kindle 2, I was convinced that no one in their right mind would ever buy it; let alone pay $259.00 US for it! But knowing how much I love to read, my...

By Macworld UK on 100

What makes the Kindle 2 unique is that it uses the 3G network to deliver content. This means you can subscribe to a digital edition of a newspaper and have it wired to you every morning. You can also buy books and download them in less than a minute,...

By Macworld on 70

E-books have numerous benefits. Eliminating paper saves resources. E-book readers take up little room in travelers' backpacks and purses, and yet can store the equivalent of a whole bookshelf. You don't have to go anywhere to buy or borrow an...

By Expert Reviews on 80

Kindle ties you into Amazon's proprietary format, but the hardware is good and you can buy books from practically anywhere....

By Stuff.tv on 100

Not the subtlest way into ebooks but, for Amazonians, the Kindle’s perfect...

By TechRadar on 70

Though the Amazon Kindle 2 uses the same E Ink technology as the ebook readers from Sony, iRex, Hanlin and others, Amazon's ebook reader is a bit special. It has a 3G connection built in so that, without having to hunt for a Wi-Fi hotspot or even...

By CIOL on 80

The Kindle is here. Amazon launched a global version of its e-book reader in October and killed the US-only version. It works in most countries, including India, via AT&T's partner mobile networks.My Kindle experience started with ultra-fast...

By Trusted Reviews on 70

Many people simply don't get eBooks. The concept of wanting to read literature on an electronic device just seems, well, wrong to lovers of the written word, and to a certain degree I agree with them. I can't imagine myself wanting to read a...

By Maximum CPU on

Really, I could find little not to love about the Kindle. There are those features we all wish it had, and this is, of course a new technology, so it is not by any means as fast as a modern computer, neither are the images are as crisp and pretty....

By AnandTech on

2010 is supposed to be the year of many things. I’ve heard it called the year of Android and more recently, the year of the ebook reader.I used to read a lot when I was a kid at the behest of my parents. My mom always tried to enforce a balance...

By Techworld on

In the end, Amazon will need to do more with the next version to make waves. But even with its flaws and foibles, the Kindle 2 is a good reader's companion, as evidenced by its tenacious grip on a spot in our top 5 ebook readers chart despite a wave...

By CNET UK on 70

The Kindle itself is a smashing piece of kit, but Amazon's digital bookstore just isn't ready for us to invest in. Using competing bookstores with the Kindle isn't possible and we couldn't find a single one of the 15 books we searched...

By PC Pro on 50

Excellent hardware let down by the Kindle Store and the irritating proprietary format on which it depends...

By JusTech'n on 83

I am really impressed with the Kindle. The screen is great, the text-to-speech is nice and helpful when I am feeling lazy and I don’t want to read. I was disappointed that I could not find all the books that I wanted to read, but I guess that will...

By Mac|Life on 100

The Kindle is a cant-miss gadget for voracious readers, but if you read fewer than 20 books a year, youre probably better off sticking with paper.Amazon...

By Computer Shopper on 74

With a recent price drop to $299, the Kindle 2 is a smart e-book choice for those who prefer wireless access to books and periodicals over PDF support. But despite its 2GB of internal storage, we still wish it had an SD-card...