Kindle 2

Just got my Kindle 2 today! Check below for unboxing pix.

Everything’s positive so far. The device is solid, the e-ink display is amazingly crisp and even the text-to-speech is pretty good. The Kindle store is great and I’ve already downloaded a lot of free chapters. Also the official Amazon faux-leather cover is surprisingly useful.

I’m using calibre and Stanza as my e-book manager & viewer respectively.

The only small gripe is the US-only power adapter. Luckily I can charge over USB and the device itself only consumes power when Whispernet is on or I turn the page.

The 20$ refund from Amazon wasn’t too bad either.