My son has been after me for three (count 'em) years to get a Kindle. Though the possibilities and technology fascinated me, I wanted to be able to solve some problems before I even began to think seriously about one. I wanted a reader only - no bells and whistles, no sound, no nothing, other than being able to turn a page and bookmark it. Secondly, I wanted something with massive storage capacity and long battery life. Thirdly, I wanted to be able to recharge the battery with a solar charger. And fourthly I wanted protection in case of EMP.
I'm happy to say I have solved all the problems. I bought a Paperwhite Kindle (with no advertisements - $20 more). It reads excellent in direct, bright sunlight. I can sit in a chair in a darkened room and the built-in back light provides all I need. I will store 1,100
books! I found a solar charger that will work but remember this is a slow process. It might take 6 hours to do about a 50% charge. Thats fine, I don't plan on reading for 24 hours. I'm looking at a envelope-style Faraday cage that will stop EMP cold. One of the prominent tests was toput a cell phone inside, close it and dial the cell phone. Complete silence - it would not connect.
Last, happy thing, was what do I want to put on it? It will be my preparedness fiction library and as how-to works become available I'll load them on. I is a very perfect 'bathroom' reader!
I would recommend it!
"The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty." - Proverbs 22:3