In the beginning of 2011 I purchased Amazon Kindle, 2th edition. It was 6 years ago. All this time it worked for me, and worked well. I played with some extra Kindle functions, like sending some “read later” articles to it via e-mail, but finally, I returned to classic usage scenario – books reading.
6 years is a long time for a gadget. I can hardly find another one that old around me. Moreover, I can hardly remember another device with similar usefulness/price value.
And now I lost it. I think that I lost. Theoretically, it must be somewhere here – it this room, or, probably, in another one. But I’ve been searching it for several days already and did not found. So, to keep sane, starting now I prefer to think that I lost my Kindle. Somewhere outside. And stop searching for it. I even “unregistered” the device in my Amazon account.
Ok, I lost a very useful device. This is sad.
Did I lost my books – no: they are either in Amazon cloud or in my offline Calibre library. This is great!
The day I lost my Kindle I was in the middle of a book. I want to complete it. Therefore I took my tablet which usually stays out of choice on a bookshelf (Kindle was often there as well, but always charged), charged it and uploaded the book to it. Well, I can continue to read (I do) and it is better experience than reading with laptop or smartphone. But it is still significantly worse than reading with a Kindle. Even that old as my was. Especially on the way. So, a tablet is not a solution for me.
Switching to audiobooks was also a good alternative (if you are audiobook or podcast listener article “Listen More Audiobooks and Podcasts with This Simple Trick” can be interesting for you). But, still, audiobooks cannot fully replace reading for me.
This means, I needed a new Kindle, now I had to decide which one.
Meanwhile, I collected few interesting facts about my Kindle:
- I mostly forgot that this device uses electricity and never checked battery level before going out; as result several times I found my Kindle mostly empty and was not able to read a book as had planned
- I have no idea how big internal storage it had, and I never had any reason to find this out
- Kindle 2th edition had 2 loud speakers and 3.5” jack for headphones – I have never used them
- My kindle had a physical keyboard. Cannot remember using it either.
Update: 2 weeks later I found it. All this time it hides itself between paper books. This way I saved 80€