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Amazon Kindle 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 409 reviews of Amazon Kindle 2. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the design and screen. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the storage and reliability.

portability, usability, price, screen, design

reliability, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Kindle 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Amazon Kindle 2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Amazon Kindle 2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the usability and price.

portability, price, usability

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ULTIMATEADDONS retractable USB Sync & Charge cable for Amazon Kindle 2ULTIMATEADDONS retractable USB Sync & Charge cable for Amazon Kindle 2

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Amazon Kindle 2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 230 user reviews of Amazon Kindle 2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the battery and design. The usability and price also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the size. Some have doubts about the reliability.

portability, price, usability, design, battery

reliability

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: GNWE Skque Clip on Book Reading Light Compatible with Amazon Kindle 2 BlackGNWE Skque Clip on Book Reading Light Compatible with Amazon Kindle 2 Black

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Amazon Kindle review

 

Ah, it's arrived then. Variously described as both the ‘iPod of books' and the death of books, the Kindle is online superstore Amazon's ereader system. We say system, not device, for although this gadget is called the Kindle 2, it's part of an...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

Amazon Kindle 2 review

 

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

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Melissa J Perenson (techadvisor.co.uk)

Amazon Kindle 2 review

 

The first-generation Amazon Kindle weighed 0.29kg and offered a paperlike E-Ink display that keeps eyestrain at bay (as compared with the backlit displays of mobile phones and other mobile devices). The first Kindle was readable in sunlight; it also...

A definite improvement on the original Amazon Kindle, Amazon Kindle 2 remains marginally short of being the definitive reading experience. At least that leaves Amazon room for improvement on the Kindle 3.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Joe Minihane (electricpig.co.uk)

Amazon Kindle Fire 2 landing April 2012

 

The Amazon Kindle Fire hasn't even been given a UK release date yet, and our US gadget-loving brethren don't get their hands on it until tomorrow. But news has emerged from the Far East of plans for a follow-up. Read on to see just what's planned for...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : John Thompson (zath.co.uk)

Amazon Kindle 2 Review

 

When Amazon released the original Kindle at the end of 2007, the e-book market was still in its infancy, and there were a lot of mistakes made with the original design. It's oddly angular shell made it unpleasant to look at, and the ridiculously...

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...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : electricpig.co.uk (electricpig.co.uk)

Amazon Kindle International Edition review

 

A great eReader let down by a hamfisted approach to bringing it to the UK

eInk is ace, Whispernet is lightning fast

US import fees, lack of UK plug, no browser

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Melissa J. Perenson (techworld.com)

Amazon Kindle 2 ebook reader

 

At half the thickness of Amazon's first e-book reader, the Amazon Kindle 2 is pretty inviting. It's a sleek, curved tablet that you can easily hold in your hands. But while Amazon has made some successful enhancements to its ebook reader, other tweaks...

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 of...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Steven Levy (wired.co.uk)

Kindle 2

 

The most notable feature of the Kindle 2 (Amazon.com's long-awaited update to its groundbreaking but somewhat flawed electronic reading device) is that it's possible to pick it up and not turn the page.

The best e-reading system on the market. Welcome improvements to aesthetics, more functional industrial design, better graphics and longer battery life. Sleeker than the original at less than a centimetre thick and 280g

Quite expensive. Book content shackled with DRM. Interface is improved, sure, but it could be even better

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

Amazon Kindle 2 review

 

A definite improvement on the original Amazon Kindle, Amazon Kindle 2 remains marginally short of being the definitive reading experience. At least that leaves Amazon room for improvement on the Kindle 3.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Amazon's famous Kindle eBook reader is finally available in Australia

 

Amazon's Kindle is certainly an interesting device, even if it's not without its faults. The e-ink screen is exceptionally good, the ability to browse and buy books wirelessly is a great feature, and the physical design is both attractive and...

Excellent e-ink display, Easy to use and navigate, Great battery life

No native PDF support, Kindle model is closed and content is DRM protected, No effective way to sort purchased content

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications

Colour

Colour of product:Black

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Backlight display: No
Colour :N / No
Diagonal:15.2
Display diagonal:15.2
Display Resolution:800 x 600
Gray scale levels:16
Technology:E Ink Pearl / E Paper
Touchscreen:Y / Yes

Features

Menu languages:Multi

File formats

Audio formats supported:No / Not supported
Document formats supported:AZW, AZW3, DOC, DOCX, HTML, MOBI, PDF, PRC, TXT / AZW, DOC, DOCX, HTML, MOBI, PDF, PRC, TXT / AZW,AZW3,DOC,DOCX,HTML,MOBI,PDF,PRC,TXT
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG
Video formats supported:No / Not supported

Memory

Compatible memory cards: No
Internal storage capacity:4
Memory capacity (e-books):1000

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:N / No / Yes
Data network: No
Headphone Out:N / No
Interface Type:USB 2.0
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / USB Type-A
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Power

Battery life (max):1344 / 168
Battery recharge time:4

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.1
Height :16 / 16.9 / 160
Weight:161 / 206
Width:11.5 / 11.7 / 115