I am so indecisive! It took FOREVER for me to finally cave, and purchase a Kindle because I was ADAMANT I was selling my soul to the devil. After going back and forth, I bought the latest Kindle and absolutely LOVED it. I don't know how I lived without it, and it's never far from my reach. Even though I still buy print books, I love being able to highlight and make notes, especially for when I want to remember my favorite parts.
Everything was right in my world, and then what does Amazon do? They release a BIGGER, BETTER and SHINIER version and I'm TORN. I've written out a pros and cons list to see if that helps, but what I need is some outsider input. Here's what I have:
It holds more books
It plays music and movies
It connects to the internet (like iPad)
It has a back light
It has color (covers)
It has bad battery life.
Back light causes eye strain
Looking at my list, seems like a no brainer, right? You'd think, but I keep arguing with myself. Why do I have an ereader? TO READ. Is it really worth upgrading so I can listen to music and watch movies? My first thought is no, because that's what my TV and stereo are for. If I'm traveling, I can use my smart phone for music, and I'm not much for watching. Plus what happens if I can't get to somewhere to recharge the battery? That long life is a HUGE factor.
Being the cover whore I am, I love knowing that I can have a colored ereader, BUT most ebooks I get, I don't usually see the cover so there wouldn't be that squee filled stroking I enjoy. It would be helpful for comic books and magazines, but I don't read them. I'm a romance readers, so my ABS would be in color .... if I saw them! Ugh ... see the indecision?
Money is a factor - I paid $189 for my Kindle and the new Fire is $199. Do I have that? It would be worth it, if I knew I'd get the use out of the device. Do I spend so much on a "Maybe I'll use it?" or do I wait. Another thought is - how many times does a company release product, only to use it as a way to find the kinks before releasing the "new and improved" version. Should I wait to see? This is killing me!!
So my question is this - what are your thoughts? Have you been battling with the same, or have you already purchased it? Are you enjoying it or is it something you could've done with out?