To Read Or Not To Read

Books are one of those gifts you are bound to receive from a loved one at Christmas. What with the advancement in technology, even the traditional page-turn can be done electronically. So it’s of no surprise that the global electronics giant, Amazon Kindle, have had so much success since its launching in 2007. A Kindle is convenient, handy and easy to access a library of over one billion titles. Last month, Amazon launched its latest Kindle creation – the Paperwhite. Perfect for a Christmas gift. A sleeker, flush-front design makes the piece fit comfortably in your hand and it measures 8.18mm thick and weighing 182g. Mrs. Claus will be pleased. The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 330ppi is protected by IPX8 waterproofing. The first Kindle with a waterproof guarantee, you can take it with you on your traditional Christmas deep-sea diving excursion, for your Christmas bath or when you’re having a Christmas-themed shower. A really handy addition to this reading device is its 8 GB (or 32 GB) storage, so you can hold thousands of books at the same time. It’s available at Noel Leeming and JB HIFI NZ and can be bought in two storage sizes. The 8 GB model costs NZD$229 and the larger 32GB costs $289.