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Kindle 2 by Mind Map: Kindle 2

1. Environmentally Friendly

1.1. saves trees

1.2. reduces CO2 emissions

1.3. users have a sense of benevolence

2. Portable

2.1. great for travel

2.1.1. Pools (no pages that get wet and soggy)

2.1.2. airplanes

2.1.3. keeps all ages entertained

2.2. perfect for people with 'on the go lifestyles'

3. Global Inernet Connection

3.1. allows you to purchase and download books in 60 seconds

3.2. free access to wikipedia

3.3. no monthly subscription fee

4. Large Selection

4.1. best sellers and new releases availible for only $9.99

4.2. over 450,000 titles availible

4.2.1. not limited

4.2.2. almost everything you want/ need

4.3. over 1.8 million free books that areout-of copyright pre-1923

5. Educational

5.1. a smart alternative to handheld games (PSP, Gameboy)

5.2. good for elderly people who want to keep their mind sharp but may not be able to get to a library

5.2.1. also easy for elderly people with arthritus who may not be able to manipulate pages

5.3. with so many titles (especially the 1.8 million free books) it is easy to find new things to learn about and research

5.3.1. good for school projests

5.3.2. easier then going to the library or through endless databases more volumes than a library availible for download in the palms of your hands convenient

5.4. sleek design encourages image that reading is cool

6. Sleek Design

6.1. 10.2 ounces

6.1.1. the weight of a typical paperback

6.1.2. lightweigt easy to bring anywhere

6.2. the smart screen

6.2.1. 6 inches

6.2.2. no backlight, not an LED screen

6.2.3. 16 shades of grey makes it read like print

6.2.4. can be read in direct sunlight

6.2.5. anti-glare

6.3. about 1/3 of an inch thick

6.3.1. the thickness of typical magazines

6.3.2. easy to slip into a handbag, briefcase or backpack

6.4. modern face and keyboard

7. Modern

7.1. many people believe it is the new way we will all be reading books soon

7.2. students feel textbooks are soon going this direction

7.2.1. they are for it if it saves them money

7.3. in keeping with the recent uprising of the green movement these past five years

7.4. a sign of times

7.4.1. good and bad many pros but there is nothing like holding and smelling a physical printed page in your hand, whether old or new

7.4.2. some believe printed books will gain a similar appreciation to that of vinyl records

8. Read-to-Me Feature: a kindle will read to you

8.1. appropriate while driving

8.1.1. especially if your car has an audio transmitter

8.1.2. good for long commutes/ roadtrips

8.2. listen to a book while worken out at the gym

8.2.1. more productive then watching a silly tv show or listening to the same workout mix for the 100th time

8.3. a good feature for the visually impared

8.4. a nice relief if your eyes start to hurt