In the past couple of years, I've slowly migrated my reading from physical books to their electronic version. I just found it a lot easier to buy books from Amazon - than to go to the local bookstore to buy a copy of the latest best seller.
I have been using my iPad for reading. However - I find that reading before bedtime on my iPad introduces other distractions - that prevents me from actually just focusing on my book. So I realized - that maybe I should have an exclusive device for my reading - and decided to get a Kindle Paperwhite for that.
The device is bare bones - which is part of the charm. I like the weight --- good enough for long reading.
Comparing the size of the Kindle Paper white and my iPhone 5.
Inside the box - you will find the device and a micro-USB connector. You can connect it to your computer to charge - or most of the USB chargers. You can also buy the exclusive Amazon Kindle USB charger.
I tend to use the brightest settings. Anything below that - I find is not bright enough for me.
Setup is easy. Just login using your existing Amazon account - and you get access to all your books.
So far - I've been enjoying my Kindle. I do notice that it's a bit slower than what I'm used to seeing in myh iPad. I think that's ok --- but I do wish it to be much more reactive than what it is currently now - but - hey for 119 USD --- I think I can live with the current performance.