Whereas the Kindle I was willing to spend money on (it's so pretty! and $189 is down from what it used to be! and it comes with free 3G! even in Prague!) I can't even pretend to neutrally discuss the pros and cons. As far as I'm concerned there are no cons. It's my favorite purchase for the new school year. I'm obsessed. Actually in love. Adore. Drool over. Gaze at in awe and admiration. Also it's eco-friendly, and all the books I read are cheaper on it, I can get books in 60 seconds all over the world, books on which the copyright has run out are freeee, and all my textbooks are on it so no more carrying heavy books around to class. I think the cause of my obsession is that my back is thanking me now for not lugging those books everywhere with me for the next two years.
But the best part are the cases. Some notable names like Diane von Furstenberg, Moleskine, Le Sportsac, and Cole Haan have made Kindle covers. I got the basic Kindle cover with a book light in apple green. I love it and it actually stopped me desiring other covers for about, oh, twenty minutes? But now that craving is back with a vengeance. Here are some of my favorites:
Diane von Furstenberg Kayley Canvas Clutch for Kindle in Garden Animal ($85), LeSportsac Kindle Cover in Dream Vacation ($34), Cole Haan Hand-Woven Leather Kindle Cover with Hinge in Whiskey ($119), Cole Haan Hand-Stained Leather Kindle Cover with Hinge in Green Floral Print ($99), Moleskine Kindle DX Cover with Reporter-Style Notebook in Black ($59.99), and LeSportsac Kindle Cover in Tip Top ($34).