Why I thought I needed a Kindle:
- I will be traveling to places without internet access
- I want to inhale books
- I want to travel as light as possible
- Kindles are so COOL
Amazon's Kindle claims 6 weeks of battery on one charge based on an average of HALF AN HOUR OF READING A DAY at a brightness of 10. That's 21 hours on screen on time (SOT).
My current One Plus One phone (OPO), gives about 6 hours of on screen time on a single charge. (3100 mAh battery size).
Instead of shelling out $190 for a Kindle Paperwhite 3G, I'll buy a portable battery charger for $30 (e.g. a beefy 16800 mAh one). This about quintuples my 3100 mAh cell phone battery and bumps it up to 30 hours of screen on time. And I needed to get a portable charger anyways.
And all that stuff about e-ink and better for sleeping after reading? Whatever, I'll be sleeping in cots on farms.
Ultimately, this thought won out the above thoughts:
- I want to be as minimalistic as possible
I had a hard time deciding how big of a charger to get. This post how I eventually decided on the charger to get.
Portable chargers I was thinking of: