Living in a city like Phnom Penh, you can now have a lot of choices. You can easily buy new print books, although some time it’s hard to get the ones you want. Monument Book Store is probably the largest place you can go and find a copy of your wanted books. However, some newest titles may take longer to be available in the book stores. An ideal way to get to read is getting an e-reader like a Kindle. Below you’ll find 10 reasons why you need a Kindle, especially when you live and work in a Southeast Asian country like Cambodia. This blog post will also point out where to buy the Kindle in Phnom Penh.
In Cambodia, why and where you should buy a Kindle?
Currently there are 4 models of Kindle e-readers. The Kindle, the Kindle Paperwhite, the Kindle Voyage, the Kindle Oasis. The Kindle Oasis is the most expensive with the same resolution to the Kindle Voyage and the Paperwhite.
It is time we all admit it: if you are a book reader then the Kindle is a lot better for you than an iPad. Did you know that there are no apps on a Kindle? No App Store. No Play Store. No App World. No Marketplace. Just things to read.
It weighs less than a physical book. You can hold it for an hour or more and read without having muscle cramps. The iPad 3 won’t give you that.
The iPad is humongous. At 10” it requires a bag. You can take your Kindle everywhere, and at times you put it in your pocket.
Do you get sore eyes reading on your iPad? That won’t happen with the Kindle – there’s no back lighting on it, so it feels just like reading a real book. With the Kindle it is second nature. That e-ink technology that is about to pass from this world just works better for a reading experience.
1. It’s great if you travel. If you travel, the Kindle is a godsend.
2. You can put anything you want on it. You can easily email DOC, TXT, and PDF files to your own Kindle email address for conversion to the Kindle.
3. It looks great. The Kindle is an amazing improvement over the previous Kindle generation. If every manufacturer took cues on build quality and product life cycles from Amazon, we’d all be better off.
4. It feels great. This new version has excellent button placement and is thin enough to cut cheese. It’s eminently portable.
5. Almost any book at any time. Except for a few esoteric reference books I’ve found just about everything I need on the Kindle store.
6. It works in inclement conditions. I was in Mexico with the wife and kids and I wanted to test the Kindle out near the pool.
7. The bookmarking and highlighting systems are vastly improved.
8. The dictionary is now in-line. When you move to a word, its definition appears at the bottom of the page.
9. You can almost see and understand the illustrations.
10. It is the future. Sorry, it is. Amazon nailed the ebook and they’re going to own the space for the next few years.
Where to buy a Kindle in Cambodia? Go to Sweet Memory Store!
This small store also offers small discount to students. The store also offers free delivery service to customers across Cambodia, using reliable courier service like Kerry Express.