They are also great to take traveling. Since they are light, they are great to take on planes, and provide entertainment in lonely hotel rooms. I don't know about you, but I have a problem playing games or reading on my phone, the screen is just too small! That's why a Kindle is the perfect traveling companion, and it is not a huge financial hit, if it gets lost or stolen, like a $700 tablet would be.
I would highly recommend a Kindle as a Christmas gift!
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