The Amazon Kindle
I’ll own up – I like gadgets. However, when I go touring they can be a pain because most require power. And although I posted something about re-charging systems (General Stuff – Charging Electronic Gadgets on the Move) I’d always prefer not having to bother. I use a small Nokia mobile whose battery lasts for ever and that’s normally about it. This may now change: glancing through a recent ‘Two Travelling’ newsletter I came across his recommendation for the Kindle http://travellingtwo.com/resources/kindle-bike-touring
I forsee quite a lot of solo cycle touring and so carrying sufficient reading material will be important. According to the blurb, the Kindle’s battery lasts for a very long time and that’s just one of the benefits of this great little device. I’m also hoping it will prove easier to read at night when I’m tucked up in my sleeping bag. I’m finding that, even with glasses on, reading by the light of my head torch is proving difficult. Although I’ll need to check this out first, I’m hoping that the Kindle will make it easier for me to enjoy my reading. Here’s hoping!
Incidentally Two Travelling really is a great website ~ there’s so much good stuff on it!