Oprah’s New Favorite Thing: Kindle
The Amazon Kindle can hold about 200 books by itself, but if you pop in a memory card, you will be able to store more than 4,000 books. Every time you buy a book, an archival copy is stored for you at Amazon. Even if you should lose your Kindle or accidentally delete a book, you can get it back anytime you want for free.
"Anyone who knows me knows I'm really not a gadget person at all, but I have fallen in love with this little baby," Oprah says. As she puts it, "It was so easy. And the fact that it's wireless [means] you don't have to download them from your computer."
The device also has a built-in dictionary, which Amazon founder Jeff Bezos finds very useful: "I was always trying to guess the definition from the context, and I found I'm not as good as guesser as I thought I was."
So what does this type of portable goodness cost, you might ask? Traditionally, the Amazon Kindle costs $359, but Oprah likes to share the wealth, so as a special offer for Oprah Show viewers (and really, anyone who reads this post as well), Amazon will give you $50 off the purchase price if you enter the promotional code OPRAHWINFREY during the checkout process. The offer is good until November 1. Consider it an early Christmas gift.