If you’re going to buy just one gadget to take on a bike tour, make it the Kindle eBook reader.
We know that’s a bold statement but after buying a Kindle 3 and playing with it for a couple months, we’re convinced that this is one of the best things a book-loving bike tourist could carry.
We’ve surprised even ourselves with our love for the Kindle because we never thought we’d enjoy reading books on a screen instead of paper, but the Kindle is truly an enjoyable reading experience.
Here’s what we love about it so much:
- Light and compact. At just 240g, it weighs less than most paperbacks.
- Great battery life. It lasts up to 1 month with the wi-fi turned off.
- Holds up to 3,500 books. This is great for bike tours where you may not have easy or cheap access to physical books.
- Easy on the eyes. The display really doesn’t tire your eyes out. It feels like reading a book on paper.