My Kindle Keyboard is my best friend (aside from my two live best friends, of course, although don't ever get me started on the benefits of having a gadget instead of a live person as a real friend lol). I had it for over a year ago, and that pink case might look shabby now, but I love it to bits. In fact, I have been with my kindle keyboard countless times more than hubby (oops, now, he, the real live best friend, my hubby, is glaring at me). In fact, I never had to get myself quarantined from it (I am still sick, folks, with a really nasty cough this time. Hope I won't contaminate the blogosphere!). I have read countless Young Adult books on it. I finished 39 Clues, plus all of the currently available "Cahills vs Vespers" on it (I am weird that way. I have fun reading children's books and abhor "Casual Vacancy" and "Fifty Shades"). I have stuff like Buffy and Angel in there (the entire series), all of Dan Brown, Emily Griffith, the Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers, "Anna and the French Kiss", "Lola and the Boy Next Door", "Hunger Games trilogy", you get the picture.
Not that I am proud of showing off my Kindle, though. I am more like a teenager, embarrassed of her mom. My brother would go, "Have those guys ever heard of touch technology yet?" (I am perfectly fine with the buttons and the keyboard, thank you. Besides, they do have Kindle Touch and the Fire) and there was this one time when I had to attend a seminar in my daughter's high school. I was waiting for the program to begin and I brought out my Kindle, and this older man (he was like in his sixties or something) brought out his iPad and played Temple Run! I have to return mine inside my bag. (But, iPad does have a Kindle App which makes the entire iPad look like Kindle, so there!)
Anyway, my Kindle must have made "tampo" since I didn't like to be showing it off, that it actually almost died on me. The screen got literally frozen. I did a couple of resets and it still won't work! I had to get in touch with the customer service representative of Amazon, although I did realize I am so over my warranty period. They probably, definitely won't replace my Kindle. (Amazon, though, has very good CSR. They do replace damaged Kindles within the warranty period, which makes me want to get the Fire rather than the iPad, because I am soo sure Apple won't even care to replace a smashed iPad)
If you guys love buying online, you must consider Amazon. They have the best CSR, I swear. The CSR offered remedies on how I can make my Kindle Keyboard work again, and then offered me substitute Kindle products like the Kindle Wifi 6" Display at around $69.00 and the Kindle Touch at $120.00, if my Kindle won't work. I was about to tell him that okay, I give in, my best friend is dead, my Kindle suddenly (like on cue!) suddenly came back to life. The CSR was like, "Are you still there?" and I was, "Hey, it is alive. I am so glad I didn't say yes to you yet."
So, my old Kindle Keyboard, with its shabby pink case (which probably picked up the nasty virus during my hospital visits to my dad) remains to be my best friend. (My office mate, who used to be a loyal Kindle Keyboard Owner ditched it, though, for a Kindle Fire HD, and it does have such great graphics and sound, way better than the good kindle keyboard...).