I bought a Kindle 3 back in April. My mom mailed it out and I got it sometime in June. So that means I have had access to it for just over a month now. And after last night, my time with it is over. That was fast.
The Kindle was such a great option for me. I have such limited access to books in English down here. If I wanted to buy books I would go the route of buying, shipping to my mom and then her shipping to me. The Kindle seemed perfect. Download books instantly and sometimes a bit cheaper than the hard copy of the book.
Last night I was alone in the house and I spent the time laying in bed reading. Dumb me left the Kindle on the bed. At some point my blanket covered the Kindle.
Guess what happened next? Bing, bing, bing! You guessed it. I went to get out of bed or leaned over and put my elbow or hand (don't remember because I just shocked when I heard the cracking noise) and pushed down on the "invisible" Kindle.
At first when I pulled the blanket from on top of the thing I thought it was fine. The "sleeping" screen was still there and no cracks or breaks. But, I turned it on and only half the screen came to life. The other part was still frozen with the "sleeping" screen.
We took it apart and found that it had cracked. Just behind the scenes.
Bummer! Big time!
While I do plan on buying another one, I have learned the hard way to be careful with it.