The Gold Box spotlight deal of the day over at Amazon today is the Kindle DX wireless e-reader device for only $299 (that’s 21% off the list price of $379).
Note, this sale is only for today, Friday, April 15, 2011, until midnight PST, while supplies last.
There are several Kindle devices; the Kindle DX has the largest screen with a 9.7-inch display (full size of device is 10.4″ x 7.2″ x 0.38″), which uses the E Ink Pearl Technology. It has FREE 3G wireless and works globally (not all of them do) and comes in Graphite. The DX can hold 3,500 ebooks, each that download to the device in only 60 seconds; the battery life on a single charge lasts 2-3 weeks when wireless is turned off (a week when wireless is left on); and it works in 100 countries and territories.
Also, though this is sold through Amazon.com (for U.S. residents), the Kindle DX can now be shipped to customers outside the U.S. (see the list on the product page to see if it can be shipped to your country).
From the product page:
All New, High Contrast E Ink Pearl Screen: Our graphite Kindle DX display uses the latest generation E Ink Pearl technology with 50% better contrast for the clearest text and sharpest images.
Beautiful Large Display: The 9.7″ diagonal E Ink screen is ideal for a broad range of reading material, including graphic-rich books, PDFs, newspapers, magazines, and blogs.
Read in Sunlight with No Glare: Unlike backlit computer or LCD screens, Kindle DX’s display looks and reads like real paper, with no glare. Read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room.
Slim: Just over 1/3 of an inch, as thin as most magazines.
Books In Under 60 Seconds: Get books delivered wirelessly in less than 60 seconds; no PC required.
Free 3G Wireless: No monthly payments, no annual contracts. Download books anywhere, anytime.
Long Battery Life: Read for up to 1 week on a single charge with wireless on. Turn wireless off and read for two to three weeks.
Carry Your Library: Holds up to 3,500 books, periodicals, and documents.
Buy Once, Read Everywhere: Kindle books can be read on all your devices. Our Whispersync technology saves and synchronizes your Kindle library and last page read across your Kindle(s), PC, iPhone, Mac, iPad, Android device, and BlackBerry device.
Share Meaningful Passages: Share your passion for reading with friends and family by posting meaningful passages to Twitter and Facebook directly from your Kindle.
Global Coverage: Enjoy wireless coverage at home or abroad in over 100 countries. See details. Check wireless coverage map.
Built-In PDF Reader: Carry and read all of your personal and professional documents on the go. Now with Zoom capability to easily view small print and detailed tables or graphics.
Auto-Rotating Screen: Display auto-rotates from portrait to landscape as you turn the device so you can view full-width maps, graphs, tables, and Web pages
Read-to-Me: With the text-to-speech feature, Kindle DX can read newspapers, magazines, blogs, and books out loud to you, unless the book’s rights holder made the feature unavailable
Large Selection: Over 900,000 books and the largest selection of the most popular books people want to read, including 107 of 112 New York Times® Best Sellers, plus U.S. and international newspapers, magazines, and blogs. For non-U.S. customers, content availability and pricing will vary. Check your country.
Out-of-Copyright, Pre-1923 Books: Over 1.8 million free, out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books are available to read on Kindle, including titles such as The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Pride and Prejudice, and Treasure Island.
Low Book Prices: New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases from $9.99.
Free Book Samples: Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy