Weekend Gadgets: It’s All About The Kindle

Weekend Gadgets: It’s All About The Kindle
To sign up for our daily newsletter covering the latest news, features and reviews, head HERE. For a running feed of all our stories, follow us on Twitter HERE. Or you can bookmark the Gizmodo Australia homepage to visit whenever you need a news fix.

In the craziness that was Microsoft’s Windows 7 launch yesterday, I received a little delivery. As I tore open the box marked ‘Amazon’ with excitement, I was trying my best to contain my excitement. As the Kindle appeared, resplendent in its shiny cream plastic and brushed aluminium back, I allowed myself a grin, because I’ve been waiting for this frickin thing for too long.

Mind you, it’s not the most exciting gadget, once you’ve gotten past the initial delight. Now I’m reading Raymond Feist’s Krondor: The Betrayal and loving every minute of it. But using it is about as exciting as reading a book.

Aside from the Kindle, I’ve also got Canon’s new 7D DSLR sitting in my hot little paws It’s nice. Very nice. I’ve also got a date with the Zune Video Marketplace, some Uncharted 2 and some Borderlands on the cards – I know gaming’s mostly Wildgoose’s domain over at Kotaku, but these games are so damn exciting I’ll be looking at them here on Giz as well.

What about you guys? Any exciting gadgets on the cards for the weekend?