Originally Posted by shu246
Mostly I have a thing against special batteries. I would accept a cylinder along one side to take some rechargeable AAA batteries, as a trade-off for the nice thin profile.
Can you read while on a tractor?
I own a Kindle 1, Kindle 2 and Kindle 3 and I can say that in my personal experience, batteries are not much of an issue, especially since Kindle 2. The non-replaceable battery that started with Kindle 2 has lasted longer than the replaceable one that came with my with Kindle 1 (which I did have to replace once). There is an after-market source for Kindle batteries and videos on YouTube that show how easy they are to replace.
I hope you enjoy your Kindle!