We now have quite the collection of various generation Amazon Kindle Book Readers in our household. I purchased the original the day Amazon announced it and have purchased at least one of every subsequent model. Today I ordered one of each of the new Kindle Touch, Kindle Touch 3G, and Kindle Fire. I’m sure my wife will want a Kindle Fire as well so that will up the number we have between the four of us to 8 or 9.
What to do with the old ones? Keep them as backups? Give them to friends?
No. I’m donating the Kindle 2s and Kindel 3s to E-Books For Troops, a non-profit who’s Kindles for Troops (K4T) program! What a great offering! More information from their website:
Kindles for Troops (K4T) is a terrific program that enables you to donate your pre-owned Kindle reader to a soldier who is deployed overseas. It is ideal for someone who wants to put their existing Kindle 2 to good use as they upgrade to a newer third-generation Kindle Wi-Fi or Kindle 3G, or for someone who wants to directly donate a Kindle 3 reader
Note they don’t accept the 1st generation Kindle devices or Kindle DXs…
Ours are slated to go to Seattle Children’s Hospital. AFAIK, they will accept older Kindles.