The New Paperwhite Kindle
For those considering an e-reader, or wanting to upgrade to a Kindle that doesn’t need a light, but not wanting to go to the back-lit, harder-on-the-eyes Kindle Fire, there’s a new game in town. While I love browsing on devices like my iPhone and the Kindle Fire, reading for hours on them is not comfortable to me, so I’ve been using my first basic Kindle. You know the one? With the tiny little buttons on the bottom? Not only are those really small, but the ink has worn off of most of the ones on my device, making it difficult to type accurately. Plus, the very qualities that make this older Kindle kind on weary eyes mean that it has to have an auxiliary light when reading in a darkened room. I still prefer it to back-lit readers, but it does have its drawbacks.
At last, we have the option of a self-lit Kindle with the same e-ink technology that makes it is as close to reading a real printed page as you can possibly get today, but without the need of an outside light source. Whoa. Check out Sharechair’s great review for more detailed information, and you might also want to stop by CNET for a great video demonstration. I’m sold. I now know exactly what I’m asking Santa for this year. And while you are on Sharechair’s blog page, check out all the other great articles she has on how to use today’s gadgets and apps for those of us who aren’t totally tech savvy. It’s one of my favorite places to browse.
As for why I like the option of getting books on my Kindle, in addition to buying real books for my library, you can read my earlier post on the matter here: A Newly Kindled Love