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E-Ink: 21st Century Paper
Amazon Kindle Ink Display
Member Name: KabyemelaJ
Amazon Kindle Ink Display
Advantages: Large Quantity, Brilliant Screen, Ergonomic, Amazing Battery Life.
Disadvantages: Tedious Keyboard, Can't read in very low light.
If you are a book lover, can't get enough of stories or magazines, but don't have them and / or space to keep buying them, then this is definitely for you. Most e-readers or smartphones for that matter, use and will continue to use standard backlit displays, which can be a huge strain on the eyes in prolonged use, especially when reading, but the kindle uses an e-ink display, which has no back light. This display does not glare, even in bright sunlight, and has a similar "texture" to paper itself, which is perfect for any reader, not even mentioning the general functionality of the Kindle itself.
By buying the Kindle, and connecting it to your Amazon account, you will instantly have access to a plethora of books, magazine subscriptions and more, on the Kindle store. There are hundreds of free books, and the books tend to be cheaper on Kindle, since there are no build costs. The amount of books should easily satisfy your hunger for facts, knowledge, or gripping stories. The Kindle also has audiobook support, for certain books.
The amount of customization on the kindle is huge, you are able to change text size, flip through contents, change the colour scheme, and even the font. This, among others, is a huge advantage over standard books. You are also able to sync your Kindle account to your phone or laptop for easy reading anywhere, and access to the Kindle store from anywhere.
I have tested the Kindle in a variety of places, as I mentioned earlier, in bright sunlight, with minimal glare and easy reading. I tried it with artificial lighting, again perfect, as if I was reading from a normal book, or paper. It has high contrast, and you do not have to squint. The only problem I have face is reading in very low lighting, as it has no back light at all, it is almost unreadable in this setting, but it is not designed to be read in the dark, and that is an easy price for no eye strain, and a papery texture.
The audio book feature works amazingly for any book that supports it, but since you won't actually be looking at the display, I would still opt for an app like Audible, as it works very well, has a very large database, and works on mobile devices, meaning it can easily fit in anybody's pocket, unlike the relatively large Kindle, packing a 6" display. The size is perfect for reading, and it can easily be held in one hand. It has perfectly placed Page Left and Page Right buttons, meaning you can hold it with your right hand, for example, and press the Left Page or Right Page button with your thumbs, as one is simply on top of the other. This is the same on the other side too. It has a power button, a keyboard button, a home button, and a back button, as well as the D-Pad and select for browsing through your books and the market. While there is a touch option available, I believe that should be the only option, as using the D-Pad for the Keyboard is horrifically tedious. There is also a keyboard version, cheaper than the touch version, if you wish. In summary, this is perfect for anyone who loves reading, as you can have your entire library in your back pocket.
The battery life is also massive, lasting a full month on standby, and a week with continuous use.
Summary: An entire library in your back pocket.
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