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Kindle Scribe

Chris Van Hoven
Kindle Scribe

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When the Amazon Kindle first launched in 2007, it had two primary objectives: to bring digital books to people and become the best way to read them. Fifteen years and tens of millions of Kindle sales later, the Amazon Kindle has continued to dominate the ebook market, branching out into multiple model variations at different price points, each with unique feature sets. Yet even with the Kindle’s evolution through the years, its purpose has remained singular: to replace printed books. That is, until now. The newly released Amazon Kindle Scribe’s goal is much more ambitious–it aims to replace paper entirely.

The Kindle Scribe features the world’s first 10.2” 300 PPI glare-free Paperwhite display, which is meant to look and feel exactly like paper, down to how it sounds when you write on it with the included pen. The large display makes it easy to take down notes and gives you a lot of room for adjusting font sizes and margin widths. The high-resolution display is illuminated by an auto-adjusting front light and an adjustable warm light, giving you a comfortable reading experience even during low-light conditions.

If the large screen size hasn’t given it away yet, the Kindle Scribe is looking to veer away from its traditional role as a pure e-reader, looking instead to challenge tablets with its expanded feature set. Not only are you now able to take down handwritten “sticky” notes on the book you’re currently reading, but you can also create your own notebooks, journals, and lists. Various templates are available depending on what you intend to write down, ranging from graphing paper for solving the world’s math problems to checklists for your next grocery store visit.

The Kindle Scribe also makes it easy to review documents thanks to the added screen real estate. Import documents such as PDF files or Microsoft Word formats using the Kindle app or the browser on your desktop, do your markups and edits, then send them back via email, all done directly on the device.

The Kindle Scribe includes a Basic Pen by default, which you can upgrade to a Premium Pen for about $30 more. The Premium Pen has additional features such as a dedicated eraser and a shortcut button which you can assign to toggle between different modes such as pen or highlighter. A full charge of the Kindle Scribe via USB-C will give you enough battery life for months of reading and weeks of writing, so you don’t have to worry about constantly running out of battery as you would with other full-color tablets.

With an unmatched library of content of over 13 million titles, plus new features that add a productivity element to your e-paper experience, the Kindle Scribe becomes a worthwhile addition to your everyday carry. Grab yours at the link below.

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Ammon ·
I love that Amazon is releasing a note-taking Kindle. I’ve been seriously considering both the Supernote and the Remarkable 2 e-ink tablets but was frightened away by cost and (in the case of the Remarkable 2) the necessary monthly subscription fees.

The Scribe doesn’t support Word .docx files yet, but Amazon says that’s coming in a future update. With PDF + Word support, this becomes a much more compelling device. Now, if I could sync it to my OneDrive, Dropbox, or transfer directly to my phone/tablet/computer via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, this would be the perfect device for me.