eBook Readers

Kindle DX Review

Kindle DX e-Book Reader

Kindle DX

The Kindle DX is a noticeably larger e-Book Reader than previous Kindle products. The size increase makes it suitable for reading newspapers, Portable Document Files (.pdf) and magazines.

Besides being ideal for larger documents, the Kindle DX has some other tricks up its sleeve.

Although now larger in size, the Kindle has become thinner, about the same waist-line as a pencil. This helps keep it lighter which equates to less hand shifting due to heavier weight.

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The graphite border also offers less eye strain then a white background, and keeps your eye focused on the page where it belongs, but again, it has some other nice features we will get into later in the bulk of the review.

Features
  • New Design, Advanced Functions
  • Long Lasting Battery
  • Wireless Access

 

Kindle DX

New Design, Advanced Functions

New Size

One of the best features is the new size, at a full 9.7 inch diagonal screen your going to love less page turning and more time reading. And for magazines and newspapers you’ll be able to read it without having to move around the screen.

Thinner size, at only 3/4″ thick the Kindle DX is as thin as a magazine but easier to read without the page folding on you all the time.

Improved Screen

A great new feature is the improved screen technology. Using the E-Ink pearl screen, you have better contrast, 50% better, and clear and perfect text which is easier on your eyes than some printed material.

This screen is NOT Backlit so its easy to read even in direct sunlight. You’re gonna love this screen.

PDF as Native

PDF (acrobat portable document files) are native, so no need to lug around a laptop, laptop case and power supplies. Makes business documents easier to review and read as easy as paper documents without the eyestrain of most computer monitors.

Kindle DX

Auto-Rotate Feature

If your reading maps, graphs or looking at large images you can turn the Kindle DX horizontally and read in the landscape mode, with the auto-rotating screen allowing full viewing.

Narration

Eyes Tired? Have the “Read-to-Me” feature read you your book, newspaper or report. Excellent for relaxing on the beach, sofa or when you want to read along to help grasp complex information like technical manuals. Gives new meaning to reading in an undertone.

Sharing via Twitter and Facebook

Reading a book and find something that peaks your interest and can’t wait to tell your friend. Post the passage directly to twitter or facebook through the free installed WIFI feature.

Tons of Titles

The Kindle Store on Amazon.com boasts more than 950,000 e-Books, Magazines and blogs. This includes the New York Times Best Sellers, new releases and classics with many of your old favorites free.

Once you find an e-book or magazine you like, you can download it via WIFI in less than 60 seconds from purchase. Plus you can download free book samples, kind of a try before you buy feature. Check Out the Kindle Store with Tons of Titles

Kindle DX

Long Lasting Battery

Finally an honest battery life description according to consumers. With WIFI on, you can expect one week of usage, without 2-3 weeks.

Wireless Access

Kindle DX offers Free 3G, a nice feature, but what makes it a great feature is that its usable globally. Note the purple (light and dark purple) below: these indicate coverage areas available.

Kindle utilizes Whispernet to enable quick downloads of ebooks, emagazines and emost-everything-else. This is better than WI-FI because you don’t need to “find” a WI-FI hot spot to do your downloading.

EDGE/GPRS coverage is the fallback if whispernet is not available.

Bottom line is, its fast, and its free, Amazon.com foots the whispernet bill for your books and mag downloads.

Kindle DX Specs

  • Display Size: 9.7″ diagonal
  • Display Type: E Ink Pearl
  • Size: 10.4″ x 7.2″ x 0.38″
  • Weight: 18.9 ounces
  • Storage: 3,500 books
  • Battery Life (Wireless Off): 2-3 weeks
  • Battery Life (Wireless On): 7 days
  • Free 3G Wireless: Yes
  • Global Wireless Coverage: 100 countries and territories
  • Native PDF Support: Yes
  • Whispersync: Yes
  • Worry-Free Archive: Yes
  • Text-to-Speech: Yes
Pros and Cons

Pros:

The new larger 9.7″ with the E Ink Pearl display is what makes this eBook reader great. The auto-rotate feature is a nice plus as well.

Battery life of 7 days to 3 weeks depending on wireless being on or off.

Free 3G wireless for the U.S. and Global Coverage in more than 100 countries and territories for non-3G coverage.

Cons:

We would like to see the price down a wee bit, but its not a show stopper by no means. This is a must have eBook reader.

Final Thoughts

This is the definitive eBook Reader. It being an Amazon.com product only increases its desirability and for good reason. Amazon.com sells a lot of books, they know what consumers want in reading material, and the e-books match those desires. And the eBooks now outsell the printed books on Amazon.com to prove the point.

The Kindle DX is light, thin and easy on the eyes thanks to the E Ink Pearl display. And with the ability to store 3,500 books, you don’t need to worry about being stuck on today’s deserted islands otherwise known as airports, airplanes, trains and buses.

We highly recommend the Kindle DX for anyone who considers books to be of value in their lives.

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Kindle Wi-Fi e-Book Reader 6 Inch Review

Kindle Wi-Fi e-Book Reader 6 Inch

Kindle Wi-Fi e-Book Reader 6 Inch

The Kindle Wi-Fi 6 inch e-Book reader is something of a celebrity in its own right, but few things can live up the hype put out by the manufacturers.

Claims of no glare reading in direct sunlight seem almost unbelievable. Battery Life exceeding 7 days, and free Wi-Fi would have been absurd a few years ago.

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Today however, the Kindle Wi-Fi reader seems have not only lived up to the hype but created a cult like following in doing so. Only its one really big cult.

Learn why in the rest of the review.

Features
  • 6 Inch Diagonal screen
  • E Ink Pearl Technology Screen
  • Lightweight
  • Large Storage Capacity
  • Long Battery Life
  • Extra Features

6 Inch Diagonal Screen

There are two sized Kindle devices, this one under review, the Kindle Wi-Fi has a six inch screen. The Kindle DX also reviewed by Best e-Book Readers has a 9.7 inch diagonal screen.

Kindle Wi-Fi e-Book Reader 6 Inch

Unlike many display screens like the iPad, there in no glare to give you a headache. In direct outdoor sunlight the words almost pop off the page.

Although this screen is not as big as that of the Kindle DX, it offers a crisp reading platform and is very easy to tote around.

E Ink Pearl Technology Screen

Kindle Wi-Fi e-Book Reader 6 Inch

This screen technology is superb, it makes reading very easy for hours on end. The page fonts are crisp and clean compared to LCD fonts which don’t come anywhere close to the Pearl E Ink system.

The Fonts used by Kindle readers are hand crafted to take full advantage of the E Ink system which uses real ink particles electronically.

We were surprised at the clarity, in fact we were shocked by the clarity, the Kindle screen looks like a page out of a book, really!

Lightweight

The Kindle Wi-Fi is weight at only 8.5 ounces. This means its no heavier than most magazines. This makes a big difference on marathon reads when you just can’t put down the book, something we thing is fantastic.

But just like books, we have the tendency to change hands, change positions and postures when reading for a long time, fortunately Kindle put the page turn buttons on both sides of the screen so its easy and quiet page turning.

Large Storage Capacity

On a long business trip bringing several books is a must, especially when going to countries where English isn’t the primary language. But books take up valuable suitcase space.

The Kindle Wi-Fi like all the Kindles holds an amazing 3,500 books, so your suitcase space is left for…well suits.

Long Life Battery

Battery Life is a big deal, in fact its a very big deal. Unlike laptops and tablets the Kindle Wi-Fi gives you a long time between charges. Don’t use the Wi-Fi and we are talking serious time between charges.

Kindle Wi-Fi e-Book Reader 6 Inch

Although the screen is 6 inches diagonally, the battery life is much longer than most smart phones, tablets or laptops.

With the Wi-Fi on you can 3 weeks of continuous reading…3 weeks! With Wi-Fi off, your looking at a full month between charges.

And because of the low energy consumption the Kindle Wi-Fi didn’t seem to get warm much less hot.

Extra Features

Other nice features which we like are:

  • Native PDF support
  • Whispersync so you can pick up where you left off on any device
  • Worry Free Archive
  • Text to Speech
  • Portrait and Landscape view

Kindle Wi-Fi Specifications

  • Display Size: 6″ diagonal
  • Display Type: E Ink Pearl
  • Size: 7.5″ x 4.8″ x 0.335″
  • Weight: 8.5 ounces
  • Storage: 3,500 books
  • Battery Life (Wireless Off): 1 Month
  • Battery Life (Wireless On): 3 Weeks
  • Native PDF Support: Yes
  • Whispersync: Yes
  • Worry-Free Archive: Yes
  • Text-to-Speech: Yes
Pros and Cons

Pros:

We can’t help but notice our review looks alarming like an advertisement for Kindle, but this e-book reading device is outstanding. We were sold almost hook, line and sinker from the screen display. The E Ink Pearl Technology is fantastic.

We also love the capacity and battery life, coupled with it weighing in at a mere 8.5 ounces make it lighter than many magazines, so reading for extended periods of time is not going to make you so arm weary.

Cons:

The organization of the books to purchase could be laid out better, more categories, different format, something to make it a wee bit easier to find what your looking for out of the huge library of titles.

Final Thoughts

If you’re looking for an e-book reader, the best of the best is the Kindle, Kindle Wi-Fi, Kindle 3G and Kindle DX in our opinion. The Kindle Wi-Fi is meant for reading, and it does a fine job of letting you do just that without all the non-sense that drains your battery.

There are more than 23,000 reviews on the Kindle series. They have been the Number one Amazon seller two years straight. This device has more 5 star ratings than any other product on Amazon.com. It’s also the most wished for and most gifted product on Amazon.com.

With stats like these and consumer reviews which use the word “love” over and over and over again, there is plenty of evidence to show this is a great e-book reader. And we would love to jump on the bandwagon and give it a 5 star endorsement, heck it’s even delivered with free shipping. We would suggest that the only way they could make it better would be to have it read to you, but it does that too!

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