Amazon’s all-new Kindle Paperwhite (10th gen) is now waterproof and can be picked up for $89.99 shipped, today only, originally $129.99. Featuring an ultra crisp flush-front design, a 6″ E Ink Carta 300 ppi glare-free display, 8GB of internal storage, and a full IPX8 rating to protect against accidental immersion in up to two meters of fresh water for up to 60 minutes. A single charge lasts up to six weeks, which translates to around a half hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at 13. Product page. Read more for two more hands-on videos and additional information
Amazon’s all-new Kindle Paperwhite E-reader is being offered at the lowest price ever today, starting at just $89.99 shipped (originally $129.99). Featuring a flush-front design, a 300 ppi glare-free display that reads like real paper even in bright sunlight, and it’s now IPX8 waterproof, so you’re free to read and relax just about anywhere. Plus, a single battery charge will last you weeks, not hours, like most tablets. Whispersync enables you to seamlessly switch between reading and listening on the Kindle and Kindle app without losing your place. Product page. Read more for another video review and additional information.
Amazon.com may be known for their low prices and quality products, but have you ever wondered what all those empty boxes do after the products have been taken out? Well, Danbo, “a Japanese cardboard robot that originally appeared in the manga Yotsuba&! in 2007”, shows us – “similar to Domo, Danbo is seen as an icon of curious innocence.” Continue reading to see more – bonus video on how to make your own Danbo included.
Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD has been officially unveiled, and while priced under $500, it’s definitely no slouch. Featuring a 1920 x 1200 HD 8.9″ display, 1.5-GHz dual-core TI OMAP4470 processor, an HD front-facing camera, HDMI-out, and stereo speakers. You can also pick up the non 4G LTE version for under $300, or a 7″ model at just $199. Product page. Continue reading for two videos, more pictures, and additional information.
The Amazon Kindle 2 is looking to give all other tablets a run for their money. Not to be outdone by Apple’s iPad 2, “Amazon.com Inc., the largest Internet retailer, said it sold ‘well over’ 1 million Kindles a week in December, with record demand led by its Kindle Fire tablet.” Product page. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for an unboxing and video review.
The company introduced the Kindle Fire, which has a 7-inch display and sells for less than half the price of Apple Inc.’s least-expensive iPad, on Sept. 28 in a bid to erode Apple’s dominance. Amazon is releasing a Fire update to improve performance, make touch navigation easier and let users choose what items are displayed, after some users complained.
Today, Amazon (AMZN) unveiled three new Kindle models: the Fire, Kindle Touch, and a budget $79 model. The $199 Kindle Fire is an Android-powered device with a 7-inch (1024×600) IPS display, 8GB of integrated memory, and Wi-Fi connectivity. While the budget model features a 6-inch E-ink display and 2GB of built-in storage. Click here to see more. Continue reading for the promo videos.
The new Kindle Touch is a compromise between going full tablet or opting for the e-reader route. Doing away with nearly all buttons, the Touch is just a $20 step up from the regular Kindle, which is practically nothing for those who find touch sensitivity to be an important feature.
Amazon has the Kindle DX Pearl with free 3G for just $299 shipped, originally priced at $379. The “graphite Kindle DX display uses the latest generation E Ink Pearl technology with 50% better contrast for the clearest text and sharpest images.” Product page. Video after the jump.
With the text-to-speech feature, Kindle DX can read newspapers, magazines, blogs, and books out loud to you, unless the book’s rights holder made the feature unavailable.
You read that right, 26-year-old Amanda Hocking is currently bringing in millions of dollars a year by selling Kindle-only books, ones in which she keeps 70% of the profits. The price of her books range from $0.99 – $3, and data indicates that approximately 100,000 copies are being sold each month. Product page. In related news, continue reading for a few videos of some interesting Kindle games.
Previously one of the best selling Kindle writers was J.A. Konrath, but it was assumed he was popular because he previously had a publishing deal and so already had notoriety. That’s not the case with Hocking, who published stories on her blog before turning to Kindle. In fact, out of the top 25 best-selling indie Kindle writers, only 6 were previously affiliated with a publishing house.
Yes, a TriMet bus driver — Line 96 traveling from Bridgeport Village to downtown Portland — was actually caught red-handed “on video by a passenger, reading a Kindle while driving down I-5 Thursday.” Once the company received word of this, the driver was immediately suspended. Video of the incident after the break.
The passenger, who wished to remain anonymous, recorded about 60 seconds of video as the bus ran along the Terwilliger Curves. The passenger said the driver appeared to be reading all the way through the curves and into downtown.