Kindle DX

How safe is it to leave Kindles, Kobos and other E Ink devices in the car? Or in the sun for a long time?

By David Rothman
August 18, 2015 // 2 Comments

The word from E Ink is apparently, “Very safe.” The company brags about “Comprehensive environmental robustness based on multi-year investment in sealant methods, moisture protection, UV block and mechanical protection.” So is it that way in real life? A MobileRead post raises questions, [...]

Kindle Paperwhite, Voyage and basic model get 5.6.5 update for Bookerly font, etc. What tweaks do you want next?

By David Rothman
August 11, 2015 // 9 Comments

Own a 2013 Kindle Paperwhite? Well, you can finally enjoy the new Bookerly font optimized for readability, thanks to Amazon’s latest update, 5.6.5. Same if you own a deluxe Voyage or a recent basic model. The 2015 Paperwhite already includes Bookerly but will benefit from other features in the [...]

Amazon discontinues the Kindle DX

By libertyc
October 17, 2012 // 2 Comments

The eBook Reader blog reports that, after first marking it down from $379 to $299, and not updating it for years, Amazon has quietly removed the Kindle DX from its Kindle family listings. It is now only available via third-party merchants, and there is no sign of any possible replacement. It [...]

Amazon still selling refurbished 2nd-gen Kindles

By libertyc
September 9, 2010 // 2 Comments

On CNet’s “Crave” gadget blog, David Carnoy points out that Amazon is still stocking “refurbished” units (possibly just leftover new units) of the 2nd-generation Kindle and Kindle DX at $159.99 and $289.99 each. The question is, whether these units are worth the price. There is only $40 [...]

More tips on using the Kindle 3; making Kindle 3 text like that on the Kindle DX

By libertyc
September 7, 2010 // 0 Comments

 Be sure to read the first Kindle 3 Tips and Cautions blog article here. The picture on the left is of my white-bezeled 6″ Kindle 3 next to the Graphite 9.7″ Kindle DX. The Graphite DX does have a slightly greener tint under certain lighting, but a touch of green can make an image [...]

Quick Note: Amazon sale on 2nd generation Kindles

By libertyc
August 6, 2010 // 0 Comments

Just got an email from Amazon saying that second generation Kindles are on sale. The Kindle DX goes for $299.99 and includes free 2-day shipping The Kindle global 3G goes for [...]

Macworld reviews the Kindle DX Graphite

By libertyc
August 3, 2010 // 2 Comments

And they quite like it , too. It gets 4 out of 5 mice. Here’s a snippet: What a difference a display can make All it took was turning on the $380 Amazon Kindle DX (Graphite) second-generation large-format e-reader to see that Amazon’s claims of a higher-contrast display than its predecessor [...]

Amazon to fight iPhone via phone-enabled Kindle? Why the mike in the K3?

By libertyc
August 1, 2010 // 5 Comments

Amazon video – NOT impartial review Did Amazon tuck away a microphone in the Kindle 3 with the idea of adding a phone option later, not just for possible fun with a voice navigation option? That’s my guess, after having read Andrys Basten’s mention of the “’not currently enabled [...]

Amazon’s me-first ‘tude against ePub: Time for librarians to spank Jeff Bezos if he won’t play well with others

By libertyc
July 30, 2010 // 12 Comments

OK, gang. Parse this exchange between USA Today reporter Edward C. Baig and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, amid the ballyhoo for the third-generation Kindle: Q: Why doesn’t Amazon support the popular "e-pub" standard used by your competitors and many libraries? A: We are innovating so [...]

Kindle 3 pre-orders tomorrow, ships internationally 8/27

By libertyc
July 28, 2010 // 12 Comments

(Spotted by eagle-eyed TeleReader Felix Torres!) First it was the markdowns on the Kindle 2, and the even lower markdowns on refurbished Kindle 2s. This should have been an early clue, given that it’s much the same thing that happened to the Kindle 1 shortly before the Kindle 2 came out. When the [...]

Cheapie Android tablets: Are libraries planning ahead for them?

By libertyc
July 25, 2010 // 10 Comments

Imagine—under-$100 tablets for libraries. Suppose they can display public domain books and other free content and run library e-book apps from companies such as OverDrive. That day isn’t here yet. But it’s fast approaching. Who says iPads, Kindles, Nooks and Sony Readers will be the only [...]

Laptop reviews the Kindle DX (2010)

By libertyc
July 23, 2010 // 2 Comments

Laptop has a multi-page review of the new DX. They like it, but don’t feel that it has a robust enough feature set for students. Interestingly, they have a comment on screen that I haven’t seen before: Looking at the cover of N. K. Jemisin’s The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms on both [...]

Geeky screensavers for your Kindle DX

By libertyc
July 19, 2010 // 0 Comments

A reader named Will posted a link in the Screens page to a handful of DX-friendly screensavers hosted over at Picasa. If you’ve read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, played Portal, or watched Futurama, you will likely be interested. If not, carry on. Kindle Screensavers by William [Picasa [...]

Photo comparison of new Graphite DX vs a good older DX

By libertyc
July 10, 2010 // 4 Comments

New Graphite DX alongside Older White DX This photo is from the Amazon’s Customer Images area and is taken by D. Meador. Here’s a link to the specific image which is 130k in size. I had to make it smaller for the blog and for the loading time of the Kindle Edition of this blog. [...]

Kindle DX2 review video

By libertyc
July 8, 2010 // 6 Comments

Amazon Kindle review has some videos of the new DX2 in a review they have just done. Here’s just a few of their thoughts on the new unit: It’s beautiful. 40% better contrast than the Kindle DX. At least it seems that way to me. It doesn’t really seem like 50% better contrast plus graphite [...]

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