I’m a massive fan of Kindle, I own an Oasis and it’s my only reader. So when Amazon launched the Kindle Scribe I was eager to get my hands on one and test it out.

Handwritten sticky notes

The new e-reader is packed with features that make reading and annotating a breeze. The standout feature, in my opinion, is the ability to annotate books with handwritten sticky notes.

I thought I would hate the fact that you couldn’t scribble notes in the margins with the pen (as I once did when I read paper books). However it turns out only being able to create sticky notes is actually a feature not a bug. Sticky notes give you more space and flexibility to explore your ideas, so even if I was able to write in the margins on Kindle, I think I still opt to write in sticky notes every time.

Writing experience

The Kindle Scribe feels just like writing on paper, and the pressure-sensitive screen and stylus provided with the device work seamlessly together to provide a very realistic experience. I was genuinely impressed with how similar it felt to writing on paper.

The notebook section is great. You’re able to create to-do lists, and sketches as well as offering different kinds of layouts to choose from, including different-sized lines, grids, and dots, as well as weekly planners with blocked pages or daily pages with time stamps.

Users can also create as many notebooks as needed and organise them into folders. This means you can have a notebook for each part of your life, project, or whatever else you need to keep track of. And each notebook can have multiple pages, so you’ll never run out of space.

You can also edit PDF’s, check out Good E-Reader’s demonstration below

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Long Battery Life & Auto-Brightness

Another great feature of the Kindle Scribe is its long battery life – 10 weeks of battery life!! You can read for hours without needing to charge the device, which is a game-changer for those who spend a lot of time on the go. The auto-brightness feature also helps to conserve battery life and makes reading comfortable in any lighting condition.

The colour frontlight feature is another plus, it allows you to read in any lighting condition, whether it’s in a dimly lit room or outside in bright sunlight. The front-light is adjustable, so you can set it to the perfect level for your eyes.

Who should get the Kindle Scribe?

The Kindle Scribe is without question the best Kindle ever made.

However, if you already own an iPad and a Kindle, you may not find the benefits of upgrading to a Kindle Scribe. The iPad has more advanced writing features, and the previous Kindles are smaller and can fit in your pocket. But if you’re looking for an e-reader that’s specifically designed for note-taking and annotation, the Kindle Scribe is the way to go.

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