Yesterday, Amazon unveiled some new kit. There were new Echo devices, new bedside clocks, new WiFi devices, and most importantly to me, a new Kindle. The Kindle Scribe will feature a new, bigger screen, a distinct lack of buttons, and its key feature, a smart pen with which you can draw on the screen. It’s a little more expensive at $330, but you get a lot extra for the price. It’s not a direct competitor, but its new pen has certainly made me second guess any iPad Pro purchasing decisions I may have once made.
The note taking Kindle
My love of the Kindle family of devices is no secret, and when the news hit about the new Kindle Scribe hit I was instantly smitten. A bigger screen than my current Kindle? A pen? A potentially bigger battery? Sign me up. What’s interesting, however, isn’t how my first thought was of how it could replace my Kindle Oasis – but my second, which made me rethink buying an iPad Pro.
There are a number of reasons I’d like an iPad Pro – the big screen and the note-taking ability to name but a few. The issue arises in that with an iPad Pro, I’d also need a Kindle device alongside to read all my books on that glorious little e-ink screen. The Kindle Scribe fills my niche. The bigger screen is good for different kinds of reading, like script and teleplay reading, and the new note-taking pen looks perfect for what I’m looking for. It’s pretty much all the devices I need in one package – and I reckon it could push the iPad aside in my buying future.
The Kindle Scribe is available to preorder now from Amazon for $330 (opens in new tab), and releases on November 30. If you’re desperate for something with a color screen, then make sure you save some money with the best iPad sales and deals.