Tablets are awesome but they aren’t ideal for everything. One thing they aren’t the best for is reading. Sure, you can still read on them but there are problems such as when you’re outside and the sun glares on your screen. It’s just so irritating when you have to cup your hands over the screen to try to block the sun (without success). Finally, someone thought of something to eliminate that stinky old glare.
Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader
There’s this tablet called the Kindle Paperwhite. When we first got this e-reader I said, “Why is it so TINY?!” I mean, it looked pretty small, especially compared to the other tablets we have at home (8″ or 10″). The Paperwhite is actually about the same size as a normal book. Some people may like this because they still like to be a little bit old school. But as I said, it’s tiny. The good thing about that is that you can fit it into little places like your purse for when you want to bring some entertainment along with you.
So I have been reading on this e-reader for a while now and have put it in all kinds of environments. No, I did NOT throw it in the freezer or put it in the dishwasher. I was just experimenting with lighting.
Kindle Paperwhite Review
When it’s bright outside, it works pretty well as long as you don’t have the screen directly reflect the sun. Yes, I’m serious, and, yes, I did try that out (heh heh). In the dark it also works well since you can adjust the lighting to how your eyes prefer it.
Now, the feel. I didn’t really notice how it felt in my hands or whatever but I guess it’s lighter, which is good if you read it for a long time since your hands won’t hurt after awhile. The screen feels kind of like paper, as it feels a bit rough. My dad just says that’s the antiglare though. 😛
Ooh, my mom just reminded me of the batteries! I guess that’s kind of important. The Paperwhite’s battery lasts really long. I mean, I used it for eleven hours straight and it still had battery. We were on the plane to the Netherlands and my other entertainment stuff was in my backpack, which was in the overhead compartment. It even lasted for two more weeks (I was still using it during that time) before we had to charge it. Even then it still had some battery left! Usually, our other devices die after a day or two of me reading on it.
Ok, ANOTHER thing my mom reminded me of is of how easy (or not) it is to read on and how the controls are. So I guess when I compare it with my iPad it’s a little easier. Maybe it’s the font, but my eyes don’t hurt as much when I stare at it, so that’s good. The controls are fine, a little slow, but they still work.
So overall, the Kindle Paperwhite is pretty good. Basically you can take it anywhere without the hassles of charging it all the time and the sun glaring at the screen. That’s how I think of it anyway.