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Coming Soon (November) Kindle Scribe

Ania Ciechanowski

Ania Ciechanowski

Senior Clinician Occupational Therapist – Assistive...

Kindle Scribe is the first Kindle for reading and writing

For those of us with limited space or for whom holding a book is tiring, e-book readers/storage devices like the Kindle have been a blessing.

The backlighting in models of recent years, has allowed reading without having to have the bedroom lamp on, for example, or managing the clipping on and reflection of portable reading lights.

The screens have become more robust and ‘readable’ with less reflection/ glare. We can move seamlessly from reading our book on an iPad/ phone to the e-book reader and we can borrow ebooks from the library and read them on our devices.

With devices, like the Kindle, their batteries will last for days and days of reading, unlike our phones or iPads. Out in bright sunlight, devices like the Kindle remain easy to read. If like me, you sometimes forget your glasses, you can amp up the text size and keep reading.

Being able to take notes is an interesting new feature of the Kindle Scribe model that will be available in November. We obviously haven’t tried it yet, but features include being able to set up planners, to-do lists and review PDF or Word documents.

Apparently the pen never needs charging and attaches magnetically to the side of the reader. Notes can be shared with Android or iOS devices. It’s pretty pricey compared to standard e-reader - approximately double the price, so you need to think about whether it would be a good fit for you.

We will have the Kindle Scribe available for hire in our Library when it releases in November so you can try it out in person. Stay tuned!


Listed features of the Kindle Scribe include:

  • A screen reader available over Bluetooth audio
  • Font size and face adjustment
  • Adjustable spacing and margins
  • Gestures for navigation and functions

Read more about Kindle Scribe on Amazon

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