Have a library of a thousand books right at your fingertips.
Booklovers should look no further this Christmas than the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite. The latest model in Amazon’s line of Kindle products, this e-reader sports a 6-inch touchscreen, 4GB of storage, and 21 hours of battery life.
While tablets might make a good e-reader with services such as iTunes and Google Play selling e-books to customers, the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite has been deemed a superior product.
The device includes a higher resolution screen and better built-in lighting. With twice the number of pixels and a higher screen density, the higher resolution is easier on the eyes than tablets and can be used indoors and outdoors.
The built-in lighting can also be manually adjusted when reading in the dark and does not produce a harmful glare, even at its highest setting.
The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite has also taken steps to make their e-books resemble paper books by creating a new font style. This style, called “Bookerly”, is designed specifically for the e-reader environment and is meant to make reading easier. Improved character spacing and hyphenation makes the device resemble paper books and easier to read over long periods of time.
Other features include “Time to Read” which calculates how much reading time a user has left in a book or chapter, “X-Ray” which gives key information about characters in the books you are currently reading, and integration with Goodreads, which allows you to see what your friends are currently reading. All of these features make for a truly immersive experience.
Currently the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite costs $139.99 CDN and is available primarily on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca. Pick one up for your favourite booklover today!
Courtney Rosebush is a Marketing and Sales Coordinator at Triella, a technology consulting firm specializing in providing technology audits, planning advice, project management and other CIO-related services to small and medium sized firms. Courtney can be reached at 647.426.1004 x 227. For additional articles, go to www.triella.com/publications. Triella is a VMware Professional Partner, Microsoft Certified Partner, Citrix Solution Advisor – Silver, Dell Preferred Partner, Authorized Worldox Reseller and a Kaspersky Reseller.
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