With Amazon’s new Kindle, readers can write in their eBooks! It’s the first Kindle to let you read and write. Here’s everything you need to know about the Kindle Scribe, including frequently asked questions. This piece was written because Amazon has been sending out emails to registered Amazon users about this product, and many don’t even know what it is.
The Kindle Scribe is the first Kindle that can read and write. You’ll get crisp 300 ppi resolution, a 10.2-inch display, 35 LED front lights that adjust to your environment, and a glare-free screen. Choose your warm light, font size, line spacing, and more to make your experience exactly what you want. You can choose from 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB of storage for the Kindle Scribe to suit your reading and writing needs.
You can add notes to your eBook by tapping where you’d like to do so. You’ll get a Sticky Note window and you can hand write your note. You can browse your notes later and export your notes to your Kindle, where they’re automatically organized by book. There’s more to your handwritten notes than eBooks. You can create notebooks, journals, and lists using the 18 templates provided by Kindle Scribe. Keep track of important information by organizing your notes in folders and searching by title. As a second option, you may import PDF files, Microsoft Word documents, and other Send to Kindle supported file formats into the Send to Kindle browser or the Send to Kindle app for iOS and Android.
All three tools are available to you, and each one has a different thickness level. You can use them when you write sticky notes, notebooks, or PDFs, and you may also undo and redo your actions. Unlike the Basic Pen, the Premium Pen does not need initial setup and does not require charging. Both attach magnetically to your Kindle and do not require initial setup. This pen is equipped with an eraser and a shortcut button, which can be assigned to enable the pen to function when it is pressed to act as an eraser, highlighter, or open a sticky note. Replacement tips are available for both the Basic Pen and Premium Pen after they wear out (five are included with your Kindle Scribe); replacement tips can also be purchased in a pack of 10.
There is no handwritten note conversion capability in the Kindle Scribe at present. However, Kindle does provide free software updates that include new, user-friendly features regularly. As of now, one of the limitations of the Kindle Scribe is that it does not sync with services such as Dropbox or OneNote. However, coming soon, you will be able to send documents directly from Word to your Kindle Scribe.
Depending on the amount of reading and writing tools you utilize, your brightness settings, and other factors, your battery will last for a variable period of time. A single charge can typically last up to 12 weeks if you read half an hour a day, or three weeks if you write half an hour a day. Using a 9W USB-C power adapter, the Kindle Scribe can be fully charged in just 2.5 hours, or for 7 hours when connected to a computer via a USB-cable.
All in all, a Kindle Scribe device is ideal for users who would like premium reading features on a larger screen, to engage more deeply with content, to stay organized, and to mark up documents and PDFs in one location. Seek out the comparison tables on each Kindle product page if you are still unsure which Kindle e-reader is most suitable for you.
Alexis Boutilier is from Vancouver, British Columbia. She has a high interest in all things tech and loves to stay engaged on all the latest appliances and accessories.