Kindle DX review
In today’s world, there are plenty of new digital products available on the market. A few years ago, e-readers like the Amazon Kindle appeared on the market. These let people read books in digital format. Over time, these devices have been perfected by their creators to give users more functionality and the features that they need. One of the more popular and recent e-readers is the Amazon Kindle DX. By reading this Kindle DX review, you will get some more information about this product and can make a better decision as to whether this would be the right product for your needs.
The Kindle DX is sold by Amazon and is a version of their popular e-reader which features a larger screen than the regular Kindle. It was released on May 6th 2009 and has since seen a lot of popularity with consumers. The DX is the result of improvements to Amazon’s previous e-reader product called the Kindle 2. Besides its larger screen, which makes reading a lot easier for certain materials, the DX features an integrated accelerometer. What this does is that it allows you to switch between a portrait and landscape presentation just by turning the device. If you have used some other mobile devices such as the Apple iPhone, you will quickly recognize this feature. Another interesting feature of their e-reader which was absent in some previous versions is the ability to read PDF files. As PDF is the standard for digital documents, this significantly increases the flexibility of the DX.
Of course, no Kindle DX review would be complete without an overview of the device’s features and specifications:
The Kindle DX, while larger than previous version only has a thickness of 0.38 inches. This is the thickness of an average magazine, thus making the device still easy to carry.
The screen size is much larger and measures 9.7 inches. The screen still uses the Amazon e-ink technology to give users a clear view under many lighting conditions. Many users report that the text seems more like if they were reading a paper document rather than looking at a digital screen.
PDF file support allows a greater amount of documents, such as ebooks, newspapers, etc. to be read with the device without needing to convert them to another format first.
An excellent thing that is worthy of mentioning in this Kindle DX review is the long battery life. If the device is simply used for reading, the battery can last up to three weeks, which is considerably longer than other mobile devices such as tablet PCs or competing e-readers.
While the Kindle DX has a keyboard that can be used to take notes, it is not the device’s best feature. We thought it necessary to mention in this Kindle DX review that the keyboard can take some getting used to as the buttons were not designed in an optimal way. However, remember that this device was primarily made for reading and not writing, so the keyboard issue is not a major problem.