It has been 14 years since Jeff Bezos introduced the
Kindle, the electronic book
that has almost become the standard in the publishing industry.
Now, for the first time, it will be a device not only for reading, but
also for writing
At the event that Amazon celebrates in the fall to talk about new consumer electronics products, the protagonist has undoubtedly been the Kindle Scribe, which is a book with a 10.2-inch diagonal electronic ink screen that for the first time It
compatible with a digital pen
with which to write or draw.
It can be used to review and annotate documents or take notes in class, although with the same limitation as electronic books:
the screen only shows grayscale
and the refresh rate is not very high.
Until now it was possible to make annotations, but using a virtual keyboard.
"It's also great for
managing your to-do list
, filling out forms, or just working on a visual outline," explains Kevin Keith, Vice President of Amazon Devices.
The advantages of the Kindle Scribe are also the same as those of the Kindle that the company has sold until now.
Unlike a tablet like Microsoft's iPad or Surface,
it has a battery life measured in weeks
, not days, and is perfectly readable in broad daylight.
Its thickness is less than 6 mm.
and it is also very light.
There are two digital pens available, a basic one and a premium one that includes a
virtual eraser on the end
and a button that can be associated with specific tasks or apps.
The idea of combining a ballpoint pen with an electronic ink screen is not new.
Companies like Remarkable already had Kindle Scribe-like products for sale, but like e-books more than a decade ago,
Amazon's breakthrough could act as a catalyst
for the entire market.
Scribe can be reserved from today at a price of 369 euros.
Light, image and sound
Along with Scribe, Amazon has also announced
new versions of its
Echo speakers with better sound quality, a temperature sensor, and a more detailed LED indicator.
The Echo Studio, the highest-quality speaker in Amazon's catalog, also debuts new spatial
technology and extended frequency range.
The company has also announced a new FireTV Cube, a device that adds the FireTV experience to any screen, with access to applications and the Alexa ecosystem.
It can also be paired
with a new remote control
with customizable buttons that can also emit a sound if it gets lost between the sofa cushions.
Amazon has also announced that it will bring the FireTV interface experience to the Echo Show 15, its largest smart display.
In the US, it also plans to launch new products.
One of the most interesting is Halo Rise, a
nightstand lamp that is capable of simulating sunrise and sunset
to soften the impact of waking up in the morning or relax the atmosphere before bed.
The lamp is also capable of monitoring sleep quality without the need for direct contact thanks to various integrated microphones and sensors.
Another notable announcement is the new FireTV Omni series of QLED televisions, which will be available in 65-inch and 75-inch screens at a very low price of approximately $799 at current exchange rates, almost the same amount in euros.
will also be able to show art in digital format
when not in use, as a frame, as some competing models already do.
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