Kindle Scribe is an e-reader with a stylus

Read books and take notes

Kindle Scribe is an e-reader with a stylus

Kindles are synonymous with book reading. But have you ever felt like doodling when you’re reading a best seller? Certainly thinks you might, at least that’s what its latest Kindle suggests. Enter the Kindle Scribe, an e-reader with a stylus that let’s you read books and take notes.

The Kindle Scribe works more like a tablet sporting a 10.2-inch illuminated e-ink display with 330ppi pixel density. It certainly is as big as a tablet, and the experience of using the stylus is like writing on a paper. With features like sticky note, you can take quick notes and add them to the books you download from the Kindle store. Additionally, you can also create to-do lists, and use this Kindle as a planner of sorts. to-do lists, and use this Kindle as a planner of sorts. Here’s what you need to know:

Kindle Scribe: Design and hardware

Despite being as big as a tablet, at just 5.8mm, it is still as thin as a Kindle. The stylus magnetically attaches to the side of Kindle, and there are two pen options to choose from – Basic and Premium. Needless to say, the latter is the more feature-rich of the two with a dedicated eraser on top and a customisable shortcut button. The leather back cover can be flipped and used as a stand, and the e-reader even comes with rubber grips at the back to avoid it from slipping off the table.

Kindle Scribe: What it's like for taking notes?

The Kindle Scribe allows you to take notes via the writing toolbar. Within this, you will find a sticky note icon where can take notes with your finger or a pen. The convenient feature can allow you to move the notes box and save it on the account linked to your Kindle.

Once done, you can tap on the ‘x’ icon to exit the app. The tool gives you plenty of formatting options like cut, edit and highlight before you save or export your notes file.

Kindle Scribe: Should you buy it?

Kindle Scribe has been launched with three storage options – 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. Prices start from $339 (approximately Rs 27,000). With the features it offers, the Kindle Scribe makes for an upgrade-worthy purchase. You can also shop for other Kindles on or drop in at your nearest Croma retail stores for additional options.

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