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Amazon Kindle Keyboard Review

Has an excellent screen, killer battery life and makes buying eBooks ridiculously easy.

March 04, 2011
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Device & Specs

Physically, the two devices are similar, but the Kindle is a little smaller and sleeker. The Reader Daily also offers a touch screen interface in addition to the buttons, while the Kindle is controlled through the buttons only.

Screen

E-Ink. There are some differences, though: the Sony adds a touch screen layer, which makes it look slightly less sharp. Otherwise, the two are identical, with the same overall performance and contrast.

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Battery

Both devices have battery power to spare, but the Kindle seems to have a slight edge, lasting longer in our tests for eBook reading and music playing. However, the battery on both devices is not likely to be a limiting factor unless you tend to spend weeks away from a power source.

eReader

Both devices do an excellent job of showing eBooks, making it easy to read and buy books.

Internet

Both devices can browse the web, but the experience isn’t stellar on either one. The eInk displays we’ve seen so far have all been slow and clunky on the internet, and pale in comparison to the experience you’d get from the average smartphone.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Email & Web Browsing
  8. Internet Apps
  9. Apple iPad Wi-Fi (16 GB) Comparison
  10. Barnes & Noble Nook Color Comparison
  11. Sony Reader Touch Edition Comparison
  12. Conclusion
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