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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition Review

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition Review

For 2021, Amazon is splitting the Kindle Paperwhite line in two. Yes, there's a new $139.99 Paperwhite model, with a bigger display and longer battery, but it's joined by the first Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition. At $189.99 it promises to better bridge the gap between Paperwhite and Kindle Oasis, including the long-awaited addition of some new features.

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Kobo Sage ereader has a big advantage Kindle doesn’t offer

Kobo Sage ereader has a big advantage Kindle doesn’t offer

Kobo has a pair of new ereaders to ween you off your Kindle, and if you've been looking for reasons to ditch Amazon then the Kobo Sage's stylus support might be it. The new E Ink model - alongside the new Kobo Libra 2 - from the Rakuten-owned company are also the first to support Kobo's audiobooks, as well as being waterproof for up to 60 minutes.

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Kobo Sage and Libra 2 add Bluetooth for wireless audiobook listening

Kobo Sage and Libra 2 add Bluetooth for wireless audiobook listening

Despite the prevalence of tablets like the iPad mini and smartphones with gigantic screens, there is still a thriving market for eBook readers. In fact, that market has grown considerably in the past few years, with eReaders that have actually come close to matching Android tablets in functionality. Despite those, Amazon and Kobo have continued to lean more towards the traditional side of these devices, but the new Kobo Sage and Kobo Libra 2 get pretty close to that boundary, especially a new feature that puts Kobo's audiobooks in the limelight.

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Kindle Paperwhite (2021) adds bigger screen, USB-C and Signature Edition

Kindle Paperwhite (2021) adds bigger screen, USB-C and Signature Edition

Amazon has updated the Kindle Paperwhite, with the new 2021 version of the ereader getting a bigger display, USB-C charging, and a much-improved screen lighting system. In addition to the new model, Amazon is also adding a Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition to the range, with more storage and wireless charging among other improvements.

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New Kindle Paperwhite 5 leaks with bigger screen and wireless charging

New Kindle Paperwhite 5 leaks with bigger screen and wireless charging

Amazon is preparing a new Kindle Paperwhite, with the updated ereader prematurely listed on the retailer's own site. The new Paperwhite will address some of existing owners' biggest requests, including a larger display than the current Kindle, and the addition of features like support for wireless charging.

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Incoming Kindle updates make navigation easier on some models

Incoming Kindle updates make navigation easier on some models

Amazon today announced a new pair of updates for a collection of recent Kindle devices. While these updates don't come with any massive new features, they will come with some smaller ones that should hopefully make reading on a Kindle more intuitive. Unfortunately, it seems that only a subset of users will be getting these updates, as they're limited to more recent Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite devices along with the Kindle Oasis.

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PineNote is an open source Linux e-reader with Wacom stylus support

PineNote is an open source Linux e-reader with Wacom stylus support

PINE64 may have started out as a competitor to the Raspberry Pi's single-board computers (SBCs), but it has long grown out of its shell to expand into new territories. It is now better known for daring to create open source Linux devices that span laptops, tablets, smartphones, and even smartwatches. Now it is taking that growth a step further with the PineNote, an e-paper reader that's designed to be just as open as its other Pine-branded devices.

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Kobo Elipsa is a 10.3-inch e-reader to replace your paper notebook

Kobo Elipsa is a 10.3-inch e-reader to replace your paper notebook

Kobo has revealed its latest e-reader, though the Kobo Elipsa is just as much about taking notes as it is reading ebooks. Fronted with a 10.3-inch E Ink Carta 1200 e-paper display, the Elipsa is part-e-reader, part-tablet with a bundled stylus that can be used to annotate text, jot down ideas and sketches, and generally replace a paper notepad.

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Now your Amazon Kindle can set your current ebook cover as lockscreen art

Now your Amazon Kindle can set your current ebook cover as lockscreen art

If your big problem with ebooks is not remembering which book you're in the middle of - or not getting to leave the book out so that other people can be impressed you understand molecular biology or iambic pentameter - there's good Kindle news today. Amazon is tweaking how the lockscreen of its Kindle models work, replacing the usual screensaver on select versions with the cover of the current book-in-progress.

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Lenovo Barnes & Noble NOOK 10-inch HD tablet released with keen design

Lenovo Barnes & Noble NOOK 10-inch HD tablet released with keen design

This week the folks at Barnes & Noble and Lenovo revealed a collaboration that puts the name NOOK back in the spotlight. This is the new NOOK tablet, a tablet that continues the line of eBook-focused eReader devices with a machine that can also just... be a more fully functional tablet, too. This is the tablet you'll want to seek out if you're looking for media consumption, eBooks first, everything else second.

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E Ink’s new color e-paper gets bolder colors and bigger panels

E Ink’s new color e-paper gets bolder colors and bigger panels

E Ink has revealed its latest color e-paper, with Kaleido Plus promising brighter hues and improved readability for future ereaders. The new panels - which can display 4,096 colors, but consume a fraction of the power of a traditional LCD or OLED screen - also support larger sizes than E Ink's current color e-paper product.

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PocketBook InkPad Color 7.8-inch eReader is now available

PocketBook InkPad Color 7.8-inch eReader is now available

eBook readers like the Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and the Barnes & Noble Nook have been highly praised for their simplicity and benefits to the eyes because of their use of e-paper displays or EPDs. Those strengths, however, also come with their own weaknesses, like their inability to display color or do much else beyond reading ebooks. That's no longer true these days, though, with many eReaders adopting Android for more functionality. And then there's the new breed of EPDs that are showing off some colors, like the new PocketBook InkPad Color that is finally making its way to International markets.

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