A big graphite Kindle DX. A super fast 4G WiMax Wi-Fi Hotspot. A bamboo laptop. For all the mobile warriors who demand the biggest, fastest and eco-friendliest, your devices are now available.
The Kindle DX gets refreshed today with a lower price of $379, and a 9.7-inch screen with 50 percent better contrast. It also happens to come in a graphite finish. Ships on July 7th but orders start now.
A whole cottage industry has sprung up around the idea of modifying Moleskine notebooks to house gadgets, and now the historic brand is getting in on the action themselves: they're offering an official, no-modding-necessary Moleskine cover for the Kindle.
Bad news for Amazon, who's hoping that in the future all college students will read their textbooks through the oversided Kindle DX: the first students to use it, at Princeton, are not fans.
With the Sony Reader Daily Edition, the 3G-enabled ebook reader battle is pitched. At the end of this year, it'll fight Amazon's Kindle 2 and DX and Plastic Logic's eReader to the death. Here's how they all stack up now:
Nicholson Baker of the venerable New Yorker decided to try out Amazon's Kindle to see if it was really the future of reading. He wrote a whopping 6,300 words on the subject, but allow me to summarize: it sucks.
Were you screwed over by Amazon this week when they remotely deleted George Orwell's 1984 from your Kindle? Yes? Good news! A simple trip to Australia is all you need to stick it back to the man:
The "New" Democratic Leadership Council in Washington has proposed that the government buy a Kindle or other "eTextbook" for each of the 56 million K-12 schoolchildren in America. It's a nice sentiment, but as a plan, it's holey.
According to this Amazon video, the Kindle DX can survive a 30-inch drop with ease. Good, because apparently the old Kindle can't survive some shaking in a padded sleeve, inside a laptop bag.
In this five-step tutorial, RapidRepair shows you how to carefully disassemble—and reassemble—your Kindle DX to get a closer look at its innards.
Kindle DX is the true heir to the Kindle throne, but whether Amazon's ebook kingdom is growing or shrinking depends on the next wave of books—textbooks. In the meantime, bigger screen, cool new tricks...