Kindle is coming out with a new line on October 1 which you can pre-order now. It looks pretty cool and not even my abnormal devotion to buttons on my Kindle Keyboard can keep me from wanting one. I’ll point out some of the features I think will be handy, but first can I say how dumb the new name is? It’s called “Paperwhite.” The Nook’s version of this is called “GlowLight” and made me want one when I didn’t even know what the crap it was. So I’m going to think up a better name for the new Kindle in 5 seconds…I would have called it “Illumination.” But that’s just me. And sadly no one asked me.
Here’s a list for your scrolling pleasure of the new features I really like:
- The built-in light (YES!!!!!!!)
- The price is $20 cheaper than the Nook, but it comes with ads. I wonder, does the ad-free Kindle have better screen-savers than the “Dead-Poet Society” on my Kindle Keyboard? Because that might be worth the extra $20 right there for the no-ad version.
- Time to Read feature – it gives you a personalized estimate on when you will finish the chapter based on the data it collects on how fast you read. I don’t know how to feel about this. How much data is this thing collecting about me? And it takes me HOW LONG to read a stinkin chapter??
- Auto Wake and Sleep – the new leather cover automatically wakes your Kindle when it’s open and puts it to sleep when you close it like the iPad covers do. I SO WANT THIS. But it’s 40 bucks. Gahhh. Why can’t it be 20. Please?
There’s also a new version of the Kindle Fire. I care not.
What do you think of the new Kindle? Do you like the name or is it just me?