The Kindle 11 is Amazon’s latest model of their well-known e-reader, and it options an extremely mild design, a brand new excessive decision show, USB C charging and 16GB of storage.
Amazon is working to cut back environmental impacts with the discharge of the Kindle 11, the gadget itself has been constructed with 75% recycled plastics (for the black gadget – 30% for the denim) and 90% recycled magnesium. Moreover, the accent covers are produced from 99% wooden fibre-based supplies, and the packaging is manufactured from both sustainably managed forests or recycled supplies.
The Kindle 11 is comfortably sized to slot in your hand – with a canopy on, the unit measures 11cm broad and 16cm excessive – and weighing in at below 200g, it’s mild sufficient to carry for hours with out discomfort.
The covers do extra than simply defend your Kindle, they are going to routinely put the gadget to sleep when closed and wake it up while you reopen it. The covers are accessible in Black, Rose, Denim, and Darkish Emerald, and are priced at $49.95AUD.
The display screen is implausible – a 300 PPI excessive decision, glare-free 15cm show (or 6 inches should you occur to dwell within the US, Liberia or Myanmar). With such a excessive PPI the readability and crispness of the show are so good you could possibly virtually neglect it’s a display screen not a bit of paper.
You possibly can modify the entrance mild, change to darkish mode (black background with white textual content) and you may learn simply in any mild degree – together with whole darkness.
The Kindle 11 has 16GB of space for storing, twice that of the earlier technology Kindle, sufficient to fulfill even probably the most avid of bibliophiles, and can absolutely cost in 4 hours (and even much less relying on the voltage of your charger). Amazon state the battery will last as long as 6 weeks, they qualify that assertion after all:
“A single cost lasts as much as six (6) weeks, primarily based on a half hour of studying per day with wi-fi off and the sunshine setting at 13. Battery life might range relying on use.”
however even in case you are studying all day day-after-day, the battery will final an excellent very long time.
As to what you’ll be able to learn, the Amazon e-book retailer has thousands and thousands of titles accessible, and Kindle purchases include a 3 month Kindle Limitless membership for brand new service subscribers. A KU subscription is nicely price the price for my part – there’s an higher restrict on the variety of books really downloaded onto your Kindle at one time, however there’s no restrict to the variety of titles you’ll be able to borrow.
A KU subscription additionally beneficial properties you entry to ‘Amazon Authentic Tales’ – brief fiction and nonfiction titles from a variety of authors.
When you dive headfirst into your chosen ebook, the Kindle 11 has fairly a couple of abilities to show. Press and maintain on the textual content to get a dictionary definition of your chosen phrase – swipe left for a Wikipedia entry in your choice, and swipe left once more to get a translation choice – helpful for these tales when characters can dip out and in of one other language.
Sure phrases may also have an “X-Ray” choice. That is distinctive to Kindle, permitting a reader to pick a phrase or phrase and entry extra details about it. For instance, choosing the phrase “Pensieve” from a Harry Potter novel will help you see ‘notable clips’ or ‘all mentions’ of the phrase inside your ebook. Looking out “Snape” will let you know who the character is and offer you a visible illustration of the place the character seems within the ebook you might be studying.
Kindle additionally has a ‘phrase sensible’ characteristic which will help readers increase their understanding and vocabulary by explaining probably the most difficult phrases in a ebook. Merely faucet on a phrase to see a definition and comparable phrases.
I needed to make a couple of changes when first utilizing the Kindle 11, my earlier gadget was a Kindle Oasis, and the ability and charging socket have moved from the highest on the Oasis to the underside on the 11. The Oasis additionally had two bodily buttons which don’t seem on the 11, and I’ve discovered myself type of lacking them. I personally discover it simpler to learn and switch pages when I’ve a button to push, not that tapping a display screen is tough, nevertheless it’s simpler to carry a tool one handed and press a button with the sting of your thumb than it’s to should raise your thumb or finger and faucet the display screen. With no buttons current, I discover myself holding the gadget with one hand and tapping to alter the web page with the opposite.
This actually isn’t an enormous deal although and I’ve totally loved curling up with the Kindle 11 and attempting to re-read all the Harry Potter collection earlier than attending a HP themed quiz night time in November. With the ability to end one ebook after which with a couple of faucets be studying the following has been great – to not point out not having to hold across the precise books, since the previous couple of get pretty hefty.
The Kindle may be seen by some as a one trick pony – you’ll be able to in any case learn on a smartphone with the kindle app, however having a tool devoted to simply studying has its upsides – no interruptions, no alerts or reminders, no ‘i’ll simply examine…’ moments. You received’t get drawn down any proverbial rabbit holes (except you’re studying Alice in Wonderland after all) you’ll be able to merely develop into immersed within the ebook you might be studying.
The know-how of a Kindle is juxtaposed with the simplicity of a Kindle, but the mix of the 2 has created one thing particular.
A Kindle is only a ebook, however on the similar time a Kindle is each ebook, courtesy of the know-how which powers it.
The Kindle 11 will retail for $179AUD/$199NZD for the 16GB gadget, and can be accessible in Black or Denim colors.
The Kindle 11 is obtainable for pre-order through www.amazon.com.au/kindle, and can be accessible from choose native retailers, together with JB Hello-Fi, in early December 2022.
Amazon has not requested the return of the gadget following overview