Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Version 2

Looks like Amazon's own leak led to the early unveiling of the next generation Paperwhite.  Being dubbed as version 2, Amazon's best e-reader & in my opinion, the best way to consume ebooks is out for preorder today!  Click on the picture or use my link below to get yours shipped on or by September 30th! Here's the quick run down:

  • higher contrast
  • next generation built-in light
  • 25% faster processor
  • 19% tighter touch grid enhancing accuracy

Is it worth the upgrade?  I'll be honest that these features alone won't cause me to sell my version 1 on craigslist just yet but if the light is indeed that much better, you can count on it!


Amazon Paperwhite (next gen)

Surfing the Pages of a Real Book

Since the recent onslaught of Amazon's (and yes, Barnes and Nobles) inexpensive e-readers, e-book sales have exploded overtaking print sales. Over the past year, I find myself in constant dilemma about whether or not I'm ready to go full electronic. I still like the idea of a bookshelf displaying my collection and the physical sharing aspects of a hardback.

This artfully produced video by Salon Alpin depicts how beautiful page surfing really is. Of course, this only adds to my dilemma which I can assume I share with many others. Have you gone full electronic?

Much Better Now from Salon Alpin on Vimeo.