If someone wanted an e-ink tablet that could both handle book reading and handwriting, one of the few choices in town was a ReMarkable tablet.
Now, Amazon is finally stepping up their game and adding on-device writing to a Kindle, for the very first time.
Meet the Kindle Scribe, a tablet that looks a bit like the Kindle Oasis thanks to the thick side bezel but has a stylus that magnetically snaps on the side.
The very good news? The stylus uses EMR (electro-magnetic resistance), which means that not only it doesn’t need charging but lots of other EMR styluses will probably work with the Kindle Scribe.
The Kindle Scribe comes with a 10.2-inch 300ppi display and has an adjustable front light, so you can use it in the dark as well.
The only downside? Software support isn’t quite there yet and, if you want to send Word documents to Kindle Scribe, you’ll have to wait for that functionality until next year.
The ebook reader will be available on November 30th but preorders are already up, with models starting at $340.
Not only are there different storage options for the Kindle Scribe but there are also Kindle Stylus options, with the premium pen having a customizable shortcut button and an eraser on top.
For US customers, the Kindle Scribe also comes with a four month trial to Kindle Unlimited to sweeten the deal.