We love our Kindles. How else can you transport a library's worth of books in something that weighs less than a paperback? The Kindle Scribe expands on that idea with an included pen that lets you mark up your books as you read — ideal for taking notes or highlighting your favorite passages. It makes a great daily planner too! With Mother's Day on the horizon, we can't think of a better gift. Plus, this baby's on sale for its lowest price ever — just $283 (down from $340) with Prime. There are also a lot of bundles on sale for a double-whammy gift.
The Kindle Scribe is a bit different from existing Kindles. For one, it has a larger section on the left side so you can easily grip it, versus others that have thin and narrow bezels. Want to know what it's like to use? Our own Rick Broida wrote a full review of the Scribe, and said it's "very good."
One of the cool features of the Scribe is that you can open a digital sticky note and actually write down your thoughts — with a pen! — on whatever you're reading, whether it's a nonfiction self-help book or just a particularly compelling bit of fiction. (The necessary pen is included.)
The Paperwhite display is easy on the eyes, allowing you to read for hours on end without feeling the sting of blue light — especially if you read in bed (like so many of us do.)
It also makes a great planner, fans say. "In a nutshell, I thoroughly enjoy planning my day in advance on the Kindle Scribe. In my Daily Plan notebook, I'm able to create a custom planning page (with block scheduling, To Dos and Notes) in about 30 seconds, and then I consult and update my plan in the Scribe throughout my day," said one five-star reviewer. "For a number of reasons, I find it much more engaging and useful than a paper notebook. For one thing, I can erase just by pushing a button on the pen, so I'm able to keep my to-do list and notes neat and uncluttered. I can access my various notebooks on my phone or any device that has the Kindle app, so my notebooks are always with me. And writing on the device is simply enjoyable with the paper-like screen, the eraser, and the different pens and thicknesses."
"My first Kindle was a DX, and I’ve owned every version of the Kindle since then," another user said. "I tried the ReMarkable for note-taking but found I wasn’t keeping it with me as much. The Scribe is not only better than the ReMarkable as a note-taking device, but it has my whole Kindle library in large format. I love the larger reading format, especially when flying on a plane. I used to use an iPad but the Kindle reading experience is much better. Plus, having the ability to read and take notes (and then access them from the Kindle app on iPhone or iPad) makes it much more compelling to keep it with me when I travel and to use for note taking."
If you've been waiting for this device to go on sale, now's your chance to pounce!
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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