If you prefer to watch rather than read about electronic devices you’re going to buy, we prepared a handy list with Amazon Kindle Paperwhite video reviews and hands-on.
Kindle Paperwhite started shipping yesterday, but due to extreme popularity, orders placed today are expected to come at your door in 4 to 6 weeks, and there is a limit of two devices per customer.
Delivery conditions are changing fast. If you ordered the Paperwhite yesterday, the shipping date was set to October 22, and the limit per customer was five devices. So, if you’ll get convinced by the material you see below, to make sure the e-reader comes for Christmas, place the order as soon as possible.
Check what experts from CNET, Engadget and The Verge want to say about what John Biggs calls on TechCrunch “a reader’s dream”.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite hands-on – The Verge
Ross Miller tests the new Kindle during the Amazon conference on September 6, when it was revealed. A fresh, and therefore very authentic opinion. At the end of the clip you’ll see how fast pages refresh – and this happens without going via black screen.
CNET: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite – First Look
Again, Amazon conference, but this time, the device is being presented for CNET by Jay Marine, Vice President of Kindle Product Management.
62% more pixels, 25% more contrast, which means that blacks are blacker, and whites are whiter. You’ll also notice it’s super-bright, because we’ve built-in a light. See how adjustable that is, up and down, super fluid.
CNET TV: Kindle Paperwhite shines
Kindle Paperwhite is already CNET Editor’s Choice. David Carnoy has a very detailed presentation of the new device.
Rising to the top of the e-reader pack, the Kindle Paperwhite is a no-brainer purchase for anybody waiting for a Kindle with a built-in light.
Kindle Paperwhite hands-on by Good E-reader
Opposite to previous videos this one is a no-comment test of the new device. It’s very easy to imagine yourself doing that.
Kindle Chronicles: Kindle Paperwhite vs. Kindle Touch – review
Len Edgerly, host of the Kindle Chronicles Podcast, gives an overview of the Paperwhite’s screen , comparing it to the Kindle Touch.
Engadget: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review (recommended)
An extremely interesting review by Brian Heater from Engadget, where you can see Kindle Paperwhite and Nook Simple Touch GlowLight compared next to each other in the dark. If you had to watch one video about Kindle Paperwhite, it should be this one.
WSJ - Excerpts from Kindle Paperwhite Announcement
The Wall Street Journal shares on its YouTube channel the excerpts from Amazon conference. Watch company’s CEO Jeff Bezos unveiling his latest addition to the Kindle family.
How Kindle Paperwhite display works
We’ve shared this useful video already on Ebook Friendly. If you’re interested in learning how the display works, why it’s so bright, and how the light is being spread across the screen so smoothly, you should definitely watch this video.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite commercial
Last thing: how Amazon markets the new model – here is the official Kindle Paperwhite commercial.
Kindle Paperwhite, 6″ High Resolution Display with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi – Includes Special Offers
World’s most advanced e-reader – high resolution, high contrast touchscreen with built-in light and up to 8-week battery life, even with the light on at setting 10. Kindle Paperwhite delivers clear, crisp text and images with no glare, even in bright sunlight. The patented built-in light evenly illuminates the screen, not the entire room, so you won’t disturb your partner when you can’t put your book down at night.
Our Paperwhite display offers 62% more pixels, and renders exceptionally sharp, clear text and images.
Kindle Paperwhite’s screen has 25% higher contrast. Crisp, dark text against a brilliant white background makes for the perfect read.
Innovative Built-in Light
Paperwhite guides light towards the display from above instead of projecting it out at your eyes like back-lit displays, thereby reducing screen fatigue. You can adjust your screen’s brightness to create a perfect reading experience in all lighting conditions, from bright sunlight to bedtime reading.
Uncompromised Battery Life
A single charge lasts up to eight weeks, based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at 10. Our breakthrough power management technology allows you to leave the light on at all times for the best possible contrast without sacrificing battery life.