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Kindle Scribe is Amazon's first e-reader you can write on – now up for pre-order
For $339.99, you can read, sign PDFs and draw directly on the 10.2-inch Amazon Kindle Scribe screen
➡️ The Shortcut Skinny: Amazon Kindle Scribe
📝 Kindle Scribe is Amazon’s first Kindle you can write on
🗄️ 16GB, 32GB and 64GB sizes (new info), all include a magnetic pen
🖋️ Basic pen comes with 16GB storage size (no charging or syncing)
🔏 “Premium pen” locked to the 32GB/64GB size (charges via USB-C)
📺 Display: Kindle Scribe screen is 10.2-inch and has a 300ppi
📆 Release date: shipments start on November 30
💰 Price: $339.99 in the US (pre-orders today from Amazon)
Update: I’ve added the Amazon product page where you can now pre-order the new Kindle Scribe.
The new Amazon Kindle Scribe is the first Kindle e-reader that you can write on, letting you read, sign documents and draw with an included pen-shaped stylus. Like the new Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED, this is among several new products that the online retailer announced today.
The Amazon Kindle Scribe price is $339.99 in the US and is available to pre-order starting today. Amazon said that its newest Kindle will be out in time for the holidays, though it didn’t specify an exact release date. I’ll update this story as soon as the pre-order and delivery estimate goes live.
Amazon did, however, lay out some of the e-reader specs, including the fact that the pen will attach magnetically to the side of the Kindle Scribe and the fact that you don’t need to charge or sync this stylus. There is a shortcut button on the side of the pen and a dedicated eraser. The fact that, unlike the Apple Pencil, Amazon won’t be charging extra for its stylus is a major boon.
The Kindle Scribe features a 10.2-inch screen and 300ppi, larger than the most popular Kindle, the Kindle Paperwhite at just 6.8 inches. There’s also an adjustable front-light display that changes based on your environment (this reminds me of the iPad TueTone display). It also reminds me of the reMarkable 2 tablet, only Amazon’s ecosystem should ensure this goes further – Microsoft Word document integration is said to be coming early next year, for example.
The Kindle Paperwhite, because of its price of $159.99 (and it’s often on sale during Prime Day and Black Friday), is likely to remain Amazon’s most popular e-reader in 2022. However, the new Kindle Scribe should be a second-place favorite due to its unique selling point.
Battery life on the Kindle Scribe is supposed to last “weeks,” according to Amazon. We’ll see how it compares to the six weeks of battery life from the standard $100 Kindle. Stay tuned for our Kindle Scribe review to see how true that is with our review testing. Three months of Kindle Unlimited is included with your purchase of the Kindle Scribe.
Amazon says that the Kindle Scribe is for those who love to read and write, so you can read books, sign invoices, and draw directly on the display.
This Amazon Kindle Scribe news story will be updated as more information is revealed during the live invite-only press conference.