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How Electronic Ink Works
Electronic ink screens work using ink, just like books and newspapers, but display the ink particles electronically. People who see the display for the first time do a double take because the screen looks like real paper.
No Eye Strain--Reads Like Real Paper, Not a Computer Screen
Kindle's electronic ink display is ideal for reading because it does not create the same eyestrain as reading on traditional backlit LCD tablets or laptops.
Clearer Text and the Sharpest Display
Electronic ink uses actual ink to create crisp, print-like text similar to what you see in a physical book. Kindle's proprietary, hand-built fonts take advantage of the special characteristics of the ink to make letters clear and sharp.
No Glare, Even in Bright Sunlight
Kindle's screen reflects light like ordinary paper, eliminating the glare created by backlit LCD displays on tablets or smart phones. Kindle can be read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room.
Not all E Ink is the Same--Kindle Uses Latest Generation E Ink for 50% Better Contrast
When considering an ereader, you should ensure that you are getting a device with the latest generation E Ink technology, referred to as "Pearl". Our all-new Kindle uses Pearl, resulting in the best reading experience possible with 50% better contrast and the sharpest text.
Read Before Bed Without Affecting Sleep
According to some sleep experts, reading on closely-held backlit screens before bed inhibits melatonin production, which is critical for a good night's sleep. "The take-home lesson is that insomnia and electronic gadgets emitting light should not [be] mixed before bedtime" says UCLA Neurology Clinic Director Alon Avidan. "Kindle is better for your sleep."
Fonts on Kindle's ink-based display looks smoother and more natural than an LCD display.
What Customers Say About Kindle's Electronic Ink Display
"My first impression of Kindle's screen was: 'That's a screen?! It doesn't look like a screen.'... It looks like a book page, only perfect. No grain or pulp."—Jeremy
"I love how the screen really looks like a page, because I do work at a computer all day, and the last thing I want to look at is another screen."—Amy P
"I found the contrast to be soothing and I was able to read in direct sunlight with no glare."—M. H.
The Kindle is a triumph. It's a beautifully designed eBook reader with a gorgeous display offering a superbly integrated book-buying experience. ... Amazon has delivered a game-changing device at a bargain price; it is deservedly onto a winner here. " - PC Pro
They've cracked it — this is the future." - London Evening Standard
Its e-ink display is a thing of great beauty." - The Independent
Battery life is long enough for space shuttle missions." - Wired
Kindle's winning combination of noteworthy upgrades—an improved screen, better battery life, lighter weight, and lower price—vaults it to the top of the e-book reader category." - CNet
Just as digital music knocked down the price of an album… …Kindle is doing it for books. It's about time." - Live Magazine, Mail on Sunday
Speaking as a consumer, I’ll be buying a Kindle." - Matt Warman, Telegraph.co.uk
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A fresh way of thinking about spirituality that grows throughout lifeIn Falling Upward, Fr. Richard Rohr seeks to help readers understand the tasks of the two halves of life and to show them that those who have fallen, failed, or "gone down" are the only ones who understand "up." Most of us tend to think of the second half of life as largely about getting old, dealing with health issues, and letting go of life, but the whole thesis of this book is exactly the opposite.? What looks like falling down can largely be experienced as "falling upward."? In fact, it is not a loss but somehow actually a gain, as we have all seen with elders who?have come to their fullness.??
From the Inside FlapIn the first half of life, we are naturally and rightly preoccupied with establishing our identity—climbing, achieving, and performing. But those concerns will not serve us as we grow older and begin to embark on a further journey, one that involves challenges, mistakes, loss of control, broader horizons, and necessary suffering that actually shocks us out of our prior comfort zone. Eventually, we need to see ourselves in a different and more life-giving way. This message of "falling down"—that is in fact moving upward—is the most resisted and counterintuitive of messages in the world's religions, including and most especially Christianity.In Falling Upward, Father Richard Rohr—the founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation—offers a new paradigm for understanding one of the most profound of life's mysteries: how our failings can be the foundation for our ongoing spiritual growth. Drawing on the wisdom from time-honored myths, heroic poems, great thinkers, and sacred religious texts, the author explores the two halves of life to show that those who have fallen, failed, or "gone down" are the only ones who understand "up." We grow spiritually more by doing it wrong than by doing it right.
With rare insight, Rohr takes us on a journey to give us an understanding of how the heartbreaks, disappointments, and first loves of life are actually stepping stones to the spiritual joys that the second half of life has in store for us.
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Read Kindle easily in the dark with Amazon's revolutionary, all-new lighted leather cover.
The hinge points are gold-plated to ensure
a reliable electrical connection.
No batteries required.
Read easily with one hand, with or without
the light on.
Protect your Kindle on the go, and never be
without a reading light
|Our new design seamlessly incorporates a reading light into the cover, so you can carry your Kindle wherever you go and always have a reading light with you. Simply pull the light out to illuminate Kindle when you need it, and slide it away to be invisible when you don't. And since the light draws its power from Kindle, no batteries are needed.|
The contoured, pebble-grain leather (available in 7 different colors) keeps your Kindle safe and secure, while the soft charcoal microfiber interior protects the screen from scratches. The cover is designed to fold back, so you can read comfortably with just one hand.
The built-in, retractable LED light pulls out to illuminate Kindle, and slides away when not in use.
Never Be Without a Light
Our all-new Kindle cover features an integrated, retractable LED reading light that lets you read comfortably anytime, anywhere. The high-quality LED light illuminates Kindle's paper-like display, adding brightness without adding glare.
A permanent part of the cover, the reading light is located in the top right-hand corner of the back cover. When needed, simply pull the light out and it automatically illuminates, eliminating the need for a separate power switch. To turn the light off, slide it back in to the corner of the cover.
Since the light is powered by Kindle's battery, no batteries are needed.
How It Works
In addition to securing Kindle in place, our new hinge system conducts electricity from Kindle's battery to the reading light - when Kindle is attached to the hinge, an electrical connection is formed that powers the light.
The cover's hinge points are gold-plated, to ensure a reliable electrical connection. Gold is used because of its ability to make good electrical contact even with low force, and for its corrosion resistance.
Secure Your Kindle in Four Easy Steps
Read Comfortably with One Hand
Reading with the cover on, you can easily access Kindle's navigation features and power switch, while the rounded edges offer a perfect fit in your hands. The cover is designed to fold back, so you can read comfortably with just one hand. And the retractable reading light is easily accessible with the cover open or folded back.
On the Go
This compact cover is perfect for taking Kindle wherever you go. The sleek leather ensures the ultimate fit and protection, without adding bulk or weight. Our patent-pending hinge system secures Kindle in place, and an elastic strap keeps the cover firmly closed for maximum screen protection. Simply attach Kindle to the hinge, apply the strap, and rest assured it will stay securely in place even when you're on the go.
You'll never be without a reading light, and since the light draws its power from Kindle, no batteries are needed.
Amazon’s official Kindle lighted cover features contoured, pebble-grain leather available in 7 different colors.
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Slim and lightweight - only 8.5 ounces
Barely 1/3 of an inch
Read in bright sunlight with no glare
Eight adjustable text sizes for comfortable reading
Use the keyboard to add annotations to text
Built-in dictionary with Instant Lookup
Shop the Kindle Store right on your device
Share meaningful passages on Facebook and Twitter
Over 700,000 books. Bests
Kindle Lighted Leather Cover, sold separately
|Display Size||6" diagonal||6" diagonal||9.7" diagonal|
|Display Type||E Ink Pearl||E Ink Pearl||E Ink Pearl|
|Size||7.5" x 4.8" x 0.335"||7.5" x 4.8" x 0.335"||10.4" x 7.2" x 0.38"|
|Weight||8.5 ounces||8.7 ounces||18.9 ounces|
|Storage||3,500 Books||3,500 books||3,500 books|
|Battery Life (Wireless Off)||1 month||1 month||2-3 weeks|
|Battery Life (Wireless On)||3 weeks||10 days||7 days|
|Books in 60 Seconds|
|Free 3G Wireless|
|Global Wireless Coverage||100 countries and territories||100 countries and territories|
|Native PDF Support|
|Portrait & Landscape View|
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