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Inside The Kindle Paperwhite’s Display [Video]

By far the most praised feature of the new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite ebook reader is the new display; this video takes you behind the scenes with the design team and highlights what exactly makes the evenly lit display work so well.

Accounting for the promotional nature of the video, it’s still fascinating to take a look at how they crafted the front plate of the display to yield such an even front-lit effect. You can read more about the Kindle Paperwhite here.

[via ExtremeTech]

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  • Published 10/3/12

Comments (6)

  1. r

    …wasn’t listening to one word they said; however, they seem to have very nice chairs & lamps

  2. 0xRiddle

    It’s only available in the USA and amazon’s prices in Europe are a rip off anyway ..

  3. nigelo

    These guys are so boring it is impossible to keep listening for longer than the first minute and as they seem pretty far from getting to the point by then the whole video is a complete waste of time.

  4. Jim

    There’s no audio on the Paperwhite. It can’t do text to speech like the touch did. That was a big feature for reading comprehension with my kids.

  5. Ushindi

    Long ago, faced with a choice similar to that of choosing between the forces of Gondor or the forces of Mordor, I chose to align myself with the one for good, not that of evil, and picked the Nook and EPUBS, NOT Amazon and MOBI.

    I spit on your Kindle Paperwhite!

  6. AndyR

    I thought that MIT invented this type of display (e-Ink, E Paper, etc) in the 90’s.

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