With the weather finally warming up, many of us will find ourselves soaking up the sun and making some vitamin D. Between your summer session classes and watermelon eating contests, you might find yourself with a little down time. This is the time to pick up a new book and get lost in the text. Summer is the perfect opportunity to create an achievable reading challenge for yourself. Don’t fall into the trap of starting a new series on Netflix or Hulu, instead expand your mind by exploring a fictional world or reading articles about other worldly issues. One of the perfect ways to do this is by powering down your laptop or television and powering up Kindle’s Paperwhite.
This simple device was specifically designed to enhance the readers experience with its unique key features. It is all black and white with the Paperwhite, because it is literally just black and white. It is the closest to reading an actual book while in reality it is still a piece of genius technology. It is an “e-ink” experience which means that there is no glare from the sun. So you can enjoy the pleasures of reading anywhere, rain, sun, shade or shine.
There is no camera mode and it offers a very basic web browser option, but there is a social component that allows users to connect to Twitter or Facebook to update statuses or share links to your book. It is a genuinely fascinating piece of hardware and the best way to get a sense of it is to just toy around with it. There are light adjustment controls, X-ray features, share options, reading options and so much more to explore.
Take the initiative this summer to challenge your inner reader.Hannah Jones ITC Front Desk Staff