Amazon announces Kindle Scribe with pen input
Amazon today announced the Kindle Scribe, the company’s largest Kindle yet and for the first time with pen input for reading and writing on the go.
The Kindle Scribe features a large 10.2-inch matte touchscreen Paperwhite display. The device includes a standard pen, which attaches magnetically to the side of the device when not in use. You can also choose an optional Premium pen, which has an eraser on the other end and a shortcut button to switch between pen, highlighter, and more.
The Kindle Scribe supports adding handwritten notes to books using the sticky note feature. Sticky notes are automatically arranged by book and also get synced across devices. The device also includes note-taking and journaling features, with templates like lined paper, blank paper, to-do lists, and more. Notes can be organized by folder and searched through, and also get synced.
You can also send PDF files to the device to markup or sign them, and insert sticky notes in Microsoft Word documents. An option to send documents to the Kindle Scribe directly through Word will arrive in 2023.
Aside from that, the Kindle Scribe is more or less a large Kindle Oasis, with the only differences being the lack of page turn buttons and water-resistance.
The Kindle Scribe will be available in 16/32/64GB variants and starts at $339 with the standard pen.