Reading has never been easier with Kindle Paperwhite X-ray feature with information you need at your finger tips without the need to leave the page you read. I feel this is an important feature which will soon become a basic requirement for every e-book reader.
What is X-Ray on Kindle and How Useful is the Feature
For instance, whenever I read a new novel I tend to get chaotic with characters, places or events. And my guess is I’m not alone. So, if I get confused or forgot who is ‘Lord Voldemort’ from the novel ‘Harry Potter’ I might have to go back flipping pages to track information about this character or where it was mention. This is not the case with Kindle X-Ray feature, all you do is tap of the character, place or topic of interest which pop up a mini window that have option for dictionary, X-Ray and Wikipedia.
When you tap on X-Ray it pulls up information about the character and also passages where this specific character appears in the book. Yahoo! You don’t even need to leave the page you read. X-Ray feature will explore in-depth the content of a book to “get to its bones”, as described by Amazon. It’s not limited to finding information about a character but you can pretty much lookup information for historical figures, places or any topics of interest. This is true for any book you read that has pre-loaded information.
This X-Ray feature will only work on those books that have preloaded information. It will not work for every book, though you don’t have to worry if the title is popular. Amazon is working to add preloaded information on all popular books and more.
Moreover, if they don’t have preloaded information for a particular book you can always refer Wikipedia for more information without leaving the page you read.
Using the X-Ray feature on Kindle Paperwhite doesn’t connect to the internet. It only access preloaded information and retrieve pages or passages where it was mention.
This Kindle Paperwhite X-Ray feature is nicely done to enhance our reading experience and I’m very dependent on it when I read novels. I don’t go back pages when I need to understand a character. I just go X-Ray, read description and continue reading from where I left off. Checkout Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite Review for more details.