E-Reader technology is growing at a slow pace where many readers don’t like to replace their old Kindle devices with a new one due to the slow development rate. Change is inevitable…. In today’s digital era, where smart phones, laptops and cars are constantly being updated with new features such as dual cameras, OLED displays, thatscoolwire glow wire, improved processors, etc., LED technology can improve the quality of e-books for both; new and existing e- book readers. In this article, we will explore the pros and cons of LED technology in e-readers. We will show you how this technology can improve your overall reading experience and you can decide if it is good enough to invest in or not.
LED e-books: What’s it all about?Today, many e-book models come with a front-lit HD display where LED lights are used to give light upwards. This makes reading in low light easier, especially during the night time. Amber LEDs are also available in various e-book models as they give a more subtle and warm effect by altering the bright white display into a more subtle orange light. Amazon recently used amber lights in Kindle Oasis and plans to use LED amber lights for all Kindles that will release this year. First, we will discuss the pros of LED in Kindle Oasis, Basic and Paper white. What We Like
- The most interesting feature of Kindle’s Paper white is its front-lit display. The display in this version has a better resolution which provides a crystal clear display.
- The capacitive layer is more advanced than Kindle Touch’s IR touch- screen and the latest light guide technology is a new concept altogether.
- Regular lights in smart phones and other devices drain out the battery life and by using low-power lights, your device’s battery life can be extended.
- You can adjust the brightness at different levels and the LEDs remain on for all these levels.
- You can read in various indoor and outdoor light settings. The brightness levels can be adjusted accordingly.
- Many users prefer the older E Ink display over the new back-lit screens as the LED lights can shine directly into the eyes.
- Amazon confirms that a new back-lit display is similar to E Ink as the LED light guide technology shines inwards and not outwards.
- Many readers find front-lit displays, more convenient and practical than the older back-lit display.
- Many readers are still skeptical about the use of LED technology in Kindle devices. However, in reality, the use of LCD screens does not put excessive strain on the eyes.
- Many users find reading on an LED powered device similar to reading on a laptop or computer screen.