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Amazon’s stylus-enabled Kindle Scribe e-reader has me obsessed

Published Jun 14th, 2024 7:43AM EDT
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The Amazon Kindle Scribe is the most sophisticated eReader that Amazon has ever released. It has a totally different design than the rest of the Kindle lineup, and it’s the only model that works with a stylus. Plus, it has insane battery life that I couldn’t even believe when I was testing the Kindle Scribe after it first launched. I recently came back to the Kindle Scribe, and now I’m obsessed with it all over again. I might never go back to my beloved Nook GlowLight 4, even though it’s so compact and lightweight.

As great as it is, however, most e-reader users have never even considered the Scribe. As impressive as the Kindle Scribe is, it also has one big drawback that keeps most people away: the price tag. If you’re one of the many people out there who have always wanted one but didn’t want to spend $330+, this is the chance you’ve been waiting for. This week, Amazon’s Kindle Scribe is on sale with the deepest discount ever.

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There are so many things that set the Kindle Scribe apart from other Kindle models, and most other e-readers in general. You can read all about this premium ebook reader in BGR’s Amazon Kindle Scribe review. Of course, the first thing you’ll notice is the size.

This model features a large 10.2-inch screen with a pixel density of 300 ppi. That means it’s just as clear as other high-end ebook readers, even though the screen is so much larger. But the size isn’t the only thing that makes the Kindle Scribe’s display so special.

In addition to having much more room to read, the Scribe also supports writing. It comes with a stylus so you can make notes, highlight text, and more. Plus, the stylus attaches to the side of the Kindle Scribe to recharge, as you can see in the image below.

There are two different types of stylus that are available with the Kindle Scribe. The entry-level model comes with what Amazon calls a Basic Pen, and it’s fine for most people. Then there’s a Premium Pen, which has a few extra features. The most notable additions are a dedicated eraser and a shortcut button, both of which I really like.

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Finally, we come to battery life. The Kindle Scribe outlasts every other ebook reader I have ever tested, and I’ve tested them all. If you only use it for reading, the Kindle Scribe will last for months on a single charge. That’s right… months! If you also do a lot of writing, it won’t last quite as long. That being said, I still got almost a full month of battery life out of the Kindle Scribe when I was testing one and doing plenty of writing.

Needless to say, there is one downside to this first-of-its-kind Kindle. With a base price of $340 for the 16GB model, it’s very expensive. Then, if you want the high-end 64GB version with a premium stylus instead of the basic stylus, the price tops out at $420.

Right now, Amazon is offering its best Kindle Scribe deals ever. The Kindle Scribe 16GB is down to $239.99, which is $100 off the retail price. The 32GB model is on sale, too, so you can get yours for $279.99 instead of $390. That’s a massive $110 discount, and it’s the best deal you’ll ever see on this model.

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The 64GB model unfortunately isn’t on sale for the time being, but 32GB should be more than enough for 99% of users. After all, based on an average file size of around 2MB per ebook, the 32GB Kindle Scribe has enough capacity to hold over 16,000 ebooks!

Maren Estrada Deals Editor

Maren Estrada has been the Editor of BGR Deals since it launched in 2013. She has more than 20 years of experience testing more than 1,500 products, and reviewing a wide range of consumer electronics including mobile devices, smart home products, computers, and home appliances.

Previously, she was a leading consultant specializing in copywriting, product development, and new product launches.