Solar-powered Kindle cover now shipping for $80

By on April 4, 2012 at 12:38 PM.

Solar-powered Kindle cover now shipping for $80

SolarFocus has announced it has started shipping the world's first solar-powered e-Reader cover called the SolarKindle for the Kindle Touch and standard Kindle devices. Priced at $80 (nearly Rs 4,000), this unique cover was first unveiled at the CES, where received the Innovation Award. The SolarKindle is quite light in weight, flexible and the company claims its built-in solar panel will provide three days of reading time with just one hour of charging in direct sunlight. This casing also features an inbuilt 1500 mAh lithium-polymer reserve battery which powers the LED reading lamp for nearly 50 hours. The case's battery has another function that is of transferring energy to the Kindle’s main battery to extend reading time whenever required. SolarKindle also features a traditional USB post for normal charging if in case its raining in your region and you don't have enough sunlight.
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Amazon Kindle and Kindle touch hands-on!

By on September 28, 2011 at 8:41 PM.

Amazon Kindle and Kindle touch hands-on!

We just spent a few minutes checking out the brand new Amazon Kindle Touch and all new Amazon Kindle, and we’re impressed. Both tablets were extremely light, though with the touch sensitivity being incredible on the Kindle touch, we could see ourselves opting for that with 3G over the regular Kindle. The backs of both are metal, like the previous Kindle, and the readability is fantastic on the E Ink displays, even with the touch capability on the Kindle touch. While the prices of both are insanely attractive, Amazon revealed to us that these prices are for the special offers versions of the Kindle devices, and that the non-special offer Kindles will be $109 and $139, respectively. Even still, the prices that Amazon is delivering these products for is incredible, and the new Nook just got a whole lot less attractive. Hit the gallery for all of our photos.

P.S. Which way are you leaning? Touch or no touch?


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Amazon unveils $200 Kindle Fire tablet; $99 Kindle touch eReader, $79 Kindle

By on September 28, 2011 at 7:30 PM.

Amazon unveils $200 Kindle Fire tablet; $99 Kindle touch eReader, $79 Kindle


During a press event in New York City on Wednesday, Amazon took the wraps off of its $200 Kindle Fire tablet. The Kindle Fire is equipped with a 7-inch display and will have access to all of Amazon’s services including AmazonMP3, Amazon Prime, Amazon Kindle, Amazon Instant Video and the Amazon AppStore. The tablet is powered by a dual-core processor and weighs 14.6 ounces. Customers can pre-order the Kindle Fire today and it will ship in November. Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos also unveiled a brand new version of his company’s popular eReader, dubbed the Kindle touch. The $99 Kindle touch is equipped with an infrared layer on top of the E-Ink display to help avoid with any interference while reading. It also has Amazon’s EasyReach technology for turning pages by tapping the screen in specific areas. In addition, an X-Ray feature allows users to view where and when certain characters or places take place in a book. Amazon will also sell a separate Kindle touch 3G model for $149. Pre-orders for the Kindle touch eReader begin today and will ship by November 21st. Finally, Bezos announced a new standard Kindle for $79 that does not offer a touchscreen. It is available now and will also ship today. We are hoping to bring you hands-on photos with Amazon’s new devices shortly. In the meantime, be sure to keep your browsers pointed to our live coverage of the event. Read on for the full press release from Amazon. More →

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