In this podcast Jon Westfall and I discuss:
- Who is the Amazon Kindle Scribe for?
Basic vs. premium Wacom EMR pen
Premium pen has an eraser and programmable button
$340 vs. $370 by adding premium pen
Premium pen included for 32 and 64GB models
16, 32, 64GB sizes
Kindle notebook app
4 years of system updates
The current gen 10.2″ iPad starts at $330 with 64GB RAM. The Apple Pencil (gen 1) adds another $130 to the cost.
The base Kindle Scribe
Includes the basic pen
EMR pens do not need recharging or Bluetooth pairing
Has a paperwhite display
Readable in sunlight
Much longer battery life than an iPad (in reading mode)
- Jon’s Thoughts:
First compelling redesign since the Oasis, which is 5+ years old now.
Really like it, and if I didn’t already have an iPad Pro + Apple Pencil + Notes in OneNote + Apple Notes then I’d jump on it.
But at this point, do I want to complicate my life with another fractured note taking experience? But the e-Ink display is SO tempting.
Nice to see a competitor to the ReMarkable.
Note syncing and storage(?) requires a subscription $3/month
Kindle Notes and Highlights on the web
- Hyperlinks in handwriting
- Open educational resources
Noba Project – Teach and learn psychology for free
OpenStax – Part of Rice University. Openly licensed college textbooks that are absolutely free online and low cost in print.
OpenIntro – Statistics & mathematics
OER Commons – public digital library of open educational resources