Unboxing the Amazon Kindle DX

I couldn’t resist; I put in my order and received an Amazon Kindle DX. πŸ˜›

Some of the more obvious differences between the two devices are that the DX has a ~9.5″ screen, while the 2 has a ~5.8″ screen; the DX measures 10.4″ tall x 7.2″ wide x 0.38″ thick, and the 2 measures 8″ tall x 5.3″ wide x 0.36″ thick; and the DX can hold ~3500 books while the 2 can hold ~1500. The keyboards are a bit different, there are no buttons on the DX’s left side, and hmmm – just watch!

The full review will be coming soon. Will it replace my Kindle2? Probably! I already love the larger screen and the bigger size doesn’t bother me at all…yet!

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Judie Lipsett Stanford
Judie is the co-owner and Editor-in-Chief of Gear Diary, which she founded in September 2006. She started in 1999 writing software reviews at the now-defunct smaller.com; from mid-2000 through 2006, she wrote hardware reviews for and co-edited at The Gadgeteer. A recipient of the Sigma Kappa Colby Award for Technology, Judie is best known for her device-agnostic approach, deep-dive reviews, and enjoyment of exploring the latest tech, gadgets, and gear.

8 Comments on "Unboxing the Amazon Kindle DX"

  1. Haha, the “bye” at the end of the video is hilarious!!!

  2. Yeah; Dan edited the video for me, and he thought it should stay in… πŸ˜›

  3. I thought the cat was going to jump up and saw ‘The Kindle is mine! Zwa!’ and run off … πŸ˜€

  4. RT @chriswebb: Unboxing the Amazon Kindle DX http://www.geardiary.com/2009/06/17/unboxing-the-amazon-kindle-dx/ (via @mikecane ) Wanty.

  5. That would be just like Avah to do, too. πŸ˜‰

  6. Jeff Frantz | June 18, 2009 at 12:33 pm |

    The side-by-side comparison is certainly dramatic. So far, I haven’t been tempted because I like the overall footprint of the Kindle 2, but that’s a lot of screen real estate on the DX…

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