Amazon Kindle Scribe vs ReMarkable 2 | Which should you buy?
So how does Amazons compare to the remarkable 2 and which should you buy Im cambenton from apocalint and in this video Ill, hopefully help you to decide and if you do like it, please do leave a thumbs up, subscribe and tap the notification Bell to make sure You dont miss any more. There are similarities and differences between both of these devices. The main takeaway is that theyre different sizes will make them slightly different experiences. Amazons, Kindle scribe is a little wider but shorter than the remarkable, giving it a wider aspect from looking at it front on. You can see where the remarkable 2 has a chunkier chin beneath the display. Amazons has an even bezel around three sides and instead theres a thicker bezel on one side of the screen green ideal for gripping onto with a thumb or resting the side of your palm on when writing and since it rotates automatically in the software. When you turn the tablet, you can have it on either the right or the left side. Whats interesting about the bezel or frame is that Amazon went with its iconic black frame, marking a clear contrast between the display area and the frame where remarkable has made the front the same color as the display so that it Blends in a little more its worth. Noting that remarkables tablet is more than a millimeter thinner and is 30 grams lighter too, which makes it feel a little more Nimble in the hand.
Both devices have four small rubber feet on the rear to stop them sliding around when placed face up on a surface for writing or drawing, and both devices are primarily designed to be controlled with the touchscreen, because they only have one button. The power wake button both also have a USBC port for charging and file transfer, so lets get on to the important stuff, and first up is the display. Both these devices are similar because they both have a large e ink display with paper like texture. On the surface, so that when youre writing on it, it feels a bit like writing on paper, its not rough but its, not shiny. So you get that little bit of friction. It even sounds nice too. There are some differences, however, the key one being remarkables tablet: doesnt feature any LEDs for front lighting whatsoever that limits when and how you can use the tablet, or rather means you have to have some light in the room in order to see the display, the Kindle Scribe has a total of 35 LEDs designed to illuminate the display when light levels drop plus like the Kindle Oasis and paper white. You can adjust the warmth to make it more comfortable to read at night, and you can schedule this warm light to come on at set times or automatically at sunset, too. It also has auto brightness, so it can automatically up and down the brightness based on the level of light in the room.
The other advantage of the Kindles display is that its sharper at 300 pixels per inch compared to remarkables 226. It means crispr text and visuals with smoother lines with that combined with the lighting is just a better all round display experience from Amazons device now moving on to software hardware and features and whats interesting about these two devices is that they seem to be catered towards. Two different types of buyer remarkables paper tablet is designed to replace all of your notebooks journals written to dos and anything else. You typically use paper for that means when you first boot it up youre, guided through how to create a new notebook, and you can choose from any number of templates designed to mimic page formats, youd find in any number of different books. You can have a daily to do agenda template, regular, lined and ruled Pages grids, dotted Pages as well as more Niche formats like guitar tablature and blank sheet. Music templates theres a huge amount of flexibility. You can also sign into your OneDrive Dropbox or Google Drive accounts. If you have a connect subscription and get immediate access to your supported documents on those services and since remarkables tablet has Wi Fi, it connects directly to those cloud services with the remarkable app for desktop. You can drag and drop compatible files into your tablet directly. You can also read eBooks on it, but it does again mean dragging and dropping ePub files manually, in contrast, Amazons devices built on the Kindle platform, and that means you get instant access to all of Amazon and eBooks from the Kindle Store it works just like any Other Kindle, with access to millions of titles through Amazons own store that ease of access is a key part of the reading experience and much simpler than the remarkable for reading.
The Kindle scribe also offers templates for checklists lined paper grid paper and others. It offers a handful of different ruled in lined paper templates plus to do lists a daily planner format and blank dotted and grid paper. You even get sheet music doesnt quite offer the same number as remarkable, so it does need a bit more to compete with remarkable here, but like the remarkable, it also offers support for reading PDFs Word files and other documents. You just use the Kindle phone app or the send to Kindle web browser tool to send any documents to your library and then read them or annotate them on your Kindle scribe, plus, you can add sticky notes in any books that youre reading and either handwrite or Create text notes, sadly, theres, no handwriting recognition or conversion to text on the Kindle scribe with the remarkable you do get that feature and the option to convert a written page into text with Kindle. However, you get audio book support through audible as well as voice view screen reading, both of which work over Bluetooth using a pair of connected headphones Kindle also has more storage available, so you can download a lot more to the device. One other advantage of the remarkable is that you can use the cloud service to see your documents on any device, whether that be a mobile or a desktop, but to get unlimited cloud storage, theres a subscription involved, but its very affordable and comes with a three year.
Protection plan for the actual tablet, as far as actual latency goes writing experience is pretty smooth on both and e ink being e ink. Its not super duper fast, but its enough that you dont really feel lag and it does feel natural on both devices. Now, on the surface, it may seem that remarkable 2 is more affordable when you go looking at prices, but when you factoring that you will need to buy either the standard marker or a marker, plus youre, realistically going to be spending a minimum of about 378 dollars. In the US or 358 pounds in the UK – and you also need to consider the subscription service that you need for additional Cloud – syncing options, Amazons entry level option includes the pen, and that starts at just 3′ or 329 pounds. You can pay extra. If you want more storage or if you want the premium pen which, like remarkables marker plus, has a built in eraser on the back now in the end, if what youre, after primarily as a tool to get you access to drive and Dropbox files, and something designed To replace your many different journals to do lists, Diaries and notebooks that the remarkable, I think is the better option here. Its also lighter and thinner than the Kindle scribe. However, Amazons big advantages are the tie into the Kindle ebook store, support for audio and the LED front lit screen, which means you can use it even when youre, not in a bright environment.
Remarkables device requires light around you in order to be easily visible. Plus Amazons gives you more storage space. Now we suspect the Kindle will be the one that makes the most sense to most buyers, but theres definitely appeal to remarkables minimalist approach. Let me know what you think of these two devices in the comments below or you can grab me on Twitter Im at cambenton.