Amazon Set Your Kindles Free

My Lenovo Yogabook C930 recently got a firmware update where the main screen image gets cloned to the e-ink display. By putting the device into tent mode, the LCD screen turns off and you now have a PC on an e-ink screen. Linked to a Bluetooth keyboard, it is a low power focused writing station, albeit with lag. Like other e-Ink screens, there is lag -kind of like a typewriter, but you can see it in full sunlight and theoretically there should be a benefit to battery life although I am holding my horses given the Intel chip burning in this device. I have been advocating for this feature for my e-ink Kindle readers. Imagine if you can write a book on a Kindle! It would be a simple OS update. Come on Amazon! Turn on a simple text editor and sync to the Amazon cloud and call it “Author.”

Kudos to Lenovo for the firmware update. I feel like I am part of a giant beta as the Yogabook C930 is gloriously half-baked. The fingerprint reader is still dreck. Freewrite should take note and hurry up with Traveler!

1 Comment

  1. > Imagine if you can write a book on a Kindle!

    No need to imagine 😉

    Installing Luigi Rizzo’s Standalone Kindle Terminal
    https://tinyapps.org/docs/kindle_standalone_terminal.html

    Kindle DX as E Ink computer monitor
    https://tinyapps.org/docs/e-ink-monitor.html

    Of course, there are far less user-hostile E Ink devices that do not require jailbreaking and offer built-in support for a wide range of text editors, external keyboards, etc., e.g.,

    Onyx BOOX Note Air
    https://www.boox.com/noteair/

    DASUNG Not-eReader
    https://dasung-tech.myshopify.com/products/not-ereader-first-e-ink-mobile-phone-monitor

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