I was at the Kindle 2 press conference today, here are some photos and a video (40 minutes). Some quick hits…

  • 16 shades of gray (previous kindle was 4)
  • new five way rocker
  • live dictionary as you read
  • “read to me” text to speech
  • screen is 20% faster
  • super tiny form factor, nice design, iphonelike
  • 25% more battery life 2 weeks on one charge
  • ships 2/24, $359
  • whispersync / wireless bookingmarking allows you to pick up where you left off reading on any device (pc/mac/iphone?)
  • to get a PDFs/txt files on the device you mail it to yourself, it gets converted  that’s the only way.

Not exactly ready for the pages of MAKE, but getting closer!