Saturday, August 14, 2010

Veho USB microscope focuses on Kindle and iPad screen details

Interesting experiments by Keith Peters at BIT-101 using his new "toy" - a USB microscope - the Veho VMS004 DELUXE USB Powered Microscope, which can capture information at 26x and 400x, so he used this to take a closer look at screen fonts and background for the Kindle 2 and the iPad.

Above are text results at 26x.  On his page, he also shows us what he saw at 400x for both and then does the same for a newspaper, a magazine, and a book.  The structure of a font segment on a newspaper at 400x is very close to what you see on the Kindle.

 As he says, this is not a scientific experiment - he was just curious to see what it would show.  Go take a look - what he gets is pretty amazing.

Update:  Paul Biba of Teleread brought out his USB microscope to look at the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, at 10x and 60x.  Quite a difference between the two.

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  1. This is a great article that shows the Kindle is a specialty device far better suited for reading than the iPad is. It's not a knock on the iPad per se, because the two devices are different. Probably the best value you can get from this, is that if you were going to get an iPad primarily for reading e-books, think again. The Kindle is easier on your eyes.

  2. When looking for an e-reader the kindle is by far the best hands down. Just look at the difference when looking through the microscope. I have had one for over a year now and I can not be happier.

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