Welcome to another Good e-Reader Comparison Video! Today we take a look at the front-lit display screens found on the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2 and the new Icarus Illumina HD.
The Kindle Paperwhite 2 has a better display screen overall with fairly even light distribution accross the entire screen. The Icarus model tends to fade half-way down the screen and even has some light spillage happening on the side of the bezel.
One of the drawbacks of the way the Icarus model initiates the front-lit display. You have to hold down on the settings button, while pressing the left/right D-Pad buttons to turn the light on and then find your optimal setting. There are only 8 degrees, which pales in comparison to the sheer amount of light options found on the Paperwhite.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.