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 CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.