Amazon Blue Shade is on all Fire tablets that run the Bellini operating system. It is meant to reduce the amount of blue light that emits from behind the screen so you can surf the internet or read an e-book. Have you ever wondered on how this tech actually works in real world conditions?
When Amazon first released Blue Shade they said it “uses specialized filters to limit exposure to blue light. It also offers warm color filters and the ability to lower the display brightness to an ultra-low level for comfortable nighttime reading—even in a dark room,” Amazon said in an emailed statement. “Customers can also fine-tune the color settings to their personal preference, with the device intelligently adjusting the color filtering so that at any color or brightness, the blue wavelength light is always suppressed.”
“Studies have shown that evening exposure to blue light from tablets may suppress our bodies’ production of melatonin,” Amazon said in its press release, “which can prolong the time it takes to fall asleep, delay REM sleep, and reduce the level of alertness the next morning.” Blue Shade is supposed to fix that issue.
We would like to give you guys a dedicated video that shows Blue Shade in the Good e-Reader studios. We show you the full color spectrum that the technology provides and what it is like reading an e-book.
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.