PhotoSynth gives you a 360 degree view of the Kindle 2 and the Sony Reader Touch Edition.
You have to check it out - especially the PhotoSynth comparison of the Kindle 2 and the Sony Reader Touch which is, in some ways, better than a video would be. All the images are excellent clarity and you can change the viewing angle and zoom as you like.
Kindle 2 Vs Sony Touch Comparison via PhotoSynth.
If you don’t have PhotoSynth, check out this page to download it – Kindle 2 Vs Sony Reader Touch Edition.
The individual photosynths they are on the same page, and include -
- Kindle 2 PhotoSynth – In case you want to see more of the Kindle 2, which you can buy at Amazon.
- Sony Reader Touch Edition PhotoSynth – See the Sony Reader from all angles. The 300 Pocket Edition and the Touch Edition are available at Amazon.
If you haven’t used PhotoSynth before you’ll love it – it basically stitches together a bunch of images to give you a panoramic view. You can -
- Watch a SlideShow.
- View a single picture and choose one of various angles to get a different perspective.
- Hold down your mouse button and rotate through view angles.
- Zoom in and Zoom Out.
- Expand the Viewer to fill the whole screen.
Its basically an absolutely great way of experiencing an object or view or a landscape. In this particular case it’s the best way to see what the Kindle 2 and Sony Touch Edition look like without holding them in your hands.
Thoughts on the Kindle and Sony Reader PhotoSynths
- The contrast PhotoSynth really highlights Kindle’s advantage in screen contrast and Sony’s advantage in looks and size.
- The amount of reflection on the Sony Reader is annoying. There was none of this on the Pocket Edition so it must have to do with the touch layer.
- Neither the Touch nor the Pocket Edition have any side lighting. Again, removed because it messed up readability.
- The Sony looks really pretty in red. The navy blue pocket edition looked really good too.
- In an alternate reality Kindle and Sony would tie-up to produce absolutely amazing eReaders.
- Sony really should add a Journal Application.
The PhotoSynth technology itself is marvellous.
Wonder how long it’ll be before product pages are using PhotoSynth and Videos instead of images?