The Kindle Fire was designed for Brits

Posted on Aug 5, 2013

The sun shone for nearly one whole month in England (and the rest of Europe). This was met with joy by 99% of the population. However, I suddenly found myself searching for dark corners in order to continue reading my Kindle Fire and other similar devices.

The contrast in the media I was consuming was just fine – dark colours against light backgrounds. However, whilst outside enjoying the sun, the devices left me staring at my own reflection most of the time. I wonder how people cope in countries where they have sunlight for more than 4 weeks of the year?

It got me thinking, I wonder if you could have a “sunlight” mode in a reading app? Which allowed you to switch to the optimal colour configuration for reading in the sun. It could even be a plugin that you could configure in your reading app.

Alas, the suns stopped shining, so I can’t test my theory. I’ll have to wait until 2014 now, or go on holiday…

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