Oddly enough, when I was pondering this, my friend Aleen mentioned on Slack that the Oasis is a better travel companion (because it isn’t ginormous). Given the unique circumstances surrounding my travel plans, I decided lugging the Scribe was the right choice. I love it for its ginormousness, though I was worried about using it on the plane.
As you can see in the picture I took above, it was the ideal plane companion for two reasons:
- American Airlines has removed the screens from their plane seats and replaced them with device holders (at least my had on the plane we flew in).
- Amazon added a two-column layout in landscape mode for the Scribe in the last software update.
This one-two combo made the Scribe my ideal traveling companion. I even noticed someone reading a physical book notice how I was reading and attempt to replicate it (it doesn’t work as well with a real book, sadly for that dude).
An Aside: Amazon added the two column feature to the Scribe awhile ago and I was itching to try it out. I thought I had the most recent firmware, but every book I checked didn’t display the two column option. I assumed it was offered in limited books and just kept checking books from time to time. You see where this is going: I didn’t have the most recent firmware installed. Once I did, the two column option appeared. Magic!