The 50 Most Iconic Designs of Everyday Objects

46. Amazon Kindle

Year Invented: 2007

Designer: Labl26/Amazon

Amazon's answer to reading books in the electronic age was the Kindle, an E-Ink electronic paper reader. The display of the Kindle was revolutionary, because instead of a backlight screen, it rendered 16 tones to simulate reading on paper, making it easier for the reader and minimizing power consumption.

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