Kindle E-Reader, 6" Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi (Black)
|Price:||$109.00 & FREE Delivery Details|
- Touchscreen display that reads like real paper
- Unlike tablets, no screen glare, even in bright sunlight
- Battery lasts weeks, not hours
- Lighter than a paperback, holds thousands of books
- More than 70,000 titles in the public domain, such as Pride and Prejudice and Treasure Island, are available for free
- Massive selection, low prices - over 5 million books. Over 1 million titles are $2.99 or less, over 3 million are $9.99 or less
Thin and light for one-handed reading
Now Kindle is 11% thinner and 16% lighter than the previous-generation Kindle, making it easy and comfortable to hold in one hand.
No glare in bright sunlight
Unlike reflective tablet and smartphone screens, the latest Kindle reads like paper – no annoying glare, even in bright sunlight.
Reads like the printed page
Kindle uses actual ink particles and proprietary, hand-built fonts to create crisp text similar to what you see in a physical book. The blacks and whites on the screen are uniform, improving image quality.
Battery lasts weeks, not hours
Kindle does not require power to maintain a page of text, allowing you to read for weeks on a single charge.
Kindle is purposely designed as a dedicated e-reader. Indulge your love of reading without interruptions such as e-mail alerts or push notifications.
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|$109.00||$179.00 $159.00||$299.00 $294.00||$389.00|
|Screen Size||6" glare-free||6" glare-free||6" glare-free||7" glare-free|
|Waterproof||No||No||No||Yes – IPX8 (up to 2 metres, up to 60 minutes in fresh water)|
|Storage||4 GB||4 GB||4 GB||8 GB or 32 GB|
|Built-in Light||No||Yes||Yes + Adaptive front light||Yes – 12 LEDs + Adaptive light sensor|
|Page Turns||Touchscreen||Touchscreen||Touchscreen + PagePress||Touchscreen + page-turn buttons|
|Resolution||167 ppi||300 ppi||300 ppi||300 ppi|
|Colours||Black, White||Black, White||Black||Graphite with aluminium back|
|Battery Life||Battery lasts weeks on a single charge||Battery lasts weeks on a single charge||Battery lasts weeks on a single charge||Battery lasts weeks on a single charge|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Free 3G||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Free 3G|
Wi-Fi: 205 grams
Wi-Fi + 3G: 217 grams
|180 grams||194 grams|
|Dimensions||160 mm x 115 mm x 9.1 mm||169 mm x 117 mm x 9.1 mm||162 mm x 115 mm x 7.6 mm||159 mm x 141 mm x 3.4-8.3 mm|
Sharp, dark text
Enjoy text that reads like the printed page. All fonts have been hand-tuned at the pixel level for maximum readability and comfort.
Skim through without losing your place
With Page Flip, you can skim page-by-page, scan by chapter, or skip to the end for a sneak peek without losing your place.
Take and share notes
Add margin notes that you can edit, delete or even export from your device to your computer. Share highlighted sections and meaningful quotes on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads, and see passages frequently highlighted by other Kindle readers.
Read comfortably in one hand
Lighter than most paperback books, comfortably hold Kindle in one hand for long reading sessions.
Look it up instantly without leaving your page
The Smart Lookup feature integrates a full dictionary with X-Ray and Wikipedia so you can access definitions, characters, settings and more without leaving your page or losing your place.
Read more challenging books
Word Wise makes it easier to enjoy and quickly understand more challenging books. Short and simple definitions appear above difficult words automatically, so you can continue reading with fewer interruptions. Tap on a word to call up a simple card with definitions, synonyms and more. You can adjust the number of hints you see with a simple slider.
Expanded X-Ray for books
X-Ray lets you explore the “bones of the book”. See all the passages across a book that mention relevant ideas, fictional characters, historical figures, places or topics of interest. The new timeline view for X-Ray lets you easily flip through notable passages to remind yourself of what’s happened in the book, or navigate easily through images.
Enhance your vocabulary
Words looked up in the dictionary are added to Vocabulary Builder automatically to expand your knowledge and reinforce retention. Swipe through your vocabulary words, quiz yourself with flashcards, and instantly see those words in context.
Squeeze in that last chapter
See at a glance how long it will take to finish a chapter or book. Time to Read is personalised based on your reading speed and is constantly updated as your speed and habits change.
Adjust your text size
Choose from eight text sizes to prevent tired eyes and keep you reading longer.
Pick up where you left off
Whispersync technology synchronises your last page read, bookmarks and annotations across all your devices so you can pick up exactly where you left off reading.
Translate passages instantly
Tap any word or highlight a section to translate it instantly into other languages, including Spanish, Japanese and more. Translations are provided by Bing Translator.
Share with friends on Goodreads
With Goodreads on Kindle, you can connect with the largest online community of book lovers, see what your friends are reading, share highlights, and rate the books you read. Some Goodreads on Kindle features are only available when connected to Wi-Fi.
Learn more about a book before you start reading
With About This Book, see background information about the author, other books in the series and more.
Low book prices
Over 1 million titles are $2.99 or less, over 3 million are $9.99 or less.
Over 5 million books, including latest bestsellers, Kindle exclusives and more.
With Kindle Unlimited, you can read as much as you want, choosing from over one million titles and thousands of audiobooks. From mysteries and romance to sci-fi and more, freely explore new authors, books and genres on any device for just $13.99 a month. Try Kindle Unlimited for free for 30 days. Learn more.
Exclusive Kindle titles
Over one million Kindle-exclusive titles that you won't be able to find anywhere else, including books by bestselling authors such as Amanda Prowse, Joy Ellis, LJ Ross, Mark Edwards and Matt Rogers.
Free books in the public domain
More than 70,000 free books, such as Pride and Prejudice and Treasure Island, are available.
Free book samples
Download and read samples for free before you decide to buy.
Get books in seconds
Browse Amazon’s expansive selection, choose a title and begin reading in seconds. Download books in under 60 seconds - no computer required to download content.
New titles and archived items are a simple connection away. Connect easily to your home Wi-Fi network or Wi-Fi hotspots on the road.
Find a new favourite with Goodreads
Discover great books with Goodreads on Kindle, an integrated experience that makes it easier than ever to connect and share great reads with friends. Some Goodreads on Kindle features are only available when connected to Wi-Fi.
Read on your smartphone, tablet or computer
For those times when you don’t have your Kindle with you, just download the Kindle app for your smartphone, tablet or computer to read your Kindle books.
Never lose your place
Amazon’s Whispersync technology remembers where you left off in a book, so you can seamlessly switch between your Kindle and the Kindle app on your smartphone, tablet or computer without ever losing your place.
Read more challenging books
For kids reading their first chapter books, Word Wise, available on many popular English-language titles, makes it easier to enjoy and quickly understand more challenging books. Short and simple definitions appear above difficult words automatically, so they can keep reading with fewer interruptions. Tap on a word to call up a simple card with definitions, synonyms and more. Kids can adjust the number of hints they see with a simple slider.
Enhance their vocabulary
Kindle makes it easy for young readers to add new words to their vocabulary. Words looked up on Kindle are automatically added to Vocabulary Builder, where kids can quiz themselves with flashcards to reinforce new word retention.
Fewer distractions, more reading
Kindle is designed for reading, which means zero distractions for kids. With Kindle, they can look up definitions as they read to build their vocabulary and increase the font size for easier reading. They can read thousands of books for free, including classics such as Treasure Island. And they can easily take their books with them without loading up a heavy backpack.
Customise to your language
Kindle can be used in English, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Dutch and Simplified Chinese. You can easily select the language that you are most comfortable with and enjoy instant dictionary lookups in any of these languages.
Never lose a book
We automatically back up your entire Kindle library for free in the cloud, so there's never a worry about losing your books. Re-download wirelessly anytime for free.
Read books in other languages
Kindle supports the display of non-Latin characters, so you can read books and documents in your favourite language, including enhanced support for Japanese and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional). Kindle also displays Korean, Cyrillic, Latin and Greek scripts and provides free access to several international dictionaries.
Carry and read personal documents
E-mail documents – including Word, PDF and more – directly to your Kindle and read them in Kindle format.
Follow along with page numbers
We match the pages of a Kindle book to the text in a print book to identify the corresponding page number. Easily reference and cite passages or read alongside others in a book club or class.
Read children's books and comics
Kindle supports children's books with Kindle Text Pop-Up and comic books with Kindle Panel View, which allows you to read a comic book panel by panel.
Organise your library
Organise your Kindle library into customised collections or categories to easily access any book you are looking for. You can add an item to multiple collections to make organising and finding titles even easier.
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I believe Amazon Kindle is the top of the range speaking of e-readers.
If you are a big reader, owning a Kindle will surely change your life, allowing you to read everywhere and carrying constantly with you thousands of books that you can also buy wherever you are thanks to the possibility to connect to a WIFI of your phone hotspot and access Amazon store ( and that is a HUGE plus for me).
That said, I believe that compared to the old Kindle ( the 4th generation if I am not wrong- the one with the incredibly handy buttons on the sides to turn the pages) this one is less practical as pages will change with the slightest touch of a finger or any other material. The screen is smaller and I found that the case gets scratched and stained much quicker compared to the old one ( that I use to treat very badly, always in my purse and without even a cover, but still in perfect conditions).
So Amazon, please, listen to your customers and bring back the buttons on the basic models!
Despite my complaints, I definitely recommend Kindle!
In the end I ended up getting one in an effort to eliminate screen time from my life after 9pm, in an effort to sleep easier and have a simpler life. I wanted a device on which I can read and not pump artificial light directly into my brain, keeping me wired late into the night.
I've very quickly grown very fond of this little white square. It's very light weight and a good size to be taken anywhere. The battery lasts forever. The screen is easy on the eyes and the technology used is reliable and effective. The software worked well to get hooked up and get my kindle library downloaded, and get reading.
For me, it takes out a ton of the hassle to the e-reading experience. I'm not worried about the battery running out. Books are easy to get and start reading basically immediately. It just works.
1. During reading I turn pages by accident cause I bump the touch screen, I spend ages trying to "go back" to the page I was reading but when I 'tap' to go backward it keeps moving forward.
2. I can no longer read whilst in the bath or at the beach unless I want to risk damaging it with water or sand. I used to have a waterproof case for my older style kindle or pop it into a plastic sleeve, but you can't do that with a touch screen because if anything touches the screen, your tuning pages.
3. I really have no Idea where to touch the screen to do what with the menu Im forever trying to work that out.
4. And lastly, sometimes when I tap to turn the page my Kindle will skip pages. This is the most frustrating of all. Maybe my kindle is faulty, I have no clue why it does this, but I'm happily reading, tap the screen to turn the page, & I'm lost and confused because the story is suddenly not making sense & I'm trying to go back a page, but wait, the kindle thinks I'm trying to go forward, so I'm tapping trying to go back searching for the page i was on.
I actually find this so frustrating I am ready to try another E-reader, & if I can't because technology thinks we must have touchscreen I guess I'll be going back to books.
Dear Amazon, If you actually read these reviews; maybe the option to turn off touchscreen mode during reading & bring back the side buttons, or just bring back a non-touchscreen version.