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Kindle, 6" E Ink Display, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers (Previous Generation - 5th)

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Kindle with Special Offers
  • Reads like real paper with no glare, even in bright sunlight
  • Weighs less than 6 ounces - lighter than a paperback and fits in your pocket
  • Up to one-month battery life on a single charge
  • Download books in 60 seconds with built-in Wi-Fi - holds over 1,000 books
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The Kindle Experience

Reads Like Real Paper, No Glare Even in Bright Sunlight

Kindle uses an electronic ink screen that looks and reads like real paper. The matte screen reflects light like ordinary paper and uses no backlighting, so you can read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room. Unlike tablet screens, Kindle has no glare.

Lighter Than a Paperback

Less than 6 ounces, Kindle is lighter than most paperback books, and weighs half as much as many tablets, making it easy and comfortable to hold in one hand for extended periods of time.

One-Month Battery Life

Kindle also has the advantage of significantly lower power consumption than tablets. Kindle does not require power to maintain a page of text, allowing you to read for up to a month on a single charge, with wireless off and a half hour of reading per day, versus hours on a tablet or smart phone.

Sharp, Clear Text

Kindle uses actual ink particles and proprietary, hand-built fonts to create crisp, print-like text similar to what you see in a physical book. The screen's 100% aperture ratio means no gaps between pixels. The blacks and whites on the screen are uniform, improving image quality.

Easy on the Eyes

Every time your eyes switch from a bright screen to a dimmer, ambient room, your eyes have to adjust, which may result in fatigue. With Kindle the page is the same brightness as everything else in the room so there's no adjustment needed.

Read in Any Position

When you read for long periods of time, you often switch positions to get more comfortable. Kindle has a uniform contrast ratio that does not change with your viewing angle, so you can read in any position.

All the Books You Love

Lowest Book Prices

Over a million titles are priced at $4.99 or less. Over 1,700,000 titles are $9.99 or less.

Kindle Unlimited

NEW—With Kindle Unlimited, you can read as much as you want, choosing from over 600,000 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 $9.99 a month. Try Kindle Unlimited free for 30 days. Learn more

Kindle Matchbook

For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases will soon allow you to buy the Kindle edition for $2.99, $1.99, $0.99, or free.

Free Books in the Public Domain

Millions of titles in the public domain, such as Pride and Prejudice, are available for free.

Free Book Samples

Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy.

Massive Selection

Millions of books, newspapers, and magazines, including the latest best sellers, Kindle Singles, and more.

Buy Once, Read Everywhere

Enjoy your purchased content in any way you choose. Kindle books can be read on Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Android devices, BlackBerry, Mac, PC, or web browsers with our free Kindle Reading Apps. Learn more

Kindle Owners' Lending Library

With Amazon Prime, Kindle owners can choose from over hundreds of thousands of books, including over 100 current and former New York Times best sellers, to read for free - as frequently as a book a month, with no due dates. Read all 7 Harry Potter books in 5 languages

Borrow From Your Public Library

Borrow Kindle books from your public library and start reading on your Kindle. Learn more

Lend Your Books

Lend eligible Kindle books to other Kindle or Kindle app users for up to 14 days. Learn more

Kindle Owners' Lending Library

Get More from Your Membership

In addition to Free Two-Day Shipping, Amazon Prime members enjoy unlimited instant streaming of hit movies and TV episodes and can borrow popular Kindle books at no extra cost.

Kindle Owners' Lending Library - Read for Free

With Amazon Prime, Kindle owners can choose from hundreds of thousands of books to borrow for free with no due dates, including over 100 current and former New York Times best sellers and all 7 Harry Potter books.

Features

Holds Over 1,000 Books

Carry more than 1,000 books - keep your library with you wherever you go.

Built-in Wi-Fi

Kindle connects easily to your home Wi-Fi network or Wi-Fi hotspots on the road for quick, convenient access to books and content anywhere you can access Wi-Fi.

Free Wi-Fi at AT&T Hotspots

Enjoy free Wi-Fi access at AT&T hotspots across the U.S.

Lighter Than a Paperback

Weighs less than 6 ounces and fits in your pocket.

Thinner Than a Pencil

At just over a third of an inch, Kindle is thinner than a pencil.

Books in Under 60 Seconds

Find a book and start reading in seconds with our fast, free wireless delivery.

Adjustable Text Sizes, Font Choices

Kindle has eight adjustable text sizes to suit your reading preference. You can increase the text size of your favorite book or periodical with the push of a button. If your eyes tire, simply increase the font size and continue reading comfortably. Kindle also has three font styles to choose from - all optimized and hand-tuned to provide the best reading experience.

Custom Fonts

Kindle uses hand-built, custom fonts and font-hinting to make words and letters more crisp, clear, and natural-looking. Font hints are instructions, written as code, that control points on a font character's line, improving legibility at small font sizes where few pixels are available. Hinting is a mix of aesthetic judgments and complicated technical strategies. We've designed our proprietary font-hinting to optimize specifically for the special characteristics of electronic ink.

Global Language Support

Kindle supports the display of non-Latin characters, so you can read books and documents in your favorite language. Kindle displays Cyrillic (such as Russian), Japanese, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), and Korean characters, in addition to Latin and Greek scripts. Kindle also provides access to several international dictionaries.

Real Page Numbers

We match the pages of a Kindle book to the text in a print book to identify the corresponding "real" page number. Easily reference and cite passages or read alongside others in a book club or class.

Precise 5-Way Controller

Kindle has an easy-to-use 5-way controller, enabling precise on-screen navigation for selecting text to highlight or looking up words. No on-screen fingerprints.

Supports 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.

Whispersync

Our Whispersync technology synchronizes your last page read, bookmarks and annotations across your devices so you can always pick up where you left off.

Free Library Backup

We automatically back up your library in the cloud, so you never need to worry about losing your books. Re-download wirelessly anytime for free.

Organize Your Library

Organize your Kindle library into customized collections, or categories, to easily access any book you are looking for. You can add an item to multiple collections to make organizing and finding titles even easier.

Search Wikipedia and the Web

Kindle makes it easy for you to search. Enter a word or phrase and Kindle will search every instance across your Kindle library, in the Kindle Store, on Wikipedia, or the Web using Google search. Kindle features an experimental WebKit-based browser to provide a better experience.

Built-in Dictionary with Instant Lookup

Come across a word you don't know? Kindle includes The New Oxford American Dictionary with over 250,000 entries and definitions for free. Kindle lets you instantly lookup the definition without ever leaving the book - simply select the word with the cursor and the definition will automatically display at the bottom of the screen.

Fast Page Turns

Kindle's powerful processor is tuned for fast, seamless page turns.

Carry and Read Your Personal Documents

Kindle makes it easy to take your personal documents with you, eliminating the need to print. You and your approved contacts can e-mail documents - including Word, PDF and more - directly to your Kindle and read them in Kindle format. You can also send documents to your Kindle using Send to Kindle.

Bookmarks and Annotations

Add annotations to text, just like you might write in the margins of a book, with a virtual keyboard that appears just when you need it. And because Kindle books are digital, you can edit, delete, and export your notes. You can highlight and clip key passages and bookmark pages for future use. You'll never need to bookmark your last place in the book, because Kindle remembers for you and always opens to the last page you read.

Share Meaningful Passages

Share your passion for books and reading with friends, family, and other readers around the world by posting meaningful passages to social networks like Facebook and Twitter directly from Kindle, without leaving the page. Want to post or tweet about a great new novel or newspaper article? When you highlight or create a note in your book or periodical, you can easily share it with your social network. Help your network of family and friends discover new authors and books.

Public Notes

Share your notes and see what others are saying about Kindle books. Any Kindle user - including authors, book reviewers, professors and passionate readers everywhere - can opt-in to share their thoughts on book passages and ideas with friends, family members, colleagues, and the greater Kindle community.

Popular Highlights

See what millions of Kindle readers think are the most interesting passages in your books. If several other readers have highlighted a particular passage, then that passage will be highlighted in your book along with the total number of people who have highlighted it.

Lend Your Books

Lend eligible Kindle books to other Kindle or Kindle app users. Each eligible book can be lent once for up to 14 days. Not all books are lendable - the publisher or rights holder determines which titles are enabled for lending.

Shop Wirelessly

Access the Kindle Store wirelessly from Kindle. Search and shop the world's largest selection of books that people want to read, plus magazines, newspapers, blogs, and games. Amazon auto-delivers all your purchases in seconds.

Personalized Recommendations

Kindle makes it easy to discover new titles with recommendations personalized just for you. The Kindle Store uses the same personalized customer experience you're used to across Amazon.com, matching our best recommendations to your personal reading habits.

Games and Applications

Take a break from reading to enjoy a selection of great games and applications specially designed for Kindle, like Every Word, Grid Detective, and My Checklist.

Newsstand

Shop and subscribe to your favorite magazines and newspapers, such as Vogue, Newsweek, and The New Yorker, from Newsstand. New editions are auto-delivered wirelessly direct to your device the second they go on sale.

Millions of Books

The Kindle Store contains the largest selection of books people want to read, including over a million titles less than $9.99. We work directly with publishers to get the latest best sellers, biggest new releases and titles most popular with tens of millions of Amazon's book customers.

Special Offers and Sponsored Screensavers

Love deals? You'll receive special offers and sponsored screensavers directly on your Kindle. Offers display on the Kindle screensaver and on the bottom of the home screen while not in use - they don't interrupt reading.

Parental Controls

Parental Controls allow you to restrict access to the Kindle Store, Archived Items, and Experimental Web Browser so you can give Kindle to a child worry-free.

Featured Accessories

Light Up Your Kindle

The lighted leather cover has an embedded LED light designed specifically for Kindle's paper-like display, adding brightness without adding glare. Simply open the cover to turn on the light or close to turn off.

Protect Your Kindle

The cover's form-fitted leather exterior and soft microfiber interior protect and secure your device without any hinges or straps. Designed to fold back, so you can read comfortably with just one hand.

Whispercast for Kindle

Whispercast is Amazon's free online tool that helps your school or business manage a deployment of Kindle devices and wirelessly distribute content. Centrally manage your Kindle devices and send eBooks and documents to your students, employees, or customers with ease.

Kindle at School

Kindle excites students about reading. The same great features that help you lose yourself in a book on Kindle translate seamlessly to the classroom, helping students learn to read or study more effectively. Learn more about Kindle at school

Technical Details

DisplayAmazon's 6" E Ink Pearl display with optimized font technology, 167 ppi, 16-level gray scale
Size6.5" x 4.5" x 0.34" (165.75 mm x 114.5 mm x 8.7 mm)
Weight5.98 ounces (170 grams)
System RequirementsNone; fully wireless and doesn't require a computer to download content
On-Device StorageHolds over 1,000 books
Cloud StorageFree cloud storage for all Amazon content
Battery LifeA single charge lasts up to one month with wireless off based upon a half-hour of daily reading time. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage
Charge TimeFully charges in approximately 3 hours from a computer via USB cable
Wi-Fi ConnectivitySupports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication or Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Content Formats SupportedKindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion
DocumentationQuick Start Guide (included in box); Kindle User's Guide (pre-installed on device). Additional information in multiple languages available online
Warranty and Service1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 2-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Kindle is subject to the terms found here
Included in the BoxKindle, USB 2.0 charging cable, and Quick Start Guide

Compare Kindles

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Shop now Shop now Shop now
Price Starting at $59.00 Starting at $99.00 Starting at $199.00
Screen Size 6" 6" 6"
Glare-Free Screen Yes Yes Yes
Built-in Light No
Yes
Yes
+ Adaptive light sensor
Page Turns Touchscreen
Touchscreen
Touchscreen
+ PagePress
Resolution 167 ppi 212 ppi 300 ppi
Connectivity Wi-Fi Wi-Fi or
Wi-Fi + Free 3G
Wi-Fi or
Wi-Fi + Free 3G
Battery Life Battery lasts weeks on a single
charge
Battery lasts weeks on a single
charge
Battery lasts weeks on a single
charge
Storage Holds thousands of books Holds thousands of books Holds thousands of books
Weight 6.7 oz (191 g) Wi-Fi: 7.3 oz (206 g)
Wi-Fi + Free 3G: 7.6 oz (215 g)
Wi-Fi: 6.3 oz (180 g)
Wi-Fi + Free 3G: 6.6 oz (188 g)
Dimensions 6.7" x 4.7" x 0.40"
(169 x 119 x 10.2 mm)
6.7" x 4.6" x 0.36"
(169 x 117 x 9.1 mm)
6.4" x 4.5" x 0.30"
(162 x 115 x 7.6 mm)
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Customer Reviews

She loves the light weight and over all size, it is easy to use and to read.
Bradford L. Larsen
I love that I can now carry my book with me in my back pocket again and I read EVERYWHERE I go.
Grant A. Davis
I love to read and have NEVER wanted a reader because I like the feel of a book in my hand.
brooklyn lady

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2,605 of 2,884 people found the following review helpful By T. Wicker on September 7, 2012
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I bought the first Kindle when it came out and, while I liked it, I didn't use it that much because the page turn buttons could be too easily triggered, and the cover was somewhat clumsy to use. The second generation Kindle was a lot better, but I still preferred to read physical books with the Kindle being a solution for being able to have books available without taking up any more space (I still buy physical books, but most are donated to the local library, Salvation Army, etc. after I've read them).

Next, about a year after it came out, I bought what Amazon called the "Kindle Keyboard" and was hooked! I began using the Kindle as a preferred reading medium over physical books and thought that the Kindle Keyboard couldn't be improved upon (I've since given a couple as gifts). I liked the storage capacity, the 3G capability and thought I wouldn't want to be without the keyboard. After reading more than seventy books on it I couldn't imagine trying a Kindle with less memory and only Wi-fi.

I was wrong.

I ordered this "4th Generation" Kindle earlier this year, thinking I'd have it for a backup to my Kindle Keyboard. Instead, it has become my much-preferred device. Storage room? With the cloud, it's really not an issue. I keep a few reference books on both of my current Kindles (the Keyboard and this one) as well as what I'm currently reading. I haven't had any problem with coming close to exceeding the storage capacity. While it would be nice to have 3G, it's not a deal-killer at all. I've already read close to 50 books on this Kindle and I've only found myself without easy access to Wi-fi once. When I'm close to finishing a book, I plan ahead and download a new one (or two) so that I'm ready wherever I happen to be.
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374 of 419 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan on January 22, 2013
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I honestly read almost every review for this Kindle making sure I was making the right choice. I have the Kindle App for my iPad, but as amazing as the "retina display" is, you're still reading a computer screen. Short term is fine, if you enjoy reading at 20 min intervals. My dilemma was; do I rebuy the hard copy of the book, or go all in and get a Kindle. Regular or paperwhite? So many things to consider! That being said, this is why I chose just the 6" E-ink display.

All I want to do is read, simple. If I were to have a book, I would need sufficient light anyway. So why pay extra for one built in? Plus the reviews on paperwhite are terrible. Built in light = another thing that can go wrong.

I own an iPhone and an iPad, why do I need another device to touch? Buttons are just as good. All you're doing is turning a page, and navigating what you want to read or highlight. Obviously if you're the kind of person that likes to take a lot of notes, this Kindle is not for you. And of course, this is something I'll be reading off of, I have to worry about cleaning the screen all the time? No thank you.

Price. $69 dollars is just too good to pass up. But, if you're like me and live in Canada, we need to pay a little extra in order to get it here. Big deal. DO NOT worry about getting one "without special offers" we don't get them regardless. We get to enjoy the multitude of screensavers without having to pay more. So "with special offers is fine".

The display is wonderful. Half the time, while reading, I'm in disbelief of how the display just looks like paper. The text is very clear, and you're able to change the size, how the words are spaced, etc. Please don't get sucked into the Paperwhite hype.
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361 of 406 people found the following review helpful By flipnmelo on November 13, 2012
I purchased this for my fiance, and it's great overall, considering we live in a place with no bookstore and having to pay for shipping costs every time we wanted to read something was getting too much. With the Kindle we can download a book in no time.

What I don't like is that when searching for books under certain categories, there is no way to navigate to the end of the list any quicker. If I purchased all the books under the list on the first 5 pages, lets say, of comedy, and I'm ready to buy another I still have to manually go through all the pages of the list again, there's no way to skip ahead. But if we know what book we want, then it's worth it.

Also, the cost of some of the downloads are just as expensive as buying the books themselves. I thought that maybe it would cost less since there would be no costs for the print, paper, ink etc.
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136 of 150 people found the following review helpful By S. R. Bullock on May 10, 2013
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I have to start out saying I really like this little electro-reader. Small, compact, easy to use (and read), I was a fan from the get-go. I had not read much for a few years, and began to read more after I got this really neat device. In that regard, it was well worth the money.

However, just a little over two years later I must say I am not a very happy with the "secret" behind this low-cost reader.

The "secret"? You cannot get a new battery for this device. Ever. Anywhere. It is a disposable reader - a one time use, and then you toss it into a drawer. The battery, depending on use, appears to last about 2.5-4 years. After that, you have to buy a new device. Simple as that.

Is this little Kindle reader nice and easy to use? Yes.

Is it eco-friendly and will be used for MANY years? No.

So, if you don't mind the fact you will only be to use it for a maximum of about 4 years, buy it. During its battery life it's a really cool little reader- nothing fancy, but cool.
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