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New Touchscreen Display, Exclusive Kindle Software, Wi-Fi
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)

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Kindle reads like a book, and goes beyond a book
  • Touchscreen display that reads like real paper—no screen glare, even in bright sunlight
  • Exclusive Kindle features—now includes Goodreads integration, Kindle FreeTime, Vocabulary Builder, Word Wise (coming soon), and more
  • Double the on-device storage—holds thousands of books
  • Page turns fly with a 20% faster processor
  • Lighter than a paperback—fits in your pocket
  • Battery lasts weeks, not hours
  • Massive book selection, lowest prices—over a million titles less than $4.99
  • Download books in less than 60 seconds with built-in Wi-Fi
  • Encourage kids to read even more with Kindle FreeTime
  • Try Kindle Unlimited for free—choose from over 700,000 titles. Try it free for 30 days. Learn more

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Touchscreen display

New—A touchscreen interface makes it easier to use features like X-Ray, Goodreads, built-in dictionary, highlighting, and more. And with a glare-free screen that looks like real paper, you can read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room

Weeks-long battery life

Kindle does not require power to maintain a page of text, allowing you to read for weeks on a single charge.

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.

Lighter than a paperback

Kindle is lighter than most paperback books, making it easy and comfortable to hold in one hand for extended periods of time.

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 text and image quality.

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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.

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.

Flip 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. Show me

Read comfortably in one hand

Lighter than most paperback books, comfortably hold Kindle in one hand for long reading sessions.

No distractions

Kindle is purposely designed as a dedicated e-reader. Indulge your love of reading without interruptions like email alerts or push notifications.

Look it up instantly

Smart Lookup integrates entries from The New Oxford American Dictionary with information from X-Ray and Wikipedia so you can access definitions, characters, settings, and more without leaving your page or losing your place. Show me

Share your library with family

Coming soon—Family Library links your Amazon account to that of your spouse or partner. For the first time, you and your family can access and easily share not only your own Kindle books, but also books from the Amazon account of a spouse or partner. Show me

Read more challenging books

Coming soon—Word Wise, available on many popular English language titles, makes it easier to enjoy and quickly understand more challenging books. Short and simple definitions automatically appear above difficult words, so you can keep reading with fewer interruptions. Tap on a word to bring up a simple card with definitions, synonyms, and more. You can adjust the number of hints you see with a simple slider. Show me

Learn more about a book before you start

Coming soon—With About This Book, see information about the book as you start to read, including its place in a series and author information, plus mark it as "Currently Reading" on Goodreads. Show me

Enhanced Search

Coming soon—It's even easier to find what you are looking for by combining and previewing results from your Library, Goodreads, and the Kindle Store on the same page. Show me

Carry your entire library

Kindle holds thousands of books, so you'll never have to leave your favorite titles behind.

In-line footnotes

With a single tap, read the complete text of each footnote without losing your place in the book. Show me

Never be without a book

Shop Amazon’s expansive selection, choose a title, and begin reading your next book in under 60 seconds—no computer required.

Squeeze in that last chapter

See at a glance how long it will take to finish a chapter or book. Time to Read is personalized based on your reading speed, and is constantly updated as your speed and habits change. Show me

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. With deeper integration (coming soon), you can purchase books without leaving Goodreads on Kindle, and update your reading status more quickly from your device. Some Goodreads on Kindle features are only available when connected to Wi-Fi. Show me

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. X-Ray’s new timeline view (coming soon) lets you easily flip through notable passages to remind yourself of what’s happened in the book, or navigate easily through images. Show me

Enhance your vocabulary

Words looked up in the dictionary are automatically added to Vocabulary Builder to expand your knowledge and reinforce retention. Swipe through your vocabulary words, quiz yourself with flashcards, and instantly see those words in context. Show me

Adjust your text size

Choose from eight text sizes to prevent tired eyes and keep you reading longer. Show me

Organize your books

Arrange your books into custom categories by using Cloud Collections.

Pick up where you left off

Whispersync technology synchronizes 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 instantly translate it into other languages, including Spanish, Japanese, and more. Translations are provided by Bing Translator.

Lowest book prices

Over a million titles are priced at $4.99 or less. Over 2 million titles are $9.99 or less.

Kindle Unlimited

With Kindle Unlimited, you can read as much as you want, choosing from over 700,000 titles. 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

Exclusive Kindle titles

Over 600,000 Kindle exclusive titles that you won't be able to find anywhere else, including books by best-selling authors such as Kurt Vonnegut, Ian Fleming, Oliver Pötzsch, and Arthur C. Clarke.

Borrow from your public library

With our fast, free wireless delivery, borrow Kindle books from your public library and start reading on your Kindle. Learn more

Massive selection

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

Kindle MatchBook

For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases will allow you to buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. Learn more

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 a sample for free before you decide to buy.

Lend your books

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

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 like Treasure Island and eBooks from your local library. And they can easily take their books with them without loading up a heavy backpack.

Read more challenging books

Coming soon—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 automatically appear above difficult words, so they can keep reading with fewer interruptions. Tap on a word to bring up a simple card with definitions, synonyms, and more. Kids can adjust the number of hints they see with a simple slider. Show me

Official e-reader of the PTA

Kindle and the National PTA are working together to help families get more involved in their children's reading and enhance their emerging interest in books. In support of this mission, the PTA Family Reading Experience, Powered by Kindle—is available to local PTAs around the United States. Learn more

Kindle in the classroom

The same great features that help adults lose themselves in a book on Kindle translate seamlessly to the classroom, engaging children and encouraging their interest in reading. Schools can centrally manage Kindle devices and send eBooks to students with Whispercast. Learn more

Power up 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. Show me

Kindle FreeTime

Encourage kids to read even more. Kindle FreeTime lets you create personalized profiles for kids, and give them access to titles from your collection of books. Kids are rewarded with achievement badges when they reach their goals. A progress report keeps parents updated on total time spent reading, number of words looked up, badges earned, and books read. Show me

Kindle FreeTime Unlimited

New—For as little as $2.99 per month, kids get unlimited access to hundreds of hand-picked chapter books and early readers, all curated for age-appropriateness, so parents don’t have to spend time and money guessing what their kids will enjoy. Includes favorites such as the Harry Potter series, The Borrowers by Mary Norton, Big Nate and Friends by Lincoln Peirce, and Newberry Medal and Honor winning books such as The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare, and Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell. Show me

Get books in seconds

Shop Amazon's expansive selection, choose a title, and begin reading in seconds. Download books in under 60 seconds—no computer required.

Borrow from your public library

With our fast, free wireless delivery, 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

Connect wirelessly

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.

Connect free at AT&T hotspots

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

Find a new favorite 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. Show me

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. Learn more

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.

Better together

Slim, form-fitting covers designed by Amazon perfectly fit your Kindle and provide full front and back protection. The covers are easy to securely attach and remove, and fold back for easy one-handed reading. They automatically put your Kindle to sleep when it is closed and wake it upon opening, making it easy to jump back into your books.

We've got you covered

Crafted from premium natural leather or durable polyurethane with a matching microfiber interior, your cover protects your Kindle and keeps your screen clean without adding bulk, making it perfect for taking your Kindle wherever you go.

Technical Details
DisplayAmazon's 6" display with Pearl e-paper technology, 167 ppi, optimized font technology, 16-level gray scale
Size6.7" x 4.7" x 0.40" (169 mm x 119 mm x 10.2 mm)
Weight6.7 ounces (191 grams)
Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process
System RequirementsNone; fully wireless and doesn't require a computer to download content
On-Device Storage4 GB; holds thousands of books
Cloud StorageFree cloud storage for all Amazon content
Battery LifeA single charge lasts up to four weeks, based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless off. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage
Charge TimeFully charges in approximately 4 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 Guide (pre-installed on device) [PDF]. Additional information in multiple languages available online
Warranty and Service1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 1-year, 2-year, or 3-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
Kindle Kindle Paperwhite Kindle Voyage
Shop now Shop now Shop now
Price $79 $119 $199
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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Customize 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.

Read books in other languages

Kindle supports the display of non-Latin characters, so you can read books and documents in your favorite 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.

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.

WebKit-based browser

Kindle has an experimental web browser based on WebKit. It's easy to find the information you're looking for right from your Kindle. Kindle enables you to connect to the Kindle Store and access Wikipedia, all over Wi-Fi.

Never lose a book

We automatically back up your entire Kindle library free in the cloud so there's never a worry about losing your books. Re-download wirelessly anytime for free.

Carry and read personal documents

Email documents—including Word, PDF, and more—directly to your Kindle and read them in Kindle format. You can also send documents to Kindle using Send to Kindle.

Get special offers

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.

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.

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.


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
288 of 306 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Value at $79 with a Few Nits October 3, 2014
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I am writing this from the perspective of being a long-time experienced Kindle user vs. someone brand new. From an overall perspective, considering the pricing of the Kindle with Special Offers at $79 vs. higher amounts for the different flavors of Kindle available today, this one is a bargain. If you have wanted to get your kids a Kindle to encourage reading as well as sharing of books but hesitated because $119 to $400+ is a lot of money to risk with a child, maybe at $79 this is your price point.

From a size standpoint, the reading screen is the exact same size as the other e-Ink Kindles. It is slightly thicker - but slightly lighter - than the Kindle Paperwhite, but to me it's not really a noticeable difference when you're holding it in a protective cover.

Opening up the box, included with the Kindle is a micro-USB cord but no power adapter. That's really annoying. Interestingly, and it seems rather chicken of Amazon, a power adaptor has to be purchased separately for $15 if you purchase it at the same time as you purchase the Kindle (or $20 if you purchase it later), so if you already have a micro-USB charger handy I wouldn't order one of the chargers.

There are no page buttons - no buttons at all except for the power button - and turning the page is as easy as tapping the side of the screen with your thumb while you're reading, or swiping the screen with your finger.

Reading is easy on this one: in comparison to my Kindle Keyboard, the previous version of Kindle, and a Kindle DX the letters on the screen are much, much darker and easier to read: the display is crisp and dark.
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66 of 73 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love love love my new kindle October 4, 2014
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Love love love my new kindle.i have cataracts and light hurts my eyes . With glare free background I can conitinue enjoying my favorite thing in life. I have over 2000 books and with one touch after registration there they were. I was even able to start a collection as it was so easy to do.it is so much lighter than my other kindles. We'll worth the price of $79. I would and will tell everyone about this kindle.
I'd like to give a special shout out to your support service. They are the best and helped me so much over last 5 years.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Love this ereader October 4, 2014
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Ive been the proud owner of the original kindle fire for about three years. As a tablet, its great. But I really love to READ and my issue with the Fire was bugged out eyes even using minimal lighting. So for some time I pored over the kindle ereader reviews and when Amazon sent me a special offer on the new $79 kindle I took the plunge.

BOTTOM LINE: I love it!

I love the screen which doesn't even look like a screen but more like newspaper (I actually gave it a little tap when I took it out of its box to see if it was a screen or a sticker). Also, I read a lot of old books which are sometimes full of now forgotten English words and French phrases, and with the "vocabulary builder ' feature I can look up, translate from several languages into English, highlight, store new words in flashcards etc. I can also send a quote to my Goodreads feed which is pretty neat. And I can read for hours and my eyes are happy. No there's no lighted screen but that appealed to me as I don't often read in the dark anyway. For me, no backlight means no buggy eyes.

I have used the "experimental browser " and its not too shabby. I was able to download MOBI files from other sources and they open just fine on the home screen. I can also organize my books, magazines and documents into collections which was never an option on the kindle tablets, so I'm thrilled about that.

And it's light! Half the weight of my Kindle Fire so no more "Kindle elbow ".

I know the battery wont last weeks for me because I read more than 30 minutes a day but even if it lasts for a few days (rather than a few hours) it will be awesome.

Why 4 Stars? Well, I'm not crazy about the "page blinking " when you scroll down a list of books.
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131 of 153 people found the following review helpful
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I was very happy with my old Kindle, with the little buttons at the bottom, and the page turn buttons on the side. When I finally broke the last one and all my warranty replacements were out (get the warranty, by the way - outstanding deal, good service), I looked all over for a replacement, but there were none to be had. Apparently, this is the new generation of my Kindle, and I have to take what they're offering.

The appearance of the visual interface is different, and in my opinion less attractive than the old.

The new "time left in chapter" feature apparently thinks it takes me one minute to read a chapter, no matter how long that chapter is.

The distance between the power switch and the charger socket is increased which means I have to take the Kindle out of its cover to charge it.

But the worst is the touch screen. I didn't want a touch screen, but apparently I no longer have the option. My hands tend to tremble, which makes aiming at the small screen an adventure. The sensitivity is such that sometimes the slightest breeze will cause the pages to turn and sometimes all the tapping in the world doesn't seem to work. If I hold the Kindle anywhere but the bottom, I end up turning pages, sometimes repeatedly, so I wind up spending more time trying to get back to the place I was at than I do actually reading.

I was happy with the Kindle I had, but now I get to pay more for what I consider an inferior product that doesn't suit my needs anywhere near as well as the product it is intended to replace.

#Progress

One potential positive: The battery seems to last longer, though it has only been a few days, so I could be wrong about that.

BRING BACK THE BUTTONS!!!
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can't wait to get snowed in this winter and have access to a lot of books to read
Published 44 minutes ago by Mary E. Ryave
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally an upgrade...
First off let me say that I love my new touch kindle...I had the old kindle that had the keyboard at the bottom and this is a huge improvement in my opinion! Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love it, this is my third kindle. I wouldn't think of not having my Kindle.
Published 1 hour ago by Robby
5.0 out of 5 stars I wish I had bought one sooner, very thankful ...
I wish I had bought one sooner, very thankful to my son and his wife for buying me one as a birthday gift.
Published 1 hour ago by Ricardo
1.0 out of 5 stars HATE KINDLE TOUCHSCREEN!!!!
I hate, hate, hate this product!!!! Like other customer reviews bring back the old Kindle with the buttons on the bottom and page turner buttons on the side. Read more
Published 3 hours ago by Carolyn Poe
5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoy reading with
I wanted something simple and light weight, this fits the need. I enjoy reading with it
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not the Amazon I know
I love Amazon, I love my kindle. Why would they use this marketing tactic?

I purchased the most basic kindle and have loved it ever since. Read more
Published 6 hours ago by Moises
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love it!! Easy to hold onto and I can sit outside and read.
Published 7 hours ago by Karen Stoudemayer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
This is a third Kindle I ordered. I like the perfect delivery timing and of course the product quality.
Published 10 hours ago by ITSM doc
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect!
I love it!!!
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