Kindle, 6" E Ink Display, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers (Previous Generation - 5th)
- 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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Top Customer Reviews
Great Screen: Many people do not find LCDs hard to read on (e.g. smartphones, tablets, Kindle Fire, Nook Color, etc.), but virtually everyone will find E-Ink easier to read, any time of day. Especially the newest E-Ink Pearl displays. They simply look like paper and ink. I have never experienced any eye strain reading E-Ink book readers, but I have with LCD based phone/tablet screens.
Thin and Lightweight: This Kindle is thinner than any paperback and lighter too. This makes it very easy to hold in a sitting position, and for long periods too. It also makes it easy to transport in a purse, backpack, or messenger bag (or in luggage for traveling). Many people like to take a few books when travelling, and this Kindle lets you take as many as you want and adds virtually nothing to your travel burden.
Good Value: Even without a touchscreen, the Kindle is a good value. It is a well-made product, it offers cloud storage of your books (and well it should, since it offers no ability to expand storage capacity with an add-in microSD card), the screen is excellent, Amazon is a dogged competitor in book pricing. The Kindle 4 is the best value of Amazon's E-Ink readers. Some may be tempted to get the version with the built-in light. If you can afford it, sure, go ahead. But let me point out you don't have to spend $20 for a fancy-schmancy book light. Your local dollar store has them for ... wait for it ... a buck.Read more ›
* Smallest, lightest e-ink Kindle available.
* Still has the page turn buttons!
* Like all the e-ink Kindles, this thing has amazing battery life.
What's just OK:
* Only 2GB memory. More is better. Then again, after two years of buying books I'm nowhere near filling this thing up.
* Text entry using the 5-way switch works, but that's about all. I'm surprised it works well enough that I can't consider it a negative.
What's not so good:
* The lighted cover costs nearly as much as the Kindle! Anyone thinking of picking up this Kindle and the lighted cover should look at the new paper white models with integrated frontlight.
The new Kindles look awesome. But they don't take anything away from this Kindle. It may not have some of the bells and whistles of the other models but it also costs quite a bit less. The Kindle is exactly what I need for traveling. It works wonderfully as a basic, no-frills e-reader. Reviewing it as such, I have to give it five stars.
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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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've enjoyed my Kindle. Bought it in march 2013. Just used it at home. Sat on my desk. Never dropped it. Still looks like new. The other night it just stopped working. Read morePublished 5 days ago by post
This item is so awesome! It is small and compact and has side buttons to reverse the pages. It fits in the front pocket of the standard purse so i did not need to buy any scratch... Read morePublished 7 days ago by irina
Great device. It is still working fine and well as it did two years back. Although, I'd recommend getting the larger one. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Subigya Nepal
To say I love the kindle would be an understatement. This version was my first kindle. It's completely affordable, easy to use and super light. Read morePublished 8 days ago by amber liebovitz
Third broken kindle in a row. I love it, but I hate it.Published 8 days ago by Gabrio Barbieri Cavallini
I got this as a Christmas present for my mom and she Loves it!! She uses it all the time!Published 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
Like it very much.Since I am 79 found it frustrating electronically.It's a Xmas present from my son & family.The longer I have it becoming more electronically wiser. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Thea