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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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 ›
I had been put off by Kindle for quite some time. The reason was lack of features when I talked with employees at Target, Walmart and Best Buy. The lack of features was due to lack of employee familiarity with the device so untrue.
I purchased one as I was going on a several day hiking trip and would be bored at night or get trapped in a shelter for a day or two by rain and nothing to do. At least the Kindle was light weight and the battery life was fine so for that minimal use it was a good buy for me.
After getting the manual I found it had many features store employees either did not know about or told me it could not do. It can email, surf, read my usual online newspapers, transfer files both ways with my computer, connect has a remote drive by USB, connect to my home WiFi, and has lots of book related features which are fantastic. There are more than just what I've mentioned. I should mention mine is the low end model with WiFi only, no G3. The ads are non-intrusive and I might catch a deal. If I had known about the features I mentioned I would have bought one long ago. I mainly use a netbook for reading which I like over a tablet as I can use it without holding it. The Kindle is so light and easy to hold and use it's taking the place of the netbook. It's hard to write up a very positive review without seeming like a nutcase, propeller head or plant. I purchased for a special purpose but as I mentioned later found out how capable it it and love it.
If you're unsure about features get the manual online. It's quite a few pages because of the many features and the manual very good about explaining them.
Most recent customer reviews
Bring back the buttons on the side of the kindle! This one is touch screen and for that reason doesnt feel like it will last "years. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Manny
Purchased this years ago and it is still working. Even though it's not used much. Still works great.Published 13 days ago by AvidBookReader
Do not regret my purchase. Some books are pricey, but there are great deals for classics and many other treasures. There are also kindle benefits for prime subscribers. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Marjorie De Moya