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

4.3 out of 5 stars 14,182 customer reviews
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About the product
  • 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

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

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I got my first Kindle. This is a nice ebook reader. I'm going to jump right in and tell you what I found to be its Pros and Cons. Then I'm going to tell how it compares to its biggest competitor, the Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch.

Kindle's Pros:

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.
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I have owned a Kindle for several years now. I have had the 2nd generation Kindle and I have had the Kindle Keyboard. When my mom expressed interest in getting a Kindle I decided to give her my Kindle Keyboard because she doesnt have Wifi in her house and my older Kindle Keyboard had 3G, which is what she needed. And I decided to buy the Basic Kindle for myself because (1) I didnt want to wait for the Paperwhite to come out and (2) I just needed Wifi and (3)and most importantly I JUST WANT TO READ A BOOK, not listen to text-to-speach, or go shopping on Amazon, or listen to music, etc. All I want to do is read a book...thats it! This Kindle is perfect for that. Its smaller and lighter, the pages turn faster than the Keyboard version, it basically has everything I need to download a book and read a book with a much better price than the Paperwhite or Keyboard. Yes, you have to navigate through the keyboard on this kindle with a 5-way controller, but I rarely use the keyboard anyway. To download a book, I just search and buy books on my computer and send them to my Kindle...which is much quicker no matter what version of Kindle you have. So if you dont need, want, or use all the extras then I would definitely recommend the Basic Kindle for $69 with special offers, because who really pays attention to the screen savers anyway.
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This is the third Kindle I have bought. I bought one for my Father and now this one is for my girlfriend. One little known feature of the Kindle is your get your own @kindle.com email address when you buy one. You can use this email address to email books to yourself or to other people. I routinely download .mobi and .epub books online and email them to myself and to my Dad (and soon my girlfriend). Within seconds they will magically appear on your Kindle's home page.
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3.5 stars .... here is why...
2 July - I came home from work and my husband was so excited to give me this Kindle for his anniversary gift to me. He even paid for 24 hour shipping to make sure it got there on time (our anniversary is July 4th... he was a little early). I had been eyeing this thing for about a month - I'm cheap and don't like to spend money on myself. My husband is a techno freak and went back to make sure this would be a good buy.

3 July - I was so excited about the kindle that I wanted to take to work and read on breaks. I'm in the military, currently in a class, so I sit at a desk all day. I put it in my cargo pocket, making sure NOTHING was in my pocket. I made sure not to brush against that side and not to carry anything on that side. no harm came to that pocket... we worked through lunch to finish the day's lessons early and when I got to the car the bottom half of the screen was frozen. I restarted it, I did the Amazon kindle self service forum, and finally did the online chat with a technician... there was nothing they could do but send me a replacement. (Im leatning Amazon's Kindle people have very good customer service)

8 July - 6 days to get me a replacement. It was a federal holiday, so I understand. I get the new one... it logs on to my internet just fine, but refused to connect to my Amazon account. I was chatting with the amazon kindle guys for an hour and a half and they just decided there was nothing they could do but send me a new replacement.

9 July - I receive the other replacement... I called early enough that 2-day shipping included the day I contacted them. It appears to work ok...
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