Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundle including Kindle Paperwhite 6" E-Reader, Black with Special Offers, Amazon Leather Cover - Onyx Black, and Power Adapter
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- Includes the latest Kindle Paperwhite 6" E-Reader in black with Special Offers ($119.99), Amazon Leather Cover ($39.99), and Amazon 5W Power Adapter ($19.99)
- Higher resolution display (300 ppi) - with twice as many pixels
- Now with Bookerly, our exclusive font, hand-crafted from the ground up for faster reading with less eyestrain
- Built-in adjustable light--read day and night
- Unlike tablets, no screen glare, even in bright sunlight
- A single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours
- Massive selection, lowest prices--over a million titles at $2.99 or less
- Lighter than a paperback, holds thousands of books
Highest resolution e-reader display
With twice as many pixels as the previous generation, Kindle Paperwhite has an improved high-resolution 300 ppi display for crisp, laser quality text.
No glare in bright sunlight
Unlike reflective tablet and smartphone screens, Kindle Paperwhite reads like paper.
Read comfortably with one hand
Lighter than a paperback, comfortably hold Kindle Paperwhite in one hand for those times when you can’t put the book down.
Charge monthly, not daily
Kindle Paperwhite won't leave you tethered to an outlet. A single charge can last up to six weeks (based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless turned off and the light setting at ten).
Won't tire your eyes in the dark
Kindle Paperwhite guides light toward the surface of the display with its built-in front light—unlike back-lit tablets that shine in your eyes—so you can read comfortably for hours without eyestrain. Adjust your screen's brightness for great reading in any light.
Next-generation reading experience
Kindle Paperwhite offers Bookerly, an exclusive font crafted from the ground up for reading on digital screens. Warm and contemporary, Bookerly is inspired by the artistry of the best fonts in modern print books, but is hand-crafted for great readability at any font size.
Typesetting engine lays out words just as the author intended for beautiful rendering of pages. With improved character spacing and the addition of hyphenation, justification, kerning, ligatures, and drop cap support, our best-in-class typography helps you read faster with less eyestrain.
Enjoy reading with larger font sizes without compromising your reading experience. Page layout and margins automatically adapt to work well at even the largest font sizes. The typography and layout improvements are available on over half a million books, including many best sellers, with thousands more being added every week.
Lose yourself in a book
By design, Kindle Paperwhite is purpose-built for reading and creates a sanctuary so you can lose yourself in a book. Unlike tablets and phones, Kindle doesn’t distract you with social media, emails, and text messages.
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|Price||From: $59.99||From: $79.99||From: $84.99||From: $174.99|
|Screen Size||6" glare-free||6" glare-free||6" glare-free||7" glare-free|
|Storage||8 GB||8 GB||8 GB or 32 GB||8 GB or 32|
|Resolution||167 ppi||167 ppi||300 ppi||300 ppi|
|Front light||4 LEDs||4 LEDs||5 LEDs||25 LEDs|
|Weeks of battery life|
|Audible (via Bluetooth)|
|1-year Amazon Kids+ subscription||Sold separately starting at $2.99/month||Sold separately starting at $2.99/month||Sold separately starting at $2.99/month|
|Cover||Sold separately||Sold separately||Sold separately|
|Adjustable warm light|
|Auto-adjusting light sensors|
|Automatic rotating page orientation|
|Page turn buttons|
|Wi-Fi Connectivity||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Free Cellular Connectivity||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Free Cellular Connectivity|
|Color||Black or White||Black Kindle with Blue, Pink, Birds or Space Station Cover||Black, Twilight Blue, Sage or Plum||Graphite or Champagne Gold|
|Warranty||1-year limited warranty||2-year worry-free guarantee||1-year limited warranty||1-year limited warranty|
Flip through books while saving your place
Page Flip makes it easy to find pictures, charts, maps and even your notes and highlights from different parts of a book. While you swipe to other pages or zoom out to see page thumbnails, Page Flip automatically saves the page you’re reading, pinning it to the side of your screen so you’ll never lose your place.
Sharp, dark text
Enjoy text that reads like the printed page. Our fonts, such as Bookerly, have been hand-tuned at the pixel level for maximum readability.
Export and share notes
It’s now easy to export notes and highlights from a book to your e-mail, so you can always have them on-hand for reference. Receive your notes both as an easily printable PDF that’s ready to bring to your book club, and as a simple file you can open in your favorite spreadsheet app.
Read comfortably with one hand
Lighter than a paperback, comfortably hold Kindle in one hand for those times when you can’t put the book down.
Lose yourself in a book
By design, Kindle is purpose-built for reading and creates a sanctuary so you can lose yourself in a book. Unlike tablets and phones, Kindle doesn’t distract you with social media, emails, and text messages
Won't tire your eyes in the dark
Unlike back-lit tablets that shine in your eyes, Kindle guides light toward the surface of the display with its built-in front light so you can read comfortably for hours without eyestrain.
Learn more about a book before you start reading
With About This Book, see background information about the author, other books in the series, and more.
Adjust your text size
Choose from eight text sizes to prevent tired eyes and keep you reading longer.
Share your library
With Family Library, you and your family can access and easily share not only your own Kindle books, but also books from the linked Amazon account of a spouse or partner.
With a single tap, read the complete text of each footnote without losing your place in the book.
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. The X-Ray timeline view lets you easily flip through notable passages to remind yourself of what’s happened in the book, or navigate easily through images.
Look it up instantly while you read
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 losing your place.
Know how long it will take to finish that last chapter
Time to Read is personalized based on your reading speed, and is constantly updated as your speed and habits change. At a glance you’ll know how much time it will take to finish a chapter or book.
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.
Unlimited reading on any device with Prime
Prime Reading gives you unlimited access to over a thousand books, current magazines, comics, Kindle Singles, and more. With access from any device – including your phone, tablet, or Kindle – you can read however you want, wherever you want.
Low book prices
Over a million titles are priced at $2.99 or less. Over 2 million titles are $9.99 or less.
With Kindle Unlimited, you can read as much as you want, choosing from over 1 million titles and thousands of audiobooks. 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 1 million 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.
Millions of books (including the latest best sellers), newspapers, magazines, Kindle Singles, and more.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases 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 A Tale of Two Cities, Les Misérables, Pride and Prejudice, and more are available for free.
Free book samples
Download and read a sample for free before you decide to buy.
Free Kindle app
Download the Kindle app on your phone, tablet, PC or Mac to keep reading when you don’t have your Kindle with you. Learn More.
Switch devices without losing 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.
Set goals and celebrate with achievement badges
Kids can read books in a simple, fun, and safe environment designed specifically for them with Kindle FreeTime (now Amazon Kids). Kids are rewarded with achievement badges when they reach their reading milestones. A progress report keeps parents updated on total time spent reading, number of words looked up, badges earned, and books read.
Tackle more challenging books
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.
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.
Kindle FreeTime Unlimited (now Amazon Kids+)
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.
When kids look up words on Kindle, they are automatically added to the Vocabulary Builder on their device. With Vocabulary Builder, they can use flashcards to learn the definitions and usage of words.
Easy-to-use parental controls
Parents can have peace of mind that kids won’t access inappropriate content or websites, or accidentally make purchases as Kindle FreeTime (now Amazon Kids) blocks access to browsing and purchasing in the Kindle Store, access to the Internet, access to Wikipedia, and disables social sharing.
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 closed and wake upon opening, making it easy to jump back into your books. This current generation Kindle Paperwhite is compatible with all previous generation Kindle Paperwhite covers and accessories.
We've got you covered
Choose a cover crafted from premium natural leather or durable polyurethane with a matching microfiber interior. The cover protects your Kindle and keeps your screen clean without adding bulk, making it perfect for taking your Kindle wherever you go.
A Kindle e-reader with Wi-Fi is a great choice if you already have a high-speed internet connection and wireless router set up in your home. If you do not have Wi-Fi set up at home, a free cellular connectivity model may be a better option—free cellular connectivity lets you download books anytime, anywhere.
Wi-Fi + Free Cellular Connectivity
With wireless coverage in over 100 countries and territories, free cellular connectivity lets you download books anytime, anywhere, whether you're relaxing on a beach, halfway through a hike, or waiting on the tarmac.
For U.S. customers traveling abroad, additional charges apply for wireless delivery of periodical subscriptions. To avoid any charges, you can always use a Wi-Fi connection or download items via your computer and transfer them to your Kindle using USB.
Some books may not be eligible for download over cellular connectivity, including promotional content or where indicated on a book detail page.
Amazon's 6” Paperwhite display technology with E Ink Carta and built-in light, 300ppi, optimized font technology, 16-level gray scale.
6.7"x 4.6” x 0.36” (169 mm x 117 mm x 9.1 mm).
Wi-Fi 7.2 oz (205g); Wi-Fi + 3G: 7.6oz (217g). Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process.
None; fully wireless and doesn't require a computer to download content.
4 GB; holds thousands of books.
Free cloud storage for all Amazon content.
A single charge lasts up to six weeks, based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at 10. Battery life will vary based on light and wireless usage.
Fully charges in approximately 4 hours from a computer via USB cable.
Supports 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).
The VoiceView screen reader, activated by the Kindle Audio Adapter, enables access to the vast majority of Kindle Paperwhite features. VoiceView features a natural language text-to-speech voice. Visit the Kindle Paperwhite Blind and Visually Impaired Readers Bundle to purchase the latest Kindle Paperwhite with a Kindle Audio Adapter. Please visit the Accessibility for Kindle page to learn more.
Content Formats Supported
Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, PMP through conversion.
Warranty and Service
Included in the Box
Kindle Paperwhite, USB 2.0 charging cable and Quick Start Guide.
Kindle Paperwhite 7th Generation - 2015 release.
Top reviews from the United States
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I find those leaving less than stellar reviews amongst all the Kindle products are simply rich, or have plenty of disposable income to purchase a new Kindle fire, paperwhite, etc. every time a new version comes out and then complain that it's not 100% improved. Of course it's not. It's simply tweaked enough to convince someone like me to make a first purchase. Just like an upgraded coffee maker or blender. I don't buy a new one every time they add a feature. Of course Amazon won't say no to those who want every version ever made. I'm old school, save my money and wait until the price and product's capabilities meet my needs with a goal of keeping it for approx. 5 years. I'm not going to be replacing mine anytime soon just because they add something next year.
I have terrible eyes, and 300 ppi with the ability to read in the dark are important features. Not having to worry about wearing out my phone battery reading, and the long lasting charge of the Paperwhite is the other reason I'm ready to take the plunge, and finally the holidays are coming so hubby's work is done for him!
Update: I did get the Paperwhite for Xmas and love it. It’s plug and play and the clarity is amazing. I can now read without eye strain.
When my smartphone was my only eReader, I kept finding myself stopping to clear my cache, check email or update my calendar and before I knew it, my free time for reading was wasted on phone 'housekeeping'. I love that Kindle is simply an eReader. I can immerse myself fully with no distractions, other than taking the time to add to my vocabulary or research historical details related to my novel du jour. The Special Features aren't intrusive while reading, and let me know about best sellers and new releases. Highly recommend.
I am one of *those* that jumped right on the e-reader bandwagon when Barnes and Noble came out with their revolutionary Nook. However, times have changed since I debated the benefits of a tiny 1"x3" touch screen of the Nook against the physical keyboard of the Kindle with my cousin. Having made the initial dive into the Nook world, I stuck there, and learned the benefits of having an e-reader when books were released and I was living an hour away from the nearest bookstore. My library grew, and I dug my heels in harder and harder for the Nook.
Eventually, I bought an iPad to replace my failing Nook. Its versatility and general presence were imposing, and I still had access to my library. Cool beans, right? Mostly right. Near-constant use in my free time (most reading, some apps) paired with almost constant use of a laptop for school compounded eye-strain, causing awful headaches, and my already poor eyesight became worse. (I'm not an optometrist, and have no idea if they're correlated, but they happened at the same time.) It became clear that something needed to change.
After some debate, I purchased a Nook Glowlight. My Nook library had become massive, and the ability to side-load B&N content to Kindle had been (nearly? I don't remember) eradicated. It was going to hurt my wallet to switch over. These past 3 years, however, I have become a frequent Amazon user, and began to see a great number of benefits to switching to a Kindle. Prime lending library came. Then Kindle Unlimited.
I believe Kindle Unlimited was the tipping point for me. Though I have a hard time finding books that I enjoy, there is a huge selection in the Kindle Unlimited Library, so I'm optimistic I'll find many. Since Oyster shut down, it is also the best option for me, aside form lending through my local library via Overdrive. However, the question remains of my massive Nook library. I suppose I'll keep the Glowlight until a new option presents itself.
Now for the review:
I LOVE MY KINDLE. I love the case that came with it (I got purple!). The adapter that comes in the bundle is one of those things that I, like many others, would prefer to have included with the device with or without the bundle; however, I understand that a majority of purchasers do NOT need the adapter and are happier without having to deal with it or feel guilty for tossing it.
The Kindle Paperwhite with special offers, a purple leather smart case, and the Amazon power adapter bundle was purchased for me as a Birthday/Christmas present by my amazing husband, who is also sick of the amount of physical books I have precariously stacked on every formerly bare surface in our house. The practicality of having one small thing to manage and the amount of money we could save by purchasing Kindle Books or Unlimited access dwarfed the argument I had been clinging to when holding my faithfulness to Nook. Finally, I acquiesced that purchasing an ebook for the same price as a physical book is not a good financial choice and expressed my desire for a better-looking device.
The Kindle is sleek. It's sexy. It has clear lines and definitive edges. I can't literally pull it apart, like I can the Nook Glowlight (NOT the 2015 model). Its buttons aren't conveniently placed for accidental pressing or a toddler's curious fingers. In fact, my kiddo doesn't even know where a button is! She sits in my lap and lets me read (with enthusiastic page turns. Swiping is no mystery to her).
The Kindle cleans easily with a damp cloth or paper towel (again, unlike my Nook Glowlight, which has permanent yellowing and obvious wear where my fingers were when I held it), as does the fantastic leather case. Not so slick that it's extremely droppable, but not so rough that it's uncomfortable, the auto-sleep/wake case is a supertool that I don't see myself living without. It fully encompasses the Kindle without blocking the power button or charging port.
Touching the screen of the Kindle is reminiscent of a paperback book. It has just enough texture to trigger a memory and often makes me expect the smell of a book. When it lights up (automatically on opening of the case, might I add!), it returns to the setting it was previously on and is an evenly dispersed, comfortable, page-like color. The Glowlight, on the other hand, must have its light turned on each time you wish to use it and has a blue-ish glow emanating from some easily-pointed-out sources, leaving shadows in the corners; there are what I can only identify as almost-bubbles on the plasticky-feeling screen.
The battery life of the Kindle is a described, or near enough to. I received this item two weeks before Christmas, charged it fully that day, and didn't need another charge until yesterday (4 JAN). I read daily and sometimes for hours at a time! The light was always on, though at varying levels (that's part of the fun!), but I brought the device EVERYWHERE in my purse. That means disconnecting and reconnecting to Wi-Fi anywhere I opened it, a general battery-killer for any device. I was charging the Nook weekly. Not necessarily a horrible inconvenience, but WOW, Amazon!
Did I mention being social yet? No? Maybe because I'm bad at it. I don't like talking to people. However, I strive to share my love of reading with as many as I can, and the hookup Kindle provides to Facebook and GoodReads allows be to be as social as I can comfortably be. It also allows me to talk about books without being interrupted. These connections could also help me find new books! Granted, this hasn't quite been fruitful yet, as I'm still working out how to use GoodReads. Undoubtedly, Amazon's partnership will benefit both readers and reviewers.
Overall, I couldn't be happier with an e-reader. The Kindle has access to every book I know I want, has completely eliminated my headaches from eye-strain (because it's a normal color and the light shines on the words, not in my eyes!), is aesthetically and texturally pleasing, is easy to clean (soup/tea/coffee/sandwich/cheese splashes and smudges all!), the special offers aren't so bad, the battery life is amazing, and I can be as social as I'm comfortable with at the moment!
I'm incredibly happy with the case, too! This is the first time I've not wished I bought a different first-case for a device. The fit is perfect, the case is perfect, the color is a perfect shade of royal purple - I can go on and on about its perfection.
If you haven't decided already, BUY THIS. NOW. Nook faithful, CONVERT! I solemnly swear I am up to *some* good.
and I would like to be able to mark a book 'as read' when i'm done reading it.