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Kindle E-Reader, 6" Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi (Black) - Includes Special Offers

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  • Design is thinner and lighter than the previous-generation Kindle, and available in your choice of black or white
  • Touchscreen display that reads like real paper
  • Unlike tablets, no screen glare, even in bright sunlight
  • Battery lasts weeks, not hours
  • Indulge your love of reading without e-mail alerts or push notifications
  • Massive selection, low prices - over four million books including latest bestsellers, Kindle exclusives and more
  • Try Kindle Unlimited free for 30 days-includes over 1 million titles
A book lover's new best friend

Thin and light for one-handed reading

Now Kindle is 11% thinner and 16% lighter than the previous-generation Kindle, making it easy and comfortable to hold in one hand.

No glare in bright sunlight

Unlike reflective tablet and smartphone screens, the latest Kindle reads like paper – no annoying glare, even in bright sunlight.

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 image quality.

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.

Unlike tablets, no blue light to disturb your sleep

Recent studies by the Harvard Health Publication have shown that evening exposure to blue light from backlit screens such as tablets and smartphones can suppress the body’s production of melatonin, a naturally occurring hormone that helps the body fall asleep. Because the Kindle display emits no light, you can read anytime without losing any sleep.

No distractions

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

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Screen Size 6" 6" 6" 6"
Glare-free Screen Yes Yes Yes Yes
Built-in Light No Yes Yes + Adaptive front light Yes
Page Turns Touchscreen Touchscreen Touchscreen + PagePress Touchscreen + Page turn buttons
Resolution 167 ppi 300 ppi 300 ppi 300 ppi
Colours Black, White Black, White Black Black
Charging Cover No No No Included (Black, Walnut or Merlot)
Connectivity Wi-Fi Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + free 3G 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 Battery lasts months on a single charge
Storage Holds thousands of books Holds thousands of books Holds thousands of books Holds thousands of books
Dimensions 160 mm x 115 mm x 9.1 mm 169 mm x 117 mm x 9.1 mm 162 mm x 115 mm x 7.6 mm 143 mm x 122 mm x 3.4-8.5 mm
Weight 161 grams Wi-Fi: 205 grams
Wi-Fi + 3G: 217grams
Wi-Fi: 180 grams
Wi-Fi + 3G: 188 grams
Wi-Fi: 131/238 grams
Wi-Fi + 3G: 133/240 grams
Weight without cover / with cover
Every Kindle E-reader...

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.

Skim 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.

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.

Read comfortably in one hand

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

... and goes beyond a book

Look it up instantly without leaving your page

Kindle's Smart Lookup feature integrates a full dictionary with X-Ray and Wikipedia so you can access definitions, characters, settings and more without leaving your page or losing your place.

Share your library with family

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.

Read more challenging books

Word Wise makes it easier to enjoy and quickly understand more challenging books. Short and simple definitions appear above difficult words automatically, so you can continue reading with fewer interruptions. Tap on a word to call up a simple card with definitions, synonyms and more. You can adjust the number of hints you see with a simple slider.

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 lets you easily flip through notable passages to remind yourself of what’s happened in the book, or navigate easily through images.

Enhance your vocabulary

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

Squeeze in that last chapter

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

Adjust your text size

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

Pick up where you left off

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

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. Some Goodreads on Kindle features are only available when connected to Wi-Fi.

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.

Low prices, massive selection

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.

Lowest book prices

We check prices every day to make sure our prices are the lowest of any e-book store in the UK. Compare our book prices - you'll like what you find.

Massive selection

Over four million books, newspapers and magazines, including latest bestsellers, Kindle exclusives and more.

Kindle Unlimited

With Kindle Unlimited, you can read as much as you want, choosing from over one million titles and thousands of audiobooks. From mysteries and romance to sci-fi and more, freely explore new authors, books and genres on any device for just £7.99 a month. Try Kindle Unlimited for free for 30 days. Learn more.

Exclusive Kindle titles

Over one million Kindle-exclusive titles that you won't be able to find anywhere else, including books by bestselling authors such as Michael Ridpath, Marcus Sedgwick and Phil Rickman.

Free books in the public domain

More than one million free books, such as Pride and Prejudice and Treasure Island, are available.

Free book samples

Download and read samples for free before you decide to buy.

Never be without a book

Get books in seconds

Browse Amazon’s expansive selection, choose a title and begin reading in seconds. Download books in under 60 seconds - no computer required to download content.

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.

Find a new favourite 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.

Buy once, read everywhere

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.

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.

It's not screen time - it's book time

Kindle for Kids sets and celebrates goals

Encourage kids to read even more. Kindle for Kids lets you create personalised 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.

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

Enhance 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.

Parental controls

Kindle is designed for reading, which means zero distractions for kids. Parents can have peace of mind that kids won’t access inappropriate content or websites, or accidentally make purchases as Kindle for Kids blocks access to browsing and purchasing in the Kindle store, access to the Internet, access to Wikipedia, and disables social sharing.

Personalise your Kindle

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 book.

We've got you covered

A cover crafted from durable polyurethane with a microfibre interior protects your Kindle and keeps your screen clean without adding bulk, making it perfect for taking your Kindle wherever you go.

Plus other features you've come to expect from Kindle

Customise 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.

Never lose a book

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

Read books in other languages

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

Carry and read personal documents

E-mail documents – including Word, PDF and more – directly to your Kindle and read them in Kindle format.

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.

Get special offers

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 when not in use – they don’t interrupt reading.

Read children's books and comics

Kindle Paperwhite 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.

Organise your library

Organise your Kindle library into customised collections or categories to easily access any book you are looking for. You can add an item to multiple collections to make organising and finding titles even easier.

Technical Details
DisplayAmazon's 6" display technology with E Ink Pearl, 167 ppi, optimised font technology, 16-level grey scale
Size160 mm x 115 mm x 9.1 mm
Weight161 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 half an 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
Accessibility FeaturesVoiceView and the ability to adjust font size, line spacing and margins enable access to the vast majority of Kindle features. VoiceView features IVONA's award-winning natural language text-to-speech voice. Learn more about Accessibility for Kindle.
DocumentationQuick Start Guide (included in box); Kindle User's Guide (pre-installed on device). Additional information in multiple languages available online.
Warranty and ServiceKindle is sold with a limited warranty of one year provided by the manufacturer. If you are a consumer, the limited warranty is in addition to your consumer rights, and does not jeopardise these rights in any way. This means you may still have additional rights at law even after the limited warranty has expired (for further information on your consumer rights, click here). 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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Configuration: With Special OffersColour: Black Verified Purchase
This amazon kindle E-Reader is very good value for money digital E-Reader.

It works and performs well but on a few occasion the E-Reader has frozen and the touchscreen has been unresponsive but other than that reading downloaded books was not a problem.

The construction is durable and the design is compact and slim.

The amazon Kindle E-Reader looks nice and has a simple to operate layout.

The screen visibility is good but you do not have a back light feature which is handy for reading in the dark or under a night lamp.

The built in battery performance is very good and can last many weeks before needing a recharge.

You have two options with or with out special offers with special offers you will receive regular special offer emails.

The special offers Kindle E-Reader with special offers can posts special offers whilst you are reading which can be annoying.

The Kindle E-Reader has 4 GB of internal storage capacity and has WiFi connectivity.

Overall this is a good value for money digital E-Reader which is simple to operate and works and performs well but you may want to consider if you want the with special offers option.

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Configuration: With Special OffersColour: Black Verified Purchase
This is not as easyto use as the original kindle, it does NEED a start up and get started instruction booklet
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Configuration: With Special OffersColour: White Verified Purchase
I found the touch screen too sensitive, and the pages would change at the slightest movement, also the off button would work without me being aware. Maybe I was so used to the original Kindle.
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Configuration: Without Special OffersColour: White Verified Purchase
Don't know why I didn't buy one sooner. Got one for my holidays. They're really lightweight much easier than a paperback book.
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Configuration: With Special OffersColour: White Verified Purchase
Nice clear screen shame it's useless in the dark, and the next model seems much more expensive to get an led for night use
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Configuration: With Special OffersColour: Black Verified Purchase
Got this to replace my old kindle which I left on a train! Always loved the product and happy with this one as well. Thanks Amazon!
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Configuration: Without Special OffersColour: White Verified Purchase
It feels cheap. Beware there is no backlight.
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An excellent product, a huge advance from the Kindle I bought a few years ago. I'm glad this one can be read in bright sunlight.
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