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Kindle E-Reader, 6" Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi (Black) - Includes Special Offers
|Price:||£59.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Delivery Details|
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
- Design is thinner and lighter than the previous-generation Kindle, and available in your choice of black or white
- Touchscreen display that reads like printed paper. Unlike tablets, no screen glare, even in bright sunlight
- Keep reading-a single charge lasts weeks, not hours
- Indulge your love of reading without e-mail alerts or push notifications
- Massive selection, low prices-over 5.5 million books including latest bestsellers, Kindle exclusives and more
- Prime members read for free with unlimited access to a rotating selection of more than a thousand titles
- Now with Audible you have access to over 200,000 audio titles. Pair with Bluetooth to take the story with you anytime, anywhere
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.
Kindle is purposely designed as a dedicated e-reader. Indulge your love of reading without interruptions such as e-mail alerts or push notifications.
Compare Kindle E-readers
|Screen Size||6" glare-free||6" glare-free||6" glare-free||7" glare-free|
|Waterproof||No||No||No||Yes – IPX8 (up to 2 metres, up to 60 minutes in fresh water)|
|Storage||4 GB||4 GB||4 GB||8 GB or 32 GB|
|Built-in Light||No||Yes||Yes + Adaptive front light||Yes – 12 LEDs + Adaptive light sensor|
|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||Graphite, Gold|
|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 weeks on a single charge|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + free 3G||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + free 3G||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + free 3G|
Wi-Fi: 205 grams
Wi-Fi + 3G: 217grams
Wi-Fi: 180 grams
Wi-Fi + 3G: 188 grams
|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||159 mm x 141 mm x 3.4 - 8.3 mm|
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.
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.
Over 5.5 million books, newspapers and magazines, including latest bestsellers, Kindle exclusives and more.
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.
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. Learn more
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Amazon's 6'' display technology with E Ink Pearl, 167 ppi, optimised font technology, 16-level grey scale
160 mm x 115 mm x 9.1 mm
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 four weeks, based on half an hour of reading per day with wireless off. Battery life will vary based on 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)
Content Formats Supported
Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion
VoiceView 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.
Warranty and Service
Kindle 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 jeopardize 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 Box
Kindle, USB 2.0 charging cable and Quick Start Guide
Top customer reviews
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I'd never much taken to ebooks, as the experience was pretty lousy on my tablet. After a recommendation from a colleague of mine that the e-ink interface was night and day different, I thought I'd give it a shot. A Kindle was a no-brainer, but which one?
I opted for this entry-level model, and I'm glad I did. While it lacks many of the bells and whistles of it's older brothers, the PaperWhite and the Oasis, it does everything I need it to, at a price that didn't break the bank. Let's take a closer look...
An absolute breeze. If you've bought it from your Amazon account, it's automatically registered and setup for you. 10/10 for the unboxing experience here. You get a micro-USB cable here too for charging and data transfer - more on that later
This is the basic model, so don't expect all glass bodies and infinity screens. It's matte plastic all the way around, save for the very subtle gloss branding on the front and rear of the device. This makes it very light (only 160g - the PaperWhite feels positively obese at over 200g!) Mine had a slight clicking on the left-hand side bezel where it clearly wasn't sitting quite flush, but as I'm right handed I never grip that side anyway. Look closely and you'll spot the odd defect like this - screens not lining up quite right with the body - but you have to be very picky to notice these - they by no means influence the functionality of the product. There is a lip between the screen and the bezel, which can make it a little awkward to swipe, but I quickly got used to this.
You have multiple options to transfer books to this. You can use wi-fi, email them to yourself, or use the included cable. As I currently already use Calibre to manage my books from within Windows, I opted for the USB route, which was quick and straightforward - Kindle is recognised as an external hard drive and you can drag and drop or sync from a library management application as previously mentioned. Once uploaded, you have the option to display titles in a list or with artwork - the e-ink actually does a good job of reproducing these (albeit in 167ppi - not the sharpest but passable). Navigation is everything you would expect - you can swipe back and forth between "shelves", or search for a specific book/author/collection - here you reap the rewards of having well-maintained metadata!
These really are a delight to use for reading. E-ink renders text very well (even at the lower resolution - unless you're using an enormous font size, you aren't going to notice pixellation here). It's worth noting that there is no backlight on this - you need to upgrade to the PaperWhite if you want this. I enjoyed this, as it made for a very natural reading experience, and was very easy on the eyes. I just ensure that I had a decent light source behind me, just as I would with a real book. If you frequently read in the dark next to your partner, you may wish to opt for the upgrade.
TO AD, OR NOT TO AD
For £10, you can get rid of the special offers. All these amount to are promotions running on books you might enjoy on the lock screen. On the more expensive model, they are replaced by a series of Kindle screensavers (think fountain pens, typewriters, that kind of thing). In hindsight, I would have saved the money had I known the difference - I thought I was going to be bombarded with ads in the middle of books.
Officially, this has should last 15 hours. More expensive models have upwards of 20, but in real-world use, I've found the lack of a backlight actually makes this last a lot longer. Personally, I always use in airplane mode (ie wifi off) as I don't require it. I generally only charge once a month, and this gets me a few hours on flights, and maybe 30 minutes a night before bed. Of course, if you read more frequently than that, or use a lot of wifi services, then you may need a mid-month "top up". It's good to see manufacturers being a bit closer to the mark with their estimates though - unlike smartphone makers who seem to live in a very different reality!
Battery lasts ages
Holds hundreds of books (779 on mine and plenty of breathing room)
Light to hold for long periods
Chunky bezels aren't for everyone
All in all, this is a fantastic first e-reader for anyone, and at this price, it's definitely worth a try. If you read heavily in bed and are worried about disturbing anyone, then you might need to upgrade to one of the more expensive models - for everyone else, highly recommended.
I hope this has been helpful - if it has, please leave a vote below, or feel free to ask me any further questions in the comments and I'll try my best to help you out!
Overall it good improvement, dose what you expect and has some great features, the touch screen make highlighting and word learning really easy.
But i'm sure you all see plenty of it dose all this from the 5 star reviews.
I gonna point out the annoying this that i dislike that dropped a point for me.
1) the adverts and pushing books in your face, when time i open it up i have another book throw at me and i dislike that force approach, At least offer the same genre that i read or even author.
2) I typical hold this in my left hand, but can only turn but tapping the right side, so if i not thinking i keep turning the page back.
3) I keep highlighting lines when trying to turn the page it easy but maybe too easy if it happens enough to annoy me.
Now i love a use my kindle all the time, and i still think it a great thing to have, these and just what i dislike from the upgrade.