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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|
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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 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.
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|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 with aluminium back|
|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|
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.
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Top customer reviews
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I've seen Kindle's which can act as iPads, access Facebook and the likes. This one is perfect for my needs. After all, why would I need Facebook when I have a good book in my hand? You can access the amazon ebook store on this device. The book downloads in seconds. My mum was especially impressed with this.
Love the white colour, some lovely covers available too online that fit perfectly. You can change the font style and size to your preference and the kindle holds the page for you. Nice light hold and for me, sits comfortably while I pet my dog or sip my wine. Bliss.
* The e-ink display is very easy on the eyes
* Battery life is good.
* It is fairly light.
* Displays PDFs (but not well)
* The bezel around the screen isn't wide enough to comfortably hold one handed. You would think being lighter it would be easier to hold than a book but actually its thinness and the fact that you can't hold it in the middle make it quite tiring as you have to grip it tightly along one narrow edge. It's comfortable in your lap but not standing on a train, lying in bed or holding upright at a table. It needs to be lain on something.
* The touch screen is too easy to keep nudging and changing the page or font size.
* Power switch on the bottom is far too easy to nudge and turn it off and also the positioning means resting the kindle on a table and holding it upright to read keeps accidentally turning off the device.
* Displays PDFs but not well.
Finally, separate to the above is the fact that mine has broken - conveniently for Amazon - a little after the initial year. My first one I gave the benefit of the doubt as it's possible it got bashed about in my bag (possible!). The second I was very careful with. I'm confident in saying that it wasn't bashed, had anything spilled on it or mistreated in any way. It simply stopped working one day. The power light comes on and then it turns off again.
I MAY buy a third. I have reservations as I'm always suspicious when a good fails a little after warranty. I am currently reading on the Kindle app on my tablet. The actual device was nice to use because it was so relaxing on the eyes, but I'll stick with my tablet for now as I don't want to have to keep buying a Kindle yearly. I am on the look-out for something that is Kindle-book compatible but easier to hold.
Overall it does what it is supposed to do, but it is a dull and dingy looking screen at all times. The instructions on how to use the kindle are on the kindle with only a little card with a simple diagram indicating where the button is to turn on. Basic instructions printed and enclosed in the box would be useful to turn to for reference when first using the kindle otherwise you are back and forth through the menus trying to find your way around.when the kindle closes down, it goes into screensaver mode and the display is very dark and difficult to read.