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Kindle E-reader, 6" Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi (Black) - Includes Special Offers (Previous generation - 7th)

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  • Touchscreen display that reads like real paper - no screen glare, even in bright sunlight
  • Exclusive Kindle features - Kindle for Kids, Vocabulary Builder, X-Ray, Word Wise and more
  • Double the on-device storage - holds thousands of books
  • New 1 GHz processor for even faster page turns and uninterrupted reading
  • Lighter than a paperback - fits in your pocket
  • Battery lasts weeks, not hours
  • Massive selection, low prices - over two million books including latest bestsellers, Kindle exclusives and more
  • Encourage kids to read even more - with Kindle for Kids

Touchscreen display

New — A touchscreen interface makes it easier to use features such as X-Ray, Goodreads, built-in dictionary, highlighting and more. And with a glare-free screen that looks like real paper, you can read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room.

Lighter than a paperback

Kindle is lighter than most paperback books, making it easy and comfortable to hold in one hand for extended periods of time.

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.

Easy on the eyes

Every time your eyes switch from a bright screen to a dimmer, ambient room, your eyes have to adjust, which may result in fatigue. With Kindle, the page is the same brightness as everything else in the room, so no adjustment is needed.

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.

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.

Flip 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, hold Kindle comfortably in one hand for long reading sessions.

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.

Look it up instantly

Smart Lookup integrates entries from The New Oxford English Dictionary with information from X-Ray and Wikipedia, so you can access definitions, characters, settings and more without leaving your page or losing your place.

Enhanced search

New — It's even easier to find what you are looking for by combining and previewing results from your Library and the Kindle Store on the same page.

Share your library with family

New — Family Library links your Amazon account to that of your spouse or partner. For the first time, you and your family can access and easily share not only your own Kindle books, but also books from the Amazon account of a spouse or partner.

Read more challenging books

New — 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 bring 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 readers flip through important passages easily to remind themselves of what's happened in the book, or navigate easily through images.

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.

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.

Adjust your text size

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

Organise your books

Arrange your books into customised categories by using Cloud Collections.

Never be without a book again

Shop Amazon's expansive selection, choose a title and begin reading your next book in under 60 seconds - no computer required.

Carry your entire library

Kindle holds thousands of books, so you'll never have to leave your favourite titles behind.

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

NEW - 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.

Fewer distractions, more reading

Kindle is designed for reading, which means zero distractions for kids. With Kindle, they can look up definitions as they read to build their vocabulary and increase the font size for easier reading. They can read thousands of books for free, including classics such as Treasure Island. And they can easily take their books with them without loading up a heavy backpack.

Boost their vocabulary

Kindle makes it easy for young readers to add new words to their vocabulary. Words looked up on Kindle are added to Vocabulary Builder automatically, where kids can quiz themselves with flash cards to reinforce new word retention.

Read more challenging books

NEW—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 bring up a simple card with definitions, synonyms and more. They can adjust the number of hints they see with a simple slider.

Kindle for Kids

Encourage children to read even more. Kindle for Kids lets you create personalised profiles for children, and give them access to titles from your collection of books. Children 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.

Low book prices

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

Kindle Unlimited

NEW—With Kindle Unlimited, you can read as much as you want, choosing from over 1 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 free for 30 days. Learn more

Exclusive Kindle titles

Over 500,000 Kindle exclusive titles that you won't be able to find anywhere else, including books by bestselling authors such as Michael Ridpath and Phil Rickman.

Massive selection

Over 3 million books, newspapers and magazines, including latest bestsellers, Kindle exclusives and more.

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 first chapters for free before you decide to buy.

Get books in seconds

Shop 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 favorite with Goodreads

NEW - 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.

Better together

Slim, form-fitting covers designed by Amazon fit your Kindle perfectly 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 put your Kindle to sleep automatically when it is closed and wake it upon opening, making it easy to jump back into your books.

We've got you covered

Crafted from top-quality natural leather or durable polyurethane with a matching microfibre interior, your cover protects your Kindle and keeps your screen clean without adding bulk, making it perfect for taking your Kindle wherever you go.

DisplayAmazon’s 6" display with Pearl e-paper technology, 167 ppi, optimised font technology, 16-level grey scale
Size169 mm x 119 mm x 10.2 mm
Weight191 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
DocumentationQuick Start Guide (included in box) [PDF]; Kindle User's Guide (pre-installed on device) [PDF]. Additional information in multiple languages available online
Warranty and ServiceKindle is sold with a worldwide 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Carry and read personal documents

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

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.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

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I'm young and have shelves and shelves of books, there will come a day where I won't be able to take all these books with me when I move out which I dread. I was a die hard fan of the paper books, I loved the feel and smell of having an actual book so I was very reluctant to make the leap to a Kindle but I am so glad I did. I love knowing where I was in a book and obviously you can't see by the thickness of each side but there is a great optional percentage of completion feature in the corner, its good to use as a target too, for example I look to read 10% each day.

My main aim when I was searching around for a device to read on was that I didn't want to be looking at a screen, I work on a computer for 8 hours a day so I feel I need a break, I have an iPad too but went against this in favour of eink and this specific screen- you can read in bed and not feel guilty for looking at a glaring screen.

Generally I would say the Kindle store is cheap too, I signed up to daily deals with Amazon so I get an email a day of all the books that are free or reduced to £1 etc. I have a stack of books to get through because of this.

P.S. I wish I had this when I was at school, I was re reading some classic and the highlighted key notes feature is a dream. It highlights parts which several people have underlined as a key point (you can turn this off I think though).
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Got this for my partner as a christmas gift as he's always stealing my books and my kindle. I have the kindle fire which he complained is a bit too big for his liking. This size is perfect for him as it's slim and small enough for him to slide into his pocket. Super user friendly but you can easily google how to do certain things should you not figure it out yourself. I put a tonne of books on here for him and there's still plenty of storage space. The battery lasts a decent time and the light isn't too glaring that it keeps me awake when he's reading in bed. Would definitely recommend for anyone who is anti kindle/tablet - he's now converted!
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I purchased these for my parents in law as they are avid readers and had previously been using Kobo e-readers to read their ebooks, however, after just a few months they kept freezing on a screen, not turning on or off properly and sometimes throwing them out of the book, so every few weeks they had to keep re-setting their devices which meant hitting a reset button on the back which meant carrying a tool to reach said button; all very frustrating as you can imagine. So, I decided to buy them these as a gift so they didn't have to put up with the hassle anymore. Everyone in my family now uses the kindle devices for reading as the Kobo readers just aren't as good.

The format of the display including the library is different to what they were used to but they quickly adapted. The whispesync function is great for them as it means they can get access to their books within minutes rather than having to wait ages for it to download or use a computer to transfer the files across manually. After 10 months of usage they have not had to reset their devices once, as they haven't crashed or had any problems with the software on the devices.

Overall a brilliant buy as it provides them with hours of entertainment and enjoyment and they never have to worry about carrying around tools to 'fix' their device anymore.
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Arrived yesterday and so easy to set up.. very light to hold and reading is fantastic... this is my first kindle as an avid book reader. .. wish I had bought sooner so very happy with my purchase brilliant condition looks brand new also comes with lead and charger and very well.packaged -
highly recommend this purchase - money well spent - also so easy to download books from amazon store... 10 stars
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This replaced my earlier model, which broke. By contacting Amazon help I got this as a replacement for a reduced price, and it was really easy to pick up where I left off, it couldn't have been easier. Great for reading, which is what its designed for, and also handy that you can surf the net if you're getting ebook overload. I haven't used any other type of e reader, so I can't compare it, but I've got no complaints.
An Angel's Alternative
Cold Steel on the Rocks
We Are Cold Steel
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Don't get me wrong all kindles are great, it's just not same using another mobile device.

The battery lasts forever, the text is crisp and clear, they are easy to use, the list of pros goes on.

However, my personal opinion is that the paper white, whilst more expensive offers a bit more versality and provides an enhancement on the already brilliant kindle which is worth the extra.

You may think 3*s is a bit low, but in comparison to the paper white it is really a no brainer.
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Only had this for just under a week, but love it already having just changed from a Gen 3 Kindle.

I chose this device because I just wanted an e-reader, don't really need 3G as anything I want on my device I will download over wifi, and not bothered about a light either as I'll always be reading it with a lamp or in daylight.

Set up was relatively simple and could be done prior to the arrival of the Kindle - then all I needed to do was give it time to download everything I wanted to store on the device. I like things in their own collections so spent an evening sorting that out for my own preference.

The touch screen and all the "new" elements such as Wordpress, X-ray etc. from how everything was with my old Kindle feels like a quantum leap - highly recommend it as an e-reader - just love it.
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