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Kindle, 6" E Ink Display, Wi-Fi (Previous Generation - 5th)

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  • Less than 170 grams - lighter than a paperback, fits in your pocket
  • New darker, hand-tuned fonts for easier reading
  • Reads like paper with no glare, even in bright sunlight
  • Download books in 60 seconds with built-in Wi-Fi
  • Holds over 1,000 books - take your library wherever you go

All the Books You Love

Massive Selection

Over 2 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.

Kindle Unlimited

NEW—With Kindle Unlimited, you can read as much as you want, choosing from over 650,000 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

Buy Once, Read Everywhere

Kindle books can be read on your Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Android devices, Windows Phone 7, Mac, or PC with our free Kindle Reading Apps.

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 Owners' Lending Library - Read for Free

With an Amazon Prime membership, Kindle device owners can choose from more than 300,000 books to borrow for free--as frequently as one book per month, with no due dates--including current and former top sellers in the Amazon.co.uk Kindle Store and all seven Harry Potter books.

Exclusive Kindle Titles

Over 300,000 Kindle exclusive titles that you won't be able to find anywhere else, including books by best-selling authors such as Michael Ridpath, and Phil Rickman.

Kindle Owners' Lending Library

Kindle Owners' Lending Library

Kindle Owners' Lending Library - with an Amazon Prime membership, Kindle device owners can choose from more than 300,000 books to borrow --as frequently as one book per month, with no due dates--including current and former top sellers in the Amazon.co.uk Kindle Store and all 7 Harry Potter books.

One-Day Delivery

Get fast shipping on millions of items. Take the stress out of shopping with One-Day Delivery from Amazon Prime. Choose from videos, electronics, games and much more.

Adjustable Text Sizes, Font Choices

Kindle has eight adjustable font sizes to suit your reading preference. You can increase the text size of your favourite book or newspaper with the push of a button. If your eyes tire, simply increase the font size and continue reading comfortably. Kindle also has three font styles to choose from - all optimised and hand-tuned to provide the best reading experience.

Custom Fonts

Kindle uses hand-built, custom fonts and font-hinting to make words and letters more crisp, clear, and natural-looking. Font hints are instructions, written as code, that control points on a font character's line, improving legibility at small font sizes where few pixels are available. Hinting is a mix of aesthetic judgments and complicated technical strategies. We've designed our proprietary font-hinting to optimise specifically for the special characteristics of electronic ink.

Support for Non-Latin Characters

Kindle supports the display of non-Latin characters, so you can read books and documents in the translation that's right for you. Kindle displays Cyrillic (such as Russian), Japanese, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), and Korean characters, in addition to Latin and Greek scripts.

Real Page Numbers

We match the pages of a Kindle book to the text in a print book to identify the corresponding "real" page number. Easily reference and cite passages or read alongside others in a book club or class. Available on tens of thousands of our most popular Kindle books. Page numbers are displayed when you push the menu button.

Precise 5-Way Controller

Kindle has an easy-to-use 5-way controller, enabling precise on-screen navigation for selecting text to highlight or looking up words. No on-screen fingerprints.

Fast Page Turns

Kindle's powerful processor is tuned for fast, seamless page turns.

Whispersync

Our Whispersync technology synchronises your last page read, bookmarks and annotations across your devices so you can always pick up where you left off.

Free Library Backup

We automatically back up your library in the cloud, so you never need to worry about losing your books. Re-download wirelessly anytime for free.

Search Wikipedia and the Web

Kindle makes it easy to find what you're looking for. Just enter a word or phrase and Kindle will search every instance across your Kindle library, in the Kindle Store, on Wikipedia, or the Web using Google search.

Built-In Dictionary with Instant Lookup

Come across a word you don't know? Kindle includes The Oxford Dictionary of English with over 250,000 entries and definitions for free. Kindle lets you instantly look up the definition without ever leaving the book - simply select the word with the cursor and the definition will automatically display at the bottom of the screen.

Supports 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.

Personal Document Delivery

Kindle makes it easy to take your personal documents with you, eliminating the need to print. You and your approved contacts can e-mail documents - including Word, PDF and more - directly to your Kindle and read them in Kindle format. You can also send documents to your Kindle using Send to Kindle.

Bookmarks and Annotations

Add annotations to text, just like you might write in the margins of a book, with a virtual keyboard that appears just when you need it. And because it is digital, you can edit, delete, and export your notes. You can highlight and clip key passages and bookmark pages for future use. You'll never need to bookmark your last place in the book, because Kindle remembers for you and always opens to the last page you read.

Share Meaningful Passages

Share your passion for books and reading with friends, family, and other readers around the world by posting meaningful passages to social networks like Facebook and Twitter directly from Kindle, without leaving the page. Want to post or tweet about a great new novel or newspaper article? When you highlight or create a note in your book or periodical, you can easily share it with your social network. Help your network of family and friends discover new authors and books.

Public Notes

Share your notes and see what others are saying about Kindle books. Any Kindle user - including authors, book reviewers, professors and passionate readers everywhere - can opt-in to share their thoughts on book passages and ideas with friends, family members, colleagues, and the greater Kindle community.

Popular Highlights

See what millions of Kindle readers think are the most interesting passages in your books. If several other readers have highlighted a particular passage, then that passage will be highlighted in your book along with the total number of people who have highlighted it.

Shop Wirelessly

Access the Kindle Store wirelessly right from your Kindle - search and shop the world's largest selection of books that people want to read, plus magazines, newspapers and blogs. We auto-deliver all your purchases in seconds - simply search, buy, and you're ready to read.

Personalised Recommendations

Kindle makes it easy to discover new titles with recommendations personalised just for you. Kindle uses the same personalised customer experience you're used to across Amazon.co.uk, matching our best recommendations to your personal reading habits.

Newsstand

Subscribe to your favourite magazines and newspapers such as The Economist, The Spectator, The Guardian and The Daily Mail from Newsstand. New editions are auto-delivered wirelessly direct to your device the second they go on sale. All Kindle subscriptions start with a 14 day free trial.

Huge Selection, Low Prices

With the biggest selection of any ebook store in the UK, you can shop more than 1 million books, including bestsellers and new releases. UK and international newspapers, magazines, and blogs, plus more than 1 million free books, are also available.

Parental Controls

Parental Controls allow you to restrict access to the Kindle Store, Cloud, and Experimental Web Browser so you can give Kindle to a child worry-free.

Featured Accessories

Light Up Your Kindle

The embedded LED light is designed specifically for Kindle's paper-like display, adding brightness without adding glare.

Protect Your Kindle

The form-fitted leather exterior and soft microfiber interior protect and secure your device without any hinges or straps. Designed to fold back, so you can read comfortably with just one hand.

Technical Details

DisplayAmazon's 6" E Ink Pearl display with optimized font technology, 167 ppi, 16-level grey scale
Size166 mm x 114 mm x 8.7 mm
Weight170 grams
System RequirementsNone, because it's wireless and doesn't require a computer to download content.
On-Device StorageUp to 1,000 books or 2 GB internal (approximately 1.25 GB available for user content)
Cloud StorageFree cloud storage for all Amazon content.
Battery LifeA single charge lasts up to one month with wireless off based upon a half-hour of daily reading time. Keep wireless always on and it lasts for up to three weeks. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as shopping the Kindle Store, web browsing, and downloading content.
Charge TimeFully charges in approximately 3 hours via the included USB 2.0 cable. UK power adapter sold separately.
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); does not connect to WPA and WPA2 secured networks using 802.1X authentication methods; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
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 Guide (pre-installed on device) [PDF].
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

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By Bfamily TOP 100 REVIEWER on 4 Feb. 2014
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The first moment I put my hands on my kindle (keyboard) many years back, I came to the conclusion that this must be humanity's greatest achievement after ice cream. This was a gift for a friend who liked my kindle keyboard very much.
Comparing the two, I cannot see too many differences between the reading experience. Yes, this screen is whiter than mine and the contrast is better and it doesn't refresh after each page but in terms of usability are very close.
The built quality is the obvious improvement as mine seems a lot cheaper when compared to this one. It's light, the battery lasts for ages, very very easy to use if you pair it up with Calibre and comfortable to hold in your hand.
I also like the fact that amazon maintained this product as an ebook reader and didn't fall into the trap that so many manufacturers and designers jump in these days: let's put a camera, and bluetooth, and apps and stuff. Moreover, Amazon decided to strip it down even further - this generation of Kindles doesn't have speakers, keyboard and audiobooks features and so on... compared to the previous generation - all the better.
So yes, I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys reading and only reading.

P.S.: I do recommend getting a proper cover for it which you can get for as little as £10.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
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Two years ago I bought a Kobo Touch which I also think does the job that a book reader does perfectly. At the time I was hoping for a Kindle Fire, but it seemed to be late getting to the UK market and I gave up waiting. The Fire had been out in the US several months before it hit the UK. So I shopped around and got the best offer for touch screen on a Kobo. So this is why I ended up with the Kobo rather than Kindle at that time.

I bought the Kindle for my wife, who is not such a big reader, because of the now competitive price and also gives me the opportunity to compare the two products.

OK one has a touch screen, one doesn't. But realistically this is the only difference on the actual mechanics of the reader.

If at a later date I was to upgrade my reader, I would go with either, depending on what deals were available.
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I purchased this basic Kindle approximately a year ago and so far I haven't had any problems. It's cheap, but good quality, like other Kindle products. Also, I believe that Amazon have a far larger variety of products than that of other companies such as iTunes and has very good delivery.

There are a large amount of books including best selling novels and some that are slightly less well known. Only certain novels can't be found and have to be purchased as a paper copy. Some of these books include: Very old, obscure and some very old/obscure educational fiction and non-fiction.
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I received this as a gift. I love it. The fact you don't have to carry loads of books with you, they are all on this small, light weight screen is amazing. I'm not sure why I didn't have one before now.

I took mine on holiday with me, and found it really easy, I love the fact it can just slip into your bag but has no extra weight. It isn't bulky and is so easy to use. I also love the fact I was able to read while sitting in the sun for ages and there was no glare at all.

Seriously would recommend to anyone who is an avid reader, hates carrying loads of book around with you and hates trying to see in the sunny weather.
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I love my Kindle. It is the easiest technical product I have ever had. My mum really struggles with technology and even she has no problems using her Kindle. I download books within seconds and there are also some great free books too. I know a lot of people have said they have had to replace their Kindles, but mine is just over a year old and touch wood it hasn't missed a beat. I got the 2 year guarantee to be on the safe side. It is so light weight and easily fits in my small handbag ready at hand whenever I want it. I have recommended the Kindle to many people.
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I have a sony ereader but use the kindle app, which I find very good. Brought this for my mother in law as it's very easy to download books (unlike my sony) and feel this makes it more user friendly.
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By JJ VINE VOICE on 18 Jan. 2014
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I love my Kindle. It is so easy to carry around with you, to take abroad with you, to sit in waiting rooms with. You can have loads of books waiting to be read, downloading is easy wherever you have wifi and there are some great books are out there that are a pretty good bargain.
Did not want one as I love books not just for the story but the feel of them. But now I have been given one I am so glad.
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I love this little object sooooo much! One of the best things I own. I've been using Kindle on my tablet, and whilst the tablet is more colourful and easy to manage, the little Kindle 6" is much much pleasenter to read and so easy to carry around and use. The standby button is great for when you have to get on an off trains etc. It needs a cover though because it is quite light and delicate.
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