Kindle, 6″ Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi – Includes Special Offers

Kindle, 6″ Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi – Includes Special Offers

Kindle is our most affordable e-reader—now with a touchscreen display, exclusive Kindle features, twice the storage, and more.

Hero

Designed for readers

Kindle is purpose-built for reading. Indulge your love of reading without interruptions like email alerts and push notifications. The weeks-long battery life allows you to read for weeks on a single charge. Kindle uses actual ink particles and proprietary, hand-built fonts to create crisp text similar to what you see in a physical book. Kindle is lighter than most paperback books, making it easy and comfortable to hold in one hand for extended periods of time.

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 there’s no adjustment needed. Choose from eight text sizes to prevent tired eyes and keep you reading longer.

No Glare

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.

Go beyond a book with the following features (coming soon)

Enhanced search

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

Search

Family Library

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.

Word Wise

Word Wise, available on many popular English language titles, makes it easier to enjoy and quickly understand more challenging books. Short and simple definitions automatically appear above difficult words, so you can keep 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

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. 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.

Xray

About the Book

With About the Book, see information about the book as you start to read, including its place in a series and author information, plus mark it as “Currently Reading” on Goodreads.

Never be without a book

Shop Amazon’s expansive selection, choose a title, and begin reading in seconds. Download books in under 60 seconds—no computer required. Connect easily to your home Wi-Fi network or Wi-Fi hotspots on the road. Enjoy free Wi-Fi access at AT&T hotspots across the U.S. With our fast, free wireless delivery, borrow Kindle books from your public library and start reading on your Kindle.

Compare Kindle E-readers

  Kindle Kindle Paperwhite Kindle Voyage
Price $79 From $119 From $199
Resolution 167 ppi 212 ppi 300 ppi
Built-In Light No Yes Yes + Adaptive light sensor
Page Turns Touchscreen Touchscreen Touchscreen + PagePress
Connectivity Wi-Fi Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + free 3G Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + free 3G
Screen Size 6″
Glare-Free Screen Yes
Battery Life Weeks on a single charge
Storage Holds thousands of books
Weight 6.7 oz Wi-Fi: 7.3 oz

Wi-Fi + 3G: 7.6 oz

Wi-Fi: 6.3 oz

Wi-Fi + 3G: 6.6 oz

Dimensions 6.7″ x 4.7″ x 0.40″ 6.7″ x 4.6″ x 0.36″ 6.4″ x 4.5″ x 0.30″

Product Features

  • New touchscreen-With a glare-free touchscreen that looks like real paper, you can read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room.
  • Kindle-exclusive features-Kindle now has the same software features as Kindle Paperwhite, including Goodreads integration, Kindle FreeTime, Vocabulary Builder, Page Flip, and more.
  • Faster page turns-A 20% faster processor delivers smooth, quick page turns.
  • Twice the storage-Carry thousands of books on the go, with double the on-device storage.

3 thoughts on “Kindle, 6″ Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi – Includes Special Offers

  1. Michael Gallagher
    Michael Gallagher says:

    Good Value at $79 with a Few Nits I am writing this from the perspective of being a long-time experienced Kindle user vs. someone brand new. From an overall perspective, considering the pricing of the Kindle with Special Offers at $79 vs. higher amounts for the different flavors of Kindle available today, this one is a bargain. If you have wanted to get your kids a Kindle to encourage reading as well as sharing of books but hesitated because $119 to $400+ is a lot of money to risk with a child, maybe at $79 this is your price point.From a size standpoint, the reading screen is the exact same size as the other e-Ink Kindles. It is slightly thicker – but slightly lighter – than the Kindle Paperwhite, but to me it’s not really a noticeable difference when you’re holding it in a protective cover.Opening up the box, included with the Kindle is a micro-USB cord but no power adapter. That’s really annoying. Interestingly, and it seems rather chicken of Amazon, a power adaptor has to be purchased separately for $15 if you purchase it at the same time as you purchase the Kindle (or $20 if you purchase it later), so if you already have a micro-USB charger handy I wouldn’t order one of the chargers.There are no page buttons – no buttons at all except for the power button – and turning the page is as easy as tapping the side of the screen with your thumb while you’re reading, or swiping the screen with your finger.Reading is easy on this one: in comparison to my Kindle Keyboard, the previous version of Kindle, and a Kindle DX the letters on the screen are much, much darker and easier to read: the display is crisp and dark. Looking at the display side-by-side in the same location of an eBook against the versions of Kindle mentioned above, the text on this Kindle is much darker and reads a lot better. Compared to a Paperwhite it is not as dark but those results are to be expected since the Paperwhite has 25%+ more pixels per inch, but at this price point that’s not too big of a concern for me as each new version of the Kindle gets better and better with the fonts and screen display and this one is pretty darn good – you want to be able to read what you’re supposed to, right?If you like the text-to-speech feature of previous Kindle models or listened to music with your previous Kindle, please be aware there are no speakers nor is there a plug for headphones.Web surfing speed with the wireless is about the same as with other versions of the e-Ink Kindles: slow as Christmas! My usual test of the connectivity on a Kindle was hitting the main pages of the mobile websites of Fox News, CNN, and Google. I pushed “go” or “enter” buttons / icons at the same time on each and did not see a visible difference in the load speeds start to finish: I was about 50 yards away from my wireless router at home with a couple of walls in the way for the wireless test, with similar results at my office after the Kindle arrived. I did try to check one of my Google email accounts but it crashed. I learned a couple of years ago to not try and surf the Internet with an e-Ink Kindle because it’s so darn slow; besides, I use the Kindle to read a book and I can surf the Internet or check my email on my other devicesIn comparison the previous version of Kindle this one is replacing, other than the crisper text / fonts from the improved screen display, as far as I can tell this new version of Kindle has the same technical specifications of the previous Kindle: about the same size, same internal memory. If you had a precious version of the Kindle this version is replacing, that means you can use the same cover as the previous version.Battery life is supposed to last “…weeks on a single charge” but I doubt it: I charged it up 100% late yesterday afternoon and, 24 hours later, the battery meter is indicating about 50% left. This was with the Wi-Fi left on but the Kindle not being used overnight as I left it in the office in sleep mode. Time will tell if this is going to be a problem or not.It did take a few minutes to get this model up and running as, in addition to the normal making sure it is registered and going through a mandatory tutorial on which areas of the screen to tap to perform various functions, there is a lot of Amazon marketing you have to weed through: do you want to sign up for Goodreads (an Amazon affiliate), would you like to sign up for Kindle Unlimited (for a monthly recurring revenue stream to Amazon), would you like to link your Facebook and Twitter accounts so your’re friends / family / perfect strangers can be voyeuristic on what you are reading (absolutely not for me).You can also sign up for parental controls with this version which I think is a great idea – sometimes you don’t want your children to read what you are reading.One annoying thing (to me, at least) is the automatic import of the various categories / collections…

  2. Glenn R. Howes
    Glenn R. Howes says:

    Great, Once You Start Reading I bought this value-priced Kindle to solve a problem. My 9 year old son loves to read; he will tear through a Harry Potter book in a couple of days. But, he has no interest in reading on a regular tablet whether it be one of the iPads in the house, or the Kindle Fire HD. Something about the experience, basically staring at a white lamp for hours, keeps him from enjoying it like he enjoys traditional paper books. But paper books are bulky, and accumulate, and get kicked around the car, and have to be returned to the library. Many times, I’d just prefer to have the convenience of an eBook.So, when this new generation of Kindle E Ink readers were announced, and at such a low price, I impulsively put in a pre-order. I could cheaply experiment to see if it was right for my son. This whole device costs less than the extended warranty on my iPad.When it arrived, I made an error. I powered it on. One of my children asked to see it, I handed it over, and when it was handed back, it had been set to German and was midway through the tutorial you walk through to learn the basics of operating the Kindle. Now my German has been completely unlearned since I was in college, so I was at sea. I needed to call Kindle support to get me out of there. By the way, Kindle support answered my call within a minute, on a Thursday afternoon, and the pleasent man on the other end helped me get out of the tutorial, and find my way to the comforts of American English.But I had missed the tutorial, and if there ever was a device that you need to absorb the lessons of the onboarding screens, it is this single button Kindle. It has one of the least discoverable interfaces you are likely to encounter in this modern era of app design. It’s filled with secret taps in regions of the screens, and long presses to do something, and swipes other places. So it takes a while to get used to even if you’ve walked through the lengthy tutorial.But, even given that, my children, both my 9 and 7 year old, immediately fell in love with this little reader. I signed up for a month of FreeTime, so there was a little book content–not enough, but enough to get a quick taste–and I soon heard one of my favorite sounds: my son chuckling at a book. And then later, my daughter who has just recently gotten seriously interested in reading, borrowed it, found in a book a demonstration of drawing the book’s cartoon characters, and was happily copying them from the display onto paper. Soon after, she asked me if the Kindle could be hers.So, I am favourably inclined towards this device. I’ve not been happy with Amazon’s regular tablets, they have not stood up very well in my household when competing with iPads, but these E Ink single purpose devices are a different animal. By being better as a reader than a general purpose tablet: not being backlit, having ridiculously good battery life, being very lightweight, and being cheap enough that I don’t have to worry too much about them breaking, they comfortably fill a niche in my family’s technology needs. However, in no way is this is a replacement for a general purpose tablet. While it does have an “Experimental Browser,” that is somewhat of a sad joke, slow, ugly and crashy, something you’d only find useful in an emergency. Nor is it a gaming machine, or even good for books where photographs take a big role or with odd layouts like books for young children. It has no sound input or output, so no audio books or text to speech. The screen doesn’t even autorotate, although it can be put in landscape mode. This is a text reading machine. Period. But a useful one.But not a perfect one. A perfect device would instantly refresh like an LCD or AMOLED tablet, this E Ink device takes time to change its display–perhaps a quarter of a second–making navigation a clunky experience. A perfect device would have paper-white white backgrounds, this one has a decidedly grey background: for whiter, you will have to pay more. The resolution is just low enough that you can see the pixels in the fonts; don’t let this ruin it for you, read the words and not the pixels. A perfect device would have a more easy to access interface, maybe even a couple more hardware buttons, but a few hours of use will get you used to it and mostly forgetting the pain of learning. Whatever you do, spend your time learning from the onboarding tutorial.My extended family has been tough on E Ink Kindles. One of my brothers has broken two of the older models; he had an unfortunate habit of sitting or sleeping on them. So treat this thing gently and never place it in a back pocket.A perfect device would be on the Internet all the time, this one requires a Wi-Fi connection. A frequent traveler will likely find the Kindles with cellular service worth the extra upfront cost. Several years ago, I bought one of my brothers such a Kindle for when he was studying in Rome, and he…

  3. gloria marie

    Love love love my new kindle 0

Leave a Reply