All-new design is thinner and lighter, and now available in your choice of black or white
Easy on your eyes-touchscreen display reads like real paper
No screen glare, even in bright sunlight, unlike tablets
Single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours
Get lost in your story with no alerts or notifications
Holds thousands of books-choose from new releases and bestsellers, or from over a million titles at $2.99 or less
A booklover's new best friend
Thin and light for one-handed reading
The allâ€”new 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 high contrast touchscreen display eliminates glare in any settingâ€”even direct sunlight.
No eye strain, reads like real paper
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 text and image quality.
Battery lasts weeks, not hours
Kindle doesnâ€™t need 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 have shown that evening exposure to blue light from devices with backlit screens like tablets and smartphones can suppress the bodyâ€™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 sleep.
Thousands of books, no distractions
Kindle is designed as a dedicated e-reader. Indulge your love of reading without interruptions like email alerts and push notifications.
Read comfortably with one hand
Lighter than a paperback, comfortably hold Kindle in one hand for those times when you can't put the book down.
Lose yourself in a book
By design, Kindle is purpose-built for reading and creates a sanctuary so you can lose yourself in a book. Unlike tablets and phones, Kindle doesn't distract you with social media, emails, and text messages.
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.
Look it up instantly without leaving your page
Smart Lookup integrates entries from The New Oxford American Dictionary with information from X-Ray and Wikipedia, so you can access definitions, characters, settings, and more without losing your place.
Read more challenging books
Word Wise 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. Available on many popular English language titles.
Build your vocabulary
Words looked up in the dictionary are automatically added to Vocabulary Builder to expand your knowledge and reinforce retention. Swipe through your vocabulary words, quiz yourself with flashcards, and instantly see those words in context.
Share your library
With Family Library, you and your family can access and easily share not only your own Kindle books, but also books from the linked 2DayDeliver account of a spouse or partner.
Lowest book prices, massive selection
Over a million titles are priced at $2.99 or less. Over 2 million titles are $9.99 or less.
Set goals and celebrate with achievement badges
Kids can read books in a simple, fun, and safe environment designed specifically for them with Kindle FreeTime. Kids are rewarded with achievement badges when they reach their reading milestones. A progress report keeps parents updated on total time spent reading, number of words looked up, badges earned, and books read.
★★★★6699 real customer reviews average rating: 4 stars (scroll to see all)
5 Stars By MissOliviaP on 2016-08-08 LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!! SO HAPPY!! I don't know why there are so many bad reviews. First of, let's start off by pointing out the obvious, it's under $100. You're not going to receive a Kindle Paperwhite. Before you order, read the specs and compare it to the other Kindles. Yes, the specs say it doesn't have backlighting so honestly, there shouldn't be one ounce of surprise when you receive this. I on the other hand, love this little Kindle. I have had the new Kindle Paperwhite and I really didn't like how big it was to hold in my small hands. I don't have children hands, but I'm a female and my hands are on the small side. Maybe for a male this would be kind of small, Idk. Anyway, it is smaller than the Paperwhite, but I love that. I also love the fact that it doesn't come with a light. I used to read at night with the Paperwhite, but that light gave me a headache so I stopped. It is NOT as dark as these bad reviews make it seem. You can read perfectly fine being indoors. They're exaggerating. This feels more like a book to me than the Kindle Paperwhite ever did. The letters on this Kindle are amazing.
I don't even notice the difference between ppi and I love that the letters are way darker than the Paperwhite. The paperwhite had a grey hue to them and I didn't feel like I was reading a book. I felt like I actually holding a technical device to read a book. Of course since this doesn't have a backlight, you cannot read in the dark. It's common sense. If you want to read at night, purchase a little book light that are super inexpensive and attach it to your kindle. It's not a big deal and you're not going to break the bank buying a $119.99 item when you can buy this little awesome e-book reader for $79.99. Think about when the light runs out of your expensive other e-books... you will be back to square one and will either have to purchase a new kindle or buy a light for your expensive kindles. You can increase the letter size if you're reading at night with indoor lights and you can read perfectly. It has airplane mode, web search, Goodreads, 2DayDeliver store, and bluetooth.
So far I haven't had any issues at all. Pages have gone back and fourth perfectly fine. The bookmark tool works like a charm. I love it more than the kindle paperwhite. You can connect your Goodreads account on it, too. I actually use the bluetooth like a audiobook. It reads it for me! Yeah, it sounds a little robotic but it's not anything that bothers me. I love how I can still download PDF documents into it and it opens and works AMAZING!
I honestly recommend this e-book reader to anyone that doesn't want to spend over $100 on one. You will not regret it. The battery lasts me a very long while as well. Disconnect it from the internet and bluetooth to save you battery.
Thanks 2DayDeliver for coming out with such an inexpensive E-book and it's great for the price!! Love it 100%!
HOW TO CONNECT IT TO READ OUT LOUD: 1. Connect your Kindle to a Bluetooth available device (laptop, speaker, headphone, etc.) 2. Once connected to bluetooth go to your Kindle Settings -> Device Options -> Personalize Your Kindle -> VoiceView Screen Reader and turn it ON 3. Done
Go back home and click on a book and it will automatically read out loud
By the way, this is my opinion. I'm not a paid reviewer or anything. Just want to help others out, lol. :)
5 Stars By Sara Krzykowski on 2016-07-18 I love this little e-reader There are sadly a lot of negative reviews on here, so I though I would add my positive one.
I had a second-generation Kindle many years ago, and it has since stopped working. I finally decided to buy a new one.
I chose the basic Kindle because that's exactly what I wanted -- a bare-bones e-reader. I have no need for a tablet or anything of the sort. This Kindle delivers on that front in every way possible.
At first, I thought I would miss the page turn buttons, and dislike the touch screen. However, I have been delightfully surprised. Tapping the edge of the screen to turn the page is incredibly easy and less intrusive than pushing a button, which was always a nice little jarring reminder that I wasn't, in fact, reading a paperback. The small, quick tap of my thumb on the edge of the screen has become almost like a reflex and I don't notice it anymore; it feels natural.
I do slightly miss the metal backing of the older Kindles; it made them feel a bit sturdier, whereas this basic Kindle is just hard plastic. However, I suspect that using a metal casing would up the price considerably, and I feel that the cheaper price of this basic Kindle far outweighs that slight drawback.
I bit the bullet and bought one without the special offers. I do not want ads intruding my Kindle experience, even if they only show as the screensaver or on a bar across the bottom of the Home screen. It is just distasteful to me, and the extra 30$ was worth it to me to avoid the ads.
I do not need or want a case for my Kindle. I do not like to read with a case on, and it would be cumbersome to remove my Kindle from its case every time I want to read. That being said, this version of Kindle does seem quite fragile, as mentioned before, so when I carry it with me in my purse, I am covering it with a knit beanie hat for now. Eventually I will buy a small soft pouch to store it in; I have seen them for sale here on 2DayDeliver.
Even though the Kindle seems fragile, the size and weight of the device is a definite advantage while reading. It is so comfortable to hold that it just disappears in your hand and you forget that you are reading from an electronic device. It really is a cool experience.
As to the complaints of the screen being dim--it is no dimmer than previous generation Kindles. No, there is no back light. It looks just like a printed page, and can be read easily in all lighting conditions -- whether by lamp or by sunlight. If you find that you are straining your eyes, you can simply adjust the size, font, and spacing of the text to something that better fits your eyes. I personally do not read in bed with the lights off -- I fall asleep while reading like that. However if you are a frequent bed-time reader, you will want to get the Paperwhite, Voyager, or Oasis models.
If you've never had a Kindle before, why should you get one? Simple...anyone who loves to read should get one. Now, which model is your personal choice; I have already explained why I love this one. 2DayDeliver has millions upon millions of books that are able to be purchased and downloaded to the device. A good fourth of those available are free, and another good chunk are $2 or less. So if the price of the device itself makes you hesitate, it can easily end up paying for itself if you read a lot of free or cheap titles.
More and more titles become available for Kindle every day -- when I got my original 2nd Gen Kindle nine years ago, the Harry Potter series was unavailable to Kindle. Now with my new device, it is. The Half-Blood Prince is the first book I downloaded for my new Kindle, since that is where I am at in the series right now, and I could not be happier. They even preserved the chapter illustrations for the e-reader format.
Kindle has the ability to store thousands of books, so you shouldn't have to worry about running out of storage. If you do, however, the overflow can be stored on 2DayDeliver's Cloud service, so you never have to worry about giving up any of your old favorites. Kindle also gives you the ability to highlight passages, make notes, and bookmark pages. Your Kindle will also always remember what page you left off at, in every book that you have stored on it. Kindle also has the ability to look up words in the dictionary or thesaurus. It really brings reading to a whole new level.
Well, that about sums up my review of this model of Kindle, and Kindles in general. To put it simply, this Kindle does what it is advertised to do, and does it, in my opinion, flawlessly. If you want a tablet or a reader with a back light, stay away. If you are new to Kindle and/or want something basic, this is a great device to start with.
5 Stars By Dina on 2016-11-21 Perfect for academics! I was so shocked! So, I was going through a book for my PhD dissertation, highlighting parts for further citations in my project. When I was done with it, I realised that instead of scrolling back all the pages of my e-book, looking for the highlights, I can just export them to my e-mail in PDF file. This is life changing for me! I have always preferred paper books to e-books, but this option is a miracle. It saved me hours of work! I am a very happy customer!
4 Stars By Michael Gallagher on 2016-07-08 Good Value at $79 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 $289+ 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 thinner and lighter than the Kindle Paperwhite, but to me it's not really a noticeable difference when you're holding it in a protective cover.
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 previous version of the same model the letters on the screen are much, much darker and easier to read and the display is crisp. Looking at the display side-by-side in the same location of an eBook against the prior version 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 80%4+ 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 Kindle Keyboard as an example, please be aware there are no speakers nor is there a plug for headphones.
In comparison to 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, 18 hours later, the battery meter is indicating about 75% left. This was after reading for a couple of hours with the Wi-Fi left on but the Kindle not being used overnight as I left it 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 you first need to connect it to a WiFi connection (this model does not have 3G capability) 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 2DayDeliver marketing you have to weed through: do you want to sign up for Goodreads (an 2DayDeliver affiliate), would you like to sign up for Kindle Unlimited (for a monthly recurring revenue stream to 2DayDeliver), 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.
Once you have gone through the registration process, if you have previously identified your books into collections this Kindle will perform an automatic import of the various categories / collections you have linked to your 2DayDeliver account and links to the books in the Cloud that you can immediately download in the same category on the new Kindle. If you're replacing an older Kindle with this one that could be handy, but if you have other people on your account / family in households with more than one Kindle, that can be a pain in the neck because, for example, my wife and children generally have different tastes in books - I don't want her books cluttering up my Kindle's screen and she feels the same way about mine. IT's not a deal killer, but it does make you wade through a lot of stuff. One note of caution â€“ if you do a large download of your books from the Cloud to this new Kindle an indexing process will occur. That will chew up the battery as the Kindle indexes words / phrases in each title imported so you can search for it later. I havenâ€™t downloaded all of my titles yet, but will do it right before I go to bed one night â€“ with the Kindle connected to a charger so the battery wonâ€™t drain down real fast.
Opening up the box, included with the Kindle is a micro-USB cord but no power adapter. Also, if you like reading at night you will need a separate light or be reading in a well-lit room as there is not a built-in backlight like the Kindle Paperwhite.
Despite some of my nits above, as a parent whose children can be hard on electronics I like this version, and think with this $79 price point it will help to continue to explode the eBook revolution even faster as they get in more people's hands. If you have not purchased a Kindle before due to price, need a cheaper replacement than the other versions, or maybe a relative or a friend has hesitated to get one this one is in your price zone, I would recommend this one!
5 Stars By Linda S Fox on 2016-08-28 Love the new Kindle 8! Love the new Kindle! Priced right (with an extra $20 off!), even smaller in my hands than the Kindle with keyboard. I was sad to lose my old Kindle, but this one is just terrific.
4 Stars By rpv on 2016-07-08 Excellent one. Upgrade if your current one is two generations older. I got this as a gift and very impressed with the Kindle on the lower end of the spectrum. I have a Kindle Paperwhile, and though I cannot directly compare with it due to their different price points and specs, I will say of you have few more $$ go for the paperwhite. The 300 ppi on the paperwhite does make a difference compared to the 167 ppi on the New Kindle. If you are on a budget this is absolutely perfect. My only request to 2DayDeliver is to build a 9â€ or 13â€ Kindle. It has definitely a market! I have ordered the 13â€ Android ereader from Goodereader.
This Kindle has no built in lights and is lightweight. Only Kindle lighter than this is the Oasis! I login to my 2DayDeliver account and voila! All my books are present. Feels very thin. If you are travelling and on metro trains most of the time, this is a no brainer. Kindles have come a long way in past several years! They feel light and are excellent for reading purpose. I will any day prefer this over any tablets. No eye strain, I am reading a book and it feels very pleasant with this device. I found one hand reading a breeze! The software has improved leaps and bounds in past few years and I am totally impressed with 2DayDeliverâ€™s execution. I still am not sure why 2DayDeliver does not include a one dollar wall charger. Someoneâ€™s going to fry connecting to a wrong charger.
In general the Kindle is a great first foray for ereaders. I have been reading on ereaders for past 6 years and this Kindle has come a long way! If you have last yearâ€™s model, do you need to upgrade. Well No. I have a several year old generation. Do I need to upgrade to this. Well Yeah! Reading becomes so much more pleasurable. I have a policy that I do not use a tablet an hour before sleep, but I exempt Kindle as they have no glaring light coming out of it.
If you have any questions please ask and I will answer in the comments section within 24 hours.
1 Stars By JB Rose on 2016-12-11 Disappointed in the "improved" Kindle. I had to purchase this Kindle after my previous one developed a screen problem. I am disappointed in many things about it. I don't like having to go into the cloud to make folders of my books - that was not necessary on my previous Kindle and I see no advantage to it on this one. Instead, I find it intrusive and it limits where I can be when organizing my books. More intrusions: I did not buy the Kindle so that 2DayDeliver could advertise to me every time I pick it up. Worse, when you swipe the screen, the ad is STILL THERE, along with a button that says "Purchase Now" which I must be careful not to touch before I can get to the books I have already bought. Then there is the "My Library" grouping of the last three books I've read on the front screen, along with yet more advertising, which I must get past before I can get to my list (which has yet another ad at the bottom of it, along with a "Shop Now" button). It can also be very difficult to get to the touch screen buttons which allow you to navigate from book to home, etc. Sometimes it pops up easily and sometimes you must try several times. For a simple reading device it has been over-complicated, not to mention that I apparently have paid for 2DayDeliver to put ads in front of me. Yeesh.
2 Stars By jfsbndr on 2017-07-29 Not everything I was hoping for. Update - The product description indicates a battery charge lasts weeks and not hours. Not sure how they define weeks but after four days I was in bad need of a charge.
I think I expected too much. The description says the screen is glare free but that is simply not always true. I found that when sitting outside on a beautiful sunny day that I did need to tilt the Kindle to eliminate the glare on the screen. I do like the touch screen idea but not with my stubby fingers. While it is nice to be able to highlight text and use the built in dictionary and/or Wikipedia, I find that I have a tendency to highlight too many words or tap the screen too often. It would also be better if it had page turning buttons instead of having to tap or swipe the screen. I expected I'd be able to read this in bed without having to use a lamp but there isn't a backlight. In the end I will probably read paperbacks more often than using the Kindle. :(
3 Stars By Brian McLaughlin on 2016-08-14 Great entry into the kindle market if you absolutely do not need a light. I was really excited to see the new kindle announced and at such a great price point. I pre-ordered the kindle and received it right away the day it came out. I've been using it every since and have a couple other kindles I compared it to. I'll put this up here. After spending money on an official amazon kindle case for this(and waiting 5 weeks for it to arrive), it costs as much as one of the more expensive, but ultimately more useful Paperwhites - [[ASIN:B00OQVZDJM Kindle Paperwhite E-reader - Black]
The battery life, and that sweet sweet backlight is absolutely a necessity for me. I read my kindle roughly 5-6 days on the train, plus when I'm at home usually unwinding getting ready for bed. Even on the train when I didn't absolutely need a backlight I found myself using it at a very low setting on the kindle to just boost the screen a bit. At home I needed the backlight so I could read because I dimmed my lights to a low setting in the room. This alone makes the extra money on a paper white is absolutely. I really do appreciate 2DayDeliver slashing the entry level price, and I think the target here is for parents who want to get something very cheap for their kids, or students. Its genius for that market, so if you are a parent who has a few kids, and want to get them something that won't break the bank, but won't let them sit online and play games on their smart tablet, or fire device.
Pros: Charges quickly via micro USB port Price point to get a kindle is incredible Same book storage size as the much more expensive kindles on the market(4 Gigabytes)
Cons: No built in light Battery life is a little less than I'd like, sometimes making it only 2 weeks before dying Case feels cheap, not soft touch like the older kindles
4 Stars By Matthew Holloway on 2017-06-11 Fancier and Touch-ier! I got this Kindle version to replace my 5 year old basic Kindle, which decided to have its Wi-Fi stop working. I like several of the new features for this version, including the sharing features for updating your reading progress to Goodreads, etc. I'm still trying to get used to tapping the left or right side of the screen to turn pages, instead of the buttons on the side of the older, non-touch-screen version. I'm also still trying to get used to holding it only by the sides (or bezel, if you prefer), because if you grab it by the screen, you get various unwanted reactions from the touch-screen, depending on where you grab it. I hope that I manage to get another 5 years out of this model. Very happy so far, as well as with tech support that helped me transition from the old unit to the new.