Keep your current read within reach when traveling with this Amazon Kindle Paperwhite e-reader. The anti-glare screen with 300 ppi lets you read without straining, even in bright sunlight, while 8GB of internal storage offers enough space to save your favorite e-books, magazines and audiobooks. This waterproof Amazon Kindle Paperwhite e-reader is Wi-Fi enabled for browsing and buying books conveniently.
6" anti-glare Paperwhite display
The flush-front design and 300 ppi glare-free display let you read even in bright sunlight.
8GB built-in memory
Plenty of space to hold magazines, comics, and audiobooks.
High-speed USB port
Ensures simple connection to your computer with fast data transfers.
Browse and buy books and magazines wirelessly.
Get instant access to new releases, best sellers, and over a million of titles.
Listen to your books with Audible
You can switch seamlessly between reading and listening via Bluetooth-enabled speakers or headphones.
A single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours.
Built-in adjustable light
Makes it easy to read at night.
You're free to read and relax on the beach, by the pool, or in the bath.
I’ve always been a generation behind with Kindles. I had a Kindle from 2016 that was working pretty fine, except for some damaged pixels, but the Paperwhite tempted me with that lovely soft front light. And it is a great little eReader. I love that I can read in the dark (like I am right now) and its battery life is much better than my last Kindle. Setup is falling-off-a-log easy, as long as you’re somewhat familiar with Amazon, and I love that I can download and return Kindle Unlimited books easily and quickly. Oh, and I’m a librarian assistant, so I’ve already put a LOT of mileage on this thing. It’s holding up beautifully. One suggestion would be to include Find My (or an equivalent) so you can somehow ping it when you can’t find it. I solved this issue with a Tile Sticker on the back cover of the case, but it would be awesome if you could just page it from another device, like you can your iPhone from your Apple Watch.
Since everything goes digital, it's time for an E-Reader. When I bought mine several years ago, I was pretty skeptical, but after several days I fell in love with this one. Easy to read in the dark or at bright sun. You can choose font size. You can make bookmarks and notes. For schoolkids and students it has dictionary and access to wiki if you are connected to the Internet through wi-fi and signed with your Amazon account. Dictionary doesn't need account nor Internet access. With Calibre - free program for library management - Kindle makes perfect digital library with unlimited capacity. You can add or remove books from your reader, keeping them in your library at computer, convert them to or from almost all e-book formats and a lot of other things. This one I bought as a gift and looks like it worked.
I've owned two Kindle Paperwhites prior to this one and I sold or returned those, but this one is a keeper. The Paperwhites that I previously owned did not have a flush, one-piece front--the bezels were slightly raised above the touchscreen. I did not like this because every time I pressed the touchscreen (even if just gently), I felt that I was pressing the screen IN, because it was a second piece that seemed behind the bezels (kind of like a picture frame, and I was pressing the picture inward). The cheaper, non-"Paperwhite" regular Kindle has this exact set up (like a picture in a picture frame).
I'm a very voracious reader and I love this Paperwhite Kindle. The back of it is a smooth yet rubbery-feeling material that makes it nice to have a good hold on while reading with one hand. It is so light I can hold it for hours on end while reading. I can read peacefully at night without disturbing my husband's sleep because I can turn all the lights off and still read in the dark. I think Amazon finally got it right.
I already had a previous generation Paperwhite that I was fond of, but after reading about the new features, and buying one of the new ones as a gift for a relative, I decided to upgrade to a new Paperwhite Kindle for myself.
I am glad that I did, as it's water resistance got a real life test less than two weeks later when I accidently left my bag outside, overnight, during a downpour.
The papers in my bag were turned into soggy mush, but after I wiped all the water off my new Paperwhite Kindle, I was very relieved to find that neither the rainstorm, nor sitting outdoors inside a soaking wet bag for 16 hours had damaged the device.
I bought the new one because of the full glass, flat front. I did not like the indented front on the old one as much as it tended to collect dust and debris along the edges, but the water resistance is my new favorite feature.
This is my 1st Kindle. I have bought them in the past for my wife, but never for myself. I never have liked reading books because my eyes would get tired and I would get headaches. So far, that problem has been eliminated. So much better to "read the book" than "watch the movie". I can read at night and do not have to worry about the lighting in the room. I find myself reading for hours before putting the Kindle down. I used to give my wife a hard time about reading too long, now it is the other way around. I was on vacation at the beach and I was able to just sit and read. Funny how things can change!
A:AnswerI have heard you can pay a monthly fee to get rid of the ads, but the only ad that I have seen is the book suggestion when you wake up the device. Once you swipe to turn on the ad goes away and the book comes up. Ads do not appear while you are reading. This is similar in all Kindle devices that I have owned.
A:AnswerIf you have previous Kindle, all your books are stored through your Amazon account--so that way if you need to replace your kindle it is easy to access on a new one. Your Kindle Library is accessible on any Kindle.
A:AnswerYes, This is device is great for that. Not only is this less intrusive to other people around you but also great for reading before bed. The idea of these devices is there is no backlight so it is lit from around the edges more like light shining on the page of a book. The light settings go from 0-24, usually in a normal reading setting during the day I have mine set anywhere from 20 - 24 but then at night when the lights are low reading before bed I set it between 8 - 10. It is very simple to adjust the brightness while reading.
A:AnswerYou can get some free books. Most current bestsellers require payment, but less than buying a hard copy of the book. Local public librarys also allow you to check books out digitally for free with a library card.
A:AnswerWhispersync is Amazon's technology that lets readers switch “back and forth between a Kindle book and Audible professional narration - without ever losing your place.” The way it works is that you first buy the Kindle book, and then for Whispersync enabled books you can add the Audibile audiobook to the purchase.
Yes it does have audible.com store on the device. All you need to do is to tap on the 3 vertical dots on the right side of the Home Screen. Then you will see the audible store. You can tap on the audible store, and you are there to purchase your audiobooks and then they will be downloaded onto the device upon purchase of them.
It has a 3.5mm jack connector hole on the top of the device, so that you can connect your headphones/earbuds to the device (Bluetooth enabled headphones or earbuds).
It has Bluetooth capabilities on the device as well. And here are the directions on how to connect: To listen to Audible books on your Kindle, you must first pair a Bluetooth audio device, such as
headphones or speakers. There are two ways you can pair a Bluetooth audio device.
Pairing a Bluetooth device when opening an audiobook:
1. Tap My Library from the Home screen, then tap Downloaded.
2. Tap on the audiobook you want to listen to. If you have not paired a Bluetooth device, you
will receive a prompt to do so after the Play button is pressed.
3. Put your Bluetooth audio device into pairing mode.
4. Tap on the Bluetooth device you want to use.
5. Once the device is paired, the audiobook will play through that device.
Pairing a Bluetooth device via Settings:
1. Put your Bluetooth audio device into pairing mode.
2. Tap My Library in the top left of the Home screen. Tap the Quick Actions icon
on the toolbar, then tap All Settings. On the Settings page, tap Wi-Fi & Bluetooth, then
3. If you have already downloaded an Audible book, open the book and tap No Bluetooth
Connected to open the Bluetooth dialog.