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Amazon - Kindle - 2GB

Model: B006ZZEUXMSKU: 6412224

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 249 reviews

94%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Kindles are great

    Posted
    Xcuse
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    I had a Kindle Fire which got damaged - since I had been given an iPad as a gift I no longer needed many of the features that the Fire had which a plain Kindle did not... so I got this Kindle to replace the Fire so I could still have access to books I had obtained/purchased on my Fire account... the gray screen is not as easy to read but I also purchased a Kindle cover with a built in light... if this is your first Kindle, I would recommend the Paperwhite over the plain Kindle - the few extra dollars for the Paperwhite are, in my view, worth the extra money - my wife has had her Kindle for 6-7 years and it is still going strong so if the Paperwhite is $50 more your are talking $7-8/year... whichever reader you pick, they are wonderful - particularly for travel so you do not have to pack books in your luggage!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, solid reader

    Posted
    repster
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    I bought this as a back up, since my kids keep taking over my electronics. I know, you may say I shouldn't give up my electronics to my kids, but if you are looking at a Kindle, you understand the value of uninterrupted reading time. Anyway, back to the point, I bought this as a back up to my tablet, and have found myself reaching for this even when I could read from the tablet. It's basic, it's lightweight, and fits in one hand. Sometimes I get a little confused when the touch screen doesn't work... oh wait, it isn't touch screen, that's why I'm confused... but who needs that when all you want is to do is to read a good book? Plus, I don't have to freak out about the potential of losing it, since it is so inexpensive (in the grand scheme of electronics).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good - not sure I like the ads on the lock screen

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    ZZinNY
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    The screen is "paper clear", and its as light as a plastic toy. I've had it for over a week and not needed to charge it yet (I haven't used it every day). My last kindle had a physical keyboard though, which can be helpful at times vs using that 90s style toggle at the bottom - noting that this one is 1/4the price of the one I bought in 2009. Also - other kindles allow for displaying % read and or page numbers. On this I only see % read... not sure if there is a way to change to "page number". Overall, can't complain given the pricing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great use for videos (netflix, etc)

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    someguyinmichigan
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    Use my Kindle Fire frequently for video watching (Netflix mostly) and it works great for that. Using for reading an e-book not so great. I wish the Fire had side 'clickers" like the basic Kindle to change pages. Using a finger slide across screen sometimes does not work and after a hour or so reading the screen gunks up with skin oil. The batter time on the Fire is good, can usually get 3-3/12 hours of video watching in. On the flip side the charging time for this device could use a boost, is a bit slow in my opinion. I would definitely buy another one if the need every arose.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Purchased for my mother

    Posted
    LizP14
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    I love everything about the Kindle purchase. As I've mentioned I wish they would include the wall adapter to the charger so you wouldn't have to rely on charging your kindle to you computer/laptop. I've purchased this as a gift to my mother and she seems very pleased with her gift to date. Just need to get a cover somewhere else since your selection was slim to none. :( Best Buy needs to carry more updated styles of covers. There are not enough to choose from for a person to decide and compare with.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    easy to take with

    Posted
    1956kc
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    It is great for what it is. The light of the text needs to be brighter , and moving through a book can be trying. I am reading a book that has 4 books in it so to go to a chapter in book 3 is a pain. Being able to take books out of my local library is great. It is why I purchased the Kindle. Now that I know I like to read with one I would be willing to get a more advanced Kindle.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Turned Me Into A Fanatical Reader

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    DC43
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    This has totally changed me from an avid reader to a fanatical one. Two things to note: 1. The ads only appear in sleep mode. So once you start reading you will never see them. 2. I found its a lot easier to hold with one hand if you have a case. With the case (I picked up the black leather one made by Amazon) I would bump up my review +1 star.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for reading

    Posted
    lgk3026
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    I bought the e-reader to read books conveniently. It's very light, the battery lasts nearly a month with the wifi turned off, and with no backlight it's easy on the eyes. Amazon has many good books to pick from, many of which are free. E-books available from the local library are free also and can be downloaded via your Kindle account at Amazon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for its purpose

    Posted
    Tigers1935
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    I would buy it again. I wish they would figure out how not to have the screen freeze. I had two go out within a couple months. Customer service is great though. Sent a new one immediately. Kindles are the best for reading. I've looked at others, but if you want to strictly read this is still the best. I can deal with the ads.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for beginer

    Posted
    bitsyread
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    I use my Kindle to keep me in books when weather is bad..I wish download manual had instruction for BEGINNER..Kindle for dummies...I have bought 2 books I did not want... one I was able to cancel..the other I am stuck with...oh well...Can anyone tell me where to get VERY BASIC manual???

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for College Lit. Courses

    Posted
    WA45delta
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    I bought my kindle for my college literature class. It's paid for itself already by borrowing the necessary books on my public library site. I love it's size. I own an iPad already so I needed something only for reading. I also have an injured hand. My kindle allows me to read easily with one hand.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Its a kindle.

    Posted
    Arturo
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    I have the app on my iPad, but wanted something a little lighter and more portable. This is. It is really easy to read in the sunlight, battery life is more than sufficient. I didnt want anything fancy, just a basic model and this was it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Just what I wanted

    Posted
    emidoza
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    This Kindle is just what I wanted. I like that you can read it outside. I was looking for and E reader only, and that's what this is. I also had a Nook before so it took me a little while to get used to it. I wish it was easier to switch off wifi . Other than that, it's great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall, decent choice

    Posted
    Kimmahgirl

    I bought this Kindle because reading outside on an iPad is difficult. It does the job, although the ads are pretty distracting. The battery is awesome and it is much better outside than i would have expected. Good price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great device if all you want is for reading

    Posted
    ncborn61
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    Great device if all you want it for is the books. Purchased for my elderly mother & she could use it easily. It’s paperwhite so no eye strain. Only downfall is need to have lights on to see screen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to Use, and set up was simple

    Posted
    toothmancm
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    This was bought as a gift for my grandmother. She is in her 80s, and reads at least two to three books a week. I had been wanting to get her something like this, but worried about the technology challenge. It was easy for her to catch on. She loves it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product to begin a book collection

    Posted
    JJJ11
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    Kindle was a great price and is an easy to use product. It is also easy to read on in bright environments. However, I have noticed that it does not light up in order to read in dark environments.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for school reading

    Posted
    trueblue1
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    I bought this for my daughter who is in all AP classes in High School. We have a lot of books she has to read, this helps us to be able to download one from the comfort of our home without spending time searching stores and burning up gas and time!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works just like my wife likes

    Posted
    greenwoodguy
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    I have a Kindle and my wife kind of took it over so I bought her this one for Xmas because she doesn't like learning new ways to operate things. She's been busy downloading books and is enjoying it very much.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome EReader for the price

    Posted
    staledohnut
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    Bought this ereader for my 8 year old and she loves it! I had to buy a cover with a flip out light so she can read at night. Other than that, it works as advertised and I've synced it with my Amazon account and loaded about 30 books on it.

    I would recommend this to a friend