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Amazon - Kindle - 2GB

Model: B006ZZEUXMSKU: 6412224

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 249 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect basic e-reader

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    AikiBiker
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    I read incessantly online but rarely paper books. I wondered if buying a Kindle would prod me to read more away from the glowing computer screen, and to read some actual book material for a change. So far, the answer is yes. This entry-level Kindle is inexpensive, a handy size, easy to read, and holds more books than I'll ever need. It works exactly as intended. The monochrome display is perfect for text and simple figures. I find the controls slightly awkward for following footnotes and looking up word definitions, but basic page-turning etc is faultless. A battery charge lasts a long time with wi-fi off (which should be the default setting but isn't... why leave wi-fi on when it's rarely needed?) Note that there's also a great deal of free (legal) content out there if you have any interest in old books — Darwin, Dickens, Twain, etc — and my public library *loans* contemporary e-books as well. In other words, feel free to buy the latest content from the Kindle Store if you wish, but it's hardly necessary to keep you swimming in quality reading material more or less forever. I can't believe I went so long without one of these little gems.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gift for Mom

    Posted
    bnwright
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    Got this for my Mom and boy am I glad I did!!!! It was between a Kindle or a Nook. When I read the reviews the Nook got crumby reviews for Customer service so I decided to get a Kindle. BEST decision right there. My mom loves her Kindle the screen is glare free and the battery lasts a good while. She is ALWAYS reading which is her solace from work and is much needed. I got her a light that fits into the cover so that she could read in dim lighting as the glare free does not have a backlight.(M- edge "Executive" cover and "E Luminator" touch light)She is amazed at the HUGE selections of books, as she reads romance novels and is happy at the previews, freebies, and CHEAP prices of the books in comparison to the Nook. Now it took a little adjusting to get over the fact that it's not touch screen as most everything today is, but IT IS SO WORTH IT!!! Seriously that is the only thing. AWESOME PRODUCT AND SERVICE! W2G Amazon!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Reader

    Posted
    Brandon5000
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    Overall for the price and features included you can't go wrong with this reader. The screen does not have a backlight so you cannot read it in the dark, but it excels in the outdoors. You can perfectly see the screen in the sun whether in a park, or on the beach. If you want to be able to read in the dark (in bed) you may want to consider the Kindle Paperwhite. As far as content, Amazon offers what seems like an endless amount of books. If you own more than one Kindle device it will also sync each device to the furthest page read on any one device. Definitely worth the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bare Bones Great for Beach reading and more

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    Charidak2
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    I loved my old Kindle, and when it died, my daughter replaced it with an iPad, which is amazing. BUT...didn't want to take it to the beach or pool for reading, and I live in South Florida, so that is a big deal to me. This bare bones Kindle is perfect. It is cheap, and I even gave two as gifts. You can read it on a beach, and if you need light, book lights work. Since I am a former Kindle user, setup was easy, but a new user might not like the bare bones way to select a character, etc. But, once done, it is a thing of the past. I have other gadgets to do the bells and whistles. I just wanted a reader for the beach, and this is perfect.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Upgrade from nook 1st ed

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    USMCWIFEY
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    I have a nook 1st ed that was staring to give me issues with software updates not going through. So I upgraded with this kindle. The navigation is different and takes time getting used to it especially coming from a different ereader. Overall it's smaller and lighter best part books are cheaper or free if you have prime. Barnes and noble has way overpriced ebooks and doesn't have all the newer book available like amazon. Got it when it was on sale for $20 less on here. Awesome deal don't regret it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great EReader for traveling

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    Jemk
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    I did not need a Kindle with all the bells and whistles (apps, color etc). I strictly wanted an E reader when traveling or on vacation or in bed. I have other devices for email and internet. This was a no frills, very affordable option and it exceeded expectations for the price I paid. Best Buy met the price Amazon had online so I paid under $50 for it. It is small, very light, has great battery life and is very easy for anyone to use. I have archived many books that I've already read and have 5 pages of new titles yet to read. Very happy with this purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Reader

    Posted
    KindleConvert
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    I have read books for years. I have procrastinated about buying a reader because it is hard to convert a 56 year old man. Needless to say, we all have to grow up sometime and keep up with technology. I finally broke down and purchased the Kindle and wish I had done it sooner. I still have doubts about the price of Kindle books I will read but as far as the reader is concerned I am a convert. No more taking books on vacations. No more having to carry a heavy bag with reading material. I am looking forward to vacations with a light bag on my shoulder.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great e reader

    Posted
    grndmgail

    I love my kindle. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the newer versions but it does what you need. It's easy to read, even outside in the sun. Books download quickly and I can sort them into categories which I can't do on my android kindle. It's light weight and can be held in one hand and turn the page with the same hand. If you want to surf the web with this you'll be disappointed but if you want an easy way to carry around and read your own library this is a great buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Helped me to get back to reading

    Posted
    Gergorian
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    Even though I have a Nexus 7 tablet with the Kindle app, I find it much easier to sit and read on this device more often. It's size is perfect for reading just before dozing off to sleep and not having to worry about the fact that I need to make sure to plug it in or I wouldn't have full portable use of the device the next day. It's also light weight so holding it while laying in bed isn't a problem. Having the backlight makes it even easier to read,, no matter where you find yourself. No more climbing out of bed to turn off the light at the end of your reading session.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple eReader that just works

    Posted
    Dave
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    This tablet might be considered prehistoric by some. The original eReader with very few whistles and bells. Great price, excellent battery life, lightweight. This is not a touch screen - you use nicely placed buttons instead. A bit old-school but no need to wipe down the screen after every use. The "special offers" that you can turn off for a small amount isn't bothersome in the least and all ads are for books which is the reason for using the device in the first place. There's no light on the screen like the paperwhite but it's half the cost and is just a great device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    excellent for reading books

    Posted
    danarossphoto
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    This is simply a great device for reading in natural light. Feels good and looks good. Outside screen works fantastically. No glare. No problem. The menus and capabilities are limited to book reading. It is not a competitor for a tablet. It is better in many ways. You can access free book sources like Gutenberg.org and manybooks.net. Finding and downloading books from Amazon is amazingly easy. You can even borrow books from a library. It's best to initiate that from you cellphone or laptop and then view them with the Kindle. Easy to carry anywhere. I do love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Basic e-reader

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    Snake72Cuda
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    I love reading on my kindle. I used to prefer a real book in my hands but now I prefer having an entire library in my pocket. The look of the kindle much more closely resembles a book than a tablet does. I considered a paperwhite kindle for the back lighting but opted for the cheaper one and I'm happy with it. Navigation is a little cumbersome but I usually buy or check out books using my computer and just sync the content so that's not really an issue. If all you want is a device that allows you to read books, this is it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Kindle is best for reading

    Posted
    abcohende
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    For a while, I have been reading e-books on iPad's Kindle App, and I always enjoyed reading books. I realized that I cannot use iPad outside, because of reflective screen, and also it is gets bit heavy to carry iPad longer periods of time. So, I got Kindle, and wow! I love it! Easier to carry for longer period of time and can read everywhere. The only two things that I regret, no backlight or touch screen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing for indoor or outdoor reading

    Posted
    MichelleC
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    I absolutely LOVE my Kindle. It's great for outdoor reading, with no glare on the screen no matter how bright or direct the sunlight is. It's great for indoor reading with a lamp. The battery life is great (at least 3 weeks on airplane mode with at least two hours of reading per day). Lightweight and easy to hold in two hands. Buttons are easy to use, software is easy to navigate. I definitely recommend to anyone looking for eay access to many books.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this thing

    Posted
    Bradn215a
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    I went back and forth over the past couple of years about buying a kindle. I had a tablet and smart phone with the kindle app and always figured I didn't need an e-reader. That was until this past summer when I wanted to sit outside and read and the glare off my tablet and phone was killing me. The Kindle is great for reading anywhere / anytime. Makes e-reading so much more enjoyable.. I should have bought this thing a year or two ago.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great E Reader for Casual Readers

    Posted
    Dannyboiii91
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    I bought this black friday on sale. I am relatively happy with my purchase. This kindle to easy on your eyes and is prefect for anyone who wants to read just books. Reading on this device seems like your reading a actual book because of the screen. Bottom line is if you want to read only books get this product. It is not good for anything else besides reading. Amazon is great and has many books in their database to choice from.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value for the price

    Posted
    Novellady
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    I really enjoy my Kindle and would recommend your products to others. I owned a previous model, which I unfortunately damaged beyond repair and replaced it with this model. Most of the features are the same, however, the on/off button and other button features are not as easy to use on this model. Love the WI Fi connection and ability to download books from my local library as well as purchase and download books direct from Amazon

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product for the price and ease

    Posted
    Ladyeeyore
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    I had one of these before, loved it., unfortunately lost it with a ton of books on it, (ugg) but because of it is easy to use and get books and I don't have a problem reading on it, I decided to get this again instead of upgrading to a fancy model. This works great and for the price, (got it on a super sale and used my points which made it even better) you can't go wrong!! This by far is a great model and worth the money!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best eReader

    Posted
    Jkflana64
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    This is my 3rd Kindle. Love or hate Amazon, they have the largest library of books at the best price. The kindle is very light which is important for beach/bathtub reading. The battery lasts about 3 weeks, and I read about a book a week. The screen is easy to read and also easy to customize to your preferences. It's also easy to categorize books any way you wish. I'm a lifetime kindle buyer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Basic Kindle-great price; great for beach reading

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    charidak
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    Love the Kindle because you can read in any light situation, unlike many Apple products that are impossible in bright light. This is basic, barebones, but at a beautiful price. Only warning is this model requires wireless to download books, not the Whisperlight option. It has a joy stick for typing. Wasn't a big deal for me, but others may find it cumbersome. Otherwise, a great reader.

    I would recommend this to a friend