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Your guide to the ultimate e-reader

 Kindle Wi-Fi, 6″ Display

Kindle — small, light, and fast Less than 6 ounces – lighter than a paperback, fits in your pocket New darker, hand-tuned fonts for easier reading Reads like paper with no glare, even in bright sunlight Download books in 60 seconds with built-in Wi-Fi Holds over 1,000 books – take your library wherever you go Massive book selection. Lowest prices. Over a million titles less than $9.99 180,000 Kindle-exclusive titles that you won’t find anywhere else, including books by best-selling authors such as Kurt Vonnegut Supports children’s books and includes new parental controls  Kindle Owners’ Lending Library – with Amazon Prime, Kindle owners can choose from more than 180,000 books to borrow for free with no due dates, including over 100 current and former New York Times best sellers and all 7 Harry Potter books.

 

Perfect for reading!

Reads Like Real Paper, No Glare Even in Bright Sunlight Kindle uses an electronic ink screen that looks and reads like real paper. The matte screen reflects light like ordinary paper and uses no backlighting, so you can read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room. Unlike tablet screens, Kindle has no glare.

Lighter Than a Paperback Less than 6 ounces, Kindle is lighter than most paperback books, and weighs half as much as many tablets, making it easy and comfortable to hold in one hand for extended periods of time.

One-Month Battery Life Kindle also has the advantage of significantly lower power consumption than tablets. Kindle does not require power to maintain a page of text, allowing you to read for up to a month on a single charge, with wireless off and a half hour of reading per day, versus hours on a tablet or smart phone. Sharp, Clear Text Kindle uses actual ink particles and proprietary, hand-built fonts to create crisp, print-like text similar to what you see in a physical book. The screen’s 100% aperture ratio means no gaps between pixels. The blacks and whites on the screen are uniform, improving image quality.

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.

Read in Any Position When you read for long periods of time, you often switch positions to get more comfortable. Kindle has a uniform contrast ratio that does not change with your viewing angle, so you can read in any position.

Massive Selection

Millions of books, newspapers, and magazines, including the latest best sellers, Kindle Singles, and more.

Free Books in the Public Domain

Millions of titles in the public domain, such as Pride and Prejudice, are available for free.

Free Book Samples

Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy.

Buy Once, Read Everywhere

Enjoy your purchased content in any way you choose. Kindle books can be read on Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Android devices, BlackBerry, Mac, PC, or web browsers with our free Kindle Reading Apps.

Lowest Book Prices

Over 600,000 books are less than $4.99; over a million are less than $9.99.

Kindle Owners’ Lending Library

With Amazon Prime, Kindle owners can choose from over 180,000 books, including over 100 current and former New York Times best sellers, to read for free – as frequently as a book a month, with no due dates. Read all 7 Harry Potter books in 5 languages.

Exclusive Kindle Titles

Over 180,000 Kindle exclusive titles that you won’t be able to find anywhere else, including books by best-selling authors such as Kurt Vonnegut, Stephen Covey, Andy Borowitz, and Karen McQuestion.

Borrow From Your Public Library

Borrow Kindle books from your public library and start reading on your Kindle.Learn more

Get More from Your Membership

In addition to Free Two-Day Shipping, Amazon Prime members enjoy unlimited instant streaming of hit movies and TV episodes and can borrow popular Kindle books at no extra cost.

Kindle Owners’ Lending Library – Read for Free With Amazon Prime, Kindle owners can choose from more than 180,000 books to borrow for free with no due dates, including over 100 current and former New York Times best sellers and all 7 Harry Potter books.

Read Anywhere

Holds Over 1,000 Books Carry more than 1,000 books – keep your library with you wherever you go.

Built-in Wi-Fi Kindle connects easily to your home Wi-Fi network or Wi-Fi hotspots on the road for quick, convenient access to books and content anywhere you can access Wi-Fi.

Free Wi-Fi at AT&T Hotspots Enjoy free Wi-Fi access at AT&T hotspots across the U.S. Lighter Than a Paperback Weighs less than 6 ounces and fits in your pocket.

Thinner Than a Pencil At just over a third of an inch, Kindle is thinner than a pencil.

Books in Under 60 Seconds Find a book and start reading in seconds with our fast, free wireless delivery.

Designed for Reading

Adjustable Text Sizes, Font Choices Kindle has eight adjustable text sizes to suit your reading preference. You can increase the text size of your favorite book or periodical with the push of a button. If your eyes tire, simply increase the font size and continue reading comfortably. Kindle also has three font styles to choose from – all optimized and hand-tuned to provide the best reading experience.

Custom Fonts Kindle uses hand-built, custom fonts and font-hinting to make words and letters more crisp, clear, and natural-looking. Font hints are instructions, written as code, that control points on a font character’s line, improving legibility at small font sizes where few pixels are available. Hinting is a mix of aesthetic judgments and complicated technical strategies. We’ve designed our proprietary font-hinting to optimize specifically for the special characteristics of electronic ink.

Global Language Support Kindle supports the display of non-Latin characters, so you can read books and documents in your favorite language. Kindle displays Cyrillic (such as Russian), Japanese, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), and Korean characters, in addition to Latin and Greek scripts. Kindle also provides access to several international dictionaries.

Real Page Numbers We match the pages of a Kindle book to the text in a print book to identify the corresponding “real” page number. Easily reference and cite passages or read alongside others in a book club or class.

Precise 5-Way Controller Kindle has an easy-to-use 5-way controller, enabling precise on-screen navigation for selecting text to highlight or looking up words. No on-screen fingerprints.

Supports Children’s Books and Comics Kindle supports children’s books with Kindle Text Pop-Up, and comic books with Kindle Panel View which allows you to read a comic book panel by panel. Whispersync Our Whispersync technology synchronizes your last page read, bookmarks and annotations across your devices so you can always pick up where you left off.

Free Library Backup We automatically back up your library in the cloud, so you never need to worry about losing your books. Re-download wirelessly anytime for free.

Organize Your Library Organize your Kindle library into customized collections, or categories, to easily access any book you are looking for. You can add an item to multiple collections to make organizing and finding titles even easier.

Search Wikipedia and the Web Kindle makes it easy for you to search. Enter a word or phrase and Kindle will search every instance across your Kindle library, in the Kindle Store, on Wikipedia, or the Web using Google search. Kindle features an experimental WebKit-based browser to provide a better experience.

Built-in Dictionary with Instant Lookup Come across a word you don’t know? Kindle includes The New Oxford American Dictionary with over 250,000 entries and definitions for free. Kindle lets you instantly lookup the definition without ever leaving the book – simply select the word with the cursor and the definition will automatically display at the bottom of the screen.

Fast Page Turns Kindle’s powerful processor is tuned for fast, seamless page turns.

Carry and Read Your Personal Documents Kindle makes it easy to take your personal documents with you, eliminating the need to print. You and your approved contacts can e-mail documents – including Word, PDF and more – directly to your Kindle and read them in Kindle format. You can also send documents to your Kindle using Send to Kindle.

 

 Notes and sharing

Bookmarks and Annotations Add annotations to text, just like you might write in the margins of a book, with a virtual keyboard that appears just when you need it. And because Kindle books are digital, you can edit, delete, and export your notes. You can highlight and clip key passages and bookmark pages for future use. You’ll never need to bookmark your last place in the book, because Kindle remembers for you and always opens to the last page you read.

Share Meaningful Passages Share your passion for books and reading with friends, family, and other readers around the world by posting meaningful passages to social networks like Facebook and Twitter directly from Kindle, without leaving the page. Want to post or tweet about a great new novel or newspaper article? When you highlight or create a note in your book or periodical, you can easily share it with your social network. Help your network of family and friends discover new authors and books. Public Notes Share your notes and see what others are saying about Kindle books. Any Kindle user – including authors, book reviewers, professors and passionate readers everywhere – can opt-in to share their thoughts on book passages and ideas with friends, family members, colleagues, and the greater Kindle community.

Popular Highlights See what millions of Kindle readers think are the most interesting passages in your books. If several other readers have highlighted a particular passage, then that passage will be highlighted in your book along with the total number of people who have highlighted it.

Lend Your Books Lend eligible Kindle books to other Kindle or Kindle app users. Each eligible book can be lent once for up to 14 days. Not all books are lendable – the publisher or rights holder determines which titles are enabled for lending.

Shop on Kindle

Shop Wirelessly Access the Kindle Store wirelessly from Kindle. Search and shop the world’s largest selection of books that people want to read, plus magazines, newspapers, blogs, and games. Amazon auto-delivers all your purchases in seconds.

Personalized Recommendations Kindle makes it easy to discover new titles with recommendations personalized just for you. The Kindle Store uses the same personalized customer experience you’re used to across Amazon.com, matching our best recommendations to your personal reading habits.

Games and Applications Take a break from reading to enjoy a selection of great games and applications specially designed for Kindle, like Every Word, Grid Detective, and My Checklist.

Newsstand Shop and subscribe to your favorite magazines and newspapers, such as Vogue, Newsweek, and The New Yorker, from Newsstand. New editions are auto-delivered wirelessly direct to your device the second they go on sale. Millions of Books The Kindle Store contains the largest selection of books people want to read, including over a million titles less than $9.99. We work directly with publishers to get the latest best sellers, biggest new releases and titles most popular with tens of millions of Amazon’s book customers.

Special Offers and Sponsored Screensavers Love deals? You’ll receive special offers and sponsored screensavers directly on your Kindle. Offers display on the Kindle screensaver and on the bottom of the home screen while not in use – they don’t interrupt reading.

Parental Controls Parental Controls allow you to restrict access to the Kindle Store, Archived Items, and Experimental Web Browser so you can give Kindle to a child worry-free.

Personalized Kindle

Protect Your Kindle

The cover’s form-fitted leather exterior and soft microfiber interior protect and secure your device without any hinges or straps. Designed to fold back, so you can read comfortably with just one hand.

Light Up Your Kindle

The lighted leather cover has an embedded LED light designed specifically for Kindle’s paper-like display, adding brightness without adding glare. Simply open the cover to turn on the light or close to turn off.

Whispercast for Kindle

Introducing Whispercast, Amazon’s free online tool that helps your school or business manage a deployment of Kindle devices and wirelessly distribute content. Centrally manage your Kindle devices and send eBooks and documents to your students, employees, or customers with ease.

Kindle at School

Kindle excites students about reading. The same great features that help you lose yourself in a book on Kindle translate seamlessly to the classroom, helping students learn to read or study more effectively. Learn more about Kindle at school

Technical Details

Display Amazon’s 6″ E Ink Pearl display with optimized font technology, 167 ppi, 16-level gray scale

Size 6.5″ x 4.5″ x 0.34″ (165.75 mm x 114.5 mm x 8.7 mm)

Weight 5.98 ounces (170 grams)

System Requirements None; fully wireless and doesn’t require a computer to download content

On-Device Storage 2 GB internal (approximately 1.25 GB available for user content).

Holds up to 1,400 books Cloud Storage Free cloud storage for all Amazon content

Battery Life A single charge lasts up to one month with wireless off based upon a half-hour of daily reading time. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage Charge Time Fully charges in approximately 3 hours from a computer via USB cable

Wi-Fi Connectivity Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication or Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)

Content Formats Supported Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion Documentation Quick Start Guide (included in box); Kindle User’s Guide (pre-installed on device). Additional information in multiple languages available online

Warranty and Service 1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 2-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Kindle is subject to the terms found here

Included in the Box Kindle, USB 2.0 charging cable, and Quick Start Guide.