Amazon Kindle originally came out in 2007 and changed the way people read digital books. Instead of a backpack or purse with one or two books, your Kindle can hold hundreds. One of the advantages of the Kindle is its e-paper display, which is easy on the eyes and is pure pleasure to read. This technology is called E INK and is used not only in Kindle, but also in Kobo and Nook branded e-readers.
As technology has improved over the years, Kindle has become the most popular e-reader on the planet. The digital ecosystem has gone beyond books to include comics, graphic novels, magazines and newspapers.
Interested in buying a Kindle or upgrading to a newer model but not sure which one is right for you? Below is a quick overview of each e-reader to help you make that decision.
First base model KindleThe lightest and most compact Kindle ever, with all the great features you’d expect from a Kindle e-reader.
The latest base model Kindle’s display has been upgraded and looks great. Kindle offers a display resolution of 300 pixels per inch. This means the text is crisp and sharp, and even small text looks great. At 6 inches, it’s the smallest Kindle display, but that also means the device itself is smaller and more portable. And if you’re reading in the dark, your Kindle has an adjustable front light for your display.
Under the hood, the Kindle offers 16 GB of storage and can store thousands of books.
The base Kindle is perfect for users looking for premium features at an affordable price. The base Kindle starts at $99.99 and comes in his two colors of black and denim.you can also get kindle kids This model comes with a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+, with thousands of award-winning children’s books, parental controls, and $119.99 kid-friendly covers.
of Kindle Paperwhiteis the most popular Kindle, with a range of additional features worth considering.
Kindle Paperwhite features the same high-resolution display technology as the base Kindle, so you can see crisp, detailed text. However, the display is slightly larger at 6.8 inches on his, and the display is flush with the surrounding bezels, giving it a slightly more premium feel. This Kindle also features his 17-LED front light and adjustable front light for even better lighting across the screen.
Another feature that the Paperwhite offers is IPX8 water resistance. This means it should withstand accidental splashes and drops in shallow water. This Kindle has two storage options, 8GB or 16GB.
The Kindle Paperwhite is perfect for those who want a slightly more versatile e-reader experience and don’t mind spending a little more to get it.there is also Kindle Paperwhite Kidscomes with 1 year of Amazon Kids+ and cover for $159.99.
Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition
of Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition It takes Paperwhite’s great form factor and display technology, but adds a few features that make it worth the upgrade. Best of all, with 32 GB of storage available, you can easily store an entire catalog of content. Auto-adjusting front light that adapts to your environment, plus up to 10 weeks of battery life, plus fast USB-C charging or Wireless charging is possible.
The Paperwhite Signature Edition is a great option for those with a larger e-book library or who want more advanced features like wireless charging. Paperwhite Signature Edition starts at $189.99.
of Kindle Oasis is the next in the Kindle lineup and the oldest still in production. This adds even more functionality to your Kindle experience. You still get a 300 PPI display, but that display is 7 inches and has 25 LEDs for smoother, more even lighting. These LEDs can also be adjusted automatically. Like the Paperwhite, the Oasis also has his IPX8 water resistance rating.
Perhaps the main feature that the Kindle Oasis offers is the fact that not only does it have WiFi connectivity, but it also offers free cellular 4G connectivity. This means you can download and discover new books on the go, not just when you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network. Storage is available in 8GB and 32GB options, so you can choose the capacity that best suits your needs.
The Kindle Oasis also has a slightly different design, with an ergonomic grip that shifts the center of gravity into the palm of your hand, creating perfect balance so you can read comfortably for hours with one hand and physical page-turn buttons.
Kindle Oasis is perfect for people who are always reading on the go and want access to their large Kindle library without being connected to a Wi-Fi network. Starting at $249.99.
of Kindle Scribe is a new addition to the Kindle lineup that brings many new features never before seen on a Kindle.
Let’s start with the basics. The world’s first 10.2 inch 300 PPI display and 35 LED front lights that adjust automatically. Options for 16, 32, or 64 GB of storage
But that big display and extra storage serve another purpose. Make the most of the included pen. It’s a stylus pen that lets you highlight and add sticky notes to millions of books to organize and inspire your to-do list. , planners, journal entries, and documents imported from your phone or computer. You can also upgrade to a premium pen that adds a dedicated eraser and customizable shortcut buttons on top.
Kindle Scribe is the best Kindle and very good big screen e-reader, perfect for comics, graphic novels and comics. PDF software is top-notch, but note-taking can be a little tricky. Kindle Scribe starts at $339.99.
I have multiple Kindles that have all been updated in the last 12 months. So everything but the Kindle Oasis is truly new and worth considering as your first e-reader or upgrading from an older model to the latest and greatest. Amazon has more than just e-readers, it has many software extensions that give it an edge over its competitors. You can buy and listen to audiobooks in supported markets. System-wide Dark Mode, Goodreads, Wordwise, and X-Ray are included on most Kindles.
If you want to read tons of content, just become a Prime member through Prime Reading and get thousands of free books. Or you can choose to subscribe to Kindle Unlimited with millions of titles including comics and graphic novels.
The Kindle has more than just hardware specs, it’s the most expensive bookstore in the world. Buying a Kindle is a smart choice for those who really love to read.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past 12 years. His articles have been featured in major and local news sources such as CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post, New York Times and his website. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.