New Kindle Offers a Front Light and Improved Text Display
There’s a new Kindle on the market, and it might just brighten your night and reduce strain on your eyes. The new Kindle is the first option being sold with a front light for under $100, and you can already order one. The front light lets you adjust the display brightness to read comfortably, and it’s designed to work great for reading in the sun or when reading in darker places. The updated design offers the latest electronic ink technology for better contrast and comes with three months of Kindle Unlimited for free. If you’re new to Kindle Unlimited, you can read as much as you’d like from a collection of millions of titles at no additional cost when you join.
The all-new Kindle comes in black or white for just $89 and is available for pre-order today at amazon.com/kindle.
“Customers consistently tell us how much they appreciate having a front light on Kindle devices so they can read in any environment—from a sunny patio to their bed at night,” said Kevin Keith, Vice President, Amazon Devices. “The team worked hard to bring this customer-favorite feature to our most affordable device, and we’re excited to introduce the all-new Kindle—the first Kindle under $100 with a built-in adjustable front light.”
This new model also offers a glare-free display with improved text. Amazon stated that while the new front light may make it easier to read in more place, you will still get “weeks of battery life” on each charge. The all-new Kindle includes updated electronic ink technology for better contrast and now uses capacitive touch to prevent accidental swipes on the six-inch, 167 ppi display.
Even though a lot has changed in the new Kindle, the device is still thin and light, so reading with one hand isn’t a problem.
When you finish a book with a new Kindle, it will automatically be marked as read in your library and synced across your reading devices including Kindle, Fire tablet, and the free Kindle apps for iOS and Android. With just a few taps, you can filter to see which books you’ve read and which you haven’t, so organizing your library has never been easier. Additionally, last year, Amazon introduced a new home experience making it easier to find your next great read.
Amazon is also offering more recommendations based on your reading history, including new and trending titles in Kindle Unlimited and the Kindle Store. The company stated that these features will be delivered as a free, over-the-air update to the all-new Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite Gen 6 (released in 2013), and newer devices in the coming months.
You’ll still get to enjoy Audible, my personal favorite, over Bluetooth. The new device also offers Whispersync and Whispersync for Voice, which saves and synchronizes your last page read, bookmarks, and annotations from your Kindle eBooks and Audible books across all of your Kindle devices and apps. Goodreads, a site for readers and book recommendations, is also available and so is X-Ray. You will also get to enjoy the same Smart Lookup and Family Library options that users have come to love with Kindles.
The new device joins Kindle Paperwhite, which features a high-resolution, 300 ppi display with a flush-front design and waterproofing, and Kindle Oasis, which includes a seven-inch, high-resolution display, waterproofing, and an ergonomic design.
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