For a short time, Amazon is cutting prices on its popular lineup of Kindle ebook readers. We’ve put together a quick rundown of the three different models to help you choose which is best for you. With Amazon offering discounts of up to 25 percent off, now is a great time to grab a Kindle if you’ve been eyeing one.
The first Kindle deal on our list is the one that started it all. The classic ebook reader is now being offered at a 25 percent discount, bringing it down to $60. While this is essentially the same basic ebook reader that kicked off the Kindle family years ago, the current eighth-generation iteration features a few new refinements like a thinner, lighter body and greatly increased resolution.
The touchscreen display uses a glare-free finish and multiple shades of black, white, and grey to mimic the appearance of paper and eliminate eye strain, just as if you were reading a real book. The Wi-Fi-capable device lasts for weeks on a single charge and has enough room to store thousands of ebooks. Prime members can enjoy free access to thousands of titles, as well.
A unique twist on the classic ebook reader, the Paperwhite brings a few upgrades to the standard model. Now $20 off the original price, the Kindle Paperwhite has a pixel density of 300ppi for razor-sharp text rendered in Amazon’s custom Bookerly font. Like the classic Kindle, the Paperwhite features a glare-free screen that mimics the appearance of paper for easy viewing in all daylight conditions, while adding a built-in adjustable light for reading in the dark.
The unique illumination system guides light toward the front of the display, an improvement over eye-straining backlighting. Educational features like Word Wise, Vocabulary Builder, Smart Lookup, and an instant translator make this ebook reader ideal for learners both young and old. The discounted Kindle Paperwhite can be had for $100.
With its sleek lines and advanced features, the Kindle Voyage is an expertly crafted ebook reader for serious reading enthusiasts. The crisp, high-resolution display features smart lighting that detects your environment and adjusts itself accordingly so you don’t have to fiddle with brightness settings. The paper-like picture can be viewed in bright daylight and pitch black thanks to its adaptive illumination feature.
Unique PagePress sensors on the side of the unit eliminate the need for buttons – a press of your thumb creates a haptic response that turns the page. The lightweight, 7.6mm-thin body can be comfortably held with one hand for hours of reading, and the housing boasts an elegant and modern look. Now offered for $20 off the usual price, the Kindle Voyage can be yours for $180.