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It includes a removable leather battery cover for device protection and increased battery life that is available in either black, walnut brown or merlot red ; the cover fits in the tapered edge. The Oasis has 28 hours of battery life if used with the battery cover with Wi-Fi off, however, without the cover, the Oasis battery lasts about seven hours.

The Oasis includes the Bookerly serif font and it is the first Kindle to include the Amazon Ember sans-serif font. The Guardian ' s reviewer praised the Oasis's ease in holding, it weighing next to nothing without the cover attached, its long battery life, excellent display, even front lighting, and usable page-turn buttons, and the luxurious feel of the leather cover; however, the reviewer did not like that it was so expensive, that the battery cover only partially protects the back, and that the reader is not waterproof.

The reviewer concluded, "…the Paperwhite will likely be all the e-reader most will need, but Oasis is the one you'll want. The Kindle 8 features a new rounded design that is 0. The Kindle 8 is the first Kindle to use Bluetooth that can support VoiceView screen reader software for the visually impaired. It has the same screen display as its predecessor, a ppi E Ink Pearl touch-screen display, and Amazon claims it has a four-week battery life and can be fully charged within four hours.

Amazon released the Kindle Oasis 2nd generation , marketed as the "All-New Kindle Oasis" and colloquially referred to as the Oasis 2, on October 31, The device color is a black front with either a silver or gold colored rear. It is frontlit with 12 LEDs and has ambient light sensors to adjust the screen brightness automatically.

With the release of the Kindle Paperwhite in , Amazon released the official "Paperwhite Leather Cover" with a natural leather cover and a plastic back that is form-fitted for the device. With the release of the Kindle Voyage in , Amazon released the official "Protective Cover" with either a polyurethane or a leather cover. The Voyage attaches to the rear of the Protective Cover magnetically and the case's cover folds over the top, and the case weighs 4.

The case can fold into a stand, propping the Kindle up for hands-free reading. In May , Amazon released the official Kindle Audio Adapter for reading e-books aloud via a text-to-speech TTS system for the blind and visually impaired. Once connected, the reader uses the Voiceview for Kindle feature to navigate the interface and listen to e-books via TTS.

This feature only supports e-books, not audiobooks or music. Using the accessory reduces the Paperwhite 3's battery life to six hours. As an alternative to the official adapter, a generic USB to audio converter will also work with Voiceview. Kindle devices support dictionary and Wikipedia look-up functions when highlighting a word in an e-book. The font type, size and margins can be customized. Users needing accessibility due to vision can use an audio adapter to listen any e-book read aloud on supported Kindles or those with trouble reading text may use the Amazon Ember Bold font for darker text and other fonts may have bold font versions.

The Kindle also contains experimental features such a web browser that uses NetFront based on WebKit. The Kindle's operating system updates are designed to be received wirelessly and installed automatically during a period in sleep mode in which Wi-Fi is turned on. In addition to the document types mentioned above, this service can be used to send unprotected MOBI files to a user's Kindle library.

The Send-to-Kindle service's personal documents can be accessed by all Kindle hardware devices as well as iOS and Android devices using the Kindle app. The Kindle 2 added native PDF capability with the version 2.

An e-book may be downloaded from Amazon to several devices at the same time, as long as the devices are registered to the same Amazon account. A sharing limit typically ranges from one to six devices, depending on an undisclosed number of licenses set by the publisher.

When a limit is reached, the user must remove the e-book from some device [] or unregister a device containing the e-book [] in order to add the e-book to another device. The original Kindle and Kindle 2 did not allow the user to organize books into folders. The user could only select what type of content to display on the home screen and whether to organize by author, title, or download date.

Kindle software version 2. These collections are normally set and organized on the Kindle itself, one book at a time. The set of all collections of a first Kindle device can be imported to a second Kindle device that is connected to the cloud and is registered to the same user; as the result of this operation, the documents that are on the second device now become organized according to the first device's collections.

There is no option to organize by series or series order, as the AZW format does not possess the necessary metadata fields. X-Ray lets users explore in more depth the contents of a book, by accessing pre-loaded files with relevant information, such as the most common characters, locations, themes, or ideas. Users can bookmark, highlight, and search through content. Pages can be bookmarked for reference, and notes can be added to relevant content. While a book is open on the display, menu options allow users to search for synonyms and definitions from the built-in dictionary.

The device also remembers the last page read for each book. Pages can be saved as a "clipping", or a text file containing the text of the currently displayed page. All clippings are appended to a single file, which can be downloaded over a USB cable. On July 18, , Amazon began a program that allows college students to rent Kindle textbooks from three different publishers for a fixed period of time.

Kindle devices may report information about their users' reading data that includes the last page read, how long each e-book was opened, annotations, bookmarks, notes, highlights, or similar markings to Amazon. In addition to published content, Kindle users can also access the Internet using the experimental web browser, which uses NetFront. Content for the Kindle can be purchased online and downloaded wirelessly in some countries, using either standard Wi-Fi or Amazon's 3G "Whispernet" network.

Through a service called "Whispersync," customers can synchronize reading progress, bookmarks, and other information across Kindle hardware and other mobile devices. Fees remain for wireless 3G delivery of periodical subscriptions and personal documents, while Wi-Fi delivery has no extra charge. In addition to the Kindle Store, content for the Kindle can be purchased from various independent sources such as Fictionwise and Baen Ebooks.

Public libraries that offer books via OverDrive, Inc. Books are checked out from the library's own site, which forwards to Amazon for the completion of the checkout process. Amazon then delivers the title to the Kindle for the duration of the loan, though some titles may require transfer via a USB connection to a computer. If the book is later checked out again or purchased, annotations and bookmarks are preserved.

On April 17, , Samsung announced it would discontinue its own e-book store effective July 1, and it partnered with Amazon to create the Kindle for Samsung app optimized for display on Samsung Galaxy devices. The app uses Amazon's e-book store and it includes a monthly limited selection of free e-books. On June , Amazon released the Page Flip feature to its Kindle applications that debuted on its e-readers a few years previously. Concurrently with the release of the first Kindle device, Amazon launched Kindle Direct Publishing , used by authors and publishers to independently publish their books directly to Kindle and Kindle Apps worldwide.

A number of companies have already experimented with delivering active content through the Kindle's bundled browser, and the KDK gives sample code, documentation and a Kindle Simulator together with a new revenue sharing model for developers. In October , Amazon announced that the Voyage and future e-readers would not support active content because most users prefer to use apps on their smartphones and tablets, but the Paperwhite first generation and earlier Kindles would continue to support active content.

Specific Kindle device sales numbers are not released by Amazon; however, according to anonymous inside sources, over three million Kindles had been sold as of December , [] while external estimates, as of Q, place the number at about 1. In January , Amazon announced that digital books were outselling their traditional print counterparts for the first time ever on its site, with an average of Kindle editions being sold for every paperback editions.

Working Kindles in good condition can be sold, traded, donated or recycled in the aftermarket. Due to some Kindle devices being limited to use as reading device and the hassle of reselling Kindles, some people choose to donate their Kindle to schools, developing countries, literacy organizations, or charities. Hart , will take donations of e-readers that can be refurbished to give to people in need. Whether in good condition or not, Kindles should not be disposed of in normal waste due to the device's electronic ink components and batteries.

Instead, Kindles at the end of their useful life should be recycled. In the United States, Amazon runs their own program, 'Take Back', which allows owners to print out a prepaid shipping label, which can be used to return the device for disposal. On July 17, , Amazon withdrew from sale two e-books by George Orwell , Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four , refunding the purchase price to those who had bought them, and remotely deleted these titles from purchasers' devices without warning after discovering the publisher lacked rights to publish the titles in question; in the U.

Ars Technica argued that the deletion violated the Kindle's Terms of Service, which states in part: Upon your payment of the applicable fees set by Amazon, Amazon grants you the non-exclusive right to keep a permanent copy of the applicable Digital Content and to view, use and display such Digital Content an unlimited number of times, solely on the Device or as authorized by Amazon as part of the Service and solely for your personal, non-commercial use.

Amazon spokesman Drew Herdener stated that the company is " Bezos said the action was "stupid", and that the executives at Amazon "deserve the criticism received".

Bruguier argued that Amazon had violated its terms of service by remotely deleting the copy of Nineteen Eighty-Four he purchased, in the process preventing him from accessing annotations he had written. Gawronski's copy of the e-book was also deleted without his consent, and found Amazon used deceit in an email exchange. The complaint, which requested class-action status, asked for both monetary and injunctive relief.

For copies of Works purchased pursuant to TOS granting "the non-exclusive right to keep a permanent copy" of each purchased Work and to "view, use and display [such Works] an unlimited number of times, solely on the [Devices] S unless a the user consents to such deletion or modification; b the user requests a refund for the work or otherwise fails to pay for the work e.

In December , three e-books written by Selena Kitt were removed due to violations of Amazon's publishing guidelines. For what Amazon describes as "a brief period of time", the books were unavailable for redownload by users who had already purchased them. This ability was restored after it was brought to Amazon's attention; however, no remote deletion took place.

In October , Amazon suspended the account of a Norwegian woman who purchased her Kindle in the UK, and the company deleted every e-book on her Kindle.

Amazon claimed that she had violated their terms of service but did not specify what she had done wrong. Richard Stallman criticized the Kindle, [] [] citing Kindle terms of service which can censor users, which require the user's identification, and that can have a negative effect on independent book distributors; he also cited reported restrictions on Kindle users, as well the ability for Amazon to delete e-books and update software without the users' permission.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Amazon Kindle Kindle Paperwhite 1st generation. Kindle Paperwhite 7th Generation Software Updates". Archived from the original on December 21, Retrieved December 28, Retrieved March 30, Retrieved May 1, Retrieved April 5, The New York Times. Archived from the original on November 23, Kindle Paperwhite is sold with a limited warranty of one year provided by the manufacturer.

If you are a consumer, the limited warranty is in addition to your consumer rights, and does not jeopardise these rights in any way.

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This is a gift. Devices are pre-registered to your account. Learn more about gifts. Original Amazon 9W, 1. Add to Order Update. Designed by Amazon to protect and perfectly fit all Kindle Paperwhite generations Crafted from premium leather featuring a ruggedly smooth finish, the classically styled aniline surface will wear and patinate naturally with use, making each individual cover unique Wake your Kindle Paperwhite or put it to sleep by simply opening and closing the cover, secured with a magnetic closure.

Designed by Amazon to protect and perfectly fit all Kindle Paperwhite generations Wake or put your device to sleep by opening or closing the cover Secures your device without straps covering the front Magnetic clasp ensures cover is closed securely Textured leather exterior protects with style. Dialogue with the sky. Unable to add item to List. Image Unavailable Image not available for Colour: Amazon's Choice recommends highly rated, well-priced products available to dispatch immediately.

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Find your preferred location and add it to your address book Dispatch to this address when you check out Learn more. Special offers and sponsored screensavers display when your device is in sleep mode. Unsurpassed high-resolution ppi display that reads like printed paper. Unlike tablets, no screen glare, even in bright sunlight Thin and light design with built-in adjustable light - read day and night Single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours Indulge your love of reading without e-mail alerts or push notifications Massive selection, low prices-over 5.

Compare e-readers Technical details. Unsurpassed resolution of any e-reader With twice as many pixels as the previous generation, Kindle Paperwhite has an improved high-resolution ppi display for crisp, print-quality text. Next-generation reading experience Kindle Paperwhite offers Bookerly, an exclusive font crafted from the ground up for reading on digital screens.

Charge monthly, not daily Kindle Paperwhite won't leave you tethered to a socket. Read comfortably with one hand Thinner than a pencil, lighter than a paperback. Hold Kindle Paperwhite comfortably in one hand for long reading sessions No distractions Kindle Paperwhite is purposely designed as a dedicated E-reader. Sharp, dark text Enjoy text that reads like the printed page. Skim through without losing your place With Page Flip, you can skim page-by-page, scan by chapter, or skip to the end for a sneak peek without losing your place.

Read comfortably in one hand Lighter than most paperback books, comfortably hold Kindle in one hand for long reading sessions. Take and share notes Add margin notes that you can edit, delete or even export from your device to your computer.

Look it up instantly without leaving your page Kindle's Smart Lookup feature integrates a full dictionary with X-Ray and Wikipedia so you can access definitions, characters, settings and more without leaving your page or losing your place.

Share your library with family With Family Library, you and your family can access and easily share not only your own Kindle books, but also books from the linked Amazon account of a spouse or partner.

Read more challenging books Word Wise makes it easier to enjoy and quickly understand more challenging books. Enhance your vocabulary Words looked up in the dictionary are added to Vocabulary Builder automatically to expand your knowledge and reinforce retention.

Squeeze in that last chapter See at a glance how long it will take to finish a chapter or book. Adjust your text size Choose from eight text sizes to prevent tired eyes and keep you reading longer.

Pick up where you left off Whispersync technology synchronises your last page read, bookmarks and annotations across all your devices so you can pick up exactly where you left off reading. Translate passages instantly Tap any word or highlight a section to translate it instantly into other languages, including Spanish, Japanese and more.

Share with friends on Goodreads With Goodreads on Kindle, you can connect with the largest online community of book lovers, see what your friends are reading, share highlights, and rate the books you read. Learn more about a book before you start reading With About This Book, see background information about the author, other books in the series and more.

Unlimited reading on any device with Prime Prime Reading gives you unlimited access to over a thousand books, current magazines, comics, Kindle Singles and more. Lowest book prices We check prices every day to make sure our prices are the lowest of any e-book store in the UK. Massive selection Over 5. Kindle Unlimited With Kindle Unlimited, you can read as much as you want, choosing from over one million titles and thousands of audiobooks.

Exclusive Kindle titles Over one million Kindle-exclusive titles that you won't be able to find anywhere else, including books by bestselling authors such as Michael Ridpath, Marcus Sedgwick and Phil Rickman. Free books in the public domain More than one million free books, such as Pride and Prejudice and Treasure Island , are available.

Free book samples Download and read samples for free before you decide to buy. Connect wirelessly New titles and archived items are a simple connection away. Find a new favourite with Goodreads Discover great books with Goodreads on Kindle, an integrated experience that makes it easier than ever to connect and share great reads with friends.

Kindle for Kids sets and celebrates goals Encourage kids to read even more. Read more challenging books For kids reading their first chapter books, Word Wise, available on many popular English-language titles, makes it easier to enjoy and quickly understand more challenging books.

Enhance their vocabulary Kindle makes it easy for young readers to add new words to their vocabulary. Parental controls Kindle is designed for reading, which means zero distractions for kids. Wi-Fi A Kindle with Wi-Fi is a great choice if you already have a high-speed Internet connection and wireless router set up in your home. For more information, see Amazon Device Terms of Use With wireless coverage in over countries and territories, 3G lets you download books anytime, anywhere, whether you're relaxing on a beach, halfway through a hike or waiting on the tarmac.

Read books in other languages Kindle supports the display of non-Latin characters, so you can read books and documents in your favourite language, including enhanced support for Japanese and Chinese Simplified and Traditional.

Never lose a book We automatically back up your entire Kindle library for free in the Cloud, so there's never a worry about losing your books.

Follow along with page numbers We match the pages of a Kindle book to the text in a print book to identify the corresponding page number. Read 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.

Organise your library Organise your Kindle library into customised collections or categories to easily access any book you are looking for. Display Amazon's 6'' Paperwhite display with Carta e-paper technology and built-in light, ppi, optimised font technology, level grey scale Size mm x mm x 9.

Additional information in multiple languages available online Warranty and Service Kindle Paperwhite is sold with a limited warranty of one year provided by the manufacturer. See questions and answers. However, cracks are appearing, and it's not clear Amazon will be able to paper over them. Both stores offer all of the big-name books from popular authors, as well as a stunning selection of back-catalog items.

But for most people, this is unlikely to be an issue. Here's everything you need to know about why E-Ink rocks for ebook lovers. You might notice a bit of graininess in images, but e-readers are never going to be as good as tablets when displaying images.

The base model Kindle has a dpi resolution, but all of the other Kindles pack dpi. Is that going to make a big difference? Images will definitely be nicer, though. One of the biggest advantages that the Nook has over the base-model Kindle is that it has a built-in reading light. The Nook GlowLight Plus is waterproof, for example, up to one meter for thirty seconds. The Oasis is designed with a unique shape to be ideal for one-handed reading, and the included cover helps keep the battery topped up.

All of the Kindles have the X-Ray feature, which lets you quickly skim through the book for mentions of a specific character or topic. But it can also get out of hand. Using these tips to manage your reading hobby can do wonders for your life. Do you prefer the wider selection of books available on the Amazon Kindle? Or would you rather be able to read in the bath without having to worry about water damage? All of these factors will likely figure into your decision on which e-reader to buy.

We just hope our rundown of the options available, and their various features and capabilities, helps you make an informed decision. Which e-reader are you likely to buy? Which features or other factors helped you make your decision? Do you think all e-readers are pretty much of a muchness at this point?

Please share your thoughts in the comments below! Your email address will not be published. Fortunately there is plenty of support around for installing the Kindle app on a Nook and I have now rescued a Glowlight otherwise gathering dust in a cupboard and now have the best of both worlds. I have had a Nook for years and went in to Barnes and Noble today to look at upgrading. Nobody there was interested in helping me. So much for customer service.

I have had an original Nook for years, and it is finally dying. I like that I can go into my local store for support when I need it. I've done it a few times and always been satisfied. Local support is a huge bonus—the Nook definitely beats out the Kindle for support. I can see why that would be a definitive deciding factor! I had good luck with two Nooks and so decided to go with Nook when the Simple Touch failed. Got the Nook originally because it could be used with library books.

The Glowlight 3 is a disaster. A major feature for me is downloading from the library. I managed to make that work for a couple of weeks but the Nook will now not open library books although I have tried what I always did and also slavishly followed the steps in the manual. This is why I own a reader so it is largely useless to me. When I emailed for help, I got 'read the manual. Like I didn't try that. I hate the thing.

I have wasted hours trying to make it work. So got the nook working again by erasing and reloading i.

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