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Kindle e-reader

Kindle

Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (470 customer reviews)

CDN$ 79.00
 
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Kindle - small, light, and fast
  • Less than 6 ounces (170 grams) - 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
  • Up to one-month battery life on a single charge
  • Download books in 60 seconds with built-in Wi-Fi
  • Holds over 1,000 books - take your library wherever you go
  • Massive book selection and low prices. Over a million titles are $9.99 or less
  • Supports children's books and includes new parental controls

The Kindle Experience

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, More Compact Than Ever

Less than 6 ounces (170 grams), 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.

All the Books You Love

Massive Selection

Over one million books, including best sellers from the Globe and Mail and Le Devoir best seller lists, winners of the Giller prize, and a broad selection of works from leading Canadian authors and publishers.

Buy Once, Read Everywhere

Kindle books can be read on your Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Android device, Mac and PC with our free Kindle Reading Apps.

Free Books in the Public Domain

More than 35,000 free books, such as Pride and Prejudice and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes are available.

Low Book Prices

We check hundreds of prices every day to make sure our prices are the lowest of any ebook store in Canada. Compare our book prices - you'll like what you find.

Free Book Samples

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

Exclusive Kindle Titles

Over 250,000 Kindle exclusive titles that you won't be able to find anywhere else, including books by best-selling authors such as Stephanie Bond, Deborah Geary, and Thomas Benigno.

Features

Holds Over 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.

Lighter Than a Paperback

Weighs less than 6 ounces (170 grams) and fits in your pocket.

Thinner Than a Pencil

At just over a third of an inch in thickness, Kindle is thinner than a pencil.

Books in 60 seconds

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

Adjustable Text Sizes, Font Choices

Kindle has eight adjustable font sizes to suit your reading preference. You can increase the text size of your favourite book 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 optimise specifically for the special characteristics of electronic ink.

Support for Non-Latin Characters

Kindle supports the display of non-Latin characters, so you can read books and documents in the translation that's right for you. Kindle displays Cyrillic (such as Russian), Japanese, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), and Korean characters, in addition to Latin and Greek scripts.

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.

Fast Page Turns

Kindle's powerful processor is tuned for fast, seamless page turns.

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.

Search Wikipedia and the Web

Kindle makes it easy to find what you're looking for. Just 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.

Built-In Dictionary with Instant Lookup

Come across a word you don't know? Kindle includes a dictionary with over 250,000 English entries and definitions for free. Kindle lets you instantly look up 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.

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.

Personal Document Delivery

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.

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 it is 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? When you highlight or create a note in your book, 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.

Shop Wirelessly

Access the Kindle Store wirelessly right from your Kindle - search and shop the world's largest selection of books that people want to read. We auto-deliver all your purchases in seconds - simply search, buy, and you're ready to read.

Personalized Recommendations

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

Huge Selection, Low Prices

With the largest selection of the most popular books, the Canada Kindle Store includes over one million Kindle books, more than 35,000 free books and over 50,000 French-language titles.

Parental Controls

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

Featured Accessories

Light Up Your Kindle

The lighted leather cover has an embedded LED light is designed specifically for Kindle's paper-like display, adding brightness without adding glare.

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.

Technical Details

DisplayAmazon's 6" E Ink Pearl display with optimized font technology, 167 ppi, 16-level grey scale
Size6.5" x 4.5" x 0.34" (165.75 mm x 114.5 mm x 8.7 mm)
Weight5.98 ounces (170 grams)
System RequirementsNone, because it's wireless and doesn't require a computer to download content.
On-Device StorageOver 1,000 books or 2 GB internal (approximately 1.25 GB available for user content)
Cloud StorageFree cloud storage for all Amazon content.
Battery LifeA single charge lasts up to one month with wireless off based upon a half-hour of daily reading time. Keep wireless always on and it lasts for up to three weeks. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as shopping the Kindle Store, web browsing, and downloading content.
Charge TimeFully charges in approximately 3 hours via the included USB 2.0 cable. Power adapter sold separately.
Wi-Fi ConnectivitySupports 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); does not connect to WPA and WPA2 secured networks using 802.1X authentication methods; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
Content Formats SupportedKindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion
DocumentationQuick Start Guide (included in box) [PDF]; Kindle User's Guide (pre-installed on device) [PDF].
Warranty and Service1-year limited warranty and service included. Use of Kindle is subject to the terms found here
Included in the BoxKindle, USB 2.0 charging cable, and Quick Start Guide [PDF]
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Price
CDN$ 79 CDN$ 139 CDN$ 209
Screen Size
6" 6" 6"
Glare-Free Screen
Yes Yes Yes
Built-in Light
No Yes Yes
Resolution
167 ppi 212 ppi 212 ppi
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Free 3G + Wi-Fi
Storage
Over 1,000 books
Plus free cloud storage for all Amazon content
Over 1,000 books
Plus free cloud storage for all Amazon content
Over 1,000 books
Plus free cloud storage for all Amazon content
Dimensions
16.5 cm x 11.4 cm x 0.87 cm 16.9 cm x 11.7 cm x 0.91 cm 16.9 cm x 11.7 cm x 0.91 cm
Weight
170 grams 206 grams 215 grams
Battery Life
4 weeks
wireless off
8 weeks
wireless off
8 weeks
wireless off
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Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews
922 of 985 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars No Canadian library compatability March 2 2013
By Lynne
I have just received a basic Kindle ereader and, after opening it & trying it out, have learned NO KINDLES ARE COMPATIBLE WITH CANADIAN LIBRARIES. They can be used only with U.S. libraries.

This is shocking to me. I have searched through the advertisements on Amazon to see if this is mentioned - even briefly - anywhere, and cannot find any information on this sad fact...a fact which was confirmed by my local library.

C'mon Amazon: get with the program! I will probably return my Kindle, as the main reason I wanted it was to download library books.
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261 of 284 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the current generation Jan. 26 2013
By M. Yakiwchuk TOP 100 REVIEWER
Before owning this Kindle, my first ebook reader was the Kindle Keyboard. I really liked the Keyboard, and upgrading to a new Kindle was a very difficult decision. The first thing I noticed after unboxing the new Kindle is its light weight and spectacular display. Reading the product specifications, I wasn't sure I would be able to tell the difference from my Kindle Keyboard, which also uses the eInk Pearl display technology. However, I find the new display whiter and the new hand-tuned fonts easier to read than on the Kindle Keyboard.

In terms of weight and size, I am blown away by how thin and how light the new Kindle is. Amazon wisely preserved the physical buttons on this version of the Kindle which makes turning pages easier and more natural than a finicky touch-screen. Also, you don't have to worry about leaving fingerprints on the glass (an important consideration as I regularly moisturize).

Amazon fixed several of the issues that bugged me with the Kindle Keyboard. Specifically:

- Using the dictionary precisely preserves your reading location. With the Kindle Keyboard, the page formatting always changed if I looked up a full definition in the built-in dictionary. Words always got shifted up or down following the search With the 6th Generation Kindle, page formatting is exactly as I left it before the word look-up. This preserves that idea that I am reading a book, and not a constantly evolving manuscript or draft. How would you like it if you put down your paper book to look up a word in the dictionary and found the pages altered? I don't like it, and I'm glad Amazon made this change to make ebooks more like paper books.
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55 of 60 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Extremely Fragile Jan. 5 2014
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My kindle fell of the couch today while I was reading it (approx 1.5 feet). The screen is still intact but 60% of the screen is now white. I can't imagine the device would be this fragile (it was in a thin neopreen case) but I have reset it to no avail. I have done some research online and it seems this is a common problem unfortunately.

Although my device is only 2 weeks old, it is not covered under warranty. I have had other devices, an iPad as well as a Kobo reader, and have not had any similar issues. For a device that will be used frequently and in many circumstances (travelling, commuting, beach, home) I would recommend getting a device that can withstand a bit more wear and tear. Although you must always be careful when using these devices, I do think they should withstand more than falling off a cough while in a case!!!

Otherwise this was an easy to use device and downloading books was easy to do. Perhaps you can get an Otter box or similar to protect yours.
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66 of 72 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Promised Canadian Library Access: Lied Jan. 5 2014
Over 2 years ago a spokesperson for Kindle promised that Canadian Library access was imminent. OVER TWO YEARS AGO!!!

I have 3 Kindles and I love them and buy lots of ebooks.

Sony and other ebooks have access to the library.

This should be embarrassing to Kindle.

I won't order another book or reader from Kindle until they find a way to allow access to the library.

Shame on you, Kindle.
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48 of 53 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not great Dec 7 2013
By bb
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I find that the e-ink looks incredible; it's almost like I'm reading a real book. However, once the lights start to dim, I find that I experience the same negative effects as reading a book in low lighting; I slowly start to fall asleep. The resolution on this bad boy is not bad, but you can notice the subtle roughness of the letters, but it isn't too distracting. The major issue that I have with this product is the inefficient key pad - when you need to write anything, you have to choose each letter one by one, like some kind of retro Gameboy. All in all, if you are only purchasing this product to solely read e-books, and don't need to take extensive notes (unlike me), I highly recommend this product. You cant go wrong with the price. A very affordable e-reader that is pleasant to the eyes and touch of hand.
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154 of 172 people found the following review helpful
By airbears TOP 100 REVIEWER
Verified Purchase
As I am unable to use it for the purpose for which I bought it. I stuck it in a box and left it there until Kindle Canada catches up to Kindle U.S.
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331 of 378 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars $69 in the USA $89 in Canada. Why? Feb. 12 2013
By Keith Smith TOP 100 REVIEWER
Amazon engages in anti-Canadian pricing with its Kindles. Why charge Canadians 30% more for the same product. I am very disappointed.
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64 of 73 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars E-Reader Superhero! March 15 2013
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Firstly I would like to commend the customer service representatives...excellent customer service! I felt taken care of and listened to...all of my concerns were addressed and they were friendly and informative. Hats off to them.

Secondly, my 2nd Generation Keyboard Kindle had untimely demise...it fell out of my hand and onto the pavement...I called the Amazon Customer Service line and because it was outside of my warranty period they could not fix it but offered me a variety of options to replace it at a discounted price. I appreciated that but could not afford at the time to replace it. My sister-in-law had recently acquired a tablet and offered me her e-reader (I call it a Bozo, I am sure you can figure out which one it is) and I thought this would be a sufficient replacement for my Kindle. Boy was I wrong. The Kindle is a far superior product in so many ways I do not want to list them all but I do want to highlight two significant requirements for me...one is battery life and the second it how quickly the page refreshes (turns) when you come to the end of it. The "Bozo" is terrible in both regards...3 day battery life and I was constantly waiting for the page to turn...small but important things like that make a difference.

I re-ordered my Kindle months later (the initial offer still remained) and I am so much happier for it. I love reading and I find that I have read more books in one year on a Kindle then I did in a 3 year period with paperback/hardcover books.

The convenience of the Kindle is wonderful and I would highly recommend it to anybody considering any of the e-reader products out there. Just forego the search and get a Kindle already! This is the best, bar none.
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love my reader, I use it a lot and it s excellent for traveling
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2.0 out of 5 stars Touch screen
Requested assistance from friend to show me how to manipulate (OPERATE) the kindle. I was told that what I received is an older model. Read more
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I did a search for libraries in Canada and you can get books on line in Canada
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1.0 out of 5 stars I was not impressed cause there was no instructions but ...
I was not impressed cause there was no instructions but I guess if it would turned on I could have gotten the instructions.
Published 7 days ago by Debbie Barna
5.0 out of 5 stars the next best thing to "real" books
I said I never would!
Only real paper books, I said.
Okay, so I eventually changed my mind and began looking seriously at e-readers. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Lynn A. Davidson
2.0 out of 5 stars battery won't last!!
I works great but the battery dies in under a year. This has happened twice and since it is cheaper to buy a new kindle than a new battery, I give up on Kindle.
Published 8 days ago by Rich Strycker
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Great! Better than I expected; even as my second Kindle!
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