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Kindle, 6" E Ink Display, Wi-Fi

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  • 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

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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$ 79.99 CDN$ 139.99 CDN$ 209.99
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 Wi-Fi + Free 3G
Battery Life Battery lasts weeks on a single
charge
Battery lasts weeks on a single
charge
Battery lasts weeks on a single
charge
Storage Holds thousands of books Holds thousands of books Holds thousands of books
Weight 191 g 206 g 215 g
Dimensions 169 x 119 x 10.2 mm 169 x 117 x 9.1 mm 169 x 117 x 9.1 mm

Customer Reviews

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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. I had it down to Kindle and Sony.
My husband bought me a Kindle for Christmas and I Love It!
No, it's not a "real" book, and I'll never give up those, but it is a great second place winner.
Although I am slow at figuring out all it can do, for reading my Kindle is easy to use, easy to read (no glare), lightweight and slim, fits easily into my handbag even in the holder my husband also bought for me, and allows me to keep up my love of reading wherever I go. After all, that is why I want it, simply for reading.
My Kindle has no back light, but that has been adequately covered by the light in the holder I have for it.

I would suggest, for anyone wanting a nice basic easy e-reader, try this Kindle.
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I've been wanting this for awhile and finally broke down and purchased it! Even though we have many types of computers including desktops, laptops, tablets and phones - I am not able to take any outside to read while suntanning, until now. For the ability to suntan and read my ebooks, I love this unit and therefore, give it five big stars! One thing to note, since my wi-fi has heavy duty security enabled, I was unable to locate the media access control numbers (a.k.a. MAC address) until I called kindle support who gave me this information over the phone. Once obtained, I was and am good to go.

May 30, 2015

This device became pretty much useless within the year since it became a split screen where only the top half was readable. This problem then prevented me from reading 50% of any book. Two thumbs down!
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For the price, this is the best. I had an old kindle with the keyboard for the longest time, but it broke and I needed to replace it. I didn't want something fancy or back-lit and this allows me to bring my whole library with me wherever I go. It's lightweight, the battery lasts forever when you remember to put it on airplane mode and it charges quickly too. Excellent purchase!
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I got so many geek devices, but I thought an e-reader was one I would pass on, cause I have kind of stopped reading books a lot.. no idea why .. I enjoy them and all but books are big and stuff, plus Im lazy..

So I go this for my wife on the mother's day sale from amazon.ca

We've been loving this kindle ever since, its great. Ive actually done quite a bit of reading on it since we got it. I did end up getting the cover with a light and thats a sweet upgrade. lots of books are out there, even titles that aren't really popular, which I thought was cool.

Im not going to get into details about compatibility with file formats and what not but I will say, it works as advertised and I am reading whatever i want with no hacking at all involved..

good size, decent interface, easy on the eyes and the wallet if you don't go crazy with the books.

My wife adores this and I sneak in some fun reads when shes not using it.
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I purchased this Kindle for my mom and it's perfect! I can't believe how much lighter the newer Kindles are. I own the kindle keyboard and it's double the weight. My mom easily adjusted the font size etc so now she can read any book she wants. She loves getting back to reading. Best mother's day present I ever purchased for her. The screen is easy to read and see clearly and I can't get over just how much lighter and smaller it is than my keyboard Kindle. Same screen size but the whole outside is so much more minimized making it that much easier to tuck in a purse or pocket to take anywhere. I'm planning on "upgrading" to a new kindle now too!!
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By Skye Hye TOP 1000 REVIEWER on Sept. 2 2013
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I usually order my Kindles from the US, but now that they are available in Canada, I bought one here. I really like this mini kindle because I only use them for reading and not for internet use, and it is just the right size - less tiresome for the hands. I say "Kindles" from the US" because none of them even lasted a year - one not even a week. So I wasn't about to lay out more money for the larger one or the Fire.

Pros: I like the size - it's more portable and lighter and I have small hands. The price is better and it suits my needs

cons: The pages have to be flipped more often because of the smaller size of the real estate; the keyboard is awful - the cursor has to be used for the internal board - there are no keys or external keyboard unlike the previous full sized Kindle I had with internet connectivity. But, one gets what one pays for.

I'm giving it four stars because of the keyboard, but depending on how long this one lasts, it might be reduced to one in time.
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I occasionally buy this product as a gift for friends. A good, competent device. Would be nice if they could work out the infrequent bugs related to transmitting your own files to the Kindle's built-in 'e-mail' account. The only real pet-peeve is Amazon making you pay extra for the must-have power charger. That's just now right and Amazon has received countless complaints about this money-grab.
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Love it. For those who say can't use in canada. Bull. I'm in canada and shop in amazon.ca but u can't transfer to the American amazon.com. Amazon.ca is just as good. I love my kindle. Only thing I didn't like was that I had to download all 1700 books I had saved on kindle app one by one on my kindle
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