Amazon declares new Kindle (eleventh gen) and Kindle Children

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The 2022 Amazon Kindle goes again to the fundamentals. Or, extra exactly, it’s upgrading its entry-level Kindle with extra premium options, like a higher-resolution display screen, higher battery life and double the storage — all for $99.

The latest Amazon Kindle e-reader is offered to preorder at present and can start transport on Oct. 12. It’ll value $99.99 with lock display screen advertisements and $119.99 if you wish to improve to an ad-free gadget. The Kindle Children version, additionally $119.99, comes with a two-year guarantee, a free one-year subscription to Amazon Children+ and a kid-friendly cowl.

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I like my Kindle. In actual fact, I’ve been utilizing one because it was initially launched again in 2007. And although it could now be ordered in many various types, together with the mid-level $139.99 Kindle Paperwhite and the top-tier $249.99 Kindle Oasis (our greatest total e-reader choose), it’s good to see that Amazon is providing additional options on its least-costly gadget.

The final entry-level Kindle was introduced in 2019, so it’s about time we noticed an replace. And, hallelujah, that super-annoying, anachronistic micro-USB has lastly been changed with a extra ubiquitous USB-C charging port. Not solely will this add quicker charging, however you received’t must hold or lug round that additional twine simply in your e-reader (anybody packing for a visit will perceive my frustration).

And, talking of battery life, Amazon says the brand new Kindle has six weeks of studying time, reasonably than the earlier two weeks of estimated battery lifetime of the 2019 gadget. That’s fairly a rise.

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I’m a heavy Kindle reader. Not solely do I purchase books constantly (normally by means of discounted web sites like Bookbub, which provides every day customized picks for as much as 95% off) however I additionally borrow e-books from the library utilizing the free Libby app. So it’s nice to see that for simply shy of $100, you now get twice the space for storing on the 2022 Kindle.

The bottom configuration is now 16GB, which is double the 8GB within the earlier iteration. That ought to maintain hundreds of titles, so you possibly can obtain now, learn later.

Brighter show, lighter physique

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Lastly, this latest Kindle, whereas nonetheless measuring 6 inches diagonally and weighing simply over 5.5 ounces, now has a higher-resolution display screen, with a pleasant bump to a 300 pixel-per-inch rely in comparison with the 167 ppi of the earlier mannequin. That ought to imply better-quality textual content and sharper photographs for issues like footage and comics.

And, as a result of that is e-paper, the show is gloriously glare-free for simple studying in direct daylight. Plus, as a nighttime reader, I like the adjustable front-light with 4 LEDs, which helps you to learn at midnight with out bothering your companion or having to snap on a cumbersome e-book gentle. It might not be as vivid because the 25 LEDs of the Kindle Oasis, however for lower than half the worth and the exact same display screen decision, it appears effectively value it.

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Should you haven’t made the swap to an e-reader but, otherwise you’re able to improve an older Kindle, this 2022 model is trying like entry level at $99.99. Not solely will you get double the storage, a higher-resolution display screen and a major bump in battery life from the 2019 mannequin, however you too can cost it with any USB-C charging cable.

And, if you wish to make it simpler to place a e-book in your children’ fingers, with out worrying concerning the distractions on gadgets just like the iPad or the Amazon Fireplace pill, the $119.99 Kindle Children even comes with a free 12 months of the Amazon Children+ subscription service to allow them to safely browse and obtain titles that curiosity them with none additional costs.

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