Amazon Kindle 2022 release

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Current Price $99.99 June 12, 2024
Highest Price $99.99 May 28, 2024
Lowest Price $99.99 May 28, 2024
Since May 28, 2024

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$99.99 May 28, 2024

Amazon Kindle 2022 release Description

Free Up Space

Arriving with a solid 25% reduction in size and a massive 50% decrease in weight, the 2022 Kindle is the lightest and most compact unit in Amazon’s lineup. Thanks to the sleek ergonomics and chiseled build, the Kindle feels comfortable and natural even in one hand— perfect for those long rides on public transportation. It just fits in any bag without taking up too much space, allowing you to take the same reading experience wherever you may go.

Clear, Crisp View

Engineered to take your reading experience to the next level, the Kindle 2022 includes a 6-inch display that is almost twice as crisp as the 2021 version. On top of that, this display comes with a brand-new lighting system which allows you to read in any lighting conditions— be it a bright sunny day or a cozy summer night. On top of that you get 5 LED backlight strips which enhance illumination and contrast, allowing you to read for hours without eye strain.

Quicker & Easier Navigation

No matter if you’re looking to browse Amazon’s catalog or even check out the latest discounts, the new Kindle will make your life easier. This comes thanks to the new fingerprint scanner, allowing you to unlock and get into your content in the blink of an eye. Combined with a snappier processor and improved browsing speeds, the Kindle 2022 will guarantee an utterly satisfying experience.

Cutting Edge Connectivity

This latest Kindle also features cutting-edge wifi and bluetooth 5.1 connections, further simplifying your browsing experience. If you’re out of range, this Kindle even offers a built-in 4G connection to keep you connected on-the-go. Regardless of your location and without any sacrificed in performance, you can access your Kindle library with ease.

– 25% reduction in size & 50% in weight for maximum portability
– 6-inch display with brand-new lighting technology
– 5 LED backlight strips for crisp & clear illumination
– Fingerprint scanner for easy and swift navigation
– Snappier processor & improved browsing speeds
– Cutting-edge wifi & bluetooth 5.1 connections
– Built-in 4g connection for uninterrupted access

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  1. Drey

    Summary: the battery life is amazing, prime reading gives you books with your prime membership, and this is the best and most basic e-reader I’ve ever had so far.
    I have always loved paper display e-readers. Be prepared for slow screen reaction time though, thats just a part of having a paper-ink display. Theyre comfy, convenient, amazing for conserving electricity, and can fit in my bag super easy. Kindle has proven to be the most versatile of the ones I’ve used in the past, and this is the simplest kindle out there (not counting refurbished older models ofc).
    The screen is about the size of a book page on a standard paperback book, but you can change the size, format, font, etc. of the text to match your preferences. There’s also a dark mode which is kinda cool (pictures shown above). I like to read in dark mode at night because it’s less light. Definitely check out the listing video, it goes in depth on all the features and compares it to other e-readers. My favorite feature though… I got this last month… and still only went through half the battery… despite reading several hours daily… that… is insane. (Keep in mind I keep the backlight on the lowest setting available.)
    Note: That battery life means Im not eating up my phone battery reading on the kindle app!!!
    So. Now. Free books. My library has kindle e-book rental as an option. But one night it wasn’t working. So when I was browsing about the home page… it had a page that said “prime reading”… like prime video… I opened one… *and it’s true*. There’s a whole library of books available with prime reading!!! Even if you don’t have a library that offers kindle books, if you have amazon prime… don’t miss out on this. Books included in that membership. I mean… yes please.

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  2. Drey

    I was one of the very first owners of the very first Kindle. I pre-ordered it the moment I heard about its release and have purchased many more for family members, myself, friends, etc… so I know what I want in my Kindle. Each kindle had it’s unique personality, but none felt as good as the very first one I purchased. I found the Fire was heavy, although very useful for it’s purpose, but not as a reader. I found the size on others and the ease a bit underwhelming and I just hated trying to squeeze my kindle in with everything else I carried around. So, when I saw this new 6″ version, I had to give it a shot. It is SUPER light weight, compact, easy to carry around, easy to read, good backlighting, and quite frankly, what a Kindle was always meant to be. A simple, easy to use, easy to read, library in my pocket. This Kindle 6″ is exactly what I love in a Kindle. It stores my library of books and allows me to find more books from the “library” whenever I want, where ever I want without fear of the battery running out and having to plug it in every day. I am thrilled with this back to the basics Kindle reader. I pop it in my purse, in my car, in my back pocket, in my lunch bag, etc…and off I go. This is MY Kindle and I love it!

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  3. Ivy Reisner

    If you’re considering this, and reading this review, you’re probably considering your first foray into Kindle reading. Good choice. A few things to note about this.

    The ads are not pop ups. I know some dead tree fans would have you believe, right in the middle of a tense scene, an ad will interrupt the page. That’s not how this works. What happens is, when you put the device in sleep mode, rather than say the cover or the portrait of a famous author, you see an ad. If you use the physical cover to turn on and off the device, you won’t see much if any of the ads. And yes, you can dog ear a page.

    I have no idea why memes keep popping up to say you can’t. Actually, the things you can do with a print book that you can’t with a Kindle book are: Donate them to the library if the library starts taking books again, give used copies to a friend, sell used copies, have a bookmark accidentally fall out, and use them for, well, kindling. Kindle can do everything else. Things you can do on a Kindle and not a print book are: read in the dark, search for text, carry dozens of books in your pocket, create notes of virtually unlimited size (you run out of room in the margin of a print book), pick up a new book nearly anywhere, anytime, and instantly convert your entire library to large print.

    Most library systems can send any borrowed e-book directly to your Kindle. And your place and notes are stored in case you borrow the book again or buy a copy. You don’t get that with print.

    Amazon recently improved their send to Kindle features with a drag and drop web page that makes moving your own documents to the device extremely simple.

    This comes with a USB-C cable, but not a charger (aka wall wort) so if you don’t have one lying around (I think the expectation is most of us do) you will need to pick one up.

    16 gig might not sound like a lot, but most books fall under 2K. I’ve seen public libraries (I’m looking at you, Florida) with fewer books than this can hold. Audible eats the memory a bit more, but I find this to be more than enough.

    You don’t get cellular connectivity with this, but that’s only with the premium Oasis line now. Scribe even missed out on that. I find it convenient, but I understand wifi is ubiquitous enough these days it’s not a big deal for most users. I have an annoying habit of finishing a book on the crosstown bus, then needing the next in the series. Yes, the cell phone tether works. No, that’s not as convenient as built-in cellular.
    It has fewer LEDs than most, but that’s not a big deal. Four lets you read in the dark. The scribe has 35. Guys, it’s an e-reader, not a disco, no one needs that many separate lights on that small a device. The absence of a warm light and auto adjusting lights are a bigger issue here. The warm light makes a big difference when you’re reading before bed.

    It doesn’t have the waterproofing, which I thought was a bigger deal when that first came out, but in all the time since I’ve yet to (knock wood) get a Kindle wet. It’s a nice to have, not a have to have.

    The size can throw people at first. The screen approximates two things – an index card turned portrait and a mass market paperback page. The occasional “ghosting” mirrors the see-through element of the cheaper mass market paperbacks, except on the device it refreshes quickly, and the ghosting goes away.

    There were some studies done that suggest memory is improved from reading from print rather than e-book. I want to point out a few issues and cite my own experience. First, all the studies I could find cite pop ups and other distractions as the primary issue. That is, the test is on a general-purpose tablet, not a single purpose e-reader. When they either do a study on an actual e-reader or compare with pop ups on the tablet vs someone coming over just as often and tossing brochures on their print book I’ll believe it. Unless all factors are equal, the study is inherently flawed. To my experience, my ability to absorb and either use the information (if it’s non-fiction) or retain it over time (if it’s fiction) is nearly identical in both, with the slight advantage of the e-book being able to search back in the text for prior information. It drives me nuts when a quote resurfaces in a print book, and I can’t find the prior mention again. Or when I need to find a code snippet in a shelf full of computer books rather than just search on device and have it in seconds.

    So, if you’re comfortable with the mass market paperback format, the size, the quality, then this is a huge step up. If you want to lay your hands on information quickly, then this is a huge step up.
    If you want portability, then this is a huge step up. I just had to help an elderly woman move into assisted living and the loss of space cost her nearly all of her much-loved library. I find it comforting that nearly all of mine fits in my purse. No more culling the library for space, then finding you need to buy a new copy. If you delete an e-book from your Kindle, you can download it again for free. I remember, in the dark days before the Kindle was invented, being stuck on a flight from Arizona to New York with nothing to read but the most misogynistic, worst written mystery novel I’d ever encountered. If I had a Kindle, I’d have had at least a dozen better choices at hand, not to mention rereads.

    The downside here is twofold. First, Dune and The Great Gatsby look the same size on the reader, so it’s hard to eyeball that one is a super-fast read and the other a meaty novel. It’s also a little too easy to build up a massive TBR pile, given it takes no physical space, the device memory is ample, and Amazon keeps offering free books to Prime members every month, sometimes more than one, and a crazy number of deeply discounted books Prime or not.

    If you are concerned about the environment, then this is a matter of economics of scale. On the last study I checked, the magic number was 20. At 20 books the manufacture and transport impact of the e-reader ties the impact of manufacturing and transporting print books. At 21 and beyond, the e-reader has almost no further impact as compared to the printing and transporting of physical books. E-readers have boasted substantial improvements in reducing their carbon footprint since that study, but I can find no more recent information. Even at 20, the worst number, it’s clear that e-readers are a pure win for the environment.

    It’s a great device. If you want to go with this one as the entry level, you won’t be disappointed.

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