Kindle, Wi-Fi, 6

Kindle, Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display


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Product Description

Amazon Kindle is a convenient, portable reading device with the ability to wirelessly download books in less than 60 seconds.

Kindle was built for one purpose - reading.   Its electronic ink display uses actual ink, so it looks like text on paper.  It is nothing like reading on a computer screen.  With Kindle, you can read anywhere, even in bright sunlight, without glare. 

Kindle is designed to disappear in your hands – to get out of the way – so you can get lost in the author’s words. It is as thin as a magazine and weighs less than a paperback, and holds up to 1,400 books, so you carry your library with you.  A long battery life means you can read for up to one month on a single charge. 

Finished your book? With Kindle’s built-in Wi-Fi, you can download your next book wirelessly in less than 60 seconds, right from the device – no computer required.  Simple to use – there is no software to install and no syncing necessary.

Product Features

  • Most advanced E Ink display, reads like real paper
  • No glare, even in bright sunlight
  • Carry your library with you, holds up to 1,400 books
  • Download books wirelessly in 60 seconds with built-in Wi-Fi
  • Lighter than a paperback, only 170 grams
  • Up to one month battery life

Technical Details

Display Amazon's 6" diagonal most advanced E Ink display, optimized with proprietary waveform and font technology, 600 x 800 pixel resolution at 167 ppi, 16-level gray scale.
Size 166 mm x 114 mm x 8.7 mm
Weight 170 grams
System Requirements None, because it's wireless and doesn't require a computer to download content.
On-device Storage Up to 1,400 books or 2GB internal (approximately 1.25GB available for user content).
Cloud Storage Free cloud storage for all Amazon content.
Battery Life A 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 3 weeks. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as shopping the Kindle Store, web browsing, and downloading content.
Charge Time Fully charges in approximately 3 hours via the included USB 2.0 cable connected to a computer. Power adapter sold separately.
Wi-Fi Connectivity Supports 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.
USB Port USB 2.0 (micro-B connector)
Content Formats Supported Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion.
Documentation Quick Start Guide (included in box); Kindle User's Guide (pre-installed on device).
Warranty and Service 1-year limited warranty and service included. Use of Kindle is subject to the terms found here .
Included in the Box Kindle wireless e-reader, USB 2.0 cable, and Quick Start Guide . Power adapter sold separately.
Kindle e-reader: 6.5

Detailed Features

Elegant, Easy-to-Use Design

Lose Yourself in Your Reading
The most elegant feature of a physical book is that it disappears while you're reading. Immersed in the author's world and ideas, you don't notice a book's glue, the stitching, or ink. The top design objective is to make Kindle disappear — just like a physical book — so you can get lost in your reading, not the technology.

Ergonomic Design
Kindle is easy to hold and read. We designed it with long-form reading in mind. When reading for long periods of time, people naturally shift positions and often like to read with one hand. Kindle's page-turning buttons are located on both sides, allowing you to read and turn pages from any position. The new soft-touch, textured back is comfortable to hold and never gets hot in your hands.

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.

Never Gets Hot
Unlike a laptop, Kindle never gets hot so you can read comfortably as long as you like.

Wireless Capability

Built-in Wi-Fi
Kindle automatically detects nearby Wi-Fi networks at school, home, or your favourite café. At a hotel or café that requires a password? Simply enter the password and connect to the network. Once you have added a Wi-Fi network, Kindle will automatically connect to that network the next time you’re near the hotspot.

E-Ink 101

Latest Generation E Ink
Kindle uses E Ink Pearl – the latest generation of E Ink technology available – to deliver clear, crisp text you can read without strain.

How Electronic Ink Works
Electronic ink uses actual ink particles to create crisp, print-like text similar to what you see in a physical book. Kindle uses proprietary, hand-built fonts to take advantage of the special characteristics of the ink to make letters appear clear and sharp.

Reads Like Real Paper, Even in Bright Sunlight
Because Kindle's electronic display uses E Ink, it looks and reads like real paper. Kindle's screen reflects light like ordinary paper and uses no backlighting, so you can read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room.

Reading on Kindle

Adjustable Text Size
Kindle has eight adjustable font sizes to suit your reading preference. You can increase the text size of your favourite book or periodical with the push of a button. If your eyes tire, simply increase the font size and continue reading comfortably.

New Font Choices
Kindle has three font styles to choose from – all optimised and hand-tuned to provide the best reading experience.

Fast Page Turns
Kindle now has 10% faster page turns with 6 times less flashing than previous Kindles. We've done this by fine-tuning Kindle's proprietary waveform, the series of electronic pulses that move black and white electronic ink particles to achieve a final grey level for an image or text.

Clearest 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 optimize specifically for the special characteristics of electronic ink.

Images and Photos
Kindle's E Ink Pearl display is also great for more graphical content. Images and photos display with high resolution.

Rotate Between Portrait and Landscape Mode
Switch between portrait and landscape orientation to read maps, graphs and tables more easily.

Real Page Numbers
Easily reference and cite passages or read alongside others in a book club or class with real page numbers. Using the computing fabric of Amazon Web Services, we've created algorithms that match specific text in a Kindle book to the corresponding text in a print book, to identify the correct, "real" page number to display. Available on tens of thousands of our most popular Kindle books, including the top 100 bestselling books in the Kindle Store that have matching print editions. Page numbers are displayed when you push the menu button.

Built-In PDF Reader
Native PDF support allows you to carry and read your personal and professional documents on the go. With Amazon's Whispernet service, you can send documents direct to your Kindle and read them anytime, anywhere. You can also add notes and highlights, use the dictionary look-up, and read password-protected PDFs. Magnify your PDFs by viewing them in landscape mode, or zoom in up to 300% to view small print and detailed tables and graphics. You can also convert your PDF document to the Kindle format so that it reflows like a regular Kindle book.

Personal Document Delivery
Kindle makes it easy to take your personal documents with you, eliminating the need to print. Each Kindle has a unique and customisable e-mail address for sending personal documents and other materials to your Kindle. You can set your unique e-mail address on your page. This allows you and your approved contacts to send Word, PDF and text documents, and pictures to your Kindle via Wi-Fi for no fee.

Dictionary and Search

Built-In Dictionary with Instant Lookup
Come across a word you don’t know? Kindle includes The Oxford Dictionary of English with over 2,50,000 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.

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.

WebKit-Based Browser
Kindle's experimental web browser is based on WebKit to provide a better web browsing experience. Now it's easier than ever to find the information you're looking for right from your Kindle. Experimental web browsing is free.

Notes and Sharing

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.

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.

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 or newspaper article? When you highlight or create a note in your book or periodical, 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.

Customise Your Kindle

Choose Your Language
You can customise your Kindle with the language you prefer. You can set your default language on Kindle to English (U.S. and U.K.), German, French, Spanish, Italian, or Brazilian Portuguese.

Organise Your Library
Organise your Kindle library into customised collections, or categories, to easily access any book you are looking for. You can add an item to multiple collections to make organising and finding titles even easier. For example, you can add the same book to your "History" and "My Favourite Authors" collections.

Password Protection
With password protection functionality, you can choose to lock your Kindle automatically when not in use.

The Kindle Store
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.

Massive Selection
Over 9 Lakh books, including latest best sellers, Kindle exclusives, and more.

Free, Out-of-Copyright Books
Millions of free, out-of-copyright titles such as The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes are available.

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

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

Shop the Kindle Store, direct from your device
Shop the Kindle Store, direct from your device

Latest Generation E Ink produces crisp text and images
Latest Generation E Ink produces crisp text and images

Choose from eight adjustable text sizes and three font styles
Choose from eight adjustable text sizes and three font styles

Look up words with built-in dictionary
Look up words with built-in dictionary

Dimensions and Weight
Product Dimensions 16.5 cm x 11.4 cm x 0.9 cm

Customer Reviews

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Overall Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars
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  1. 26 of 28 people found this review helpful
     Simply Awesome !!! 3 February, 2012 On
    This product is an engineering marvel. Very natural black and white, doesn't seem like a electronic display;ie you feel like you are just reading a hard book. Ample battery life. And best price compared to other e-ink readers. Only problem i could notice that it jumps pages few times, which can be corrected and thus ignored compared to what it offers in terms of text quality.
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  2. 8 of 9 people found this review helpful
     Great product..But price is high in amazon /junglee/chroma compared to 23 August, 2012 On
    It is a great product..The best ebook reader in market

    Only issue is that it does not support epub.

    Also price in Junglee and chroma retail is very high .I bought one from for just around 5800(shipped in 15 days time ) .Also price in US is far less than all these
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  3. 8 of 9 people found this review helpful
     Incredible ecosystem 26 May, 2012 On
    I have not tried any other ebook reader till now, so I do not have the right to draw comparison to Nook or Kobo or Sony readers.
    But what I love about Kindle is the ecosystem, with support for practically every OS out there albeit no Linux. And buying from Kindle store is a damn easy job too.
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  4. 8 of 9 people found this review helpful
     Kindle 23 February, 2012 On
    The Amazon kindle is an amazing product. It is everything it claims to be, I actually get a better battery backup than the company claims. The menus and their usages feel completely instinctive. The memory back up is quite enough. The only concerns I found, and Iam really nitpicking here are that the screen is brittle( I broke one by accidentaly leaning on it.), it costs more than it says ( it cost me 7.5k ) after shipping and all, and since there is no backlight, you obviously cant read in the dark.
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  5. 9 of 11 people found this review helpful
     Awesome device 2 February, 2012 On
    Just used it once and it left me amazed for a long long time. Eager and excited to buy it from India.
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  6. 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
     Fantastic! 29 April, 2013 On
    Love it because I can enhance the font and don't have to wear my glasses!
    Would love to have a forward /back button on the TOP too as we all read differently.
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  7. 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
     Simply the best e-reader device 5 February, 2013 On
    I bought Kindle recently and have been deeply satisfied with it. It helps me carry all the books that I always wanted to with me on the go. I use it at home, during travel, in coffee shops and anywhere I want to. This device has zero reading strain and it feels amazingly close to an actual book.
    As for the pricing in US this is being sold for (non ad version) $109 = INR 6060. In India I bought it for 6999. I think it is a fair deal. Most of the electronic items are sold in US at a much more skewed price difference including cameras, i Phones, television sets, laptops even hair dryers and electric shavers. So why this rant against the Kindle.

    In the end if you are a voracious reader or even an average reader who loves reading books, this is an awesome killer device. And yes it looks cool as well.
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  8. 8 of 10 people found this review helpful
     Healthy next generation book, photo album, news paper, gaming unit etc. 21 February, 2012 On
    Awesome product, in India tooo -
    * Use of E-Ink for display, so no much strain for eyes, if you read for hours also
    * Compatible with many reading/viewing formats
    * Next generation book, photo album, news paper, gaming unit ... what not while you are on move also
    * Compatible to use etc etc.
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  9. 15 of 19 people found this review helpful
     Great product for zero-strain reading 15 March, 2012 On
    I have been using the Kindle device for almost a year now. Love it. Reading on the e-Ink screen is so natural with zero strain on my eyes. The devices is also very intuitive to use and can be used outdoors in bright light conditions. highly recommended.
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  10. 56 of 72 people found this review helpful
     Great product, pricing sucks 4 February, 2012 On
    First of all, the Kindle is an extremely good product. Its amazing, but this review isn't about the product, its about the price you'll pay.
    In USA, you pay $79 (about Rs 3850) for an ad supported version. However, the ad supported version isn't shipped internationally and you've to buy the $109 (about Rs5300 ) version. Now add the shipping costs and import duties. Your kindle is now priced at $ 149.19 (about Rs 7300 ).[ 1.9x more than the price you'd pay in the USA].

    Why can't amazon , like other electronic companies sell a gadget at equivalent rates worldwide ?
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