Amazon simply dropped an replace to its fundamental Kindle, bringing the favored e-reader on top of things with the remainder of the road. The brand new model of the product, which begins at $100, bumps the 167 ppi show as much as 300, doubles the storage to 16GB and (lastly) drops the beleaguered micro USB for USB-C. That final one’s certain to please customers and regulators, alike, following an analogous latest replace for the Paperwhite.
After all, the product continues to lack a number of the extra premium 6.8-inch mannequin’s key options, like heat gentle for evening studying, wi-fi charging and a flush show.
The $100 worth is with Particular Presents (ie lockscreen advertisements). Shopping for with out bumps issues as much as $120. It’s a far cry from the times of the $79 Kindle, although the brand new additions present some essential bang for the buck. Additionally they assist the product sustain with the instances. Amazon hasn’t precisely been providing common updates because the competitors has dwindled to Kobo and a smattering of different names.
The brand new model of the machine additionally helps darkish mode and guarantees six weeks of battery on a cost (the earlier model was marketed merely as “weeks”). The six-inch machine can be being positioned because the “most compact” Kindle. On the sustainability entrance, the corporate says the product makes use of 90% recycled magnesium, whereas the packing is comprised of 100% recycled wooden fiber — conserving with Amazon’s aim of transitioning utterly to recycled packaging on its gadgets by subsequent 12 months.
The product arrives alongside a brand new Youngsters model, which sports activities the identical options, together with a “kids-friendly” cowl and a 12 months’s entry to the Amazon Youngsters+ content material service. That one begins at $120. The usual Kindle, in the meantime, comes with 4 free months of Kindle+ and is on the market in “denim,” which is principally a navy blue shade. They’re each up for preorder as of right now.