- Lighter and thinner
When reading for long periods of time, customers know that weight matters. That's why Amazon worked hard to make Kindle lighter than ever, so you can read comfortably for hours with just one hand. Kindle is lighter than a typical paperback, and thinner than a magazine. Just a third of an inch in profile, Kindle fits perfectly in your hands.
- Ergonomic design
Kindle is easy to hold and read. Amazon 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 soft-touch, textured back is comfortable to hold.
- Get books in 60 seconds
Whispernet utilizes Amazon's optimized technology plus Wi-Fi networks to enable you to wirelessly search, discover, and download content on the go. Your books and periodicals are delivered over Wi-Fi via Whispernet in less than 60 seconds. Wireless download speeds can vary based on file size.
- Built-in Wi-Fi
Kindle automatically detects nearby Wi-Fi networks at school, home, or your favorite cafe. At a hotel or cafe 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. Kindle does not currently connect to enterprise or peer-to-peer networks.
- Worry-free archive
Delete with abandon. Kindle automatically keeps an archival copy of your Kindle books - re-download for free, anytime. Kindle even backs up your last page read and annotations, so when you're-download to the device you can pick up where you left off with all of your notes still in place.
- Paper-like screen with 50% improved contrast
Kindle uses Amazon's high-contrast E-ink screen with 50% better contrast than any other e-reader. With this display, text "pops" from the page, creating a reading experience most similar to reading on printed paper. Sharp and natural with no glare or backlight, reading on Kindle is nothing like reading on a computer screen.
- Proprietary Screen technology - faster page turns and improved fonts
Kindle's high-contrast display is further optimized with Amazon's proprietary waveform and font technology to make pages turn faster and fonts sharper. Amazon has tuned Kindle's waveform and controller mechanism to make page turning 20% faster. This waveform tuning, combined with hand-built, custom fonts and font-hinting, 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 and improve legibility at small font sizes where few pixels are available. Hinting is a mix of aesthetic judgments and complicated technical strategies.
- Adjustable text size
Kindle has eight adjustable font sizes to suit your reading preference. You can increase the text size of your favorite book or periodical with the push of a button. If your eyes tire, simply increase the font size and continue reading comfortably. Every book in your library can be large print.
- Newspaper reading
Using Kindle's 5-way controller, you can quickly flip between articles, making it faster and easier to browse and read the morning paper. Want to remember the newspaper or magazine article you just read? Clip and save entire articles for later reading with a single click. Newspapers are auto-delivered wirelessly to Kindle before they hit newsstands.
Kindle's keyboard makes it easy to search within a book, across your library, in the Kindle store, or even the web. To use the search feature, simply type in a word or phrase you're looking for, and Kindle finds every instance in your book or across your Kindle library. Looking for the first reference of a character in your book? Simply type in the name and search. You can extend your search to the Kindle store to find related titles you may be interested in. Explore even further by searching Wikipedia and the web.
- Bookmarks and annotations
By using the QWERTY keyboard, you can add annotations to text, just like you might write in the margins of a book. 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.
- 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 book 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 authors and books.
- Popular highlights
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. It's easier to review, remember, and learn more from the books you read.
- Built-in dictionary with instant lookup
Kindle includes the Oxford American dictionary with over 250,000 entries and definitions, so you can seamlessly look up the definitions of English words without interrupting your reading. Come across a word you don't know? Simply move the cursor to it and the definition will automatically display at the bottom of the screen.
With the text-to-speech feature, Kindle can read English newspapers, magazines, blogs, and books out loud to you, unless the book's rights holder made the feature unavailable. You can switch back and forth between reading and listening, and your spot is automatically saved. Pages automatically turn while the content is being read, so you can listen hands-free. You can choose from both male and female voices which can be sped up or slowed down to suit your preference.
- Voice guide
With text-to-speech, Kindle can read out loud to you. Text-to-speech enabled menus allow customers to navigate Kindle without having to read menu options. In addition to listening to books aloud, users now have the option of listening to content listings on the home screen, item descriptions, and all menu options.
|Product Description||Amazon Kindle Wi-Fi - eBook reader - 2 GB - 6"|
|Product Type||eBook reader|
|Display||6" monochrome E Ink ( 167 ppi )|
|Total User Available Memory||1.25 GB|
|Supported Text Formats||PDF, TXT, DOC, HTML, PRC (Mobipocket), AZW, AZW3|
|Supported Still Image Formats||BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG|
|Dimensions (WxDxH)||11.45 cm x 0.87 cm x 16.575 cm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year warranty|
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