Because it stands, Amazon’s Kindle is a near-perfect gadget—a palm-sized pill that may convey your full library on a weekend journey and has a month-long battery life. Possibly that is why it is taken Amazon so lengthy to enhance on it. For the primary time since 2018, Amazon is saying an improve to the Paperwhite—or truly, three.
As of right now, Amazon’s step-up e-reader will now have three variations: an ordinary mannequin for $140, a signature version for $190, and a child model for $160. All present Kindles are getting an up to date interface, too, which you might have already seen when you personal one. Not solely is that this 14-year previous product sticking round, we’re anticipating that will probably be a fair higher e-reader than earlier than.
Greater and Brighter
All three of the brand new Paperwhites may have 6.8-inch screens, which is barely bigger than the unique 6-inch mannequin, if nonetheless a fraction smaller than the top-tier 7-inch Kindle Oasis. Nonetheless, the brand new screens may have the Oasis’s adjustable heat white lighting mode, in addition to a darkish mode. Plus, the display shall be as much as 10 p.c brighter when on max lighting.
The bottom mannequin will get a surprising 10 weeks of battery life—4 weeks greater than the previous model—and the long-awaited quick USB-C charging port. However presumably probably the most thrilling new function is that the pages shall be 20 p.c quicker to show. Once I tried a Kindle for the primary time, I almost put it in a drawer perpetually; who knew that turning a digital web page may have a way more annoying lag than turning an analog one?
In case you spring for the signature Paperwhite, you get all the above, plus a further 32 gigabytes of storage as an alternative of the present measly 8. The signature model additionally has an auto-adjusting mild sensor, which shall be useful for studying outdoors, in addition to wi-fi charging capabilities.
The 2018 Paperwhite model is rated IPX8, which implies that it may possibly face up to immersion for as much as 60 minutes in two meters of contemporary water. All three variations within the lineup even have an IPX8 waterproof ranking, which implies that your children can now learn by the pool, too. As with the unique Kindle Children version, you get a free 1-year subscription of Amazon Children+, which is Amazon’s platform subscription for child films, books, and video games. You additionally get a two-year worry-free assure and a protecting cowl.