Amazon Kindle Just Got Thinner and Lighter, available at just Rs. 5,999by Ryan Dsouza June 24, 2016
Amazon recently unveiled the upgraded version of its highly popular e-reader. Compared to its previous model, the new Kindle is thinner and lighter, and will be available in the US market at just $80. The device is set to release on 7th July. However, you can pre-order it on Amazon at just Rs. 5,999. The new e-book will cost you the same as the version it is meant to replace, but with some brand new features added. And there are deals and offers available for Amazon in CouponRaja.
Amazon recently unveiled the upgraded version of its highly popular e-reader. Compared to its previous model, the new Kindle is thinner and lighter, and will be available in the US market at just $80. The device is set to release on 7th July. However, you can pre-order it on Amazon at just Rs. 5,999. The new e-book will cost you the same as the version it is meant to replace, but with some brand new features added.
Although most of the tablets these days ship in with e-book reading capabilities, Amazon, with its brand new offering, plans to offer its users the best e-reading experience around. But, will Amazon be able to sustain the pressure from the multitude of competitor devices?
According to a statement from Amazon, Kindle’s high contrast display is capable of eliminating glare even in direct sunlight. However, that’s not usually the case with smartphones and tablets, as most of them feature a reflective screen, which may hinder your reading activity.
Here’s another reason why individuals prefer a Kindle over tablets and phones when it comes to reading e-books. Studies state that the exposure to the blue light emitting from backlit displays (usually found on tablets) can largely suppress the production of melatonin in one’s body, thereby leading to loss of sleep. However, a Kindle display emits no light and therefore does not affect one’s sleep.
At 9.1mm the new Kindle is much thinner. Moreover, it only weighs 161 grams, making it much lighter as well. According to Amazon, the device will come with a remarkable 4-week battery life, which is amazing. Adding up to your excitement is the fact that the new Kindle will have twice as much memory as the previous model.
Here’s a quick comparison between the ‘All-New Kindle’ and ‘Kindle Paperwhite.’
|Specifications||All New Kindle||Kindle Paperwhite|
|Display||6 inch||6 inch|
|Resolution||167 ppi||300 ppi|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi / Wi-Fi + Free 3G|
|Weight||161 grams||Wi-Fi – 205 grams / Wi-Fi + Free 3G – 217 grams|
Interestingly, the new Kindle will ship with the Bluetooth audio feature with a screen reader that will allow visually impaired users to hear the content being read out by the screen reader. Some of the earliest Kindle versions did have speakers and text-to-speech functionality to assist visually impaired individuals and those finding it hard to read on-screen text. However, the 4th generation Kindle Touch released back in 2011 was the last one to have these features. By re-introducing the text-to-speech feature, Kindle plans to target a much wider set of audience.
So, is the ‘All New Kindle’ worth a try? If you are someone who can’t do without books and love reading on-the-go, the Kindle would be a good choice. Most importantly, you can read even in the darkest of places without worrying about your eyes being strained. And above all, the device costs you just Rs. 5,999, which is undoubtedly the best deal around.