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Kindle Paperwhite E-reader Review

Good news for booklovers. Kindle has now come up with something even better, the Kindle Paperwhite E-reader.  It is optimized features to enhance your reading experiences and enjoy e-books on the go. Kindle E-reader is now available in black and white colors with a high resolution display. The brightness can be adjusted for day or night time reading. If you are out in strong sunlight, there is no screen glare like tablets. The battery can last for weeks so you wouldn’t have to worry about the battery dying when you are in the middle of an exciting book.

Kindle Paperwhite E-reader Review – Features

The new generation e-reader comes with twice more pixels than its predecessor. The high-resolution 300 ppi allows quality text display. Unlike tablets or smartphones with screen glare, reading on Kindle Paperwhite feels like you are reading on paper. It is lighter than the previous generation so you could even read it with one hand. Even if you charge it only once, the battery can last up to a month.

There is no need to be concerned about eyestrain from long hours of reading either. You can read with ease before going to sleep and adjust the light for your comfort. The new Kindle Paperwhite E-reader generation also comes with Bookerly, which enables different artistic fonts and enhances readability. You would not have to deal with tired eyes because the software improves character spacing and punctuation. The font size can be adjusted along with the page margins and layout. There is now a great variety of books available at your disposal, including thousands more that are added weekly.

Kindle Paperwhite E-reader Paperwhite feels like you are actually reading on paper. The page flip feature allows you to trace notes, highlight text, locate pictures and automatically saves the page where you stopped. Furthermore, you can zoom out to check page thumbnails and swipe to turn pages. The notes that you make can now be exported to your e-mail, thus, enabling you to use them as reference any time. You can easily immerse yourself in the book as there are no distraction from apps or social media just like in tablets and smart phones.

The About This Book feature allows you to check background information about the author and related books in the series. The Family Library feature allows you to share books and your family to access your books. You can read footnotes with a single tap without losing where you last stopped. You can also find out how long it would take you to finish the chapter or e-book with the Time to Read feature that detects your speed and keeps adjusting according to your reading habits.

Kindle Paperwhite E-reader – Reviews

Customer reviews 4.4 out of 5 stars out of 53,404 purchases.

Here’s what some satisfied customers had to say:

5.0 out of 5 starsI – WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED!
ByKevy Drummeron July 10, 2017
Color: Black|Connectivity: Wi-Fi Only|Offer Type: With Special Offers|Verified Purchase

Let me preface this by saving that this is my review on Amazon evahhh! I’m a Prime Member and their customer service is second to none. NOW on to the Kindle Paperwhite…

I have an iPad Air and LOVE it. I downloaded a ton books over the years and I rarely ended up reading them. Why? Size in my hands and the glare when reading outside. I took a chance and got the Kindle. Guess what? I’m reading all the time! I read at the beach. I read on the throne (TMI), and I even started reading when I go to bed (again after many years).

It takes a little getting used to regarding the navigation of the device but the helpful digital how-to booklet included got me on my way quickly. Honestly I really love this device. It’s the perfect size in my hand, zero glare, lightweight but sturdy, great battery life, yada, yada, yada. I miss the colors of the iPad but there’s also something old school and soulful having it be in black and white. I’ll call it Digital Nostalgia, (I just made that up).

I read some reviews about the screen being beige, etc. Mine has none of that. It works great and I couldn’t be happier. Highly recommend.

Kindle Paperwhite E-reader Review – Reviews

5.0 out of 5 starsI – Impressed.
ByMGon July 22, 2015
Color: Black|Connectivity: Wi-Fi Only|Offer Type: With Special Offers|Verified Purchase

I’ve wanted an e-reader for years.

I could never justify purchasing a stand alone e-reader as I’ve always just done my reading on LCD screens via the Kindle app (on an iPad and iPhone 6+). I got distracted on my iDevices with constant notifications interrupting my reading. Holding my iPhone / iPad with one hand was also uncomfortable after time. Reading outside with the iDevices wasn’t ideal with all the glare.

When the infamous (cough, cough) “Prime Day” sale came around I was finally ready to take the plunge and buy my very first Kindle – the new Paperwhite. But low and behold, no Paperwhite device ever went on sale. Disappointment ensued ….. so 2 days later I bought one anyway.

After a week of use, here are some observations from a Kindle newbie.

Kindle Paperwhite E-reader Review – PROS

1) First and foremost, it feels so good reading one hand with it. It is perfect for one hand use: perfect weight, perfect size, perfect grip. I like the feel of it so much I just can’t put a case on it. I purchased a sleeve for it when it’s not in use.

2) The screen is beautiful. Being able to read either in complete darkness or in direct sunlight is a thing of beauty – especially coming from an iPhone.

3) I love that I can rent all my library books via Overdrive and have them delivered to both my Kindle and my iPhone and have them both in constant sync.

4) My 8 year old has fallen in love with reading on my Kindle and the Kindle FreeTime feature is wonderful for parents – it allows you to set daily timed reading goals for your child. The only downside is actually trying to pry the Kindle away from said child long after the goal is met.

5) I use a “read later” app called Instapaper on my iPhone and iPad. I love that Instapaper sends me my saved news or web articles right on my Kindle to read. Fantastic integration.

6) The battery just lasts and lasts and lasts. I plug it in every few days whether it needs it or not, mostly out of habit from coming from the iPhone world.

Kindle Paperwhite E-reader Review – CONS

1) I wish the screen had a bit more contrast. It seems like the Voyage might excel here but for the price difference I’m still satisfied.

2) The screensavers. I bought the “special offer” Kindle version and was fully prepared to purchase the $20 fee to turn off the ads but after seeing what the default screensavers will be I think I prefer the ad version of a book screensaver. I wish Amazon would let you either select your screensaver (even if it was just the current book cover you are reading) or purchase additional screensaver packs via the Kindle store.

3) The smudge factor. It attracts fingerprints easily (on the black / back). I know putting a case on the Kindle would take care of the smudges but I just love the feel of it too much to cover it (so far) and I’ve been able to easily clean it with just water.

4) I find myself wanting more settings to truly personalize the device: a selectable screensaver, a timeout setting, a contrast setting, the ability to “hide” Goodreads if you don’t use it, the ability to search or display the book covers differently. Ultimately, I do realize the beauty of the Kindle is the simplicity of a Kindle.

Overall, I love my new Kindle. I bought it thinking I would keep it just at my nightstand and now I find myself taking it with me everywhere. It truly is a beautiful reading device and I would recommend it for anyone who loves to read. For the price, it’s a definite buy.

 

Kindle Paperwhite

Now available in black or white
Higher resolution display (300 ppi) - with twice as many pixels
Built-in adjustable light - read day and night

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Price: $119.99

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