Amazon Kindle Wi-Fi 6" E Ink Display Introduction

The Amazon Kindle is an e-book reader developed by Amazon.com. The device allows the users to shop for, download, browse, and read e-books, newspapers, magazines, blogs, and other digital media via wireless connectivity on their small tidy handheld, lightweight Kindle. This Kindle is now in the fourth generation of its kind. The Kindle does not use an LCD screen like tablet devices, instead it uses an E Ink electronic paper display, which renders 16 shades of gray simulating realistic reading paper while only using the smallest amount of power consumption.

About Kindle

“Kindle hardware has evolved from the original Kindle introduced in 2007 and a Kindle DX line (with a larger screen) introduced in 2009. Announced in September 2011, the range now includes devices with keyboards (Kindle Keyboard), devices with touch sensitive screens (Kindle Touch), a tablet computer with a reader app and a color display (Kindle Fire) and a low-priced model with an on-screen keyboard (Kindle).” – Wikipedia.

Features

  • 30% lighter than before, less than 170 grams
  • 18% smaller body, same 6" screen size - fits in your pocket
  • Most advanced E Ink display, reads like paper
  • Built-in Wi-Fi - Get books in 60 seconds
  • 10% faster page turns for seamless reading

Specification

Display

Amazon's 6" diagonal electronic paper display, optimised with proprietary waveform and font technology, 600 x 800 pixel resolution at 167 ppi, 16-level grey scale.

Size

166 mm x 114 mm x 8.7 mm

Weight

170 grams

System Requirements

 

None, because it's wireless and doesn't require a computer to download content.

Storage

Up to 1,400 books or 2GB internal (approximately 1.25GB available for user content).

Cloud Storage

Free cloud storage for all Amazon content.

Battery Life

A single charge lasts up to one month with wireless off based upon a half-hour of daily reading time. Keep wireless always on and it lasts for up to three weeks. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as shopping the Kindle Store, web browsing, and downloading content.

Charge Time

Fully charges in approximately 3 hours via the included USB 2.0 cable. UK power adapter sold separately.

Wi-Fi Connectivity

Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication or Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS); does not connect to WPA and WPA2 secured networks using 802.1X authentication methods; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.

USB Port

USB 2.0 (micro-B connector)

Content Formats

Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC

Supported

natively; HTML, DOC, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion.

Documentation

Quick Start Guide (included in box) [PDF]; Kindle User's Guide (pre-installed on device) [PDF].

Warranty and Service

1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 2-year Extended Warranty available for UK customers sold separately. Use of Kindle is subject to the Kindle License Agreement and Terms of Use.

Included in the Box

Kindle wireless reader, USB 2.0 cable, and Quick Start Guide.