A great device made even better with some key feaures from much more expensive models.
I was quite late to the party when it comes to E-Book readers. As the cost of the Kindle has fallen over the years, it has justified the ownership of such single-purpose devices.
The new design has reduced the weight by a few grams, over the previous generation. This certainly becomes noticeable when holding the device with one hand. With that 6″ it is comparable to a familiar paperback in some ways.
Rather than using a generic Android, approach the custom Linux based OS is ideal for monochrome E-Ink displays and is fairly easy to navigate the device. It does look a little like Apple’s System 7, but it adds to the charm.
Kindle Battery Life
The battery is life is still excellent, thanks to that E-ink display. One charge will still last for weeks, although I did notice the battery does seem to drain a little faster. With additional LEDs in the backlight, this is to be expected.
What must also be considered is the Bluetooth audiobook feature, found on other models. Although I don’t use this feature as I like the reading experience, it might be a deal breaker for some. I also feel a compact Kindle is flexible enough to read anywhere.