Amazon just unveiled an all-new Kindle

Donna Miller
March 21, 2019

"Customers consistently tell us how much they appreciate having a front light on Kindle devices so they can read in any environment - from a sunny patio to their bed at night", said Kevin Keith, vice president for Amazon Devices.

The new Kindle is the first sub-$100 Kindle device with a front light, although the eReader barely makes that target.

That display contrasts with the 300 PPI version found on the Kindle Paperwhite and Oasis, with the $90 Kindle also being the only one in the device family that isn't waterproof. It's an incredible feature, ideal for camping, hotel sharing - anywhere you want to read without disturbing other people. That's still $40 lower than the Kindle Paperwhite, which was previously your cheapest option for reading Amazon books in the dark. If you have an old Kindle collecting dust in your closet, now may be the time to bust it out and trade it in for gift card and a 25 percent discount on the new e-reader.

The new Amazon Kindle for 2019 with a front light built

The screen isn't as sharp as the 300ppi display on the Kindle Paperwhite, but considering that's nearly double the price of the new Kindle it's no surprise.

The first Kindle e-readers will begin shipping on April 10, 2019. Of course, you can adjust the brightness of this Kindle too.

The Kindle is available for pre-order in Black and White for just $139 at Amazon online, JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks and "other select retailers". New filters to see which novels have been read and which have yet to be read, making organising a Kindle reading library easier than before. Covers for the All-new Kindle are also available in charcoal black, sandstone white, cobalt blue, and punch red fabrics for $44.95.

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