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eBook Readers & Accessories
eBook Readers
Kindle, 6
Reads like real paper with no glare, even in bright sunlightWeighs less than 6 ounces - lighter than a paperback and fits in your pocketUp to one-month battery life on a single chargeDownload books in 60 seconds with built-in Wi-Fi - holds over 1,000 books
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43 Reddit comments about Kindle, 6" E Ink Display, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers (Previous Generation - 5th):

u/Kichigai · 29 pointsr/gadgets

Note: all prices assume USD, and don't include shipping

You could get a Roku ($49-100) for streaming video services. Low power, easy to use.

If you want something a little more flexible you could try for an Android-on-a-Stick machine. People seem to like them, and they're usually under $100, depending on the model. There's also the Ouya game console for $99.

But let's say you're going all Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor on me and decide you need some More Power (augh augh augh!)™. Then check out the Raspberry Pi ($35 for the Model B board, you'll need to provide a USB-friendly power supply, keyboard/mouse, SD card, and case, but still reasonably done under $100), an ARM-based computer with a fair number of Linux distros and a good sized community. Or the BeagleBone, which runs Android (more expensive than the Pi, but potentially more capable). If you want to go more esoteric, you could get yourself a PowerPC-based computer for about $99.

If you fee like leaving the house, though, you could get yourself some Bluetooth headphones. While "wireless headphones" sound pretty silly, I find them great for bicycling and working out, since the cord can't snag on anything and I can use the physical controls on the headset to control music playback instead of fumbling around with the touch screen.

If you're looking to improve your health, you could pick yourself up a Fitbit to track your activity (any model will work, $59.99-$99.99). If you've got one of those already, you could throw in a Wifi scale. Or you could get a phone mount for your bicycle, so you can better track your rides with RunKeeper, Endomodo, or whatever fitness app you prefer. My favorite "gadget" for fitness these days is a subscription to a bikesharing system. Here in Minnesota we have Nice Ride MN for $65/yr, and is a Bixi bike system, which powers many bike systems, including New York's new Citi Bike system.

If you've already got plenty of stuff to go, though, maybe you'd just want a bag. Believe it or not, Timbuk2 has a sale section with many bags under $100, and I absolutely love my Timbuk2 Commute 2.0 bag.

However you might just want to relax, so you could hold out for a RetroN5, or if you're impatient just get a RetroN3 and settle for just NES, SNES and Genesis gameplay. If clever nerdy fashion is your thing, check out Cadence Watches. Be patient, sign up for the email news letters, and snag some huge discounts on them.

Now, you could also go for an online service! Bitcasa promises unlimited online storage for $99/year, but you could also just go for an honest-to-goodness backup servie like Carbonite, Mozy, Backblaze, Crashplan, or any of the several other dozen services out there.

On the other hand, maybe you just want to chill out and watch TV. Assuming you already have a computer (or an old one) you could add on a TV tuner and turn it into a DVR, even with just free over-the-air TV. There are good USB TV tuners to be had for ~$100, but I'd recommend trying to snag the network-enabled HD HomeRun 3 Dual ($99), which you can set up anywhere you can run a CAT5 cable (instead of needing it to be near your computer) and can simultaneously tune two separate channels. However, if you want to go a bit bigger and more celestial, for just a hair over $100 ($115) you can get a Free-to-Air Satellite TV kit. It's more popular in Europe, but there's some stuff available in North America. LyngSat has a thorough listing of FTA broadcasts, so you can look up which birds you can see from your home.

An alternative for enlightening entertainment could be an eBook reader. I have a Nook Simple Touch ($79, runs Android under the hood and is hackable) but you could also get a bog-standard Kindle ($69 with ads, $89 without, highly connected but less flexible if you don't want to use Amazon's services). You could also get a used Sony Reader for $100 or less (supports the widest range of formats, but has a relatively small store and very few services), a new Kobo ($79-99), or perhaps one of a myriad of other possible devices too. If the eReader taps out your budget, you can score some free books on Project Gutenberg and read some classics.

Or you could just buy $100 worth of LEGOS®. LEGOS® are always cool. And Super Soakers are still around. Whether you go big or go many is up to you. I'm not one to say whether you should get three hundred $1 hookerbots or one $300 hookerbot. You could also go bumming around your local thrift shops and see what surprises they have. I've found TI-99A/4s, Commodore 64s, Odyssey^(2)s, satellite radios, bluetooth keyboards, and all sorts of other surprises at them.

Edit: Bonus Under-100^(euros) item You could also try and snag a Geeksphone Keon, a development phone for the forthcoming Firefox OS. The hardware isn't all that exciting, but the OS is interesting and you can pick it up for €91, if you can actually find it in stock at the Geeksphone website. Its bigger brother, Peak, is €121 if you feel like splurging.

u/yanoosh · 11 pointsr/kindle

It depends. Do you read a lot? Do you plan on reading a lot? Is the weight and size of physical books an issue with you? Do you not want to carry around books all the time? Those are pretty basic questions you should consider before considering any e-reader.

After that, what format of books do you read? Normal books, or comics? Maybe a cheap tablet would suit you better.

After that, do you really need the comfort of reading in darker places? If not, go with the basic Kindle for $69, which is lighter and has a more reliable page turning mechanism, but lacks a touch screen and has lower contrast/resolution.

If you want the advantage of ebooks over physical books, get a Nook or regular Kindle.

If you want the advantage of ebooks, higher contrast, and the ability to read in any lighting situation, get the Paperwhite. How much of a price discrepancy is there between the old and new Paperwhite?

u/StarfighterProx · 7 pointsr/kindle

Not often. The Paperwhite has not seen any temporary reduction in price:

The regular Kindle has seen a couple of brief drops:

If you're dead-set on holding out for a sale, you can set price alerts through the pages linked above. There are other similar Amazon price trackers out there if you would prefer not to go with camelcamelcamel.

u/docfelt · 5 pointsr/kindle


You're correct. Notice that it's not being sold by amazon anymore, but by other outlets.

u/rmmdjmdam · 4 pointsr/kindle

The regular Kindle that Amazon sells today is not a touchscreen either.

u/IgnatiousReilly · 3 pointsr/gadgets

The plain ol' Kindle is the lightest they make at 5.98 ounces. The Paperwhite is a bit heavier at 7.5 ounces.

If weight is of the utmost importance I'd go with the original Kindle. It's the one my 63 year old mother with arthritic hands and a bad wrist has used for years. She loves it. In fact, she's about to have major surgery in a few weeks and she's asked me to find digital copies of some of her favorite books so she can read them on the Kindle instead of having to hold heavy books. I'd recommend it.

u/pwnerwpistol · 3 pointsr/tablets

Well, if this tablet is strictly for reading books, I would recommend you get an actual e-Reader, specifically the Kindle by Amazon. It has an e-ink screen, which is neat because it is easy to use in bright light, and it only uses battery when the screen actually changes, meaning these things can go for at least a week without charging. In terms of digital book selection, it is hard to beat Amazon, and even if they don't have something you want, you can easily side load additional content without much hassle.

Here is a link to the device:

As you can see, there are many different models to choose from, so you are bound to find something. The other really nice thing about the Kindle, is that it is MUCH cheaper than an iPad or android tablet. I hope this helped.

u/Melorix · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I would take off to Playa de Blanca, Spain. The weather is slightly warmer than here already, but I just want a week of laying on white sand beaches, drinking cocktails, and reading from my Kindle. Reading takes me out of the real world for awhile, which lately is something I've been needing. Can I take my dog to Spain? Because I'd totally do that. We'd stay at the Dream Gran Castillo Hotel. I mean, look at that shit. Five stars, yo.

u/LadyBanks · 2 pointsr/ebooks

I have the Kindle keyboard. It seems it is no longer in production. The price is now pretty high because they are not making them any more. I just bought my mother a replacement ("Used Like New") and it was $120. It comes with free 3G, which is handy as you may download books anywhere.

This Kindle is $89 with liquid paper

I am dubious about the Kindle Paperwhite as far as glare goes, but I admit I have not seen it IRL

u/akpak · 2 pointsr/books

There's a $69 Kindle, if you want to get in to ebooks.

I only mention it because there are a lot of free (and decent) reads on the Kindle store, and your library may also support ebooks. It may save you some of the walking, and will certainly save a lot of space in your house :)

u/orika07 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'd gift my friend the Kindle, shes an avid reader and loves it :)

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

A Kindle.

Would like to have it because I love reading, but don't have the space for a large collection of books.

Thanks for the contest! :)

u/Nynes · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I am a former teacher.

I no longer teach in the public school system, but I use my credentials to teach/tutor at private facilities like Sylvan to help kids who are behind or to get credits for homeschooled kids. So, I guess I am a teacher by those standards still. I intend to go back into public education as soon as I can successfully transfer all my credentials across state lines, which might require I go back to school a little bit. Probably back into the special ed department, like I was before.

Im thinking about getting into a Kindle but whatever from whichever list(s) is cool. :)

u/EdenSB · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

/u/MeishkaD said that my entry disappeared, so here it is again. I've deleted my previous entry now (after you said it disappeared), just to make sure it doesn't show up twice.


1.) Something that is grey. [Not on wishlist]

2.) Something reminiscent of rain. [Not on wishlist]

3.) Something food related that is unusual.

4.) Something on your list that is for someone other than yourself. Tell me who it's for and why. (Yes, pets count!)

This is for my classroom mostly. One of the projects the student's like to do is making board games. They like using various types of die, but when we made cardboard ones, they fall apart.

5.) A book I should read! I am an avid reader, so take your best shot and tell me why I need to read it!

I can't give too great a reference. This book is on my wishlist, as I've not read it, after all. It's supposed to be really funny though, with an interesting story. The downside is that getting the whole series is too expensive.

6.) An item that is less than a dollar, including shipping... that is not jewelry, nail polish, and or hair related! [Not on wishlist]

7.) Something related to cats. I love cats! (keep this SFW, you know who you are...)

These are pretty awesome.

8.) Something that is not useful, but so beautiful you must have it. [Not on wishlist]

I've wanted one of these for ages, but they're not useful enough to justify.

9.) A movie everyone should watch at least once in their life. Why? [Not on wishlist - I own it]

It's incredibly funny and almost everyone has seen the film it's based on. A lot of people have never even seen a parody movie, so it's a new genre to a lot of people and thus a new experience.

10.) Something that would be useful when the zombies attack. Explain.

A bit of a different item than normal. When the zombies attack, we're going to need to be well rested. Baseball bats and the like are common enough, but a good pillow is hard to find.

11.) Something that would have a profound impact on your life and help you to achieve your current goals. [Not on wishlist, as item]

A book about learning to become a Primary School teacher. After my current teaching job, I want to go back and train as one in my home country.

12.) One of those pesky Add-On items. [Not on wishlist - the base game is on wishlist].

13.) The most expensive thing on your list. Your dream item. Why?

Playstation 4. It's not on my wishlist as I think anyone would ever buy it, but more to remind myself that it's region-free and only $400 in the US if I can get enough giftcards someday. In my home country it's about $550. The why is mostly Kingdom Hearts 3 and Final Fantasy XV - both series which I've gained a lot of enjoyment from. There's also that some of my favorite series such as Disgaea are Playstation-exclusive.

14.) Something bigger than a bread box.

15.) Something smaller than a golf ball.

16.) Something that smells wonderful.

17.) A (SFW) toy.

18.) Something that would be helpful for going back to school.

(For reading digital textbooks on)

19.) Something related to your current obsession, whatever that may be.

Disgaea D2. My current obsession has been trying to convert my old Disgaea 3 save, which has 120 hours and my Disgaea 4 save which has 95 hours, so that I can use it on another PS3.

20.) Something that is just so amazing and awe-inspiring that I simply must see it. Explain why it is so grand. [Not on wishlist.. but it should be]

The toilet throne. It's amazing that someone has thought of it, if nothing else. Now you can feel like a Queen or King, while going to the restroom.


Bonus: Made in Oregon

Raffle: fear cuts deeper than swords

u/mattze · 2 pointsr/kindle

Haha. While I always wanted to visited that part of Europe, I have a feeling travel costs might eat up some of the savings ;)

I thought Lithuania was already a EURO-member, but that will probably take until next year (at the earliest). That complicates matters further.

I just check the Amazon Global site and it costs $69 there, which is just 2€ more than the price in Germany. Am I missing something?

u/Mo_Tzu · 2 pointsr/kindle

This isn't the basic kindle?

I have no idea which version it is, but it's not the paperwhite.

u/unfused · 2 pointsr/AskTechnology

If you want something to just read ebooks, I would suggest anything with e-ink. They look a lot like a book and are very easy on the eyes.
Here is a kindle e-ink comparison

Here is a bunch of different brands that are e-ink e-readers

u/ghaskamin · 2 pointsr/secretsanta

Oh, and here are the links for quick access.


Kindle Paperwhite

u/FuzzyMcLumkins · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

A Kindle cuz that's all I ever wanted. It would enable me to carry all of my books near me and have everything near me. This Kindle

I grew up reading books, I have a post in the fire contest, but I know I'm not going to get it. Just gotta pick myself up and push on! Like I said in the Fire contest, I grew up reading books so I would constantly immerse myself in the fantasy world, and create myself in that world like I was helping them or I was following along with them as they were my friends. I've always loved books, and lately.. I've been losing touch with books, and I hope that the kindle can help me get back in touch with reading because I can't pick up a regular book anymore and read because I just lose interest, but I'm always hogging my mom's Kindle. It'll be wonderful if I could have my own so my mother could have her sanity. Hah :)

Edit: Formatting and adding stuff cuz I woke up.

Thanks for the contest.

u/imalittlepiggy · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. The most expensive item on my wishlist is a Kindle.

  2. I want this item so I can read e-books! Of course.

  3. If I never got this item in my life, I would totally be okay! I put it on my list because it's not something I can afford or will be able to justify buying for myself for a long while.

    Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds! Thanks for a fun contest! I love seeing everyones items :)
u/I_Cant_Math · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Wait, whaaat? A real Kindle? I'm totally in! Stop dicking around!

I don't have one favorite book, there are way too many to pick just one. My favorite kids book is The Little Prince, that was the first book I fell in love with when I was young. Now as an adult, some of my favorites are American Gods and Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, The Stand by Stephen King, and The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I have been hoarding Kindle books for a good while and reading the really good ones on my computer, but I think the one I'd read right away is one I just got called Encouraging Words For Kids.

Edit: I had that Kindle on my list a few moths ago but someone bought it off of my list for themselves, which removed it from my list. I also had the Fire on the list, but I never got around to re-adding this one. I just re-added it. :P

u/pa-guy · 2 pointsr/kindle

Based on your requirements, get the Kindle DX:

  • just plain, no LED - yes
  • big screen (over 6 in) - yes
  • accepts .mobi files from computer - yes (get Calibre, e-mail them, or drop them via Amazon Cloud)

    If you're open to a smaller device, I highly recommend the Paperwhite 2. It's cheaper, but I think it has nicer features. The always on light isn't an eye strain but instead serves to make the background just look white as if you're reading off of good paper. The DX doesn't have a backlight, so you would need an external light source if you want to read as it gets dark out.
u/LeftMySoulAtHome · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

For my dad. :)

Happy Zambambo! (And happy birthday, too.)

u/Color_blinded · 1 pointr/mylittlepony

I did a lot of research before settling on what e-reader to get.
There are three good brands of e-readers out there; the Kindle (Amazon), The Nook (Barnes and Nobles), and the Kobo.

I personally believe that the Kindle is the best because it has a slightly larger display and are also cheaper than their competitors counterparts if you get the ad supported ones, which really aren't intrusive or annoying at all (well, except for the brief time it kept displaying ads for Twilight when the last movie was released), and even helped me find good deal on a leather case for my kindle. Plus they have excellent customer service from my experience.
The only downsides that I've encountered is that the kindle only supports a very limited number of book formats. However, with the Calibre program (see Facedeers post in this thread) that becomes a non-issue. And their 3g internet kindles no longer allow you to actually browse the internet, which kind of irked me a bit (so don't bother getting the 3g versions of kindle).
Also the one with a keyboard just isn't worth it because of the extra size and weight.

That essentially narrows it down to two options: the standard Kindle, or the Kindle Paperwhite. If you are on a budget, get the normal kindle. However the Paperwhite is definitely worth the extra $50, as it not only has a better display, is a touchscreen, has a backlight (very useful), the battery lasts twice as long, and the display has less glare than the normal kindle (they all say they have no glare, but that's false).

u/sep780 · 1 pointr/books

I have a Nook & with it you can import pdfs & books bought through GooglePlay anyway. The Kindle doesn't allow that to the best of my knowledge. Reason I went Nook.

You wouldn't have to go with the version that has internet & that. I have the simplest Nook that only allows you to buy books & read books with the device. My nook although I bought mine at Target. The Kindle I'm guessing is comparable

EDIT: The Nook seems to have 1 free book every Friday also. No clue if there's a similar offer for Kindle users.

u/arlanTLDR · 1 pointr/books

If there is an orange banner saying $60 off, then you are eligible. Otherwise no. I have no idea what makes you eligible.

u/VikingCoder · 1 pointr/google

First of all, a $100 tablet is a pretty challenging target. You want a rich, responsive display, not a Kindle-like epaper. Even Amazon doesn't sell a Kindle with a nice display for that cheap:

Kindles compared.

And yes, people have been complaining that Chrome OS and Android could be merged, for a long time...

u/tomkatt · 1 pointr/kindle

Probably can't do better than this.. Though if you absolutely want new, the cheapest Kindle version right now is $70.

I'm still rocking a Kindle 3 from 2011, these things are built like tanks it seems.

Saw you were in Canada in another comment. You may actually be better off looking into Kobo, they're much more popular and more readily available in that region.

u/moominpappas_hat · 1 pointr/books

I have the Kindle 4 and it's available for $69 with free shipping! A little over half the price of the newest version. The 4's main drawback is that you need to use a lamp if you read in the dark - but it's very functional, light, and so easy to use. Lovelovelove.

But if you have access to a library and it's not a huge inconvenience for you to go there, you don't really need a Kindle. It's more of a thing for remote locations, constant travel type life.

u/Dragoniel · 1 pointr/gadgets

There are no touchpads on e-readers, unless for some random reason you buy a touch-screen e-reader. I'm currently using this, for example.

Two buttons - "page forward" and "page back" is all that you really need, and they are mirrored on both sides of the device.

u/eferoth · 1 pointr/Fantasy

I have this one:

I tried this one and the Paperwhite, and hated flipping pages by touch. This model has physical forward/ backward buttons on each side. The downside is that if you want to write something you have to navigate an on-screen keyboard with that 4-sided button in the lower middle. With one center-press per character. It's really the most inconvenient way to type this side of not having any fingers.

Like this:

Now the newest flagship has both, so maybe I'll eventually get that one, if mine breaks, but for now it's far to expensive for my taste.

u/Kyoti · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My weekend plans are....working. But I love what I do, so that's ok!

I'm saving up for a Kindle so a gift card to put toward that would be wonderful!

1.21 Gigawatts, WOO!

u/jakethebiley · 1 pointr/EDC

This is my first EDC post, hope you all enjoy

  1. Samsung Galaxy S5, Black 16GB
  2. Samsung earbuds
  3. My Knives that I rotate every now and then.
    Kershaw 1830 OSO Sweet Pocket Knife
    Kershaw 1304BW blackwash: this came in the kershaw walmart gift set (2015)
  4. My flashlights that I rotate as well
    Streamlight 66318 MicroStream C4 LED Pen Flashlight
    ThorFire PF01 Tactical LED Flashlight Pen Light
  5. My Watches
    Pebble Smartwatch Black I wear this one the most, as I love being able to control my music with it
    Invicta Signature model 7376 This is my Fancy watch. I bought it on a cruise a couple years ago, I only wear it for special occasions.
  6. Kindle PaperWhite 5th gen I’ve been reading lots of programing books lately
  7. Victorinox Swiss Army Huntsman with Free Pouch
  8. Quick Info Cards with wake turbulence separation, and mandatory advisories, handed out by my Air traffic Control Professor. I’m a ATC Major.
  9. Kershaw keychain tool, Also included in in the kershaw walmart gift set (2015)
  10. 8gb Key flash drive
  11. Sony VAIO® E Series Laptop Model # SVE14A27CXH, great laptop I grabbed before college. Has a I7 and 8gb of Ram. Good for games and school work.
  12. Mophie Juice Pack Charger I love this thing, I waste so much battery browsing Reddit on my phone when I have free time in-between classes or when I have down time at work.
  13. Handmade wallet from Dollywood, theme park, TN. Not shown in the Picture
    That’s it.
u/donimo · 1 pointr/books

Thats the new version of the one I have. The side buttons are very durable, I've read like 200+ books on mine and it still works perfectly.

u/Mawu3n4 · 1 pointr/funny

Price of a Kindle : $69

Price of books I read : $183

u/cojafoji · 1 pointr/trees

Do it for your kids bro, you got it. Also, buy a kindle if you're really into the book thing. That way you're not lugging around a fucking thick ass book LOL.

Also: Are you a science fiction fan, who enjoys detail, a large volume (20+) of books, and a dedicated wikia page with almost all of the information from the books? If so, let me know. I have the perfect series for you.

u/IguanaGrrl · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

1 - A Kindle!

2 - Because I'm 36, I just got glasses for the first time in my life, and my eyes aren't getting any better, so it would be better for me to read off of a slightly larger screen than my iPhone. :)

Saving Private Ryan

u/Dagheloot · 1 pointr/hockey

Amazon is having a sale...cheapest one right now is $49. If you read a lot, it is a great investment. I just borrow all the books from my local library.

u/im-ironman · 1 pointr/kindle

I see the regular version is going for $69 here And yes as he said if you're really short on cash, can opt for this one. Even this one was on sale for ~$49 a month or so ago, which was sweet.

But at current price, I would say the extra 40 dollars spent on PW2 is worth it.

Or maybe wait for few days more to see if PW2 goes on discount sale again? There are a lot of rumors flying around about a new Kindle, and September is the season for Kindle launches. But don't really think there can be any "must have" features if something new does get launched. And PW2 is quite matured already, unlike Paperwhite1 which was phased out in 2012/13.

u/Treb27 · 0 pointsr/hearthstone

Not knowing you or your gf or your price range, it will be kind of difficult to make perfect suggestions, but I'll give you a few that I have gotten mine, or she has gotten me that worked out to be really good:

Serious stuff:

Kindle - You say she is a genius, so maybe she likes to spend free time reading. I never thought I'd use a Kindle until I got one, and now I use it daily. It's portable, easy on the eyes, and gives her the chance to read anything she wants.

A Puzzle - I've always enjoyed doing puzzles in my free time but as I grew older I lost time to do them. My girlfriend got me one last Christmas, and we have been doing them together ever since. They are great when one of you want to watch a movie or TV that the other may not be as interested in. The other person can relax and do a puzzle, but you are still spending time together. We normally pick one out together that we really like, then glue it together when we finish it. Our plan is to eventually frame them and put them up in our office.

Less serious:

Body Pillow - I've had friends give this to their SO's and the reaction is always hilarious. For the girlfriend who "has to have you there" to sleep comfortably.

I'll leave it to those for now. I'm not much of a cook, outdoorsy person, or crafty so my suggestions for those would be lacking. Good luck, but just remember no matter what you get her, she'll love it. Just...make sure you actually get her something. It's not just the thought that counts.

u/afternoonview · 0 pointsr/hearthstone

I don't know your price ranged but she probably wouldn't mind a Kindle? It isn't even that expensive.