All-new Kindle (2022 release) – The lightest and most compact Kindle, now with a 6′ 300 ppi high-resolution display, and 2x the storage – Denim
What are all-new kindle 2022 release – the lightest and most compact kindle features?
- The lightest and most compact kindle, now with a 300 ppi high-resolution display for sharp text and images.
- Read comfortably with a glare-free, paper-like display. The adjustable front light and dark mode make reading effortless, day and night.
- Get lost in your story. Tune out messages, emails, and social media with a distraction-free device specifically made for reading.
- Now with extended battery life – a single charge via usb-c lasts up to 6 weeks.
- Now with 16 gb to store thousands of books – double the storage capacity of the previous generation.
- Find new stories – with kindle unlimited, get unlimited access to over 2 million titles, thousands of audiobooks, and more.
- Designed with sustainability in mind. This kindle uses 30-75% recycled plastics, 90% recycled magnesium, and has 100% recyclable device packaging.
All-new Kindle (2022 release) – The lightest and most compact Kindle, now with a 6′ 300 ppi high-resolution display, and 2x the storage – Denim AMAZON
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Is this a paper white?
Does it have page turner buttons or is it touch screen?
Is this waterproof ?
Will this have wifi only communication capability or will it work with cell phone service as well?
What does it mean that epub is supported through conversion?
Does this come with a charging cable? If not can you sell me one?
Is it waterproof?
I have trouble swiping down to get to my library. What am i doing wrong?
I have a ton of ebooks from barnes and nobel. Will i be able to access them on a kindle?
Why is this a downgrade from the existing paperwhite, smaller screen, smaller capacity, not waterproof, same price?
Can these play the audio, and do they connect to bluetooth speakers, or a car via bluetooth?
Can i charge this kindle on 220v, or it only works on 110v?
How to load kindle books into my new reader?
Do you need to buy the adapter and cord separately? I got my original kindle so long ago i don’t remember if i had to do that!
Can the led front light be disabled or turned off, as opposed to dimmed?
What is the difference this kindle and the paperwhite?
Where is on/off button?
Does it have a keyboard?
Can you get to the kindle store from this and buy books? I have a 3rd generation kindle and they just took away the ‘store’ from my kindle.
All my books transferred easily from my 3 to 11, via my iphone. I haven’t tried to buy a new book yet because i had just started a new book which i am still reading. But think i can.
All-new Kindle (2022 release) – The lightest and most compact Kindle, now with a 6′ 300 ppi high-resolution display, and 2x the storage – Denim AMAZON
What are our customers saying?
I have two 32gb kindle oasis that have several valuable features that this kindle does not but they cost several hundred dollars more. They’re great devices but expensive. So i just bought this basic kindle for carrying around in my purse.
The screen is about the same height for both kindle models but the width of the basic kindle screen is noticeably narrower than that of the oasis. The basic kindle’s case is made of mostly recycled plastic and all movement among options are accomplished by sweeping your finger across the screen — no buttons.
Because the case is plastic rather than metal, this basic kindle weighs about an ounce less which matters when carried around all day. The power button would be better on the top of the kindle but i am pleased that it uses usb-c rather than the archaic mini-usb that the oasis still uses. The16gb storage is quite generous and better than the base paperwhite model. This uses wifi only and doesn’t offer a cellular option
i find the basic kindle’s screen remarkably good despite being lit by so few leds. The screen is the same 300 ppi as all other kindles but appears slightly less crisp because of the basic model’s 4 leds. I find it easy on my eyes however.
I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the ad-filled screensaver can be easily removed for free (but only if you call in) because the content and devices, devices, page for your kindle will say the removal is free. Alternatively, rather than paying $20 more to purchase the kindle without that screensaver, you can call to have it removed for $15.
The issue is not the content of the screensaver. It’s that any cover with a magnetic closure stops on the ad screensaver but opens directly to the book you were reading on the standard screensaver. I believe that both the free and $15 prices for removal are in error so i would suggest having the ad-filled screensaver removed immediately.
I do encourage you to accept the free four months of kindle unlimited included with current purchases. Ku allows you to select (and keep indefinitely) up to 20 items. This is a bargain worth $40 so why leave money on the table?
Also for the cash-conscious, other than using those four free months of ku, do use your library card to connect your new kindle to the libby app. The app will search for kindle books at your library and will, after setup, load your library books onto your kindle. These free books automatically vanish when your lending period is over.
You can also save by checking to see if friends or family had an old, unused kindle (working or not). They can be traded in for a cash payment that may be as little as $10 but a trade-in is also good for 20% off buying a new kindle. I have seen the certified, refurbished basic kindles offered at $79 but remember that price doesn’t include the four months of ku and it may or may not include free removal of ad screensaver.
Three items to tweak in settings. If you open any book, and tap the top of the page and then the aa, you can select your own default font, font size, and page setup which will be used for everything you read from then on. I use helvetica with one unit of bold, size 5 or 6. My layout uses the left option for all four choices. In the more tab in the same area, you can turn off being notified about how many times various passages have been highlighted by other readers. I also suggest that you use settings, device options, and tap on display cover so that the screensaver is the cover of the book you’re reading and settings, device options, advanced, home & library, to group your books into series.
I’ve had kindles since the first one offered and am never without one in reach. They allow me to read in small bits anywhere. They’re great! I continue to be quite happy with my oasis for reading at home but think this basic kindle will be a workhorse for carrying around. The reduced size, weight, and cost make this a buy at $99.
While i’m not very experienced with e-readers, i think this one comes in just right. Though i will probably get a paperwhite sometime for home. This will certainly stay my work and travel e-reader. First of all, charging with usb-c is wonderful, as almost everything is usb-c these days, and not needing to dig for a micro is very nice. It’s super lightweight as well, especially if you have just the kindle itself. I got a case for it as i don’t like damaging my products in any way, and i read before bed, so it’s not always out of the question for it to get dropped.
It does, however, have it’s downsides. When bringing the device to a higher brightness, it has an odd hue to it. But, i can get past that for the price. When you put a case on it, it can get fairly heavy. Though, compared to a book, it’s still like a feather. And, the power button on the bottom is a little odd, but, i think i do prefer it there. It’s just a bit odd to get used to at first.
With all of this said, this kindle is great for either a first e-reader, a device for a child to read on, or a travel reader. As it fits in most pockets and certainly any handbag, it’s an incredible way to make sure you’re entertained wherever you go.
I highly recommend for anyone looking for something to read on the go!
This 11th generation of the kindle ereader comes with a few big upgrades over the previous version:
-screen: new hd screen has 300ppi (pixels per inch), compared to 167ppi in previous version (2019)
-storage: 16gb storage space, compared to 8gb in previous version
-battery: now can charge to full with 9w charging in 2 hours, compared to 4 hours with 5w charging in previous version. Battery lasts now up to 6 weeks with 30 min daily use, compared to 4 weeks with same use in previous version. (actual battery life varies with use)
-usb-c: now using usb-c charging port instead of outdated micro-usb in previous version
-size/weight: slightly smaller frame although same size screen, slightly lighter compared to previous version (2022 version is 6.2” x 4.3” x 0.32” and 5.56 oz, 2019 version was 6.3” x 4.5” x 0.34” and 6.1 oz)
also, this 11th generation version uses 75% post-consumer recycled plastics in the black color device, (only 30% in denim color device). This percentage of recycled content has been steadily increasing with new kindle devices. Last year’s paperwhite had 60% post-consumer recycled plastics.
Overall, this is a nice upgrade over the last generation of kindle. These devices have always been targeted at avid readers that want the most paper-like reading experience, and this newest version adds double the storage space, longer battery life, faster charging options, usb-c and a higher resolution screen. This regular kindle screen now looks about as good as the paperwhite version from last year. (note that this kindle screen isn’t waterproof though, it does not have the same ipx8 rating of the paperwhite)
for me, being able to finally use the same usb-c chargers that i use for everything else is a big deal. Having the same ppi screen resolution as the paperwhite is also pretty nice. As a family that reads tons of ebooks, we will definitely be using a few of these. When comparing to the previous version, the difference is noticeable right away; if you like the way the 2021 paperwhite looked, you will probably like this new kindle also because the screen resolution is almost the same.
We are loving these so far. Sometimes it is nice to have a dedicated reading device, free from other distractions, and without eye-strain problems. Avid readers know how bad glare and eyestrain can be, so devices like this make a big difference.
I meant to order the new paperwhite, but i am thrilled with this one. It is smaller and lighter but the screen size is the same as the 2021 paperwhite. It’s great to have a usb-c connector and the beveled edge overcomes the issue i had with turning pages by accident on the paperwhite with no screen-to-frame discernible border. I have used just about every nook and kindle product ever manufactured and this is by far the best one. Battery life may be overstated a bit, i received this on sunday and on tuesday i’m at 64% so it probably won’t last for ‘several weeks’ as advertised, but i can take a weekend trip without worrying about running out of power. I don’t think i’ve ever been quite as ecstatic about an e-reader.
So i traded in my kindle i bought last year for this new model and loving it so far. I will need a new case but that’s ok.
For the people complaining about glitching have never owned an e readers before. They all seem to glitch. Idk why but they do. My first book did it and my last paperwhite did it also.
Also some people complain about the ads it’s literally only the lock screen. You will get recommendations on books based off of what you read but none of these features interrupt while reading.
Love that it is a usb-c charger. The micro usb was annoying in my opinion. Also this kindle gets way darker screen which is perfect because i read at night in the dark.
It also connected to my kindle phone app and was super easy to set up!!! Definitely recommend especially with the trade in value it was super cheap for me to buy.
I’ve used my 2019 10th-gen kindle to pieces. Loved it! But time for a fresher one: cracks and sticky page-turn. Also 167 ppi was not helping my aging eyes.
This 2022 release reader looks better right away. Better contrast!! Slightly better lighting (i think they save the best led-clusters for the hi-price model). And 300ppi means less fuzzy text. It is about a millimeter smaller all around so it fits in the same pockets. I never filled-up the old one so this one is ‘infinite’ for books (texts; art-books may eat more space).
This also has the new fits-both-ways usb connector and it is in the center!! (the 2019 was just a little off-center, enough so i could not find it in the dark, even before one-way-up.)
if you have an older low-line kindle getting tired, do buy this one.
First of all, i really wish amazon would just do away with the “basic” option, and make this the “paperwhite mini”. Give it all the same features, plus some new color options, and i would say it’s perfect!!
However, as that’s not reality, i will say they’ve made some great updates to this device – usb-c charging, improved battery life, dark mode, etc.
I just bought the paperwhite 2021 model last year, but i think i may use both devices. This one for errands, travel, maybe longer reading sessions as it’s lighter. I may keep the paperwhite for reading in the bath, or by the pool, and may use it to house library ebooks as they come in (since they always come in at the same time!) and keep it permanently on airplane mode. Tbd though!
Love the portability, and the hardshell exterior (shows way less fingerprints). Overall great little device. Just wish they gave it all the paperwhite features and it would be perfect.
Not fancy like kindle oasis 2019 (i have one).
Not lasting as long as the kindle ppw signature (i have one).
However, it still has its strong points.
It is very light. Many of us are using iphones, and this kindle basic is much lighter than the current ones (12,13, and 14).
I love it.
I am looking for an oasis 4, with the battery of kindle paperwhite, and the weight of the kindle basic. :))))
amazon, show me one, and i will buy it right away.
I’m a heavy paperwhite user. But i never really liked the flush front screen because it made the texts blurry. I tried using 2019 basic version but 167ppi was not crisp enough. I was always hoping for a device that’ll have a 300ppi sunken screen. For this reason i got a kobo libra 2 but got frustrated quickly about their software. This basic is exactly what i was searching for all this time! And on top of that it’s super light. As i read a lot on busses, my hands get tired pretty quickly with the heavy paperwhite. But this little piece of tech is just perfect!! I’m enjoying this a lot.
I haven’t charged it yet. But the battery is like lasting forever after almost two weeks use on a daily basis.
I love the denim color which is exactly the dark blue i like. The size is just beyond my expectation ( much smaller than i thought), but it’s right the size i want. I can take it everywhere in my pocket. So far so good. Love it
I do not generally write reviews, but wanted to offer my two cents. I originally had the 2019 kindle paper white with the 6in screen, and decided to upgrade. I ordered the new paper white signature but did not realize it had grown in size from the model i had. I tried to live with the new paper white but perhaps i’m just too basic lol. The size was too large and did not give me that cozy feeling while reading.
On to the 2022 kindle, i ordered this to see if i would like the size and love it! It’s so simple and easy to hold, no frills and basic, much the same as a traditional paper book would be. The screen in my opinion reads more like an actual book than the paper white. I appreciate the simplicity of it, as i feel most things these days go overboard with features.
My only gripe would be the feel. I saw another review mention it also, the plastic feels a bit underwhelming. I do wish it would have the same texture as the other models. However this is something that will just take getting acclimated.
All the models have their perspective buyers and you really cannot go wrong with any, it’s simply up to personal taste. However those who want an inexpensive and smaller kindle should definitely try this. Good luck and happy reading!
For the price this is nice. You can’t compare it to the paperwhite, it feels cheaper, doesn’t have a flat front, isn’t as bright (specs say it has 4 leds as opposed to paperwhite’s 17) so that should be expected. It isn’t waterproof and it’s a bit slower. However, it’s a good entry level kindle, good for someone like me who wants it to fit in the purse (very lightweight) and who won’t feel as completely devastated if it’s lost or stolen. It’s easier to hold as it’s lighter and smaller.
Three issues i have. You can’t make the home screen fonts larger (you can, of course, increase fonts in the book) and secondly, the packaging was atrocious. It was in its small, non-padded box in an envelope. The box was torn and crushed. The kindle seems ok so far but it was in no way being protected.
Last of all, there is no option to do away with the ads. To pay for something that uses the device to continuously send me ads is frustrating.
In all honesty my old kindle was a better product other than.the battery longevity
Great first kindle, i returned it and got the 32 gb kindle reader for more storage.