Ever struggled with managing all your reading material? Want to read books without having to carry them everywhere with you? Well, Amazon has the perfect solution.
The Kindle E-reader brings you a range of functionality packed into a small device, helping you read your notes, articles, books or blogs, without any hassle. With all your readings in one place, you barely have to carry anything!
Built on the previously launched Kindle, the Kindle Paperwhite comes with a lot of ‘under the hood’ features and upgrades that weren’t available in the previous versions. The tablet-like device is lightweight, small, and extremely easy to carry, making the overall experience worthwhile.
Following are some of the salient features the Kindle Paperwhite E-reader encompasses, from the battery life to how many books the kindle Paperwhite holds.
Kindle Paperwhite battery life
The device features a six-inch, 300-PPI touchscreen E-ink display that is also readable in high light intensity, particularly under direct sunlight. The touch is pretty smooth, and the viewing quality is also great. The resolution is the same as the previous versions, however, the text is significantly sharper, making it easier to read.
The Paperwhite model has five LEDs for brightening and lightening up the screen, as compared to four in the Kindle, making it slightly brighter.
Amazon’s E-reader offers exceptional battery life, lasting for up to six weeks of normal use on a full charge. Charge it once and you will not have to worry about plugging it again for over a month! The tablet comes with a simple cable – but without a plug – so you can easily charge it with any USB phone charger.
How many books does a Kindle Paperwhite hold?
Featuring a sleek and modern design, this version of the E-reader is the thinnest and the lightest among all the Kindles.
At only 0.3 inches thick and 4.6 inches wide, it can fit easily in your hand and pockets. So, you can carry all those books with you without having to carry any of the weight!
The base model offers 8 GB storage which can be upgraded to 32 GB, enabling you to download and keep thousands of books and articles just a click away.
If you’re wondering whether to opt for an eight GB or 32 GB Kindle Paperwhite, eight GB will allow you to store 2000 to 3000 books easily, while the 32 GB model will enable readers to have 8000 to 9000 books at their fingertips.
How to delete books from Kindle Paperwhite
To delete a book from your Kindle Paperwhite, select the book you wish to remove. Tap and long-hold on the book and an option menu should appear.
Here, you’ll see the option ‘delete this book’. Click to delete the book, then you’ll be prompted to confirm your action.
Alternatively, you can delete books by logging into your Amazon account online via web browser. Head to ‘manage content and devices’. Here, you’ll see a list of all your books, documents and devices. You can check a box on the left-hand side of the title, then delete or remove the chosen book from your Kindle.
Is the Kindle Paperwhite waterproof?
Another noteworthy feature of the Kindle Paperwhite is its water resistance.
It is IPX8 rated and therefore, safe against immersion in water for about 60 minutes – up to 2 meters.
This feature enables you to read and relax near a pool or the beach without the fear of damaging your device. Especially, if you want to read a book while taking a bath, you will not have to worry about accidentally dropping it into the tub!
Is Kindle Paperwhite Bluetooth-enabled?
The E-reader offers Bluetooth connectivity and can be easily paired with your earphones or speakers. It also features Audible to give you the option between reading or listening to the books. With Audible, you can easily download audiobooks and listen to them whenever you want.
Audible has a free trial which comes with two free audiobooks, however, after that the subscription costs. Note that the Kindle doesn’t support Immersion Reading – that is, listening while the text gets highlighted. So, you can only access one function at a time.
Key features of the Kindle Paperwhite
- Wi-Fi and Cellular Connectivity
You can also connect the amazing tablet to a Wi-Fi and get whatever books or blogs you want, in no time. It also offers a Wi-Fi + cellular connectivity option that utilizes the same wireless signals as a normal phone – but with no fee at all! Amazon completely pays for the cellular connectivity without you having to pay even a single penny.
To make sure you get the perfect reading experience, Kindle Paperwhite lets you tweak around with the display to make the settings according to your needs. You can change the text size and boldness and even the font! Further, it offers Whispersync that effortlessly switches between reading and listening, without disconnecting from Wi-Fi.
- Thousands of books
The gadget gives you exclusive access to thousands of books that are not available elsewhere. If you’re a prime member, the library is even larger. Moreover, there are magazines, articles and millions of audiobooks also available.
Overall, Amazon’s Kindle E-reader is a revolutionary device, not only for the book worms but also for anyone who’s even mildly interested in reading. Available in Black and Twilight Blue, it gives you the perfect reading experience, while also being portable and lightweight.
You can also get accessories to add a personal touch to your tablet. Amazon offers a ‘slim, form-fitting’ cover – in numerous shades, that can attach to your tablet and fold-back to assist ‘one-handed reading’. Once closed, the cover automatically puts your tablet to sleep. It also wakes it up when you open the folding flap.
The Kindle Paperwhite is available and on sale at Amazon here