The new Kindle: Three times the pixels, twice the space, and six weeks of battery life with USB-C charging


Electronic Books are like cats. They have reached the peak of their evolution and there is not much more that can be done to improve them except for a few tweaks here and there. But that doesn’t mean they’re any less adorable, and the new Kindle really has something to like.

Amazon has polished a lot of numbers with this new generation of its venerable e-book reader. For starters, it’s a little thinner and lighter, with dimensions of 108.6 x 157.8 x 8mm and a weight of 158 grams. The display is still a non-glare 6-inch, but it now has a 300ppi resolution, which Amazon says is triple that of the previous generation. Otherwise it retains adjustable lighting and 16 gray levels.

Internal storage has doubled to 16GB, which is a monstrously large space considering how much e-books take up. Finally, the battery has been improved to achieve a range of six weeks. This figure is calculated for half an hour of daily reading without a Wi-Fi connection and with the screen brightness at 13. Charging is via USB-C.

That’s it, and you don’t need more. Amazon has polished its app a bit so that it is now easier to register and start reading. The sustainability of the product has also been slightly improved with 100% recyclable cardboard packaging and an eReader chassis made of 90% recycled magnesium. Now all that remains is for you not to send it to us in a box four times the size of the product it contains.

Puyas aside, the 2022 Kindle is still one of the best eReaders out there, if not the best. You can book now from amazon website at a price of 109.99 euros. The first units begin to be delivered from October 12. The Kindle Unlimited subscription service, if you want it, is free for the first three months when you buy the Kindle. Then it costs 27 euros per month.

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