Next month, Amazon launches a new basic Kindle with a built-in light and is available to pre-order. It’s a good bit cheaper than a Kindle Paperwhite, so if you just can’t afford or justify the expense of a more high-end model of e-reader, but wanted a light, this release is for you!
The Previous Kindle
The previous generations of the basic Kindle (8th), was a 6″ E-INK screen, WiFi and Bluetooth accessible, with 4G of storage. It also came in black or white. All ereaders are excellent at conserving battery. It’s also awesome to have distraction-free reading unlike notifications on your tablet.
It did not have a light, but for most reading purposes, and if you’re on a budget, it was an excellent basic model.
The New Kindle (10th Generation)
The new one comes in black or white, is a 6″ glare free E-INK screen, 4G of storage, WiFi and Bluetooth accessible, PLUS an adjustable front light.
It’s basically the same Kindle as before, with a light and one HUGE advantage. Apparently, you’ll be able to organize by read or not read books. Pretty freaking great. About time!
This snazzy new and affordable e-reader is available April 10, 2019, for the introductory offer of $89.99, though that price is often subject to change at Amazon’s whim.
As an added promotional offer, Amazon is offering Kindle Unlimited free for 3 months to whoever buys a new Kindle. Which is pretty snazzy.
You can also get the new Kindle bundled with a power adapter, Kindle case, and an extended warranty if you’re interested.
If you trade in your old device, you can get quite a bit of change knocked off the new model.
As all Kindle devices support Audible books now, it might be time to sign up for the Romance Package free trial at Amazon as well. It’s like Kindle Unlimited for Audible books!
Is it Worth Upgrading?
For those of you who are new to ereaders and ebooks, and you like the convenience of a light, your choices now include a cheaper model. If you already have a basic Kindle from the 2016 release, I don’t think much will change, except for the lighting option and a slightly better OS. But if you have a very old basic Kindle, it just might be time for a change! The operating system does get better each generation, so it just depends on if you’d notice that. 🙂
I personally prefer the Paperwhite, so I would love to hear from you all how you like the new Kindle after April! Just tell me by leaving a comment. I read and respond to each one!