When it comes to finding a device to use to read your ebooks, you have a few options to choose from. You can always buy a tablet or use your phone, but those devices are multipurpose and can be used for a ton of things, like surfing the web or doom-scrolling on Twitter. If you are looking for something to strictly read books, e-readers, while niche, are designed to store all of your books in a virtual library with limited functionality.
Amazon, one of the pioneers of the e-reader, has dominated the space for years with its ever-expanding Kindle lineup, which consists of several unique models with their own pros and cons. The bulk of the devices function as simple ebook readers; However, with the Kindle Scribe, Amazon looks to be moving beyond books and into the realm of writing — something that should make future Kindles function more akin to physical paper.
Below, we’ve listed each model currently available. Sometimes, there isn’t a deal for one or any of the products — which is often the case following shopping events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday — but we’ve mentioned the most recent sale price in those instances. Also, keep in mind that Amazon offers 20 percent off all of its Kindles when you trade in select devices, so there are still other ways to save money when none of the models are available at a discount.
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The best Kindle (2022) deals
What does it mean when a Kindle is “ad-supported”?
Amazon Kindle e-readers come in different storage configurations, but there is also an additional option that allows you to buy the e-reader with or without ads. Ad-supported Kindles will display personalized advertisements on the lock screen when it is in sleep mode or at the bottom of the home screen when the device is connected to Wi-Fi. Typically, you save about $20 by purchasing the ad-supported version, but if you decide to remove ads later, you can make a one-time payment to cover the difference and remove the ads.
In case you missed it, Amazon announced a new entry-level Kindle last year, one that’s designed to replace the 2019 model. The latest Kindle — which starts at $99.99 — puts Amazon’s base e-reader more in line with the most recent Kindle Paperwhite, providing a number of quality-of-life improvements in the process. The new model features longer battery life, a 300ppi screen, and now charges via USB-C instead of Micro USB. It also touts 16GB of storage by default and comes in a new “denim” color, which resembles the soft blue you might associate with jeans.
Despite having recently received a $10 price cut, the new Kindle is currently only available at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target with ads and four months of Kindle Unlimited for $99.99 (its full retail price), or in an ad-free configuration at Amazon. for $119.99. If you’re interested in a bundle, you can also pick up the ad-free version on Amazon with a power adapter and a fabric cover for $169.97. Regardless of whether you choose the standalone model or the bundle, however, the new Kindle remains a worthwhile option if you’re looking to pick up an e-reader for $40 less than the current price of the latest Paperwhite.
Amazon’s new entry-level Kindle comes with a host of much-needed upgrades, including a better display, longer battery life, and — most importantly — USB-C charging.
Amazon’s latest Kindle isn’t waterproof and lacks adjustable color temperature, but it’s still easy to recommend given its high-res display and large storage capacity. The Essentials Bundle on offer here also comes with a power adapter and one of four fabric covers.
The best Kindle Kids (2022) deals
The new base Kindle wasn’t the only e-reader Amazon introduced in September. The new entry-level model has arrived alongside a new Kindle Kids, which is identical to the standard model but comes with a handful of accessories and provides age-appropriate content for younger readers who prefer digital books. Like the last-gen Kindle Kids, the new model retails for $20 more than the base model, bringing the MSRP to $119.99.
In terms of add-ons, the new Kindle Kids edition consists of four items: the device, a case, a two-year extended replacement guarantee (in the event the device breaks), and one year of Amazon Kids Plus. The latter is the biggest selling point of the device aside from the kid-friendly patterns, as it allows parents to grant their kids access to a digital library of kid-friendly books like Percy Jackson and the entire Harry Potter series at no additional cost.
The 2022 Kindle Kids has yet to receive a discount; however, it is currently available for $119.99 at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target if you want to purchase it.
Amazon’s new Kindle Kids is identical to the standard Kindle — meaning it packs a 300ppi display and support for USB-C charging — but comes with a case, an extended two-year warranty, and a year of Amazon Kids Plus.
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The best Kindle Paperwhite (2021) deals
Amazon’s latest Kindle Paperwhite is its 11th-gen model, which comes with USB-C support, longer battery life, and a larger 6.8-inch display. Given the e-reader launched just last year, however, we haven’t seen a ton of steep discounts yet. Thankfully, you can still pick up the last-gen model, which is frequently available for far less than the standard retail price.
The 2021 Kindle Paperwhite comes in three main configurations: an 8GB model with ads for $139.99, an 8GB model without ads for $159.99, and a 32GB ad-free Signature Edition for $189.99. The latter is identical to the standard Paperwhite except it also features Qi wireless charging and a sensor that will automatically adjust the backlight when needed. Amazon has also rolled out a Kindle Paperwhite Kids Edition for $159.99, which comes bundled with a kid-friendly cover, a two-year extended replacement guarantee, and a year of Amazon Kids Plus, much like the aforementioned Kindle Kids. All 2021 models are also similar to the 2018 model in that they feature a waterproof design and Audible audiobook support.
We recently saw the ad-supported Paperwhite drop to $99.99 for Amazon Prime members, which is just $5 more than the e-reader’s all-time low. Right now, however, it’s only available starting at $139.99 at Target, Best Buy, and Amazon. Just note that the latter retailer is also offering three months of Kindle Unlimited at no additional cost along with an ad-free model for $159.99, which equates to about $30 more than the slate’s most recent sale price.
Amazon’s latest Kindle Paperwhite has a 6.8-inch E Ink display with adjustable color temperature for nighttime reading. It also boasts a faster processor, additional battery life, IPX8 waterproofing, and — finally — a USB-C port.
Amazon’s latest 6.8-inch Kindle Paperwhite with adjustable color temperature and IPX8 waterproofing in a bundle with a fabric cover and USB-C charger.
As for bundles, Amazon is offering the 8GB Paperwhite from 2021 as part of a package that contains a power adapter and your choice of a fabric cover for $169.97, a leather cover for $179.97, or a “cork” cover for $189.97, all three of which are about $20 off.
As for the 32GB ad-free Signature Edition, it’s available at Amazon and Best Buy right now for $189.99, or about $50 more than the e-reader’s best price to date. If you prefer a bundle, Amazon is currently selling it in three configurations: one with a cork cover and a wireless charging dock for $249.97 ($20 off), one with a fabric cover and a wireless charging dock for $229.97 ($20 off), and one with a leather cover and a wireless charging dock for $239.97 ($20 off).
The premium Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition offers the same design and performance as the standard model but with more storage, an automatic light sensor, and Qi wireless charging.
Lastly, if you’re looking for the Kindle Paperwhite Kids Edition, it’s currently available at Amazon starting at $159.99, the e-reader’s full retail price and significantly more than its all-time low of $104.99. If you want to outfit your child with additional storage, the 16GB model is also available at Amazon, Target, and Best Buy for $169.99 (its full retail price).
Amazon’s kid-friendly Paperwhite is the same as the standard Paperwhite, but it’s ad-free and comes with the added benefits of a two-year hardware protection plan, one year of Amazon Kids Plus, and a choice of three kid-friendly covers.
The best Kindle Oasis (2019) deals
The Kindle Oasis is the most expensive of the lineup, starting at $250. The device comes in two storage configurations, 8GB or 32GB, and like the other models, you can get it with or without ads on the lock screen.
The 2019 Kindle Oasis looks very similar to the previous model. It retains its waterproof 7-inch 300ppi E Ink display and supports Audible audiobooks via Bluetooth. However, unlike previous models, it can adjust the color temperature to a yellow-toned display, making it easier to read at night.
In the past, we’ve seen the 8GB Kindle Oasis drop to as low as $174.99, which remains the lowest price to date for the standalone configuration. Unfortunately, the ad-supported Oasis is only retailing at Amazon and Best Buy right now starting at $249.99. If you prefer the model without ads, you can pick it up on Amazon for $269.99 with three months of Kindle Unlimited. Lastly, if you need additional storage, the 32GB model is available on Amazon with ads for $279.99 or for $299.99 without.
Amazon’s premium e-reader includes a warmer display, making it easier to read at night or in various lighting conditions. It’s also IPX8 waterproof, like the Kindle Paperwhite.
Amazon’s latest Essentials Bundle packages the most recent Kindle Oasis with a power adapter and your choice of either a fabric or leather cover.
As for bundles, the 8GB Kindle Oasis is currently on sale in its ad-supported configuration at Amazon with a power adapter and a fabric cover for $279.97, a leather cover for $289.97, or a “premium” leather cover for $304.97, all of which are $30 off.
The best Kindle Scribe deals
The ad-free Kindle Scribe is Amazon’s biggest e-reader to date — one that also represents a departure from past Kindle models. It packs a 10.2-inch display with 300 dpi, along with the same great battery life for which Kindles have become known. What separates the Scribe from other models, however, is that it comes with one of two styli, which can be used to annotate books, doodle, or jot down notes. We found the e-reader’s note-taking capabilities to be lacking in our testing, but Amazon plans to improve the software as time goes on, which will hopefully bring it up to speed with other E Ink competitors.
Right now, the 16GB Scribe is only available at Amazon and Best Buy with four months of Kindle Unlimited and a Basic Pen starting at $339.99, its typical retail price. The base model is also available on Amazon bundled with a fabric cover and a power adapter for $379.97 or with a leather cover and a power adapter for $399.97, both of which are $40 off.
The Kindle Scribe is Amazon’s largest e-reader to date, with a crisp 10.2-inch display, terrific battery life, and a stylus for note-taking.
Amazon’s base Essentials Bundle comes with a 16GB Kindle Scribe, a Basic Pen stylus, a power adapter, and one of three fabric folio covers.