We waited a long time for Amazon to refresh its Kindle ereaders, and it finally happened with this year’s brand new iteration. Kindle paper white Launched in September 2021.
The 2021 version is a significant overhaul of the most popular Kindle, now coming with a larger screen – 6.8 inches larger than the old 6 inches – surrounded by thinner bezels. There are 17 LEDs to brighten things up, and you can now adjust that light to a warmer tone to make it more comfortable to read at night.
The new Paperwhite also gets a bigger battery. While Amazon never reveals the battery capacity of its ereaders, the company promises that it can last up to 10 weeks now (improved to a maximum of six weeks in 2018 Paperwhite).
And it is also the first Kindle to play USB-C charging port.
All of these improvements come at a cost – whereas the previous Kindle Paperwhite had an RRP of AU $ 199 for the 8GB base model, the new model will return you AU $ 239 in full price. However, it is Black friday Sales time and Amazon deals are now available Shopping at 2021 Kindle Paperwhite with very generous 29% discount.
The best thing about buying a new Kindle Paperwhite on Black Friday is that you will receive it within a few days (a day or two if you are a Prime member). And it makes the perfect Christmas gift for the avid reader in your life.
The other benefits of the latest model are that it only enhances your reading experience. Those 17 LED lights around the display we mentioned earlier? Well, they make the screen 10% brighter than the old model. And the screen size is now Approx On par with many premiums Kindle Oasis. And it is the first Paperwhite model to offer adjustable light temperature.
With its IPX8 rating, it is also waterproof, so you can happily take it poolside, beachside, bathside … you know what we mean, and it can survive up to 60 minutes in two meters of water.
More importantly, the Kindle Paperwhite 2021 Edition is a Climate Promise friendly product, meaning it is made from 60% recycled plastic and 95% of the packaging is a wood fiber based material obtained from responsibly managed forest or recycled sources.
So go ahead, get involved in your reading habits and help the planet.