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Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle
alaScore 94

65698 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65698 reviews of Amazon Kindle. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Opinions about the size and price are overall positive. The performance and portability also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

usability, portability, performance, price, size

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Amazon Kindle is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 65698 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Amazon Kindle

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 324 user reviews of Amazon Kindle from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the battery and size. The design and usability also get good views, but there are some mixed comments about the durability. Some have doubts about the price.

portability, usability, design, size, battery

price

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Amazon Kindle Lighted Leather Cover, Wine Purple (will only fit Kindle)Amazon Kindle Leather Cover, Black (will only fit Kindle)Amazon Kindle Fire HD Soft Silicone Case Cover + Screen Protection Kit & Sock Cover For Amazon Kindle Fire HD (Orange)

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Amazon Kindle

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61367 user reviews of Amazon Kindle from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.com. Comments about the size and performance are overall positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, portability, price, performance, size

reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kindle Wireless Reading Device (6" Display, U.S. Wireless)Kindle: Amazon's Original Wireless Reading Device (1st generation)Amazon Kindle Fire 5ft USB to Micro-USB Cable (works with most Micro-USB Tablets)

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Will Smith (maclife.com)

Amazon Kindle

 

Steve Jobs once famously dismissed Amazon's original Kindle, bluntly saying, "People don't read anymore." Steve, we hate to say it, but we disagree. Despite the miracle of the iTunes Store, where pop-culture connoisseurs enjoy instant gratification for...

Great screen. Instant access to hundreds of thousands of books. Sexy small and light. Holds 1,500 books. No monthly fee

Expensive. No direct PDF support. Needs a protective case

Jul, 2009
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Expert review by: Will Smith (maximumpc.com)

Amazon Kindle

 

We've long appreciated the concept of the eBook, but we've been disappointed in its execution. The old Franklin readers ate batteries, had small screens, and included only a meager selection of books. Sony's Reader has a better battery life, but the...

Cheap books. Great screen and impressive battery life; when not using wireless

Closed eBook format locks you into the Kindle forever. Expensive. Doesn't support PDF

The Kindle is an extremely promising platform, but until Amazon commits to building a migration path for users to move their books from one eBook platform to another, we just can’t give it a glowing recommendation.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Hubert Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

Amazon Kindle Hands-On

 

Yesterday, I had a chance to play with the Amazon Kindle, a connected eBook that is generating a lot of [...]

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Jaymar Cabebe (cnet.com)

Kindle for Android review: More than just a killer e-reader app

 

The free Kindle app for Android is an excellent e-reader app that seamlessly ties to your Amazon account. It does a good job of presenting e-books, can easily reach into Amazon's enormous library of downloadable works, and comes with a few bells and...

Kindle for Android offers a number of visual customization options, Shelfari integration, a built-in dictionary, and other extras. You can use the Send to Kindle feature as an Instapaper-like tool for saving items from around the Web.

Credit card is required even for free downloads. Doesn't let you name bookmarks.

With convenient features like Send to Kindle and Shelfari integration, Kindle for Android is a rock-solid e-reader app, especially for anyone already invested in the Amazon ecosystem.

May, 2013

Expert review by: Joshua Topolsky (theverge.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire HD review (7-inch)

 

To put a review of the Kindle Fire HD in perspective, you have to peer just a tiny bit into the past. It was barely a week ago that the world watched Amazon begin a magical transformation from that of a humble multinational that retails every product...

Terrific display ; Ecosystem with Prime is outstanding ; Faster performance all around

Software can be buggy and sluggish ; App selection is still weak ; For lean-back experiences only

There are two devices in this review

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Joshua Topolsky (theverge.com)

Kindle Fire review

 

When planning my review of the Kindle Fire, I knew I'd need two things: time, and a big list of music, movies, and books I wanted to dive into. I say that because I assumed going into the review that the Fire wasn't about to take the place of my...

Great Amazon content ecosystem ; User friendly, consistent UI ; Affordable

Software can be buggy ; Amazon Appstore has limited selection ; Uninspired hardware

Amazon gets into the tablet game in a big way with the $199.99 Kindle Fire

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Tim Stevens (engadget.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire review

 

It seems like ages since Amazon introduced us to the $199 Fire at a hectic New York City event, but in truth that was only about six weeks ago. Maybe our

Incredible price ; Very solid construction ; Easy access to lots and lots of premium media

Middling performance ; No Android Market access ; Occasionally clumsy interface

Amazon's first tablet can't quite match the experience of the competition, but for half the price it doesn't have to.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Jon Phillips (wired.com)

Is This Really the Tablet Everyone’s Talking About?

 

As an assembly of physical components, the Fire lives at the bottom of the tablet food chain, and this limits what the Fire can actually do as a mobile device. But all those consumers who pre-ordered the Fire knew this going in, right?

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Andrew Cunningham (anandtech.com)

Amazon Kindle (4th Gen) Review

 

The new Kindle Fire may have gotten most of the attention when Amazon refreshed its Kindle lineup this year, but Amazon is still very much in the e-reader market. The fourth-generation Kindle, the Kindle Touch, and the Kindle Touch 3G all promise to...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Michael Calore (wired.com)

Look, But Don’t Touch

 

Amazon's Kindle is a &70 device made for people who don't want a tablet, people who just want to read comfortably in a way they've grown familiar with, thank you very much.

Hardware is lighter, snappier and all-around improved. Ads in the “special offers” versions only appear in the home screen and screensavers, never in the book. Great battery life — five days of use, even with the night light, and it isn’t yet half empty

Typing is t-o-r-t-u-r-e. Power switch is now a button, not a slider, and easier to trigger when you don’t want to. Screen can get scuffed if you carry it everywhere, necessitating an accessory cover or sleeve

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications

Amazon designed Kindle to provide an exceptional reading experience. Thanks to electronic paper, a revolutionary new display technology, reading Kindle's screen is as sharp and natural as reading ink on paper - and nothing like the strain and glare of a computer screen. Kindle is also easy on the fingertips. It never becomes hot and is designed for ambidextrous use so both "lefties" and "righties" can read comfortably at any angle for long periods of time. Kindle was wanted to be completely mobile and simple to use for everyone, so it has been made wireless. No PC and no syncing needed. Using the same 3G network as advanced cellphones, Amazon delivers your content using its own wireless delivery system, Amazon Whispernet. Unlike WiFi, you'll never need to locate a hotspot. There are no confusing service plans, yearly contracts, or monthly wireless bills - Amazon takes care of the hassles so you can just read. With Whispernet, you can be anywhere, think of a book, and get it in one minute. Similarly, your content automatically comes to you, wherever you are. Newspaper subscriptions are delivered wirelessly each morning. Most magazines arrive before they hit newsstands. Haven't read the book for tomorrow night's book club? Get it in a minute. Finished your book in the airport? Download the sequel while you board the plane. Whether you're in the mood for something serious or hilarious, lighthearted or studious, Kindle delivers your spontaneous reading choices on demand. And because Amazon knows you can't judge a book by its cover, Kindle lets you download and read the beginning of books for free. This way, you can try it out - if you like it, simply buy and download with 1-Click, right from your Kindle, and continue reading. Want to try a newspaper as well? All newspaper subscriptions start with a risk-free two-week trial. Kindle's paperback size and expandable memory let you travel light with your library. With the freedom to download what you want, when you want, Amazon hopes you'll never again find yourself stuck without a great read.

Audio Output

Type:Speaker(s)

Battery

Technology:Lithium polymer

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.4in/0.7in
Height:7.5in/8in
Weight:10.2oz/10.4oz
Width:5.3in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:4-bit (16 gray levels)
Color Support:4-bit (16 gray levels)
Diagonal Size:6in
Diagonal Size (metric):15.2cm
Technology:E Ink

GPS System

GPS Navigation: None

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Manufacturer:Amazon.com
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Amazon Kindle

Input Device

Type:Keyboard

Modem

Cellular Enhancement Protocol:CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO/EDGE / GPRS / AT&T / HSDPA
Type:Wireless cellular modem

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System

Handheld Type:eBook reader