We love Kindles. It’s a device that gives you access to thousands of books in an instant and is not intended to do anything more than a good read. They have discounts during most holiday sales, including Cyber Monday. Our Kindle guide has more details if you’re not sure which model to get. We also rounded up the best ebook readers overall (spoiler: Paperwhite tops that list, too).
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We tested the Signature Edition Paperwhite (8/10, WIRED recommended), which has wireless charging capabilities and 32 gigabytes of storage. This matches the price we saw during Amazon Prime Day, but is $10 more than last Cyber Monday. The standard Paperwhite costs $120 ($20 off), but you miss out on waterproofing and auto-adjusting warm lighting.
The basic Kindle is the cheapest and smallest you can get, and it’s still a solid device if you don’t want to spend more than $100. It was a little cheaper in October at $75, but this is $5 less than last year.
There’s no longer a good excuse to spend this kind of money on a Kindle, and we’re not sure if this 2019 model will eventually be updated, but we love the physical page-turn buttons. It’s $20 cheaper than during Prime Day, but we saw a much bigger discount last year when it dropped to $165.
This is the best Kindle for kids, but we’ve seen much better deals; last year it dropped to $105 and was $110 during Prime Day. Kids Kindles come with a case, a two-year no-questions-asked replacement warranty, and one year of Amazon Kids+. The basic Kindle Kids costs $100 ($20 off), but it’s not waterproof.
The Kindle Scribe (8/10, WIRED recommended) is too expensive and large for most of us, but if you want an e-book reader that also doubles as a laptop, it works well. For $30 more, the Premium Pen automatically activates the eraser tool when you rotate it, so you spend less time switching between tools on the screen. It’s not waterproof, which is a strange omission at this price, and you can’t write directly on most books; You still need to use the sticky notes feature.
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If you want a better way to hold your Kindle, Strapsicle can help. Soft silicone straps attach to the back of your e-reader and give you a better place to rest your hands. It comes in various sizes depending on your e-reader.