Amazon slashes prices on its lineup of Kindle ebook readers through Mother’s Day
Amazon is cutting prices on its popular lineup of Kindle tablets and e-readers through Mother’s Day. We’ve put together a quick rundown of our favorite models to help you choose which is best for you. With Amazon offering discounts of up to 25 percent off until May 14, now is a great time to grab a Kindle for a mom who loves to read.
The first Kindle on our deals list is the one that started it all. The classic ebook reader is now being offered at a $20 discount, bringing it down to $60. While this is essentially the same basic ebook reader that kicked off the Kindle family years ago, the current eighth-generation iteration features a few new refinements like a thinner, lighter body and greatly increased resolution.
The touchscreen display uses a glare-free finish and multiple shades of black, white, and grey to mimic the appearance of paper and eliminate eye strain. The Wi-Fi-capable device lasts for weeks on a single charge and has enough room to store thousands of ebooks. Prime members can enjoy free access to thousands of titles, as well.
Buy it for $60 on Amazon
A unique twist on the classic ebook reader, the Paperwhite boasts a few upgrades from the standard model. Now $20 off the original price, the Kindle Paperwhite has a pixel density of 300ppi for razor-sharp text rendered in Amazon’s custom Bookerly font. Like the original Kindle, the Paperwhite features a glare-free screen that mimics the appearance of paper for easy viewing in all daylight conditions, while adding a built-in adjustable light for reading in the dark.
The unique illumination system guides light toward the front of the display, an improvement over eye-straining backlighting. Educational features like Word Wise, Vocabulary Builder, Smart Lookup, and an instant translator make this ebook reader ideal for learners both young and old. The discounted Kindle Paperwhite can be had for $100.
Buy it for $100 on Amazon
Fire HD 8
For those who want a full-featured tablet, Amazon has you covered with its Fire lineup. This upgraded model, available for just $70, is an excellent entry-level option that is now $20 off. The Fire HD 8 boasts a vibrant eight-inch IPS touchscreen display and runs on a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor.
The tablet comes equipped with the cloud-based Alexa service that gives you complete control of your device with easy voice commands, and Amazon Underground offers thousands of free apps and games for it. The standard 16GB or 32GB of internal storage can be expanded via the MicroSD slot, and Prime members can enjoy exclusive access to millions of free movies, TV shows, books, and more. Coming in at just $70 after the current $20 Mother’s Day discount, the Fire HD 8 is a popular and affordable tablet.
Buy it for $70 on Amazon
With its sleek lines and advanced features, the Kindle Voyage is an expertly crafted ebook reader for serious reading enthusiasts. The crisp, high-resolution display features smart lighting that detects your environment and adjusts itself accordingly, so you don’t have to fiddle with brightness settings. The paper-like picture can be viewed in bright daylight and pitch black thanks to its adaptive illumination feature.
Unique PagePress sensors on the side of the unit eliminate the need for buttons – a press of your thumb creates a haptic response that turns the page. The lightweight, 7.6mm-thin body can be comfortably held with one hand for hours of reading, and the housing has an elegant and modern look. Now offered for $20 off the usual price, the Kindle Voyage can be yours for $180.
Buy it for $180 on Amazon
The Kindle Oasis is Amazon’s thinnest and lightest ebook reader yet. The high-resolution display features a glare-free finish for easy reading in sunlight, and a pixel density of 300 ppi that results in laser-sharp text. The Wi-Fi-capable Oasis also offers a built-in adjustable LED light for reading in dim environments or at night. Added functions like Vocabulary Builder and X-Ray let you instantly look up word definitions, fictional and historical characters and events, story timelines, and more without losing your place.
Included with the ebook reader is a leather charging case, available in black, merlot, or walnut.It protects your Kindle and boosts the internal battery life, letting you use your device for months before needing a charge. As with other Kindles, Prime members can enjoy access to well over a thousand free ebooks. A $50 discount brings the Kindle Oasis down to $240 through Mother’s Day.
Buy it for $240 on Amazon