The Amazon Kindle is perhaps the best-known e-reader on the market today, and it’s certainly the one that’s been around the longest. Recently, Amazon released several new versions of the Kindle, ensuring that anyone can find the perfect solution for their reading needs. Of course, you’ll need a Kindle review to tell the difference between the different models out there.
The original Kindle has been scaled down and the price cut drastically. This is a very basic model, though it’s designed for easy reading. It’s smaller and lighter than its older counterparts, and it also offers built in Wi-Fi. The $79 price point is also pretty attractive. This basic reader is a good entry point. Navigation is via the row of buttons at the bottom of the device.
The Kindle Touch and Touch 3G
The Kindle Touch is just slightly higher end than the basic Kindle. In any Kindle review, the Kindle Touch ranks well. It’s small and sleek (both slim-line and lightweight), but it offers a touchscreen rather than the traditional keyboard. It also features wireless capabilities. The Kindle Touch 3G offers all the same features, but provides a 3G connection in addition to Wi-Fi for those on the go. The Touch retails for $99 and the Touch 3G is $149.
The Kindle Keyboard 3G
In any Kindle review, the Kindle Keyboard 3G is one of the better options, particularly for those who don’t want to deal with a touchscreen. This model features 3G connectivity, as well as wireless, but its main claim to fame is the keyboard built into the bottom portion of the reader. The Kindle Keyboard 3G is $139, with a small price break because it lacks a touchscreen.
The Kindle Fire
If there is any single device that has garnered the most attention lately, it’s the Kindle Fire. In any Kindle review, the Fire stands at the top of the list. This is more than just an e-reader – it’s a miniature tablet. Designed to compete with the Nook Tablet and even options like the iPad, the Kindle Fire features a color touchscreen, apps just like any other tablet and maintains a constant connection to Amazon so you can buy anything from books to CDs to home décor with the touch of a fingertip. The Kindle offers a dual-core processor, decent speed and lots of performance. It’s heavier and bulkier than the other Kindle models, though, so be prepared for a little heft if you opt for this model. The fire retails for $199.