Device Spotlight: Amazon Kindle

The Amazon Kindle is a line of e-book readers developed and marketed by Amazon. The Kindle devices allow users to browse, purchase, download, and read e-books, newspapers, magazines, and other digital media via wireless networking to the Kindle Store. The original Kindle was first released on November 19, 2007 and the latest version is Kindle Oasis (9th generation) was released on April 27, 2021. It has a 6-inch E-ink display, and supports both Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity.

Kindles are designed to provide a better reading experience than traditional computer screens or smartphones, with a screen that's easy to read in sunlight and a battery that can last for weeks on a single charge. They also support a variety of file formats, including PDFs and most ebook formats such as mobi, azw, and prc.

Amazon has released several different models of Kindle e-book readers over the years. Here are a few of the main models:

  1. Kindle: The original Kindle was first released in 2007, and it featured a 6-inch e-ink display and 4 GB of storage.

  2. Kindle Paperwhite: The Kindle Paperwhite was first released in 2012 and it features a higher resolution display, built-in backlight, and improved battery life compared to the original Kindle.

  3. Kindle Voyage: The Kindle Voyage was first released in 2014 and it features an even higher resolution display, a built-in ambient light sensor, and pressure-sensitive page-turn buttons.

  4. Kindle Oasis: The Kindle Oasis was first released in 2016 and it features a 7-inch, high-resolution display, built-in ambient light sensor, and a unique design that makes it easy to hold with one hand.

  5. Kindle: Latest basic Kindle is the 10th gen with a 6 inches e-ink display and available with or without special offers and 4GB internal storage

  6. Kindle Kids Edition : This model is geared towards children, it comes with a 2-year worry-free guarantee, kid-friendly content, and parental controls.

These are the main models that have been released by Amazon, but there have also been a number of special editions and limited releases over the years, as well as international versions of the Kindle that may have slight differences.

Screen Protectors for Amazon Kindle

Whether you should use a screen protector on your Kindle depends on your personal preferences and how you use the device. Here are a few things to consider:

  • Scratches: The E-ink display on the Kindle is designed to be durable and resistant to scratches, but if you're worried about the screen getting scratched, using a screen protector can help protect the screen from damage.

  • Glare: Some screen protectors are designed to reduce glare, which can make the screen easier to read in bright light.

  • Fingerprints: If you're someone who's prone to leaving fingerprints on your device, a screen protector can help keep the screen looking clean and clear.

  • Sensitivity: Applying a screen protector can change the way the Kindle's touch screen responds. Be sure to use a good quality protector and properly align it, or you may experience issues with sensitivity or accuracy.

Ultimately, it's up to you whether or not to use a screen protector on your Kindle. If you do decide to use one, be sure to choose a high-quality product that's specifically designed for the Kindle.

View our Kindle Screen Protectors hub for protectors for all Kindle models.