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If you were not able to catch an e-reader last month during Prime Day, Amazon has a standalone sale on its basic Kindle and Paperwhite models that can get you on board for almost the same price. The biggest discount is on the Kindle Paperwhite (ad-supported), Amazon’s waterproof e-reader with a better contrast screen. You can now get the 8 GB model for $ 85 (35 percent of the regular price of $ 130), or $ 105 for the 32 GB model, a saving of $ 55 or 34 percent.
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The latest Paperwhite is waterproof with IPX8 rating, so it can withstand being immersed in up to two meters of water for as long as an hour – making the bathtub or beach reading free. We also noted in our review that it has a better contrast screen than previous models and offers both Audible and Bluetooth support. The downsides are the lack of MP3 and text-to-speech support, along with a high price – but this sale takes some of the latter.
If there is a regular lighter you are looking for (above), we also have good news there. The standard ad-supported model is on sale for $ 60, a $ 30 discount from the standard $ 90 price. If you need one for the younger set, you can get the Kindle Kids Edition for $ 70, for a 36 percent or $ 40 saving.
Buy Kindle on Amazon – $ 60 Buy Kindle Kids Edition on Amazon – $ 70
The latest Kindle models offer a lot for that price, including an LED-lit screen, weekly reading time and a touch interface. Kids Edition adds some benefits, such as one of four colorful cases, a two-year worry-free warranty and a year of free access to the company’s FreeTime Unlimited service.
Unlike Paperwhite, the Kindle is not water-repellent and has a 167ppi (instead of 300ppi) lower-density screen. However, if you are not fussy about these things, you can put the extra money you save in your library.
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