Cyber Monday is behind us, but the deals aren’t. Cyber Week deals are a thing, and they’re still offering significant discounts on Kindle devices. Kindle devices have always been a favorite with bookworms and techies the world over, and although you’ll now find a few different brands of e-book readers available, the Amazon Kindle remains a popular choice. To save you the time and effort of hunting for them yourself, we’ve already rounded up all the best Cyber Week Kindle deals right here.
It’s worth noting that you should check delivery dates on any items you order, as dates with some retailers are now extending beyond Christmas and into January — so if you’re ordering for a Christmas gift, you want to ensure it will turn up in good time.
If, on the other hand, you’re still curious to see what tablet bargains are on offer, there are also plenty of Cyber Week tablet deals available at the moment if you’re not dead-set on a stand-alone e-book reader.
Best Cyber Week Kindle deals
How to choose a Kindle
The Kindle has gone through a lot of changes over the years (the standard model is now in its 10th generation), but choosing which Kindle is right for you isn’t a complicated task. For most people, you simply can’t beat a classic, and the plain old Kindle is still superb. Most recently refreshed in 2019 with the 10th-gen release that starts at $90, the 6-inch Amazon Kindle is easy to recommend if all you want is a solid e-book reader sporting that paperlike, easy-on-the-eyes E Ink display and you don’t want to spend more than a Benjamin. It also now comes standard with 8GB of storage and includes a built-in front light for late-night reading.
Next up is the Kindle Paperwhite, which starts at $130 and includes a few more bells and whistles. Arguably the most notable of these is that it’s fully waterproof. If you’re the type to read by the pool or in the bathtub and you’re worried about your Kindle taking an accidental dip, the Kindle Paperwhite might be worth the extra cash. However, it boasts some other upgrades as well, including a brighter and more crisp E Ink display (with a 1448 x 1072 resolution and a pixel density of 300 pixels per inch instead of the regular Kindle’s 800 x 600 167 ppi screen), Bluetooth connectivity for streaming audiobooks, and the option to upgrade to 32GB of internal storage if you find 8GB insufficient for files larger than standard e-books.
The cream of the Kindle crop is the Oasis, which, with its starting price of $250, represents a considerable upgrade over the other Kindle models. The Kindle Oasis is the clear choice for serious readers: Its larger, sharper 7-inch 1680 x 1264 resolution display is superb and easy to read in even bright daylight, it features a color-adjustable front light for comfortable reading in dim conditions (i.e., there’s no harsh white or blue light to strain your eyes and keep you awake), and it’s arguably the most comfortable of all three Kindle models to hold for long reading sessions. The Oasis also has the same IPX8 water resistance as the Paperwhite as well as Bluetooth connectivity for audiobook streaming. As the priciest member of the Kindle stable, the Oasis definitely offers the biggest savings potential among all the Cyber Week Kindle deals you’ll see this year.
If you’re shopping for a Christmas gift for a young bookworm you know, then the Kindle Kids Edition is worth a final mention. The Kids Edition e-book reader is the same as the standard Kindle but comes with some built-in parental controls, access to thousands of kid’s books, and a free cover. Just as importantly, the Kindle Kids Edition is backed up by a two-year, no-questions-asked warranty that guarantees that Amazon will repair or replace the Kindle at no cost if it ends up broken or damaged — something that is a distinct possibility when little hands are involved. These added features make the Kindle Kids Edition slightly more expensive than the standard model with a $110 starting price, but it’s by far the best e-book reader made just for children.
How much should you spend on a Kindle?
Getting a discount on a standalone Kindle isn’t the rarest sale ever, and Amazon regularly discounts its e-book readers down between $30 to $50. However, Cyber Week is fun because we tend to see a lot of discounts on Kindle bundles. These bundles can net you a lower price on a Kindle and a themed case. These will usually save you about $30 on the RRP, however, you could save as much as $100 on some bundles. The most interesting deals are the Kids Edition bundles, which comes with a Kindle, a kid-friendly case, and a year of Amazon Kids+ for plenty of entertainment.
Are some Kindle deals too good to be true?
It’s hard to go wrong when buying an Amazon Kindle. Each of the Kindles functions fairly similarly to the others, and while you’ll get some additional features on the more expensive models, it’s hard to go wrong even when buying the cheapest Kindles around. However, you’ll still want to make sure you buy the right Kindle for you, so make sure you do your research before you buy. While the expensive Oasis offers you everything, ask yourself whether you really need the Oasis, or whether the Paperwhite would work just as well. Don’t get swept up in sales enthusiasm, and make sure you buy the Kindle you really need.
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