It’s finally happening – after months of delays and speculation, Amazon’s popular Prime Day event is well underway.
While Prime Day has deals on everything and anything, everyone knows that it is Amazon’s devices that see the best deals – including one of their first and most successful products, the Kindle.
The popular e-reader has come a long way since it debuted back in 2007, and is now available in several variants with features such as 4G connectivity and Bluetooth – and could soon be yours for a great price.
As we enjoy Day Two of the Amazon Prime Day sale, here are the best Kindle deals available now.
Which Kindle should I buy?
The right Kindle for you depends on how you intend to use your e-reader. If this is your first e-reader, it may be worth starting with the entry-level Kindle model to see what you think. If you need a waterproof Kindle – say for reading in the bath or pool – then the Kindle Paperwhite or Kindle Oasis is for you. If you prefer to do your reading at night before bed, or are adamant on a one-handed design for multitasking, then the Kindle Oasis will be your best bet – it has 25 LEDs and an ambient light shade perfect for reading in the dark, and page turn buttons for skimming with ease.
What are the best Kindle deals for Prime Day 2020?
33 per cent off the Kindle Paperwhite
A Prime Day Kindle deal sees the Kindle Paperwhite on offer at just £79.99. That’s a saving of £40 per device and means you can read or listen to all your favourite titles all in the one place for much less.
Discounts are once again expected on all of Amazon’s devices – a blanket 20 per cent across the whole range again seemed quite likely, however it is clear from the early Paperwhite offer that much bigger discounts are in store. Don’t miss the best Echo deals and best Fire TV deals.
What about Kindle Unlimited? Eligible Prime subscribers that are new to Amazon’s book subscription service can currently enjoy Kindle Unlimited free for three months. If you’d rather own your e-books, Prime members can also get £5 off Kindle Books when you spend over £15.
36 per cent off the Kindle (2019)
The 2019 iteration of the Kindle features an adjustable front light for optimum reading conditions and Prime members can read over 1000 books for free on the device. You can also highlight passages and look up definitions right from the page you’re reading on, making it ideal for students or teenagers working through homework and essays.
Typically £69.99, the Kindle (2019) is currently on sale for £49.99, which is a saving of over a third (36 per cent).
30 per cent off Kindle Oasis (2019)
The Kindle Oasis has a seven-inch display screen featuring the best resolution of all the Kindle devices. You can switch between white and amber lighting depending on what works for you. If that wasn’t enough, this Kindle also allows you to access Audible audiobooks, simply link it up with a pair of Bluetooth headphones to listen.
With an RRP of £229.99, this device is now just £159.99, which is a 30 per cent discount. For those looking for more storage, the 32GB edition is also on offer, now costing £189.99, down from £259.99 (a saving of £70).
45 per cent off the Kindle Kids Edition
This 10th Gen Kindle comes complete with a kid-friendly cover, a two-year guarantee and a year of Amazon Kids+ subscription that allows you access to 1000s of books. There are four cases to choose from; blue, pink, rainbow birds, space station. Now with 45 per cent, the Kindle Kids Edition price has dropped from £99.99 to £54.99.
What else is on offer on Prime Day?
In addition to the Kindle devices, Amazon have already announced early Prime Day deals on Echo devices. Given these devices will soon be replaced by the 4th Gen Amazon Echo range, we’re seeing the 3rd gen Echo Dot at just £18.99, the Echo Show 8 at £59.99 and Echo Buds only £79.99.
You can also find Fire Stick deals on older models with the release of the new Fire TV Stick Lite including the Fire TV Cube for just £69.99. There’ll also be savings on Amazon’s other services such as Amazon Music.
- Prime Day Fire TV deals
- Prime Day Echo deals
- Prime Day Fire tablet deals
- Prime Day Echo show deals
Other than Amazon’s own devices, there’ll also be plenty of other tech deals. Browse the best gaming deals for Prime Day and keep an eye on our list of the best Amazon Prime Day deals. Stand out deals include 10 per cent off the Apple iPad Air and 34 per cent off Fibit models, including the Fitbit Inspire.
What types of Kindles are there?
Kindle currently has three main Kindle models: the standard Kindle, the Kindle Paperwhite, and the Kindle Oasis, with the bonus Kindle Kids Edition for the little ones. All, of course, have the key features of allowing you to buy, store and read thousands of books, though the pricier models have few extra features such as a waterproof design and 4G connectivity options:
The base Kindle model – but certainly no slouch. Now with a built-in front light, the Kindle boasts a glare-free 167ppi display, a battery life that lasts weeks, and Bluetooth connectivity for listening to audiobooks via Audible. It can of course store thousands of books, newspapers, and audiobooks, with the ability to highlight passages, look up definitions, and translate without ever leaving the page.
The next step up, the popular Kindle Paperwhite comes with all the features of the standard Kindle and more, with bigger storage options at 8GB and 32GB as well as a broader range of colour choices. It’s also waterproof so you truly can read anywhere, and also comes with a free 4G option meaning you’re never far away from your next good read.
- Buy 8GB edition with 3 months free Kindle Unlimited for £79.99
- Buy 32GB edition as a bundle with a case and power adaptor for £152.97
- Buy 32GB 4G edition at Amazon for £179.99
We’ve also assembled a list of the best Kindle Paperwhite cases to accessorise your e-reader.
The premium Kindle model, the Oasis builds on the Paperwhite’s features with a 7″, 300ppi flush-front display and an adjustable warm light allowing you to change the screen shade. It’s also perfectly designed for one-handed reading, with a brand new design featuring page turn buttons.
- Buy the 8GB edition with 3 months free Kindle Unlimited for £159.99
- Buy the 32GB edition with a case and power adapter for £227.97
Kindle Kids Edition
Finally get your kids away from their screens and in front of, um, this more educational screen, designed purely for reading books with no distracting videos or addictive games. Better yet, the e-reader comes with a year of Kindle Kids+ for free, which includes children’s classics such as the Harry Potter series and David Walliams’ bestsellers. Parents need not worry about giving their child an expensive device – it comes with a kid-friendly cover and a 2-year guarantee.
What is Kindle Unlimited?
Kindle Unlimited is a subscription service allowing you unlimited access to a collection of e-books, audiobooks and magazines. Think of it like a Netflix for books – as long as you’re subscribed you have access to over 1 million book titles and thousands of audiobooks. While it is the perfect addition to a Kindle device, the service is also available on other compatible devices through the free Kindle app.
Kindle Unlimited usually costs £7.99 a month – but Prime members can currently get 3 months free.
Don’t forget that to make the most of the Prime Day deals, you’ll need to sign up to be an Amazon Prime member. You can get a free trial for 30 days.