Amazon's Kindle is getting an update.
The updated Kindle is now official, and it's the first of Amazon's entry-level Kindle models to get a light. The adjustable front light will let you read your new Kindle in the dark like with the pricier Kindle models. The screen on this new Kindle has been updated as well, gaining new e-ink tech with better contrast and capacitive touch to prevent accidental swipes.
Also new with this Kindle is its updated design. This refreshed model has more rounded corners than its predecessor, which should make it more comfortable to hold in your hand during extended reading sessions.
On the software side, Amazon is rolling out a new feature that will automatically mark a book as read in your library when you finish it. This will be synced across your devices, including Kindle, Fire tablet, and the Kindle app on Android and iOS. What's more, this feature is coming to previous Kindle models, all the way back to the Kindle Paperwhite Gen 6 that was released in 2016. Amazon will roll out an update to these devices in the coming months.
Other features of the new Kindle include Audible audiobook support using Bluetooth headphones, Whispersync and Whispersync for Voice, Goodreads, X-Ray, Smart Lookup, and Family Library.
The new Amazon Kindle is now available for pre-order in black and white color options. It'll ship on April 10th.
This looks like a nice update to Amazon's entry-level Kindle. Having a built-in light gives you the ability to read in the dark, like when it's late at night and you want to read but you don't want to turn on a light and disturb your partner. Add in the updated screen with better contrast and the new design, and it looks like this new Kindle offers a much improved reading experience over its predecessor.