Amazon has updated its entry-level Kindle with the addition of a front light, new design and the introduction of capacitive touch “to prevent accidental swipes on the six-inch, 167 ppi display.”
Costing £69.99 with home screen adverts or £79.99 without, the new model is the first with a front light for under £100 and makes it easier to read in any lighting conditions.
The new Kindle also provides access to Amazon’s Audible audiobook service, bringing it into line with the more expensive Kindle Paperwhite.
“Customers consistently tell us how much they appreciate having a front light on Kindle devices so they can read in any environment—even in bed at night,” said Eric Saarnio, Head of Amazon Devices, Europe.
“The team worked hard to bring this customer-favourite feature to our most affordable device, and we’re excited to introduce the all-new Kindle—the first Kindle under £100 with a built-in adjustable front light.”