Amazon Kindle Keyboard (3rd Generation) 4GB, Wi-Fi + 3G (Unlocked), 6in - Graphite
About this product
|Books became passÃ©with the new generation Kindle 3G PDA that offers you effortless reading. The 6-inch diagonal screen display of this Amazon wireless reading device comes with E Ink Pearl that gives perfect brightness in ant lighting condition. Store up to 3500 books in this Amazon PDA and enjoy reading them at your free time. Weighing just about 8.7 ounces, the Kindle 3G is easy to carry anywhere you want to. The built-in 3G Wi-Fi connectivity in this Amazon wireless reading device also keeps you connected to the virtual world easily. This Amazon PDA provides you with seamless reading as its battery runs for almost a month with a single full charge.|
|Model||Keyboard (3rd Generation)|
|Display Size||6in (15.24 cm)|
|Internet Connectivity||Wi-Fi + 3G|
|Supported File Types||BMP, GIF, JPEG, MP3, PNG|
|Processor Speed||532 MHz|
|Display and Screen|
|Display Tech||E-Ink ® Pearl|
|Resolution||800 x 600|
|Connections and Expandability|
|Wireless capabilities||WLAN 802.11b, WLAN 802.11g|
|Audio Input||Stereo Input Jack|
|Height||7.5in (19 cm)|
|Width||4.8in (12.3 cm)|
|Depth||0.33in (0.851 cm)|
|Weight||0.544lb (0.247 kg)|
|Battery Technology||Lithium polymer|
|Additional Technical Informations|
Most relevant reviews
- piercingmoonbea...Mar 6, 2012by
For pure reading pleasure, this is pretty near perfect.
Love it! For pure reading pleasure, I definitely prefer this to any color tablet. The e-ink is so clear and easy on the eyes, even in bright sunlight.
The experimental browser is a nice bonus, and with the free 3G, this proved really useful on a recent road trip when we needed to use Google Maps for directions on the freeway. We also enjoyed having children's books and the "read-to-me" function for our kids' use on that same road trip.
Downsides - the browser can be frustrating and slow to work with, esp. since you have no touch screen or mouse to navigate with. But the 5-way controller is a decent alternative.
There's no backlight for night-time reading, so you need a reading light (clip-on works great). Also, we would have liked the speakers to be louder for our kids' use in the car. But, it has a headphone jack too.
There is a microphone on this device, but there isn't any use for it yet. I think it would be awesome if Amazon would add a "voice memo" feature.
For just plain reading, this device is fantastic. Again, I much prefer it to a color, LCD-screen tablet. It is a much more soothing device for reading. It also can be helpful for basic on-the-go Web browsing. And if you have Web-based email and a Web-based calendar, it keeps them handy too.
I've enjoyed the ability to highlight and share passages on Facebook.
The keyboard is surprisingly easy to use, and the 5-way controller is a decent way to navigate around a page, though not as speedy as a mouse or a touch-screen would be.
I love how light and sleek it feels in my hands - or hand. It's very easy to read one-handed, or just set it on my leg and read hands-free (except for page turns, though you could use the 'read-to-me' function and eliminate page turns too).
And of course, it's awesome having so many books in one place, and tons more quickly & easily accessible through Amazon (a huge amount of public domain books including loads of classics are free!)
A feature I am excited about but haven't tried is the ability to send your own documents (.pdf, .doc, etc.) to your Kindle. For instance, I'm a songwriter, so i could store my song charts on this and bring it to performances. Or you could store recipes, instruction manuals, and other reference materials that you want to keep portable.
I also haven't tried loading mp3s onto the device, so can't comment on that. And I've never used a Nook beyond 10 minutes examining one at a B&N store once, so I can't comment on how Kindle & Nook compare.
I love the size - I can't imagine trying to read a book on a smart-phone-sized device; and I had been using the Kindle app on my laptop. The Kindle Keyboard screen is just the right size for readability and portability.
All in all, I am very happy with my purchase and would recommend it to anyone who loves to read!Read full review
- delr_doloFeb 4, 2016Verified purchase - NEWby
This is my 5th kindle of this generation which I just love. Have the amazon fire as well but for just reading I love this kindle
The best part of this kindle is it does not have the touch screen, With just a click the page turns. The problem i have with touch screen if I accidentally touch the screen my pages going on a run either forward or backwards. For me this Kindle works the best for busy hands so to speak. Battery life is good. I do a lot of reading and I would say it takes about 250 books before the clicker get stuck but just a bit. Love this kindle as opposed to the newer ones
- rast4814_t7etlsJan 27, 2016Verified purchase - USEDby
IMO an excellent electronic book reader. It has the high contrast E-ink Pearl screen and the Wi-Fi and 3G communications allow book purchase and downloading virtually any where that cell phone service is available. A bit larger than current Kindles but I prefer the separate keyboard and the fact that it does not require touching the screen to operate. I see no need for touch screen technology in a dedicated book reader. Why I like the Kindle Keyboard and Kindle D01100 Kindle 4th and 5th generation models.
- 906johnoJan 20, 2016Verified purchase - USEDby
A good machine
The Kindle Keyboard is very intuitive with all of the commands easily accessible. The type and background are paired for easy reading and the ability for it to read out loud is very nice. I need hearing aids and this is loud enough for me to hear the reader without my aids in. One thing that needs improvement is when it reads through a title or paragraph break you cannot tell. There is no pause or indication that it's reading the title of the next chapter or section. Even so, I think this is a great Kindle.
- furbal*7Dec 17, 2015Verified purchase - NEWby
I love this machine, though it is getting harder to find.
The Kindle Keyboard is my perfect Kindle, you can read it all day and your eyes do not get tired, or you can decide that since you just finished one book in a series, the next one absolutely must be bought, immediately, and voila! You have the next book in a few seconds. The keyboard is friendly, and makes buying and surfing the book sites much easier than the machines that require you to swipe your fingers over the screen. Plus the screen stays very clean because you don't have finger smudges all over the screen. I will be very disappointed when I can no longer get this exact machine, it is an old friend.