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Its a Great Time to Buy a Kindle (and 10 More Tech Deals)

Its a Great Time to Buy a Kindle (and 10 More Tech Deals)


Today marks the start of autumn in the northern hemisphere, and we’ve already pulled out jeans for the first time since spring. This time also marks the giddy lead-up to the holidays, when the biggest device makers trot out their latest updates. Apple got things started last week with the new iPhone 11, which went on sale yesterday. We’ve got an explainer and deals guide that we’ve updated with all the latest deals, as well as a complete breakdown of the differences between all iPhone models.
Amazon is next up. The company is planning to announce new products next week, which is probably why Amazon Kindles are on sale this week for Prime members—discounted as steeply as we’ve seen them since Prime Day. New models are probably on the way, but Kindles don’t change a ton, so now is a good time to save some money if you want one.
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Amazon Kindle and Fire Tablet Deals
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Kindles are our favorite way to read digital books. They’re easy on the eyes and the battery life is outstanding (about a month per charge). We have a Kindle Buying Guide to help you figure out which model is best for you. There will probably be new models announced next week, so if you’re the type that must have the latest and greatest, then don’t buy now. But if you’re satisfied with the features of the current Kindle, now is good time to buy. Outside of Prime Day, Kindles are rarely this cheap.
Like on Prime Day, these deals are for Amazon Prime members only. You can sign up for Amazon Prime here. There is a 1-month free trial, and students can get 6 months free (and a discount). Prime is about $10 a month (if you subscribe annually) and offers free 2-day shipping on many items and access to the Prime Video service. If it’s not for you, after you get your Kindle you can cancel your membership before the 30-day period is up and you won’t be billed. Just don’t forget to cancel.
  • Kindle for $65 ($25 off): The basic Kindle is the best pick for most readers. The latest model finally includes a light-up E Ink touchscreen, meaning you can read in the dark.
  • Kindle Paperwhite for $90 ($40 off): The Paperwhite is a Kindle upgrade worth considering. For a couple extra Jacksons over the plain Kindle, it opens up the joys of reading in the pool, beach, and bathtub without fear. The display is flush and the device is rated IPX8, meaning it can sit in 2 meters of water for an hour.
  • Fire HD 8 tablet for $50 ($30 off): While the 10 is nicer, the Fire HD 8 is a very capable tablet for the price. If you’re unsure which one to get, have a look at our guide to which Fire tablet is best for you.
Phone, Tablet, and Laptop Deals
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