Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always loved reading, and one of my fondest memories growing up revolves a lot around visiting the library once or twice a week with my dad and sister. While I don’t read as much anymore on the daily, I do make it a point to catch up on some books when on vacation. The only downside — bulky books take up luggage space and weight. This is why Amazon’s Kindle has been quite a godsend.
As a traveller, having a Kindle can be a great way to keep your reading materials compact and easily accessible. With so many different types of Kindle devices available, it can be a little tricky to choose the right one for your travel needs. But we’ve done the work for you, and will explore some of the best types of Kindles for every kind of traveller. Who knows, it may just help you decide on which one you need.
1. Kindle Paperwhite: Good for long trips
The Kindle Paperwhite is a great option for travellers who love reading on the go, and it’s without a doubt the most sough-after model; lightweight, compact, and comes with a high-resolution display that makes reading easy in any lighting condition.
The Paperwhite also has a long battery life, which is perfect for extended trips without access to a charger. With a built-in adjustable light, you can read comfortably in any environment, whether you’re on a plane or a dimly-lit hostel.
There are three colour options to choose from and two types of storage capacity. There’s a Bluetooth function too, so if you want to give your eyes a break, just catch up on your reading with Audible.
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2. Kindle Oasis: Good for beach holidays
Looking for a more high-end Kindle model? Check out the Kindle Oasis, perfect for avid readers and frequent travellers. This particular type of e-reader buy Amazon, comes with a large 7-inch screen and is the most advanced Kindle currently available.
It’s also waterproof, so if you’re going on a coastal getaway, you don’t have to worry too much when the device encounters water. Its battery life is also long-lasting and thanks to the leather cover that doubles as a stand, you can read in any position. Really reads like real paper!
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3. Kindle: Good for budget-conscious travellers
If you’re not really fussed about having a particular kind but still want an e-reader, the standard Kindle is a great option, especially for those who are budget-conscious traveller. Even though it’s super affordable, this reading gadget still has a high-resolution display and a battery life that will get it going for weeks — and we’re talking six weeks to be exact!
The Kindle is also lightweight and easy to carry around, making it a great option for travellers who are always on the move. It was also designed with sustainability in mind, being made of 30-75% recycled plastics and 90% recycled magnesium. The device’s packaging is also 100% recyclable.
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4. Kindle Kids Edition: Good for the little ones
If you’re travelling with kids, the Kindle Kids Edition is an excellent option to keep them entertained on long journeys. It comes with a kid-friendly cover and access to thousands of books, including a selection of age-appropriate titles. The Kids Edition also has parental controls, so you can limit screen time and set reading goals for your child.
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Suffice to say, there are plenty of Kindles to choose from, regardless of the kind of traveller you are. Each one comes with its unique features and benefits, so when picking one for yourself, consider specific needs and preferences. Whether you’re a budget-conscious backpacker or a frequent flyer with high-end taste, there’s a Kindle that’s perfect for you.