Shopping for the reader in your life ahead of the holiday season? Then you’ve surely considered buying them a Kindle. Whether you use the e-reader for on-the-go novel reading, making a dent in your magazine subscriptions, or consolidating space by packing thousands of titles within one compact device, Kindle e-readers are portable reading powerhouses. Plus, it’s the epitome of pocketable — far easier to carry than a paperback. You can store anywhere from 250 to 300 e-books on 1GB of available storage on a Kindle, according to the Book Buff. So let’s say you buy a standard Kindle Paperwhite, one of Kindle’s most popular models. The standard model comes with 8GB of storage, so you could store 2,400 e-books on the e-reader, and even more if you upgrade your storage. There are a few Kindle models that serve different use cases, like the Kindle Scribe, which doubles as a digital notebook, or the Paperwhite, which offers a thinner design, a waterproof display, and a battery life of ten weeks. Whether you opt for the original Kindle model or a newer one with features, you can take advantage of deals and sales on a select number of models and bundles right now, ahead of Black Friday. We rounded up the early Black Friday Kindle deals worth your attention.
Current price: $360Original price: $420 Unlike other Kindle models, you can read and write on this one. Annotate your favorite novels, take notes during class, or brush up on your drawing skills with the Kindle Scribe Essentials Bundle. The Kindle Scribe Essentials Bundle comes with a basic pen for drawing, a fabric folio cover with magnetic attachment, and a power adapter. The Scribe is front-lit and glare-free with the longest battery life out of all the Kindle models, so you can spend weeks doodling and reading and mere minutes thinking about re-charging.
Current price: $238Original price: $258 You can grab one of the most popular Kindle models for $20 off right now. The Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition comes with a few added features, like a wireless charging dock and a fabric cover to protect your e-reader. Store thousands of books on the device and spend weeks reading them before you’ll even need to consider recharging.
Current price: $245Original price: $265 If you’re interested in snagging a Paperwhite but want one with a leather cover, this Signature Edition Essentials Bundle comes with a gorgeous maroon leather cover, and it’s currently $20 off. Additionally, the bundle includes a wireless charging dock, Wi-Fi without ads, and 32GB of storage. A single charge gives you 10 weeks of reading, and the 300ppi glare-free display is perfect for reading in sunny or shady weather.
Current price: $135Original price: $150 Maybe you don’t want all the bells and whistles that come with the more elevated Kindle models, like the Paperwhite, Scribe, or Oasis. Maybe you just want a nice device for easy reading — oh, and a cover for extra protection. The Kindle Essential bundle takes the flagship e-reader and adds on a case and a power adapter. The original Kindle has 16GB of storage for thousands of books and a battery life that lasts up to six weeks. Best Kindle accessory deals
Black Friday is on Nov. 24 this year, and many of your favorite big box retailers, like Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart are slicing their prices on products during the day of deals. While Black Friday technically takes place on Nov. 24, many big retailers run deals throughout the month. ZDNET only writes about deals we want to buy — devices and products we desire, need, or would recommend. Our experts looked for deals that were at least 20% off (or are hardly ever on sale), using established price comparison tools and trackers to determine whether the deal is actually on sale and how frequently it drops. We also looked over customer reviews to find out what matters to real people who already own and use the deals we’re recommending. Our recommendations may also be based on our own testing — in addition to extensive research and comparison shopping. The goal is to deliver the most accurate advice to help you shop smarter.
Right now you can save $60 on the Kindle Scribe Essentials Bundle. The bundle comes with a fabric folio, a basic pen, and a power adapter. ZDNET’s experts have been searching for early Black Friday deals across sites like Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Newegg, and more. Here are the top deals by category we’ve found so far.