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Kindle 2022 Review : Read ebooks For A Bargain Price | Tech Reviews

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Kindle 2022 Review : Read ebooks For A Bargain Price | Tech Reviews

 

 

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We’ve taken care of the Amazon Kindle 2022. In this review you can read how the ereader works in practice and how it performs in terms of battery life, ease of use and the purchase of books.

Kindle 2022 review: We all read

The Kindle 2022 was introduced in mid-September and is the latest addition to Amazon’s range of eReaders. It has more storage, a screen with a higher resolution and a USB-C port for charging. We all read, but of course everyone has their own preferences.

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With an ereader, you can take hundreds of books, magazines, or papers with you. But how exactly does that work, what is the build quality like, what can you adjust in the settings and what is the battery life like? We answer all those questions in this amazon Kindle 2022 Review.

By the way, we sometimes grab the Kobo Clara HD, which shares many of the specifications.

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Amazon Kindle 2022

Design, hardware and build quality

The Kindle 2022 really looks like an ereader. We see a black (or dark blue) plastic housing, 6-inch screen and Kindle and Amazon logos on the front and back. The edges around the screen are about 8 millimeters wide, but the chin about two and a half centimeters.

It is matte finished plastic, but you can see greasy fingerprints. At the bottom is the only physical button to turn the device on and off. We also see the USB-C connection and a small LED that is used as a battery and charging indicator.

Amazon Kindle 2022

Secretly, the Kindle is very similar to the Kobo Clara HD and accessories for the Kindle 2022 and Clara HD are even interchangeable in shape and size. The build quality is fine, but if you really put a lot of force, it can be broken.

Even the screen is largely identical to that of the aforementioned Kobo: 6 inches with 1448 by 1072 pixels. That is, incidentally, a step forward compared to its predecessor and therefore text, even if you use a small font, still looks wonderfully sharp.

Installation, app and Kindle account

The Kindle comes in a minimalist blue box that also contains the USB-C cable. Switching on for the first time takes a while, as everything needs to be loaded. Then select the language and choose how to set up the device. You can do this via the Kindle app on your smartphone or the device itself. A matter of logging in with your Amazon account and going through the steps.

Then you get a short virtual tour to get to know the device. There’s a lot of push for getting a Kindle Unlimited subscription, which lets you read unlimited books for a flat monthly fee. Strangely enough, this subscription is not available in the Netherlands at all. Information about books (in the digital library) is entirely in English, as are prices in dollars. You pay for a separate book via your linked account, as you are used to with Amazon.

Amazon Kindle 2022

Amazon Kindle 2022

Amazon Kindle 2022Many people who buy an ereader also want to be able to read unlimited books for an interesting price and that is not ideal with this Kindle 2022. If you opt for competitor Kobo, you can take out a similar subscription in the Netherlands.

We delved into it further and connected the Kindle 2022 to the computer. If you have packaged any books as an .epub file, you can copy them to the internal storage. You can also use apps like Caliber, which you use to manage e-books. A matter of synchronization and the books can simply be read on the Kindle.

Via the Kindle app you can not only set up your ereader, but also manage your library, purchase books or find all information about a book there. Syncing with your smartphone is easy and fast, so you don’t have to do anything via the ereader itself.

By the way, be aware that eReaders generally feel slow, which is due to the responsiveness of the screens and slow hardware. This is also the case with the Kindle 2022, but it is not really disturbing. There is 16GB of storage space instead of 8GB, although with the latter you already have hundreds of digital books in your pocket.

Amazon Kindle-app

Amazon Kindle-app

Amazon Kindle-app

Reading, settings and extras

Once you’ve chosen a book, it’s time to read. A tap or swipe left or right lets you browse and open settings by tapping at the top of the screen. In addition to checking the time or battery level, you will also see a number of settings there.

Think of the font, the size of the letters or the line spacing. You can also easily change the font size by swiping two fingers together or apart on the screen.

The screen brightness has 24 levels, because there is backlight. Where the Kobo Clara HD has an option for the color intensity, this is missing with the Kindle 2022. That is a loss, because a slightly softer image in the evenings is much nicer to read. However, there is a dark mode, so you see white letters on a dark background.

With a resolution of 1448 by 1072 pixels, everything looks great on the 6-inch screen. The higher resolution is a nice bonus, because otherwise text and images look too grainy. Amazon has done that well. You can select words and look them up in the dictionary and there is also a web browser. Nice in theory, but in practice so slow that opening a website is hardly possible.

We have also tested the accompanying bookcase and it provides great protection. It also wakes the Kindle from sleep mode when you open it – which is very nice. As mentioned, you can also look for a cover for the Kobo Clara HD, because they also fit.

Amazon Kindle 2022

Battery life is as that of an ereader should be

The battery life of the Kindle 2022 is good. Amazon says it will last you about six weeks, but doesn’t really specify its use. During my testing period, I read three books averaging 300 pages and the battery is still at 42 percent. We have set the screen brightness to low. The device has also been fully set up, all settings have been examined in detail for the review and WiFi is on.

So we have little to complain about the battery life. However, whether the battery life is better than that of the Clara HD is difficult to say. Nice is the USB-C connection to charge the device and transfer books if you want. This port is modern and future-proof and not as old-fashioned as the micro USB port that you often see on eReaders.

Amazon Kindle 2022

Conclusion Amazon Kindle 2022 review

For 109 euros, the latest Kindle is definitely an option you should consider if you’re looking for your first (cheap) ereader. It is a real slip-on, but with a modern look and good choices have been made in various areas. For example, we see a lot of storage and a USB-C connection.

Purchasing books works as you expect. However, there is no affordable subscription for unlimited reading and that is probably a great loss for many people. Finally, setting the color intensity of the screen is a small downside, but also a logical one. That is for the time being reserved for ereaders with a higher price.

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