Kindle 2016 model is thinner, lighter, and comes in white and black

2016 Kindle model makes some welcome improvements to design, interface, hardware, and more.

@seanridgeley
Published Thu, Jun 23 2016 12:11 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:59 AM CST

The 2016 version of Amazon's Kindle makes some welcome improvements to the lauded reader, and all for the usual $80 price tag.

Kindle 2016 model is thinner, lighter, and comes in white and black | TweakTown.com

The refresh features an 11 percent thinner and 16 percent lighter design than the previous model, an updated interface, rounded corners for added comfort, and black and white colour schemes. The big change: twice the memory, so you're able to do more before encountering slowdowns.

Other additions include the ability to send notes and highlights to your email and Bluetooth audio so blind users can enjoy Kindle too (unfortunately Audible audiobooks aren't supported).

Pre-orders are on now; the new Kindle will ship in the weeks to come.

NEWS SOURCE:cnet.com

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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