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New Kindle Paperwhite Canada 2024: Review, Sale, Audio

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Kindle Paperwhite Canada

New Kindle Paperwhite Canada comes with a 6.8-inch plastic E-ink screen that is glare-free. E-Ink display features adjustable warm light with 17 LEDs for easy reading in low light.

It has the same sharp resolution of 300 PPI (pixels per inch) as a more expensive model Kindle Oasis.

New Kindle Paperwhite is available in Canada for Canadian customers from October 2021.

Kindle Paperwhite is the most popular ebook reader in Canada.

The new Kindle Paperwhite is now waterproof like the more expensive model Kindle Oasis. It is one of the cheapest waterproof e-book readers in Canada.

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The major improvement of the new Kindle Paperwhite is that it now comes with a bigger screen. In addition, it is 10% thinner and lighter than the previous generation. Another difference is that now Kindle Paperwhite has a design with its back made of softer material which has a better grip.

There are two versions of the new Kindle Paperwhite in Canada:

  • Kindle Paperwhite (8 GB)
  • Kindle Paperwhite Signature

The main difference between these two versions is that Paperwhite Signature has an option for wireless battery charging in addition to standard charging via a USB connector. Paperwhite Signature also comes with 32 GB storage capacity compared with the 8 GB storage capacity of Paperwhite standard version.

Where to buy Kindle Paperwhite in Canada

Canadian customers can buy new Kindle Paperwhite off the Canadian website Amazon. Canadian buyers can now pay for Kindle Paperwhite and Paperwhite Signature in Canadian dollars and with a Canadian credit card. 

Canadians will pay much less for shipping costs, and they will get Kindle Paperwhite much faster since the shipping is now from the Canadian website Amazon.

There are no more customs fees since Kindle Paperwhite Canada is not crossing the border anymore as was the case before when it was shipped from the USA.

Previously, the only way for Canadian customers to buy Kindle Paperwhite was to go on the American website Amazon. Now, Kindle is available in every province of Canada, from British Columbia and Alberta to Ontario and Quebec. Kindle could be shipped to Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal and any other Canadian city for much less shipping costs than before. Amazon offers free shipping on Kindle to any address in Canada.

Kindle Paperwhite Canada Sale

Amazon Canada runs a sale of Kindle ebook readers a few times a year. Amazon usually does not announce a sale of ereaders in advance. 

Traditionally, Amazon always has a sale of Kindle ebook readers during Prime Day, Christmas holidays, and Black Friday.

The Kindle Paperwhite is Amazon’s mid-range e-reader, and its price is sitting above the price of the Kindle basic model and below the price of the top-end Kindle Oasis.

Kindle Paperwhite is the best balance of features and price in Amazon’s line of e-readers.

There are two versions of Kindle Paperwhite in Canada:

  • price for Kindle Paperwhite 8GB is 149.99 Canadian dollars
  • price for Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition is 209.99 Canadian dollars

Therefore, the price of Paperwhite Signature is $60 higher than the price of Paperwhite 8GB since it comes with the wireless charging system and more storage space.

Kindle Paperwhite Bundle

Kindle Paperwhite Essentialbundle includes Kindle Paperwhite 8GB e-reader, leather cover and power adapter.

When you buy just Kindle Paperwhite (not bundle) it comes with Micro to USB cable for charging the battery. You can charge the battery on your Paperwhite by connecting this cable to a computer or laptop. When you are planning to travel without bringing a laptop, then you need to buy a power adapter for charging your Paperwhite battery. That is a reason why the power adaptor is included in this bundle.

Kindle Paperwhite Signature bundle includes Kindle Paperwhite Signature ereader, leather cover, and wireless charger. When you buy only a Kindle Signature ebook reader (not bundle) it comes with a USB cable for charging the battery via USB port. If you wish to charge your battery wirelessly, you need to purchase Qi wireless charger which is sold separately. That is a reason why Amazon included the wireless charger is in this bundle. 

In Canada, Kindle Paperwhite is available only in graphite color. It may be a good idea to buy one of the colorful leather covers to protect your device from scratches and drops. Leather cover is also included in the bundle.

Kindle Paperwhite Canada

Kindle Paperwhite Canada Review

There are several electronic book readers available on the market in Canada – the main brands are Kindle, Kobo, and Nook. There are a few differences, and it is up to you to figure out which one will work better with your lifestyle.

Below is the short Kindle Paperwhite review which is currently (in 2024) available in Canada. (The first model of Kindle Paperwhite was initially introduced to Canada in 2013.)

Kindle e-reader has been the number 1 best-selling product on American Amazon for over 5 years. In addition, the Kindle e-reader has been the number 1 best-selling e-book reader on Canadian Amazon for a few years – in other words, Kindle e-reader pretty much rules the Canadian market. There are three different models of Kindle e-reader available in Canada: Kindle Paperwhite Canada, Kindle Oasis Canada, and Kindle basic model.

The latest model of the Kindle Paperwhite Canada e-reader has a 6.8″ E-ink touch screen that is easy on the eyes even in bright sunshine. E-ink display looks like real paper even in bright sunlight so you can use your Kindle Paperwhite for reading your favorite books on the beach or in the car.

If you’re used to a Fire tablet and LCD display, an E-ink display can still be very slow. However, the new generation of Kindle Paperwhite is much quicker at displaying listings and menus, making it a less frustrating experience.

New Paperwhite comes with a front light which consists of seventeen LEDs (light-emitting diode) built into the device’s E-ink screen. 

E-ink screens with front lights are much easier on the eyes than E-ink screens with backlights. Backlight LEDs shine a light toward your eyes while frontlight LEDs shine the light toward the screen and therefore cause much less eye strain and fatigue. The LEDs are always turned on and they only go off when you turn the device off. This front light illumination allows readers to use the Paperwhite in several ambient settings, from bright outdoor sunlight to complete darkness.

The Kindle Paperwhite has excellent battery life – up to six weeks based on half an hour reading per day. In other words, the battery can last for 400 to 600 pages depending on the front light settings. The battery on Kindle readers lasts much longer than the battery on tablets because Kindle readers use E-ink screens. E-ink screen uses battery when it turns pages while LCD screen on tablets requires constant power from the battery to keep the contents of the screen.

The Kindle Paperwhite integrates with Goodreads, Wikipedia and X-Ray search. It has a wide range of font sizes and styles.

Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition comes with two options for charging the battery:

  •  via USB connector (USB-C cable included)
  • wireless charging via Qi wireless charger (the wireless charger is sold separately)

Kindle Paperwhite size is 6.9″ x 4.9″ x 0.3″ (174 x 124 x 8.1 mm).

Kindle Paperwhite (8 GB) weighs 7.23 oz (205 g) while Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition weighs 7.3 oz (208 g).

New Kindle Paperwhite Canada comes with a storage capacity of 8 GB. That is more than enough space to store thousands of books.

You can download most of the books on your Kindle White in less than 60 seconds.

Kindle Paperwhite Audio

Kindle Paperwhite audio feature allows users to listen to audio books since it has built-in support for Audible. Listening to a book read by a professional actor can be a great pleasure.

Kindle Paperwhite comes with Bluetooth audio function so it is possible to pair Kindle Paperwhite with Bluetooth headphones or Bluetooth enabled speakers. That way your headphones (or earphones) are wirelessly connected to the ebook reader and there are no cables between headphones and ebook reader.

Kindle Paperwhite audio

You can download audio books from Audible website. The Audible website has a huge selection of audiobooks. Audible is an Amazon company. Many of those books are Whispersync enabled.

 Whispersync feature on Kindle Paperwhite allows users to switch between reading the e-book and listening audio book at any time – it will remember the last location listened to in your audiobooks or read in an e-book. It is easy on Paperwhite to go back and forth between reading and listening.

You need to have both versions of the book in your library, e-book, and audiobook if you wish to switch between listening and reading. If you already have an e-book that supports Whispersync in the library of your Kindle Paperwhite then you can purchase the audio version at a discounted price.

Kindle Paperwhite does not play music – it plays only audiobooks.

If you are planning to listen to audiobooks on your Kindle ebook reader, then it is better to purchase Paperwhite Signature Edition. Since audiobooks require much more space than e-books it is recommended to buy an ebook reader with more storage space. Paperwhite Signature comes with 32 GB storage space compared with the standard Kindle Paperwhite version which comes with 8 GB storage space.

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Older generations of Kindle Paperwhite are not able to play audiobooks. In that case, in order to play audiobooks on ereader users need to buy an audio adapter. This additional piece of hardware is sold separately and it is available on Amazon online store. You need to plug an audio adapter in the headphone jack in order to hear the sound and voice of the narrator. Only older generations of Kindle Paperwhite have an audio jack. Since the new Kindle Paperwhite comes with Bluetooth audio feature, the device is wirelessly connected to earphones.

Updated: January 12, 2024

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