Kindle Paperwhite 8GB

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The latest version of the Kindle Paperwhite comes now with 300ppi and 8GB of storage (and even the 32GB). It is now Amazon’s latest 6” display with e-ink and has a built-in light, a super good 300ppi screen, the optimized font technology and a 16-level gray scale.

And Amazon claimed it is their thinnest, lightest Kindle Paperwhite yet.

An improvement all the way.

The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is water proof too
The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is water proof too

And it is water proof too.

From Amazon web site : Kindle taking a bath
From Amazon web site : Kindle taking a bath

My Kindle Experience Over the Years

Over the years, I have many Kindle. Here’s one 8 years ago. Here’s one 7 years ago. And the last one as 5 years ago which was my last one (as the age of Smartphone takes over and I started to read Kindle books on my iPhone and iPad).

Over the years, the Kindles above have all served me well and I have enjoyed reading on them. But the Apple smartphone and the bright iPad have made it more convenient to read (easier to reach for your smart phone) but also have been a consistent distraction to the reading process too.

Ordering of Amazon Paperwhite to Singapore

Most importantly, unlike in the past, it is now possible to ship the Kindle Paperwhite to Singapore directly and with Amazon Prime SG at a low price, even the shipping is free.

So in Dec 2019, I ordered one directly from the Amazon web site and shipped it to Singapore. No middle men anymore. No comgateway with USA address and then ship to Sinagpore. No more these nonsense.

I ordered on 29th Dec 2019. The product shipped out on 30th Dec 2019. And it arrived in Singapore on 4th Jan 2020 (a Saturday) and then was delivered to my place on 6th Jan 2020 (Monday).

Delivery of the Amazon to Singapore
Delivery of the Amazon to Singapore

That is pretty fast !!

The Unboxing Process

Photos of the unboxing process. See how much longer the package is compared to the actual Kindle itself. What happened πŸ™‚

The new Kindle Paperwhite
The new Kindle Paperwhite

When the package arrived from the USA, it is quite long. I was quite surprised by it. Turns out the bottom part was to accommodate the rather long USB charging cable too. Which is nice.

The new Kindle Paperwhite
The new Kindle Paperwhite
Paper documentation that comes with the new Kindle Paperwhite
Paper documentation that comes with the new Kindle Paperwhite
The new Kindle Paperwhite
The new Kindle Paperwhite

When it came, it was 62% in battery power so I charged it up as I set it up.

62% battery power for my newly arrived Kindle
62% battery power for my newly arrived Kindle

The Kindle Paperwhite Set Up process

The set up process for the Kindle Paperwhite was pretty fast. I also needed to connect it to my home wifi to download the existing Kindle library I have accumulated over the years.

The new Kindle Paperwhite
The new Kindle Paperwhite
The new Kindle Paperwhite
The new Kindle Paperwhite
The new Kindle Paperwhite
The new Kindle Paperwhite
The new Kindle Paperwhite
The new Kindle Paperwhite
The new Kindle Paperwhite
The new Kindle Paperwhite

There was ads for Amazon Prime (USA version) so don’t click on that. The next one is Audible. I did not click on that either.

The new Kindle Paperwhite
The new Kindle Paperwhite

I received an email giving me a Kindle Books $5 offer (not bad) and also Kindle Unlimited (will think about it). Talk about upselling πŸ™‚

Kindle Unlimited
Kindle Unlimited

Some instructions on how to use the Kindle.

The new Kindle Paperwhite
The new Kindle Paperwhite
The new Kindle Paperwhite
The new Kindle Paperwhite
The new Kindle Paperwhite
The new Kindle Paperwhite

Finally the Kindle is set up completely with my Amazon Kindle Library appearing.

The Kindle Library
The Kindle Library

I will proceed to change the name of the Kindle (to 2020 :p) and also do the necessary firmware update.

Changing Device Name
Changing Device Name
Updating Kindle firmware
Updating Kindle firmware

And it is finally done. Ready for reading !!

The Kindle Paperwhite
The Kindle Paperwhite
The new Amazon Paperwhite
The new Amazon Paperwhite

Protecting the Kindle Paperwhite with a case

To protect the Kindle Paperwhite, I also bought a cheap protecting bag from Lazada. You can find a few good ones (here’s one, here’s another) in Amazon too.

The new Amazon Paperwhite with its bag
The new Amazon Paperwhite with its bag
The new Amazon Paperwhite with its bag
The new Amazon Paperwhite with its bag

I am so glad it is so easy to order the Amazon Paperwhite nowadays and shipping it directly to Singapore. Those older generation of mine will understand the troubles we had to get it shipped to Singapore and to get it working in Singapore.

Progress !!


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