Prime Day Kindle deals 2021

Kindle Paperwhite Hero
Kindle Paperwhite Hero (Image credit: Amazon)

Amazon's iconic e-readers are the perfect way to enjoy the latest digital book releases, with light, distraction-free designs and eye-friendly displays, but the best Kindles come at a cost. With Prime Day, Amazon's biggest shopping event here, there are some great Prime Day Kindle deals to be had. If you ever wanted to hold your entire library in your hand, this may be your best opportunity to nab one for less.

The latest Kindle readers offer something for just about everyone, with fun colors, large, easy-to-read screens, and cellular connectivity in some models. The classic Kindle is affordable and offers tried-and-true performance. A special Kids Edition adds a worry-free two-year warranty and a handy cover to the mix.

The Kindle Paperwhite includes a beautiful screen, waterproofing, and two times the storage over the previous model. Last but certainly not least, the Kindle Oasis has a slightly bigger screen, physical buttons for flipping through pages, and lighting that automatically adjusts based on your environment.

Best Prime Day Kindle deals

Prime Day is one of the best days to shop for a Kindle, with deep discounts on all makes and models. Even at its suggested price of $90, the base model e-reader with ads offers plenty of storage and capabilities for most. Still, Amazon's Prime Day Kindle deals make it even more affordable. Prime Day also brings some fantastic prices on the higher-end models, like the gorgeous Kindle Paperwhite, which drops it to near base model price levels. Here are all of the best Prime Day Kindle deals for all of the current Kindle models.

Kindle - Now with a Built-in Front Light

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The entry-level Kindle is excellent for casual readers with its affordable price tag, 8GB of storage, and durable design. This classic Kindle has a six-inch glare-free display with Front Light that works great indoors and out.

Kindle Kids Edition

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The Kindle Kids Edition includes everything that we love about the base Kindle, plus it comes with a kid-friendly case, one year of Amazon Kids+, and a two-year warranty. The extra perks with this Kindle make it a great deal even for adult.

Kindle Paperwhite – Now Waterproof with 2x the Storage

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The Kindle Paperwhite has a sharper and brighter display with almost twice the number of pixels-per-inch than the base Kindle, and it has an IPX8 water resistance rating.

Kindle Oasis – Now with adjustable warm light

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The Kindle Oasis is the top-of-the-line e-reader, with a larger, seven-inch display that sports a whopping 25 LEDs that deliver a great reading experience through automatic lighting adjustments. The Oasis is also the only Kindle still available with those lovely physical page turn buttons.

Which Prime Day Kindle deal is right for me?

Kindle for Kids

Kindle for Kids (Image credit: Amazon)

Regardless of which Prime Day Kindle deal you go for, reading books will never be the same, thanks to the incredible battery life and those special eye-friendly screens. For casual readers, we recommend the base, ad-supported Kindle, as it offers the most bang for your buck. Starting at $90, the base Kindle with ads sports plenty of storage with 8GB onboard, a glare-free six-inch display with adjustable Front Light, Bluetooth for Audible books, and a battery that lasts for weeks. The entry-level Kindle is also the base for the Kindle Kids Edition, which throws in a case and 2-year warranty for just a few bucks more.

If you want to take your books along for all of your travels, then go with the Kindle Paperwhite. The Paperwhite has a screen tuned for crystal clear reading even in sunlight with a pixel density of 300ppi that is almost double that of the base model. The Paperwhite has an IPX8 water resistance rating that allows it to survive for up to 60 minutes in six feet of water, which is perfect for lounging around by the pool. The Paperwhite also comes in cellular models that can download the latest titles directly from Amazon without entering a Wi-Fi password.

Plan to do all of your reading on the Kindle? Then the Kindle Oasis is your best bet. The Oasis has the largest display in the line, coming in at seven inches, and it has a whopping 25 LEDs that automatically adjust lighting levels based on the environment. The Oasis is also the only Kindle still available with old-school page turn buttons if you are into that sort of thing. If all of that weren't enough, the Oasis includes the same storage capacity, weeks-long battery life, and waterproof rating as the Paperwhite.

Why should I buy a Prime Day Kindle deal?

Kindle Oasis

Kindle Oasis (Image credit: Amazon)

It's relatively common to see Kindle deals throughout the year, particularly around the holidays, so there's often an opportunity to score a new e-reader at a discounted price. However, Prime Day is an entirely different beast when it comes to deals on Amazon hardware.

For its shopping event, Amazon offers the absolute best prices on its first-party devices. It's something it can be entirely in control of and use to lure shoppers to the site during the two-day event in the hopes that they pick up a bunch of other stuff while they are there.

The excellent news for those looking for Prime Day Kindle deals is that there are discounts across the entire range of e-readers during the sale, and you are likely to snag the best prices of the year. Essentially, there's no better time to buy a Kindle, so make the most of it.

The best way to read

Amazon's Kindle line focuses on delivering the best digital reading experience possible with dedicated devices that strip away all distractions found on tablets and phones. With Prime Day in full swing, some Kindles are available for cheaper than ever.

Need a little more details surrounding all of the different models or other E-readers? Then check out our guide to the best Kindles and the best E-readers in 2021. Do you still prefer the look and feel of physical books? Then be sure to look at the best Prime Day book deals.

Christopher Close

Christopher spends most of his time writing and dreaming about all things HomeKit and the Home app. Whether it is installing smart light switches, testing the latest door locks, or automating his households daily routines, Christopher has done it all.