Kindle Keyboard Australia Price, Review and Specifications

The Kindle Keyboard is probably the Kindle model that all of us are most familiar with because this is the oldest models in the Kindle Family. The Kindle Keyboard, as its name implies, has a physical QWERTY keyboard below the device’s 6″ E ink Pearl display. To date, this is the best-selling Kindle model and the most-rated product at Amazon. Even Australia, the Kindle Keyboard remain the most popular e-reader. To know more about it, please read our review below.

Size and Weight

Kindle Keyboard AustraliaThe Kindle Keyboard also has a 6″ E ink Pearl display. Including the keyboard and the rest of its hardware, the device’s dimension is 7.5″ x 4.8″ x 0.34″, a bit larger than the basic and touch models. The Wi-Fi only version weighs 8.5 ounces while the Wi-Fi + 3G version weighs 8.7 ounces.

Navigation

The Kindle Keyboard features a QWERTY keyboard below its display which can be used for navigating through the screen and typing. Almost every function is controlled by the keyboard.

Display

Similar with the other E ink Kindle devices, the Kindle keyboard‘s screen has a 600 x 800 pixel resolution at 167 ppi and 16-level grayscale. It is also optimized with proprietary waveform and font technology.

Battery Life

The Kindle Keyboard, like the Kindle Touch, has a battery life that can last up to two (2) months with half an hour daily reading. With the Wi-Fi turned on, the device can last up to 10 days. It fully charges after 4.5 hours using the US power adapter (Australia power adapter is sold separately) or via a computer using the provided USB 2.0 cable.

Connectivity

The Kindle Keyboard also has two versions. The first one is the Wi-Fi only version while the other one is the Wi-Fi + 3G version. The Wi-Fi connection supports 802.11 b/g/n standard. On the other hand, the 3G capability supports HSDPA modem (3G) with a fallback to EDGE/GPRS. Browsing using either connection can be done using the Kindle’s native web browser, the Experimental Browser. The connection can also be used to purchase e-books from Amazon’s E-book store.

Formats Supported

The Kindle Keyboard, like the other models, supports the following formats for reading:

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            1. TXT
            2. Kindle (AZW)
            3. PDF
            4. HTML
            5. unprotected MOBI
            6. DOC
            7. DOCX
            8. GIF
            9. JPEG
            10. PNG
            11. BMP through conversion
            12. PRC natively

In addition, the Kindle Keyboard, like the Kindle Touch, supports text-to-speech, audio-books and mp3 files.

Storage

The Kindle Keyboard has a memory capacity of 4GB, 3GB of which is available for user contents. It can carry up to 3,500 books.

Software

Kindle Keyboard Australia

Aside from the basic features of the device’s software, the Kindle Keyboard also has the capability of sharing interesting phrases or passages from the book you are reading to your friends on Facebook or followers on Twitter. Amazon has also added real page numbers to the e-books so that there will be easy reference to physical books.

Screen rotation from portrait to landscape is also supported as well as image zooming. It also has a built-in dictionary with instant look up. You can also search Wikipedia and the web using the Experimental Browser. Note-taking, highlighting, annotating, bookmarking and other similar functions are also supported by the Kindle Keyboard.

Price

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The Kindle Keyboard costs $139.00 for the Wi-Fi only version and $189.00 for the Wi-Fi + 3G version. These versions are directly available to Australians. You can buy one from Amazon.com and the latter will deliver your order next to your doorsteps within a couple of days. Click here to buy.

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3 Responses to Kindle Keyboard Australia Price, Review and Specifications

  1. Phil McLeod says:

    Have you got in stock, a leather cover (what colours?) and reading light for Kindle Keyboard 3G? I am in Newcastle NSW Australia. If so, what is the price (incl delivery) and when would it arrive please?

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