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The best Kindle deals in May 2022

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The best Kindle deals can save you money on one of Amazon's fantastic ereaders. The Kindle range has topped the ranking of ereaders in terms of popularity pretty much since it began back in 2011. It's grown over time, introducing plenty of improvements on its original ereader, including mobile connectivity, backlighting, and waterproofing depending on the model – not to mention a slimmer, sleeker design.

There are now four options in the Kindle range. Even the basic Kindle now has a touchscreen and backlight, while the Kindle Paperwhite, Paperwhite Signature edition and Kindle Oasis offer additional features and more premium designs. In the guide below, we'll be listing the best Kindle deals on each option, all updated in real time. Note that it's been almost two years since Amazon last updated its Kindle range, so that means revamped models may be along – and the prices of earlier models are more likely to come in for discounts.

Want to focus in on the best Kindle Paperwhite deals? We've got a page for that. Looking for fully fledged tablets? then see our guide to the best tablets with a stylus pen for drawing and note-taking and the best tablets for students. In the meantime, here are the best Kindle deals right now. 

The best Kindle deals

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The entry-level Amazon Kindle offers a smashing balance between features and value. This latest iteration came out in March 2019, adding in a back-light. You get a 6.8in touchscreen display, long battery life and 4GB of storage, which should be plenty for most people's digital libraries. The interface is clean and easy to use, and the reader itself is slim and portable, weighing just 161g.

The best Kindle Paperwhite deals

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The standard Amazon Kindle now has a lot of the key features that once came only with more expensive models, but the Kindle Paperwhite still manages to offer a step up that sets it apart. It's faster, waterproof, has a sharper, glare-free display, thinner borders and the light is adjustable. Battery life is significantly better too.

The best Kindle Paperwhite signature deals

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The Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition is a premium reader and more than most people will need. There are some neat extras like wireless and USB charging and an auto-adjusting display that dims as needed. Anyone who has this on their phone or tablet will know it can be useful in different lighting situations. You also get a pretty massive 32GB of storage compared to the Paperwhite's 8GB. 

The best Kindle Oasis deals

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If you want the most premium Kindle ereader experience, the Amazon Kindle Oasis is the top of the range and comes with a price to match. It has an adjustable warm light to help reduce eye strain, a lighter body, improved back-lighting. The design is quite different too, with a ridge that makes it easier to hold at different angles. You also get 4G connectivity and up to 32GB of storage space.

Which Kindle should I buy?

This depends on what you need. If all you want is an affordable reader that does the job well, the basic Kindle is a reliable reading companion. All current Kindle readers now have a backlight, a touch screen and batteries that can last several weeks. If you want a mobile connection or a waterproof body, then you need to go for one of the more expensive options. The Kindle Paperwhite is more premium and waterproofed, and it strikes the best balance between quality and value. 

The Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition adds in some nice extra features like wireless charging like wireless charging and an auto-adjusting display, but they're hardly essentials. For the 4G connectivity and the latest tech, the Kindle Oasis is the best of the best, but you have to pay for it.

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Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He's in charge of getting our product reviews up onto the website and keeps track of the best equipment for creatives, from monitors to office supplies. He's worked as a writer and translator for 20 years and also works as a project manager at a design and branding agency based in London and Buenos Aires, where he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors.

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