Limited quantities of the Kindle Keyboard remain available through Amazon, but most other retailers have discontinued carrying the model.
The Kindle Keyboard is the third generation of Amazon's best-selling eReader, and is smaller and lighter than previous versions. The Kindle Keyboard offers Wi-Fi and/or 3G access (no plan required).
For the Kindle Keyboard models, Amazon has "special offers" versions in addition to the models not supported by ads. The special offers version is sold at a discounted price to make up for ads on the home screen and in sleep mode. The Kindle Keyboard Wi-Fi/3G is available in both a graphite black tone and in white; the Wi-Fi-only model is available in graphite.
The Kindle Keyboard offers features that include the ability to read aloud, not just a book, but the device's menus as well, and the ability to sync with other devices so readers never lose their page in a book. The Kindle provides access to nearly 1 million books, magazines, newspapers and short stories through the Kindle store, and there are 1.8 million books published before 1923 available for free. In addition, the Kindle store allows readers to download the first chapter of books as a sample before purchasing.
CostHelper Bottom Line: Advertised prices for the Kindle Keyboard are typically equal to the MSRP of $139or $159. Electronics items are often on sale around major holidays, for those willing to wait. Savings typically range from $10-$25 off the retail price.