dealskindle keyboard wi-fi + 3g ad-free with 6" e-ink…

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Condition: Factory Recertified
Packaging: Retail
Warranty: 90 Day
Brand: Kindle

Product Features:
• Wi-Fi + 3G
• No ads or sponsored screensavers
• 6” E-Ink display delivers crisp and clear text
• Carry up to 3500 books
• Up to two month battery life
• Reduced glare on screen
• PDF reader
• Experimental browser
• 4GB capacity
• Adjustable text and font
• Full image zoom
• Rotate between portrait and landscape
• Built-in dictionary
• Over 1 million books in Kindle store
• Text-to-speech

What You Get:
• Kindle Keyboard Wi-Fi + 3G (Choice of White or Gray

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Shipping $4.99. This is a great deal! In for 1, also bought a 3 year Square Trade Warranty for $23.09. (Square Trade code 10W5B16Q018 got me 20% off - don't know if that code will work for others.) Amazon is still selling this for $189 new, but their refurbs are almost as good as new. Highly recommended if you like the keyboard and 3G.

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@danpalm: You beat me to this listing by a minute or 2; I had to order 1st & get the Square Trade Warranty. I've been waiting for this one...thought for sure woot would be selling it. Have bought 2 other keyboard/3Gs from woot, but they're the older ones. This 1 is improved, better e-ink or screen (I think), holds more books & keeps the battery charged longer. Paid $289 for my 1st K2 almost 3 years ago; it's about to be sent to Square Trade for it's second repair. Battery totally depleted this time; ghosts the 1st repair. I AM elated to get this one!! :-D

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Are these the ones with the non-limited 3G? Amazon limits the new 3G Kindle service to a Kindle related stuff (word look-up, etc.), but these models can surf anything that supports e-ink, correct?

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Are these the current generation?

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I can't answer for sure, but judging by Amazon's page for this Kindle, these appear to be the current generation. As far as the 3G goes, I believe all Kindles with 3G capability have unlimited access to Amazon's "Whispernet" free 3G network. It's part of the feature of having the 3G. I could be wrong, or their policy might have changed, but that's my understanding.

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Thanks for all your help guys and gals, I got one. I'd been waiting for a kindle, and i like to be able to type not just on the screen like a touch. Can I save text files with it? Hope so. Nice complement to my wooted 10.1" android tablet!

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But.. The Kindle touch is out for $99 too! Although it is $149 for the 3G version (which I think is a great price anyway).

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I just want to thank the person who posted this link. It's a great deal and I appreciate it.

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This is an excellent e-reader. Having "unlimited" 3g isn't all that and a biscuit because the "experimental browser" is quite limited - you won't be surfing or watching Flash movielets on your Kindle Keyboard.

I see the product description doesn't say anything about a power supply or data cable.

You can charge through a powered USB2 or USB3 port as well as transfer documents (thus avoiding Whispernet charges for sending your own documents to your device) using this USB cable.

http://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Kindle-Replacement-Cable-Keyboard/dp/B003M5IQLU/ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1332416441&sr=1-4

You may also want a wall wart:

http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Power-Adapter-included-Touch/dp/B005DOK8NW/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1332416733&sr=1-1

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@aphroat: Allow me to echo your statement: "Having "unlimited" 3g isn't all that and a biscuit because the "experimental browser" is quite limited - you won't be surfing or watching Flash movielets on your Kindle Keyboard."

I have a non-keyboard Kindle with ads and no 3G.

I thought I could use the browser for internet use. Let me tell you, that is not something you're going to want to do. It works, but not well.

So to me the keyboard is somewhat unnecessary and in the way; and unless you're never anywhere to synch with wi-fi, the 3G should not tempt you.

And the ads-not a distraction at all.

If the screen is larger than the base Kindle model, that would be a good reason to get this.

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In for two myself! Great gifts.

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Since someone mentioned charging, if you have an Android phone, the Kindle should use the same cable. Both of my Kindles (second gen and Fire) can use my phone's charging cable. No need to spend the extra cash on the special Kindle-specific cables.

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@jrhusc: I make a lot of annotations, so I find the keyboard to be quite useful. Likewise I'm frequently somewhere I can't get Wifi, or where getting access to Wifi is a pain in the a$$, so the 3g is a handy feature.

But my offspring makes do with a "base model" Kindle - no keyboard, no 3g - and seems to be surviving just fine.

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@shelladair: It is also possible that your Samsung phone charger will charge your Kindle. My Kindle wire charges my Samsung phone...

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I got a Touch with 3G and ads for Christmas, and I've got to say it's been one of the best gifts I've received in a long time. I'm really amazed at how much more comfortable it is to read on an e-ink display versus paper (resizable text is wonderful). The 3G is a so-so feature. I've only used it once or twice at an airport to get another book, but that was just because the other ten books I had waiting for me to read on my Kindle didn't seem appealing at the moment. You also can't use the experimental browser with 3G, so there went my hope of checking e-mail while on the road.

Ads are a non-issue; I really don't see a reason not to get the discounted one.

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@aphroat: While customers seem satisfied with the quality, if not the price, of the wall wart, reviews are really bad for the Kindle-branded USB cable, but it is a basic USB A to Micro B cable. You can get a good one at Monoprice. Monoprice is good for low prices on a lot of cabling and other computer accessories.

This link should take you to the part of the Monoprice USB cables page where these Micro B ("USB 2.0 A Male to Micro 5pin Male") cables are found: http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10303#1030307 Shipping for the gold-plated connection black 6-footer was $2.54 to my area, so the total was $3.94 if I were to buy this. Of course, this is all moot if the package includes these two accessories.

As far as specs on this Kindle Keyboard, if it is the most recent generation, then it is supposed to have the same-size newer e-ink as the other new Kindles, and the same long 2-month battery life. 3G and no ads is just a perk for me (I did order one).

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Great product, great price. My first had its screen eventually go bad, and the replacement was about half price since it was well out of warranty--this is barely more than I paid for that.

Since there's some confusion: Yes, the keyboard/3rd gen is the last where the web browser is useable over 3G. I've used it for this purpose a lot. It's far from the greatest browser experience, but bookmark a few sites that do work well and it's a pretty great way to access things like email and Twitter with a $0 monthly fee.

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These are factory RECERTIFIED not refurbished. At dailysteals this means "used". these items are basically returned items with no reconditioning done to them. In the past people have bought recertified Logitec speakers that came all scratched and broken. I bought a recertified printer from them and it was just thrown in a random box (not even an HP box) with no styrofoam. obvious the printer arrived banged up and borekn. Had to go through paypal in order to get a refund because DailySteals refused to refund my money

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@kevintsai1989: The 'Factory' in this case is Amazon. Have little doubt that Amazon would release/sell their product to another company unless it was in perfect working order. The 90 warranty that comes w/this is w/Amazon - that's where you register it. Amazon Kindle support is excellent!

To others who asked if this is the latest generation Kindle. No, this was is the 2nd iteration of the Kindle2. It never came w/ads. The only options on purchase are the color & whether or not you want only Wi-Fi or 3G. IMO, this is the best one they've made.

It's my personal preference - I like the visible keyboard, don't care for wi-fi only, don't want the ads, don't care for the touch screen. This is not similar to the Fire - that's a wi-fi only backlit tablet. Has other uses, is not dedicated to reading ebooks. And yes, there are newer Kindles - they are touch screen.

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Dimensions:

Touch
6.8" x 4.7" x 0.40"
7.8 ounces (3G)

Keyboard
7.5" x 4.8" x 0.34"
8.7 ounces (3G)

The Keyboard Kindle is a bit thinner, but longer and heavier. If size/weight is something that's important to you.

Most free ebooks found online are in Adobe's ePub format. Kindle does not natively support ePub, you will need to convert them to Amazon's .mobi format. (http://techsupport.foreverwarm.com/how-to-read-epub-books-on-your-kindle)

Any purchases made through Amazon will likely be in .mobi format. These typically have a form of DRM, and .mobi to ePub conversion is sometimes slightly trickier.

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FWIW, I recently got the Touch (no 3G with ads) and echo the earlier comments about both 3G and ads. While there has been an occasion or two where I probably would have used the 3G to order a book, I don't really miss it. The ads also don't bother me at all - in fact I have to admit that I kind of look forward to seeing what's new in the morning. The ads are always for Amazon products, some of them echo the Amazon Local (ala Living Social) deals, and they also advertise the book deal of the day. I've bought a couple of the 99¢ books as well as one of the Local deals, so again I don't find them annoying at all.

I do use the keyboard far more often than I expected (mostly for searching for new books, but also for the occasional notes). This (keyboard) version of the Kindle is much larger and I doubt anyone would type any faster with it than with the touch.

3G would be nice if you travel and subscribe to a daily newspaper I suppose, but otherwise I don't think it's worthwhile.

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@gmwhit: Thanks for the info! I've been wanting a Kindle. Looks like this is the one I want to buy.

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@aphroat: From an email I received

What You Get:
• Kindle Keyboard Wi-Fi + 3G (Choice of White or Gray)
• Power Adapter
• USB Cable
• Manual

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@pleonard100: This morning the listing @DailySteals said simply "What you get: Amazon Kindle". It has since been updated to reflect a wall wart and data cable. I see they're sending a manual too - useful for a newb who can't figure out how to turn the thing on, I suppose :D

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Has anyone who ordered through this offer received their Kindle, or at least shipping notification? I ordered, and haven't heard a peep from DailySteals for two weeks.

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What a coincidence....just received mine today. Sent via USPS. It's currently charging; battery depleted. Delighted to get this one!

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@gmwhit: Thanks for the the feedback.

I e-mailed DailySteals minutes after posting my comment above, and they replied about an hour after you left your comment, with an apology for not communicating and a tracking number indicating it is to be delivered via USPS tomorrow. Very pleased with their responsiveness. Looking forward to receiving it tomorrow.

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I received mine Tuesday. How does everyone else's look? Mine shows some wear (keyboard and what seems like a slightly loose corner piece), but overall I'm satisfied. Especially at the price I paid.

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@doc362: Mine looked pretty much like-new. Didn't notice any wear. Only things I have noticed are the box being torn open already at the perforation on the bottom and then taped, and the border areas by the > and < buttons on both the left and right sides having a tiny (maybe a hair less than 1mm) of gap between the shell and the screen that flexes and make a light clicking sound when pressed down flush with the screen and then released.

I don't know if this fit is a problem or a normal thing. The rest of the border is fixed flush with the screen and all else seems tight and firm, without any other fit issues.