Just in time for the summer travel season, Amazon is releasing a new line of Kindle bundles tomorrow.
The retailer has long offered both Kindle Essential Bundles and a kid-focused bundle. These kits provided everything you need for reading at home or while running errands, and now Amazon has a solution for taking your Kindle on vacation.
The new Kindle Travel bundles include your choice of Voyage, Paperwhite, or Oasis along with a case, charger, and a stylish backpack in your choice of colors: black, two shades of brown, and pink.
To be clear, those are not the official colors but are instead what I see in the photos:
Color nitpick aside, these are pretty backpacks, and they are just the right size to fit your Kindle plus a camera, smartphone, water bottle, and other essentials for touristing. (You might also squeeze in a guide book, but wouldn't you rather have it on your smartphone?)
I would get one if not for my policy of carrying an ugly dirty backpack on trips in order to discourage thieves. (I used to use a singing Hello Kitty backpack for the same purpose but stopped after an abgry mob set it on fire.)
Amazon says the backpack is worth $70 (I would believe that based on the product photos), making this a very good deal.
If you like them you should get one soon; I would not assume they will be around at the end of the year.
Amazon has tested and retired a number of hardware kits over the years, including a Reader's tablet bundle for the KF8. That particular bundle was retired with no fanfare, and the same could happen to the new travel bundles if they prove unpopular.