Amazon announce new waterproof Kindle Oasis

Amazon announce new waterproof Kindle Oasis

Amazon's Kindle is finally water resistant, with the launch of the new larger 7in Kindle Oasis that merges ebooks and audiobooks into one device.

Amazon.com Inc introduced Wednesday (Oct 12) a waterproof Kindle e-reader long-awaited by enthusiasts, the latest in a string of consumer devices from the online retail giant this year.

In terms of specifications, the device features a 7-inch display with 300 ppi. Waterproofing has always been an omission on Kindle e-readers, and will now let people read at the beach or in the bath tub without worrying about damage, Amazon said. The 7-inch Kindle Oasis features a metal chassis and it's completely waterproof (IPX8 rating). It's worth mentioning that this is the first Kindle to offer water resistance. You should be warned, however, that the Kindle does not have speakers, yet it does have Bluetooth connection enabling you to connect to another device. "I can then roll through a couple of chapters in the audiobook on the commute, then take the device back home and flip back to ebook mode, and it knows exactly which location I left off to start reading again".

Amazon has unveiled their new Kindle device, the second-generation Oasis.

The new Oasis will make personalising the device easier than ever.

"Kindle Oasis" has a battery life measured in weeks and has fast-charging capability that allows it to go from zero to fully-charged in less than two hours. The 3G model comes with a default storage capacity of 32GB.

Increased size and boldness of text, and the option of a left-aligned mode, will also be available as a software update for all Kindles from the 2013 Paperwhite and newer.

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