Amazon Introduces its First Ever Waterproof Kindle

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Waterproof E-readers aren’t new in the market; there’s the NOOK GlowLight Plus and Kobo’s Aura One and H2O.  But for Amazon who has been selling Kindle readers for a decade already, the All-New Kindle Oasis is their first ever e-reader to have waterproof features, calling it the “most advanced Kindle ever.”

 

“Ten years ago, we introduced our first Kindle with the mission of delivering any book ever written in 60 seconds or less.  With a larger 7-inch, 300 ppi display, waterproof design, and Audible built right in, the all-new Kindle Oasis is our most advanced Kindle ever. Its thin, light, and waterproof design allows readers to stay engaged in the author’s world in even more places than ever before,” said Dave Limp, Senior Vice President, Amazon Devices and Services.

Your All-New Kindle Oasis is IPX8 rated which means that it is protected under water submersion – it can withstand immersion in up to 2 meters of fresh water for up to 60 minutes.  You can definitely enjoy what you’re reading – no need to worry about getting your device destroyed by a splash of water if you want to read in your bathtub, the pool or by the ocean or beach.

Another new and useful feature is the built-in Audible – perfect for when you want to rest your eyes a bit and just listen to the story without the need of switching devices.

  • Screen Size: 7″ glare-free
  • Storage: 8 GB or 32 GB
  • Built in Light: 12 LEDs + an adaptive light sensor
  • Page Turns: Touchscreen + page turn buttons
  • Dimensions: 3” x 5.6” x 0.13-0.33”

You can now Pre-Order the All-New Kindle for only $249.99.  Shipping starts on October 31st!