Amazon adds water resistance to Kindle Oasis

Amazon in April 2016 added a brand new member to its established Kindle household. The eightth technology Kindle Oasis launched because the thinnest and lightest Kindle to date but regardless of its identify, the e-reader didn’t afford safety towards liquids.

On Wednesday, Amazon remedied the oversight with the announcement of a brand new Oasis-class e-reader.

The brand new Oasis encompasses a bigger 7-inch show (300 PPI) coated in Amazon’s strongest cowl glass to date. The additional actual property means it’s able to squeezing in over 30 % extra phrases per web page, leading to fewer web page turns.

Regardless of its bigger dimension, the brand new Oasis suggestions the scales at 194 grams – 10 grams lower than the Kindle Paperwhite – and tapers down to simply three.4mm thick.

The Oasis is Amazon’s first waterproof Kindle, rated for immersion in up to two meters of recent water for up to 60 minutes. Unintended dunks within the bathtub tub, a pool or sizzling tub shouldn’t current any points.

It’s laborious to assume that the Kindle has been round for almost so long as the iPhone nevertheless it’s true as Amazon launched the primary Kindle e-reader in November 2007.

Amazon’s new Kindle Oasis is offered to pre-order from right now beginning at $249.99 for the 8GB mannequin. There’s additionally a 32GB mannequin that’ll set you again $279.99 do you have to command extra native storage and one other mannequin that adds mobile connectivity for $349.99. Search for them to ship on October 31.

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