Amazon announce new waterproof Kindle Oasis

Amazon introduces waterproof 7-inch Kindle Oasis with Audible integration, metal body

Amazon Kindle Oasis Waterproof Ebook Reader Launched in India: Price, Release Date

The e-reader is now up for pre-order on Amazon.in and will start shipping from November 13.

The updated version of the Kindle Oasis has a six-week battery life, and a brighter 7-inch 300ppi screen, slightly larger than the previous model. The waterproof Kindle e-readers are rated IPX8, which means that they can survive sitting in two meters of fresh water for one hour.

What is more interesting is the fact that this is the first Kindle Oasis device which is waterproof.

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Called the Amazon Kindle Oasis, the new reader is waterproof and boasts of certain advanced features.

The portable device was first introduced in 2007 and sparked the rise of e-readers and digital books.

The second generation Kindle Oasis also acknowledges consumer love for physical books in its design, which Amazon says has been ergonomically developed to feel like the spine of a book when resting in the hand.

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The new Oasis also supports audiobooks, allowing you to connect Bluetooth headphones or speakers to listen to your books wherever you are.

Amazon is offering a 4G model for the cellular variant in the USA, while in India, it's offering a Wi-Fi + free 3G model. The e-reader is available in 8GB and 32GB storage variants. All of the new waterproof Kindles come with Wi-Fi connectivity and built-in Audible service. The $44.99 fabric cover is available in Charcoal, Indigo, or Sandstone, and the $59.99 leather cover comes in Merlot, Midnight, and Saddle Tan.

This year's Amazon Kindle Oasis features a more premium aluminium finish. In India, it's partnering with Vodafone for this, but the company says it will wireless coverage in "over 100 countries and territories".

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The Kindle Oasis also features fast-charging (full charge in less than 2 hours), comes in 8GB or 32GB storage options, includes new font sizes and bold settings, has ambient light sensors to automatically adjust display brightness (12 front-lit LEDs versus 6 on the Voyage), plus new Accessibility Options (invert black and white). The Kindle Oasis is now available for pre-order.

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