13 Oct 2017
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The Kindle is back, and it’s basically a submarine now

By Jacques-Pierre (JP) Dumas

Amazon announced its most advanced Kindle ever, the new Kindle Oasis, featuring their largest, highest-resolution Paperwhite display and a thin and light ergonomic design so users can read more comfortably for hours. 

The Oasis is the first waterproof (IPX8) Kindle allowing users to read in even more places, from the bath to the swimming pool. 

The all-new Kindle Oasis has a battery life supposedly measured in weeks, not hours and it includes a fast-charging capability that allows it to go from no battery to fully-charged in less than two hours. 

Dave Limp, Amazon Devices SVP says, “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 and waterproof design, the all-new Kindle Oasis is our most advanced Kindle ever.”

“It's thin, light, and waterproof design allows readers to stay engaged in the author’s world in even more places than ever before.”

With a larger 7-inch, 300 ppi display, the all-new Kindle Oasis fits over 30 percent more words per page for fewer page turns. 

Plus, it supposedly has the fastest page turns of any Kindle. 

The crisp, text is also meant to read like paper with uniform display lighting and no glare, even in bright sunlight.

The device is IPX8 rated to protect against immersion in up to two metres of freshwater for up to 60 minutes. 

Plus, it’s designed to withstand getting splashed at the beach or dropped in the bathtub, hot tub, or pool.

This means that if you’ve ever wanted to go diving with your Kindle, you can do that now. 

The Oasis comes with two storage options: 8 GB, which has twice the storage of the first Kindle Oasis, and can hold thousands of titles, and 32 GB, allowing you to store even more rich content with large file sizes, like comics.

The device is available for pre-order now.

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