Last year. Amazon finally unveiled the new Amazon Kindle e-reader that is completely waterproof and offers high resolution! This is the first time in the 10 years since Amazon has been making Kindle books that a Kindle e-reader is waterproof which is about time. Now you can finally take your Kindle into the tub with you and enjoy a nice relaxing even when you shower.
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Amazon has named the new Kindle e-reader “Kindle Oasis”. It has a higher resolution 7-inch Paperwhite display with a sturdier aluminum back. The shape and design are more ergonomic this time around so that people can use for longer without irritation or noticeable hand pain. For anyone worried that the bigger and higher resolution screen will reduce the battery have nothing to worry about. Amazon Oasis has a batter life measured in weeks, and charges from zero to 100% in less than 2 hours! It will also have Amazon’s audiobook app Audible built-in to the new Kindle.
Thanks to the larger screen, you will now be able to see 30% more text than other Paperwhite readers which means the number of times you’ll have to turn a page will reading a book will decrease considerably. According to Amazon, the response time and flip times have also increased and are now the fastest in any Kindle available right now. The pages will also automatically align themselves based on your position.
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A new and welcome addition is the higher resolution and anti-glare screen that uses uniform display lighting making it easier than ever before to read in the sunlight. Amazon has said that using the new Kindle Oasis in the sun will be like reading a newspaper.
The Oasis can be customized in a number of ways including being able to change font sizes and bold settings. It’s relatively thin and lightweight whereas the weight and form feel much more like an actual book.
Its starting price will be $250 and it started shipping on October 31st of last year.