Amazon has a new offer for bookworms that love the digital era. The company has just launched an improved version of its 2016 Kindle Oasis. This means that there are new features besides what Amazon offered so far. The most exciting part is that this time the company returned with a waterproof eReader.
The Revamped Kindle Oasis Has Thinner Sizes, Quality Materials, Bigger Battery
On Wednesday, Amazon launched “All-New Kindle Oasis eReader.” The new experience customers will get comes with a 7-inch display with E Ink Carta technology. This is the biggest screen Amazon has ever offered since it created the digital reading. The company insisted on the fact that despite the enlarged size, the gadget will still be able to run 300 pixels per inch.
The case has also received upgrades. It ditched the feeble plastic in exchange for the more reliant aluminum which rounds up a premium look and feel. However, the back of the eReader still preserved a bulkier side to harbor a bigger built-in battery that promises up to six weeks of autonomy. The tapered area which is supposed to be the only side that users touch while reading measures 0.133 inches. Therefore, the thin proportions draw the Kindle closer to the feeling of a paper book.
The company ended up creating a comprehensive device that excels both at hardware and software. People can turn pages by tapping on the touch-screen or pushing the physical buttons on its side. This leaves room for preferences or the choice of whichever method works faster at that point.
The Waterproof eReader Can Withstand Any Wet Environment for 60 Minutes
However, the best part about the new version of Kindle Oasis is the concept of a waterproof eReader. The new gadget was tested to survive a 60-minute bath at more than two six feet under water. This is a feature that Kindle fans used to request in the past. This omission looked odd in people’s eyes since the name of the Kindle, oasis, means a source of water in a desert.
Amazon has also upgraded the device with its own Audible app. That’s great news for those who like listening to audio books as well. However, speakers are missing this time as well.
The new version will replace the old one completely. It will start shipping at the end of October for a price of $248 for a basic model of 8GB.
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