On Wednesday, Amazon launched a new version of its Kindle Oasis e-reader that builds on last year’s Kindle design and it is the first to get waterproofing, rating at IPX8.
The reader comes with a 7-inch e-ink display, a full inch larger than its predecessor. The text will be sharp because display will sport 300 pixels per inch with extra LED lights, according to Amazon. When you will move from room to room it will adjust the brightness with ambient light sensors.
It also has an aluminum back which provides it a premium look, the price of the new Oasis starts at $249. The new Oasis relies on its built-in battery and has an open USB port for charging.
There are both physical and the touchscreen page-turn buttons options Amazon stated that it supports both the hardware and software side of things to make page-turning feel faster.
Upgraded Oasis’s waterproofing is the biggest feature. The company has tested the device in different water environments like pools, hot tubs, and bubble baths.
The new Oasis shipping is starting at the end of October and replacing last year’s Oasis, leaving four kindles: the original Kindle ($80), Kindle Voyage ($200), Kindle Paperwhite ($120), and the Oasis which costs at $248 for an 8GB model, with the LTE-enabled, 32 GB version running an extra $100.
You can drop this new Kindle in the bath, or hot tub, or anywhere to enjoy your ebooks when you need a break from the internet.