Amazon announce new waterproof Kindle Oasis

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

Amazon announce new waterproof Kindle Oasis

Available for pre-order now, the Kindle Oasis can be yours on October 31, so get ready to have some luxurious reading experiences this winter.

The device has a waterproof rating of IPX8, which means that it has been tested for up to 60 minutes under two meters of fresh water.

Amazon says the Kindle Oasis is faster, and now fits "over 30 per cent more words" per page, leading to less page turns.

Amazon has introduced an all-new Kindle with a 7-inch display and waterproof design dubbed as Kindle Oasis 2nd gen. The new Kindle Oasis also comes with the best battery life on a Kindle e-book till date, which lasts for six-weeks or roughly about a month and a half. Will you buy the latest e-reader from Amazon?

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The big new feature for the Oasis is the integration of Amazon's Audible audiobook service, the first time for a Kindle device, which allows readers to seamlessly switch between audiobooks and ebooks, maintaining their position in the story if they own both formats of a particular book using the Whispersync for Voice service.

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. This new Kindle comes with a 7-inch display and also is the first waterproof model introduced by Amazon.

Amazon is offering a 4G model for the cellular variant in the U.S., while in India, it's offering a Wi-Fi + free 3G model. The 32GB capacity is only available in a cellular model at $489.99. The water-proof fabric covers are priced at Rs. 2,999 on Amazon.in and come in three colours - Charcoal, Indigo and Sandstone. Amazon has also launched a new cover for the Kindle Oasis, which also converts into a stand. The company is partnering with Vodafone for 3G connectivity in India. The new Kindle Oasis is priced at Rs. 21,999 for the 8GB model and Rs. 28,999 for the 32GB model.

Amazon is offering a pre-order bundle of the waterproof Kindle, which includes a power adapter and leather cover of your choice, along with the Kindle Oasis.

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