Amazon Kindle Oasis Waterproof Launched
Amazon has launched the first ever waterproof Kindle E-Book reader. The new Kindle is a new version of the Oasis, which was launched last year and it has IPX8 waterproof reading. The Kindle Oasis is up for pre-orders in India, and will start shipping from the week of November 13. The new Kindle Oasis is priced at Rs 21999 for the 8GB variant and Rs 28999 for the 32GB variant (Wi-Fi + free 3G).
The new updated model of the Oasis has a six-week battery life and a slightly larger 7 inch screen with a 300 ppi. Amazon claims that the new display is brighter than the one on last year’s Oasis. Unlike last year’s Kindle Oasis, which used a magnetic case you attached to the tablet to extend its battery life, the new Oasis relies entirely on its built-in battery. It has a similar physical design, with one thicker side that tapers down on the other side, for one-handed reading. There are physical page-turn buttons, and the touchscreen page-turn option. Amazon says it’s worked on both the hardware and software side of things to make page-turning feel faster.
The new e-reader also has Bluetooth and has the Audible app built-in. This means that you can stream audio books to wireless headphones or speakers. Amazon also unveiled a new cover for the new Kindle Oasis, which can be transformed into a stand. Water-safe fabric covers are priced at Rs 2999, and are available in Indigo, Charcoal and Sandstone colours, while premium leather covers are priced at Rs 3999, and available in Black and Merlot colours.