Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite is waterproof

Kindle All new Paperwhite

Apart from a waterproof design, the newly launched Kindle Paperwhite also comes with several features that facilitate reading in various light conditions.

It comes with twice the storage to allow users to have more content on their device. Moreover, the battery lasts for weeks on a single charge. The next-gen Kindle Paperwhite will be released on November 7th, but pre-orders are live right now so you can be among the first to get it. The new Kindle Paperwhite features thinner, lighter and waterproof design.

It's the thinnest and lightest Kindle Paperwhite yet, measuring 8.18mm thick and weighing 182g. The 6-inch display has a pixel density of 300ppi and Amazon states that crisp, laser-quality text that reads like real paper. But Amazon doesn't think that way, and has announced there's an upgraded Kindle Paperwhite on the way. This in theory will allow you to read even under water at a depth of two meters, but not more than an hour.

The device comes in two storage options of 8 GB and 32 GB.

Audiobook: which sounds weird on an e-reader, but can be useful when you don't want to read and instead listen to the audio version of the book.

This isn't the only design change, as the Paperwhite is thinner and lighter - around 10 percent compared to its predecessor.


Reasonable bezels surround the display but this, as usual, helps you hold the device without accidentally touching the screen. After six months, Kindle Unlimited is just $9.99 per month.

The home menu also got a remodeling and it now includes charts to show you how many days you've spent reading the past month and other literary achievements.

Amazon updated its best value Kindle with some of the coveted features found in its high-end, $249 Kindle Oasis. An important feature that the previous generation model had suffered from is the lack of water-resistance on the device, which has been addressed with the new model. The latter is also available with added 3G for £219.99. - Word Wise: Available on many popular English language titles, Word Wise makes it easier to enjoy and quickly understand more challenging books. The list will include books that are free to read from Kindle Unlimited and Prime Reading.

Software features such as reference tool X-Ray and the Smart Lookup dictionary are also part of the new Paperwhite. Given your average e-book weighs in at around 1.8MB that means the new Paperwhite can store around 2,000 books at a time.

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite owners will now get a six-month free trial ($60 value) with the purchase of the device.

The 8GB version will set you back $129.99 while the insanely large 32GB Paperwhite will cost you $159.99. The 32 GB with free cellular connectivity is $239.99. Amazon made the new Kindle Paperwhite Waterproof, ideal now for use in a pool or at the beach.

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