Amazon Oasis: Introducing the first waterproof Kindle e-reader

Amazon Oasis: Introducing the first waterproof Kindle e-reader

Amazon Oasis: Introducing the first waterproof Kindle e-reader

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The device, an updated version of the Kindle Oasis, has a faster 4G wireless connection, six-week battery life, and a brighter 7-inch screen, slightly larger than the previous model.

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Say goodbye to your waterproof cases, those damp books and those pesky electrical faults, the new Kindle Oasis has IPX8 waterproofing on its exterior, and it really is better than ever.

Which books are you most excited to read on your Kindle Oasis? Waterproofing has always been an omission on Kindle e-readers, and will now let people read at the beach or in the bath tub without worrying about damage, Amazon said. The 7-inch Kindle Oasis features a metal chassis and it's completely waterproof (IPX8 rating). Whether you want to read in the bath, the swimming pool or even in the rain- you name it- Amazon's latest Kindle can withstand being plummeted into two meters of water for up to 60 minutes.

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Amazon now offers a 4G model for the cellular variant in the United States, but in India the company will be offering a Wi-Fi + free 3G model. Another nifty feature, Audible integration will allow users to seamlessly switch from a textual version of a book to its audio counterpart, without having to open the Kindle or Audible mobile apps.

The tech giant also believes it can counter falling figures with improved durability and specifications, and said its new Kindle is the "most advanced ever". The default storage capacity is 4GB and can be increased to 8GB. Amazon has partnered with Vodafone to offer the free 3G connectivity in India, but says that the service will be available in "more than 100 countries and territories".

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The water-safe fabric covers can be purchased for Rs 2,999 and come in indigo, charcoal and sandstone colours. Rs. 28,999) for the Wi-Fi and 3G model. The Kindle Oasis is now available for pre-order.

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