Finally, Amazon brings waterproof Kindles. The Kindle has been with us for 10 years now. But, we never got any waterproof kindle device. However, now the popular e-reader has an IPX8 waterproof rating. Amazon announced a new version that builds on last year’s Kindle design.
Waterproof Kindle Oasis
Amazon named the new waterproof Kindle Oasis. Moreover, last year’s premium Kindle name was same. But the new Kindle Oasis leaped in size. The new device has a 7-inch screen. It has an aluminum back. The back gives it more premium look. Previously, they used soft-touch plastic for this.
Furthermore, in old Kindle Oasis users used magnetic case to extend battery. But, the new Kindle Oasis relies entirely on its built-in battery. Though, it has a similar physical design.
It has a similar physical design, with one thicker side that tapers down on the other side, for one-handed reading. But Amazon has made a point of saying that it managed to fit in a bigger battery while keeping the tapered side of the device at 3.4 millimeters.
The resolution of the e-paper display is the same at 300 PPI. Nonetheless, it has a couple of extra LED lights now for a brighter, more even-looking display. And it also has ambient light sensors. Moreover, the sensor adjusts the brightness as one moves from room to room. It works from outdoors to indoors as well.
Good news for the audible fans too. They will be happy knowing, the new Oasis has a built-in Audible app. Though, it doesn’t have any speaker yet.