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The waterproof Kindle is finally here!


Yes, Amazon has just announced a new Kindle e-reader, just a week or so after releasing a whole new family of Alexa-enabled home control units.

The new Kindle Oasis can be pre-ordered here.

Unlike the original Oasis, the all-new Oasis has a battery life measured in weeks, not hours, lasting an impressive six weeks.

It's been a year since the original was launched at £269 (up to £329 for 3G) so it's not a huge surprise that Amazon is refreshing the luxury Kindle. On the hardware front, the Oasis now has an ambient light sensor, allowing it to adjust its front light automatically. On the downside, it's missing the page-turning buttons favored by Amazon and only offers 4GB of storage. The big change this time is the larger 7-inch screen, which Amazon says can hold 30 percent more text than before. No, Amazon didnt resurrect the speaker or 3.5mm headphone jack that the QWERTY Kindles had.

While the design is similar to the 2016 model, including that asymmetrical sidebar you can use either left or right-handed, this time the e-reader is made from one seamless piece of aluminum. Instead, you can stream audiobooks to Bluetooth headphones and speakers. Simply tap the top portion of the screen while reading to launch the menu, look for the headphone icon in the bottom right-hand corner and, assuming you've previously paired the Oasis with your speakers, headphones or auto audio system, playback will begin at the top of the page you're now reading.

It's also the first Kindle ereader to support audio books from Audible, which is also owned by Amazon.

The Kindle Oasis was first launched past year as a new premium model. This makes the Kindle Oasis the ideal e-reader in the bathtub or even by the pool. The new Kindle Oasis, in contrast, starts at $249.99.

The Oasis is Amazon's first waterproof Kindle, rated for immersion in up to two meters of fresh water for up to 60 minutes. You can preorder the Oasis today, and Amazon will start shipping them out on October 31st. Additionally, you'll be able to connect to Wi-Fi or take advantage of the free cellular connectivity provided by Amazon. You've also got additional font size and boldness settings, which give you more customization of how text appears on the Oasis's larger new display. He also noted that Kindle is in more countries than any other Amazon device. The new Kindle is the first to get waterproofing, rating at IP8 for trips to the beach and bath tub reading (a feature Kobo has offered for a couple of generations now).

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