Sunday, 17 December, 2017

Amazon Kindle Oasis With Waterproof Capabilities Announced: Details

Amazon Kindle Oasis With Waterproof Capabilities Announced: Details Amazon Kindle Oasis With Waterproof Capabilities Announced: Details
Sherri Watson | 12 October, 2017, 12:09

The e-reader is already up for pre-orders in India and will start shipping from November 15. Different to last year's six-inch kindle, the new Oasis is now a significant seven inches, meaning page numbers will be cut down considerably, giving you the extra bonus of having over 30% more words per page.

The device has a waterproof rating of IPX8, which means that it has been tested for up to 60 minutes under two meters of fresh water.

Ten years after the first Kindles hit Amazon, the online-shopping giant is finally releasing the tablet of your dreams.

Amazon.ca has unveiled the all-new Kindle Oasis, the company's newest e-reader. The device was the slimmest and lightest e-reader by the brand at the time. Waterproofing has always been an omission on Kindle e-readers, but the Kindle Oasis will now let people read at the beach or in the bath tub without worrying about damage, Amazon said. All of the waterproof Kindles come with Bluetooth connectivity, which will allow you to play your Audible titles on wireless speakers or headsets.

"Kindle Oasis" has a battery life measured in weeks and has fast-charging capability that allows it to go from zero to fully-charged in less than two hours.

Amazon now offers a 4G model for the cellular variant in the USA, but in India the company will be offering a Wi-Fi + free 3G model. The 32GB capacity is only available in a cellular model at $489.99.

New covers are also available in water-safe fabric at $54.99 (Indigo, Sandstone, or Charcoal) and premium leather covers at $69.99 (Midnight, Saddle Tan, or Merlot). In India, it's partnering with Vodafone for this, but the company says it will wireless coverage in "over 100 countries and territories". The new Kindle Oasis is priced at Rs. 21,999 for the Wifi-only 8GB model and Rs. 28,999 for the 32GB model that comes with WiFi + free 3G. Moreover, with Kindle Unlimited offer Amazon claims to have over 1 million eBooks available at starting price of Rs 149 per month.