Amazon Launches Waterproof Kindle Oasis E-reader

October 12, 2017
Amazon 2017 Kindle Oasis E-reader

Amazon has launched its first waterproof Kindle device. The new Kindle Oasis E-reader is waterproof with a IPX8 rating. The Oasis is the high-end model in Kindle's E-reader lineup. It features Amazon's highest resolution display, 300 ppi. Amazon says it "reads like real paper without glare, even in bright sunlight." The new Oasis also has a bigger 7-inch display.

Dave Limp, Senior Vice President, Amazon Devices and Services, says in the announcement, "Ten years ago, we introduced our first Kindle with the mission of delivering any book ever written in 60 seconds or less. With a larger 7-inch, 300 ppi display, waterproof design, and Audible built right in, the all-new Kindle Oasis is our most advanced Kindle ever. Its thin, light, and waterproof design allows readers to stay engaged in the author’s world in even more places than ever before."

The Kindle Oasis has fast-charging capability and can reach a full charge in under 2 hours. Amazon says it gets weeks of use per charge. It has an ultrathin 3.4 mm display and a new aluminum back. It weighs only 194 gram. The new Kindle also has Audible built-in. You can listen to audio books with Bluetooth-enabled devices like headphones or speakers.

Pricing for the new Kindle Oasis starts at $249.99 for the 8GB version. You can find the product listing on

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