New Kindle Paperwhite is Waterproof

Joanna Estrada
October 16, 2018

Sleek, modern design : The all-new Kindle Paperwhite now features a flush-front design and a back made of soft, grippable material. The e-reader features a 1072 x 1448 6-inch display with a 300ppi pixel density and features improved brightness range when compared to its predecessor.

It also has Audible capabilities, so you can listen to audiobooks by pairing Bluetooth headphones.

"Customers love the Kindle Paperwhite, and we're excited to bring premium features-like a thinner and lighter flush-front design, additional storage, waterproofing, and Audible-to our most popular Kindle", said Eric Saarnio, Head of Amazon Devices, Europe. Well Amazon claims to have designed the new Paperwhite "from the bottom up", which means we have a sightly different design.

The new Kindle Paperwhite will come in three flavours.

Now waterproof, so you're free to read and relax at the beach, by the pool, or in the bath. Now we have smartphones that are the size of tablets, and also tablets that are the size of computer screens, which may make an e-reader feel as redundant as a handheld video camera or a Walkman. Like all Kindles, the new Paperwhite has a battery capable of going weeks at a time between charges.

The new 2018 Kindle Paperwhite is the second Amazon e-ink device to be given the water resistance treatment following the launch of the Rolls Royce of e-readers, the £230 Oasis, in 2017. The company updated the Kindle homepage to include easier ways to find books you may want to read based on your reading history, as well as stats about your reading habits.

Easily personalize your reading-Now save multiple reading settings, selecting the font, boldness level, and orientation settings you prefer all from the main menu and quickly switch between those settings.

Amazon dominates the e-book and e-reader market, but it does have new competition in the USA from Kobo and Walmart.

Now there's another new product on the horizon and it's good news for fans of Amazon's e-readers.

With the mid-range Kindle Voyage out of the picture for a couple of months now, it's certainly not surprising to see an "all-new" Kindle Paperwhite released at a $130 starting price.

The 32 GB with free cellular connectivity is £219.99. All models are available for pre-order today, with the cheapest 8GB model shipping on 7 November along with a collection of cases and accessories.

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