Amazon Canada Unveils Kindle Oasis: "7" Display, Waterproof, Pre-Order for $389.99

Amazon introduces waterproof 7-inch Kindle Oasis with Audible integration, metal body

Amazon announce new waterproof Kindle Oasis

Called the Amazon Kindle Oasis, the new reader is waterproof and boasts of certain advanced features. It's worth mentioning that this is the first Kindle to offer water resistance. It is called the Kindle Oasis, and it has been described as "the ideal e-reader for the one percent".

The new Kindle Oasis improves on the luxury version of Amazon's e-reader line from previous year with the addition of an ambient light sensor to adjust the front light, which has an increased number of LEDs and is now more evenly spread. Amazon says the new e-reader is IPX8 certified, which means it is capable of surviving in two metres of water for up to 60 minutes. Whilst the Kindle is dissimilar to last year's in several ways, the ambient light sensors that automatically adapt, dependent on your surroundings, are still intact, alongside a very similar model and design. You should be warned, however, that the Kindle does not have speakers, yet it does have Bluetooth connection enabling you to connect to another device.

This latest Amazon eReader has Wi-Fi support and a 3G model.

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Ahead of the 10th anniversary of the original Kindle in November, the new top-end device aims to lead Amazon's e-readers into the next decade with a new aluminium design, longer built-in battery life and a larger, brighter screen. The 32GB capacity is only available in a cellular model at $489.99.

The new Amazon Kindle Oasis comes in Black and costs $299.99, or roughly Rs. 21,999 for the Wi-Fi model. Amazon also unveiled a new cover for the new Kindle Oasis, which also transforms into a stand. Water-safe fabric covers are priced at Rs. 2,999, and come in Indigo, Charcoal and Sandstone colours, while premium leather covers are priced at Rs. 3,999, and come in Black or Merlot.

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