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Title    Amazon Introduces a Waterproof Kindle E-Reader
Date    Thursday October 12, @04:45PM
Author    cmn32480
Topic   
from the now-I-can-read-in-the-pool dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/10/12/0123221

takyon writes:

Amazon has made its premium Kindle Oasis e-reader an inch larger and given the device an IPX8 waterproof rating (in this case, immersion in up to 2 meters of fresh water for up to 60 minutes):

Amazon has been selling Kindles for 10 years now, but "waterproof" hasn't appear on its list of incremental technological advancements until now. The company just announced a new version of its popular e-reader that builds on last year's Kindle design and now has an IPX8 waterproof rating.

The new Kindle Oasis — the same name as last year's premium Kindle — has jumped up in size, moving from a 6-inch screen to a 7-inch screen. It has an aluminum back, which gives it a more premium look and feel than the Kindles with soft-touch plastic.

It supports AZW, TXT, PDF, MOBI, and PRC, but lacks EPUB support. Storage starts at 8 GB ($249) but there is a 32 GB option. Amazon has brought back physical buttons for page turning as an alternative to the touchscreen, and comes with an accelerometer to automatically change page orientation.

Still no color e-ink.

What's that book to the right of The Hobbit? Does it support that book?

Also at CNET and TechCrunch.


Original Submission

Links

  1. "takyon" - https://soylentnews.org/~takyon/
  2. "premium Kindle Oasis e-reader" - https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/11/16453860/new-amazon-oasis-kindle-waterproof-10th-anniversary
  3. "device" - https://www.amazon.com/Staging-Product-Not-Retail-Sale/dp/B06X6CQLJG
  4. "new Kindle Oasis" - https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=66960X1514734&xs=1&url=https://www.amazon.com/Staging-Product-Not-Retail-Sale/dp/B06X6CQLJG
  5. "EPUB" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_e-book_formats
  6. "the right of The Hobbit" - https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kindle/dp/2017/820610209344910/shared-pack_massive-selection-960x527-v2._CB514610055_.jpg
  7. "that book" - https://www.pcworld.com/article/172953/amazon_kindle_1984_lawsuit.html
  8. "CNET" - https://www.cnet.com/news/new-kindle-oasis-is-the-ultimate-amazon-e-reader/
  9. "TechCrunch" - https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/11/amazon-introduces-a-waterproof-kindle-oasis-with-a-seven-inch-screen-and-audible-playback/
  10. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=22719

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