New Kindle Paperwhite is Waterproof

Kindle Paperwhite

The Kindle Paperwhite is ready for the bath

Text will still remain clear as ever with the display's pixels per inch (PPI) coming in at 300. Everything you loved about the previous Kindle Paperwhite generation is obviously still here, including a glare-free 6-inch screen with 300 ppi resolution, a built-in adjustable light for flawless readability in all conditions and environments, and a battery life "measured in weeks".

This new feature, along with a redesigned Home screen, will be coming to older devices as well as the new Paperwhite.

Just in time for summer, Amazon today announced a new version of its Kindle Paperwhite that adds waterproofing.

As far as pricing is concerned, the 8GB WiFi-only Kindle Paperwhite retails for $149.99. The six-inch screen features an adjustable light. It's still a black slab, but now it's just 8.18mm thick and weighs just 6.4 ounces. According to Amazon it "is created to withstand accidental drops in the bathtub, hot tub, pool, and ocean". Also like the Oasis, the new Paperwhite has Audible integration so users can pair a Bluetooth headset and listen to audiobooks from the device itself. Those who like to go back and forth between the e-book and audiobook version of a story may end up using Whispersync more now that Audible integration is available on a more affordable Kindle.

Speaking of durability, as we mentioned earlier the Paperwhite now follows the more expensive Kindle Oasis with a water-resistant design.

A single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours.

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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.

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.

This may seem odd, but while tablets have effectively halted their progress of late, with most manufacturers focused on affordability rather than build quality or device performance, e-readers are still getting better year after year.

The "all-new Kindle Paperwhite" (Amazon's name for it, not mine) is a significant upgrade over the previous-generation Paperwhite.

The all-new Kindle Paperwhite comes with twice the storage as the previous generation, and is now available in 8GB and 32GB models.

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