Amazon has introduced a new version of its Kindle Oasis e-reader, which features its best Paperwhite display to date with 300ppi and a new colour adjustable font light.
You can customize the colour tone from cool to warm to easily transition from daytime to a comfortable nighttime reading experience, and schedule the screen warmth to update automatically with sunrise and sunset.
"The all-new Kindle Oasis includes everything customers loved from the previous generation, including the large 7-inch display, waterproofing, and Audible-and now we're making it even better," says Kevin Keith, Vice President, Amazon Devices. "Kindle is designed to create a sanctuary reading experience, and the all-new Kindle Oasis exemplifies this-whether you're reading poolside on vacation or in in the comfort of your bed."
The new Kindle Oasis comes with the next generation of e-ink technology for fast page turns. Built for hours of reading comfort, it features a thin and light ergonomic design for one-handed reading, and dedicated page turn buttons.
Designed to withstand accidental drops and splashes, you can comfortably read in the bathtub, hot tub, or pool. It is IPX8 rated to protect against immersion in up to two meters of fresh water for up to 60 minutes.
Like all Kindle devices, you can read for weeks on a single charge so there's no need to pack another charger in your suitcase.
Six months of Kindle Unlimited is included for free, providing access to millions of eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, comics, kids' books, and more. After six months, Kindle Unlimited is $9.99/mo.
Also included is Audible, allowing you to switch between reading and listening to over 455,000 professionally performed audio programs, including audiobooks, original audio productions, and exclusive content; and Prime Reading with access to more than a thousand books, Audible narrations, magazines, and more included with their membership. Prime Reading is now officially available in Canadian to Prime Members as well, who can access the content for no additional cost.
The new Kindle Oasis will begin shipping on July 24, 2019 and is available now for pre-order for $330 for the 8GB version, and $360 for 32GB, and in Graphite or Champagne Gold colour options.
Also available are covers for the new Kindle Oasis that open like a book, automatically waking the device when opened, and putting it to sleep when closed. Choose from water-safe fabric covers for US$40, in Marine Blue, Punch Red or Charcoal; leather covers in Black or Merlot for US$50; or a premium leather cover for US$65.