The New Kindle Oasis is Waterproof

I’ve long wanted a waterproof Kindle to read in the bath. Amazon just announced the new Kindle Oasis, which is waterproof. (Amazon.com, Amazon UK)

Great idea, for the bath, the beach, and the pool (for those who have the latter). It’s still a bit pricey, but they’ve lowered the price a bit. And it comes with either 8 GB or 32 GB storage; the larger capacity is only $30 more. You won’t need that storage for books, but if you want to put audiobooks on it, it will come in handy. (That’s new to the Kindle Oasis too.) And you can get a cellular model for a bit more.

Note that this Kindle Oasis doesn’t come in two parts like the previous model. Amazon does sell a fabric cover, that seems to cling to the device by magnets (Amazon.com, Amazon UK) and a leather version of the same case (Amazon.com, Amazon UK).

I’m tempted.

1 thought on “The New Kindle Oasis is Waterproof

  1. I ordered the 8GB version as an upgrade from my Paperwhite, which is four years old now. It’s still expensive, but the bigger screen, physical page turn buttons, slightly higher ppi, auto light adjustment, and being easier to hold one-handed are all features I’ve been wanting. The aluminium and glass construction is nicer too.

    My PW is in the Amazon leather case. It adds a lot of weight and isn’t comfortable to hold single handed for long periods. I plan to use a sleeve for the Oasis when outside of the house.

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