Amazon debuts a new, waterproof Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite

The Kindle Paperwhite is ready for the bath

Despite these changes the new Kindle is 23 grams lighter than the previous model, and at 8.18mm thick it is nearly a millimeter thinner.

The thinnest, lightest Kindle Paperwhite yet-with a flush-front design and 300 ppi glare-free display that reads like real paper even in bright sunlight. The display has got a front light with five LEDs but does not have the adaptive brightness feature as seen in the Kindle Oasis.

The waterproofing is a big draw, it's IPX8 rated to protect against accidental drops in water and immersion in up to two metres of fresh water for up to 60 minutes.

And Amazon is doubling the available storage, offering an 8GB model and a 32GB model as well. After three months, customers can subscribe to Kindle Unlimited plans starting at Rs. 150 per month.

You'll be able to buy the new Kindle Paperwhite from November 7, but pre-orders have already opened on Amazon for the ereader.

Amazon has introduced a waterproof eReader Kindle Paperwhite. At least you can be sure of using the Kindle Paperwhite in the bath or on the beach.

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Amazon has just launched a new version of its Kindle Paperwhite e-reader. The Kindle has got a new home screen that keeps on recommending books depending upon your reading history and sometimes some of them may come free for you to read via Kindle Unlimited or Prime Reading subscription services. Those looking for a new eReader should certainly consider the new Kindle Paperwhite for 2018 as we explain in our hands-on review. And thanks to newly added IPX8 water-resistance, the 2018 Paperwhite is joining the Oasis as the only other Kindle that's not afraid to get wet.

The 32 GB with free cellular connectivity is £219.99. Users can access the Audible store directly on the new Kindle Paperwhite and find their next listen from a library of audiobooks that includes more than 450,000 professionally performed audio programs, including Audible books, original audio productions and exclusive content.

Personalised-settings: which allow you to save settings for different profiles and switch between them from the option provided in the main menu.

One thing I've always loved about the Amazon Kindle e-readers is that they're made for one specific objective: displaying text on a screen for long periods of time. At 8.18mm and 182 grams, this Paperwhite ticks that particular box too. Where the old Voyage used to cost $200, the new Paperwhite starts at just $129.99 for the 8GB, Wi-Fi model (which is $10 more than the old Paperwhite used to cost).

Amazon has released the latest version of their Kindle Paperwhite e-reader.

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