All-new Kindle Paperwhite arrives with Audible and waterproofing

Ruben Fields
October 19, 2018

Amazon has launched its new Kindle Paperwhite, which features a thinner, lighter design and waterproofing.

The new Kindle Paperwhite also supports Audible audiobook playback over Bluetooth and with Amazon's Whispersync technology, you can transition between audio playback and reading without losing your place.

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.

Built-in Bluetooth : Listen to Audible content on Bluetooth devices such as speakers or headphones.

Amazon is also including a free 6-months subscription to Kindle Unlimited, which will cost $9.99 per month thereafter.

The 2018 Kindle Paperwhite's product page is now live on Amazon, and interested buyers can now pre-order the device ahead of its November 7 release. Incorporating some premium features into the new Paperwhite, Amazon's best-selling Kindle device, only makes it better able to weather the competition from Kobo e-readers like the Clara HD.

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Reasonable bezels surround the display but this, as usual, helps you hold the device without accidentally touching the screen.

When Amazon released its revamped Kindle Oasis past year, we called it the best ereader of all time.

Kindle exclusives-Over one million books are exclusive to the Kindle Store.

You can also opt for other things like more storage and cellular 4G connectivity.

The new Paperwhite costs just over half as much as the Oasis, at £120, offering the same protection for up to 2m depth for up to 30 minutes. - Easily personalize one's reading: Users can now save multiple reading settings, selecting the font, boldness level and orientation settings they prefer all from the main menu and quickly switch between those settings.

One thing I've always loved about the Amazon Kindle e-readers is that they're made for one specific goal: displaying text on a screen for long periods of time. It now comes in 8- and 32-gigabyte versions. The company is also introducing "reading settings". This in theory will allow you to read even under water at a depth of two meters, but not more than an hour. The 8GB starter model 2018 Paperwhite goes for £129, or about R2,450. Now reading in the bath is going to be coming to the masses, as Amazon has announced an updated Kindle Paperwhite with waterproofing.

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