Amazon comes with waterproof Kindle Paperwhite for 120 euros

Oct

16

2018

Amazon has announced a new Kindle Paperwhite e-reader. The new version is thinner and lighter than its predecessor and is waterproof based on the ipx8 classification. There is also support for audiobooks.

The new Kindle Paperwhite is 8.18 mm thick and weighs 182 grams, compared to the 9.1mm and 205 grams of its predecessor, which appeared in 2015. The ipx8 designation guarantees that the e-reader can remain immersed in water for up to two meters deep for an hour. There is 8GB storage available, but there is also a 32GB storage memory version for users who want to store comics, magazines and audiobooks in addition to e-books.

For those audiobooks bluetooth is built in, so that these can be played on a paired headset or speaker set. The Paperwhite provides access to the Audible audiobooks store. The previous generation of the Paperwhite did not support audiobooks.

Amazon also announces an update for the home screen, which will receive the new Paperwhite standard and which will be sent to the previous model via an ota update in the coming weeks. The view shows suggestions for new books based on reading history, alongside fun facts and the total reading time spent. You can also select various profiles with settings from the main menu.

The Kindle Paperwhite has a 6 “screen with a pixel density of 300ppi and five LEDs for the lighting, which is the same as the specifications of its predecessor: the price is, according to Amazon Germany, 120 euros for the 8GB model and 150 euros for the 32GB Variant There will be a lte version with 32GB for € 230. Amazon will start delivery on November 7. At Amazon Netherlands the Kindle Paperwhite of the previous generation is still available, with about 3GB storage, for the suggested retail price of € 142.34.

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