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Amazon Waterproof Kindle Oasis Is Primed ForPoolside

Amazon Waterproof Kindle Oasis Is Primed ForPoolside

There's plenty to like about the new Kindle Oasis, with its abundance of new features.

"The device itself resembles last year's Oasis, but now has a larger 7" display (at 330ppi), and retains the asymmetry of the previous design.

The new device also features a 7 inch display and fast charging capabilities, meaning it can be charged to 100 per cent from zero in less than two hours, the company says.

It's been a year since the original was launched at £269 (up to £329 for 3G) so it's not a huge surprise that Amazon is refreshing the luxury Kindle. The less expensive Kindle Voyage had an ambient light sensor, but it was oddly missing on the 1st-gen Oasis - Amazon has rectified that here, adding twin sensors that automatically raise and lower the light brightness to suit your surroundings. That means it can fit 30 percent more words than before and Amazon says page turns are even faster. There's no 3.5mm headphone jack.

Kindle Oasis 2 vs Oasis design: What's changed? You'll need Bluetooth headphones or speakers - Amazon won't be including any in the box - while if you pair the new Kindle Oasis with your car's Bluetooth you'll be able to control playback and such with the vehicle's buttons.

Ergonomically created to rest in your hand "like the spine" of an actual book, the refreshed Amazon Kindle Oasis is also more robust than all its forerunners, with an aluminum back, nonetheless weighing just 194 grams.

Last year, Amazon added a premium eBook Reader to its Kindle lineup with the Oasis.

That battery is good for 6-weeks of reading and there's now 12 LED illuminators down the side to front light that E Ink panel.

Support for Audible is included for the first time, which means Kindle Oasis owners can choose from over 250,000 audiobooks to listen to on the device. Finally, a Kindle Oasis LTE comes in at $349.99, also with 32GB of storage and no fees for the cellular service.

Amazon said the new Kindle Oasis, which will start at £230, can withstand immersion in up to two metres of water for up to an hour.

There are little tweaks to the software, as well, including more font size gradations and the ability to bold any font. You can walk into any location and get quick tech support or free Wi-Fi for your Nook.

Priced at $249.99, the new Kindle Oasis is now available for preorder.

Inside, the new Kindle Oasis is packing a dual-core 1GHz NXP i.MX7D processor.

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