It’s all fun and games until the Kindle e-reader falls into the pond. Instead of risking a cyber catastrophe, makeThe perfect time to upgrade your Kindle experience with a waterproof option – Paperwhite or Oasis – so you can enjoy it safely By the pool, or wherever the water splashes. Both have an IPX8 rating, which means, in this case, they can be submerged in up to two meters of fresh water for up to 60 minutes, and 0.25 meters of salt water for three minutes.
So what sets Kindles apart from similar e-readers? For one, all models offer parental controls. You can subscribe to access the Kindle Unlimited library, or choose from a selection of free books as a file. Additionally, use your Kindle to listen to audiobooks on Audible via Bluetooth speakers or headphones.
You can purchase books individually for your Kindle, but loyal readers may want to consider subscribing to Kindle Unlimited, a premium service that provides unlimited access to more than a million books and audiobooks, as well as three magazine subscriptions of your choice for $9.99 per month. Start a free 30-day trial to find “Harry Potter” books, People magazine, and more.
Not sure how to choose between the currently available waterproof Amazon Kindles? Here’s what you need to know about the two options, so you can choose the one that’s right for you.
Kindle Paper White
The Kindle Paperwhite is a step forward compared to the standard Kindle, offering 8 or 32 GB; Higher resolution and both Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi, plus free cellular connection. Choose from black, plum, sage, and twilight blue colors.
As reviewer Phil in Magnolia said: “Unless you really want a bigger screen for the Oasis (which is great, though it makes the device a bit heavier and more bulky to carry), or really want the page-flip buttons, then the new Paperwhite really offers everything you want. Most people are on Kindle.”
8 GB Kindle Paperwhite (supported by ads)
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32 GB Kindle Paperwhite (supports ads)
32 GB Kindle Paperwhite (No Ads)
Ultra-thin and light, Oasis has the most features of any Kindles. It has a larger screen. auto-adjusting light sensors; page-flipping buttons; Rotary automatic page orientation. Unlike the Paperwhite, it is made of glass and aluminum. As for the color, you can choose from champagne gold or graphite.
Reviewer Charles Nordlander says, “The adjustable color temperature display is the greatest advance in Kindles since self-lighting screens were introduced in the first Paperwhite…a full hiatus.” “And at least for this reader, there’s no turning back after trying it. It’s good, and that’s a lot of a game changer.”
8 GB Kindle Oasis (supported by ads)
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32 GB Kindle Oasis (supported by ads)
32 GB Kindle Oasis (No Ads)