Amazon updated its best-value Kindle with some of the coveted features found in its high-end, $249 Kindle Oasis. The new Kindle Paperwhite announced today has a thinner, lighter design that’s now waterproof, making it the first Kindle other than the Oasis to have an IPX8 rating.
Amazon last updated the Kindle Paperwhite in 2015, giving it a better screen without raising its price. Now, the newest Paperwhite appears to be a mix of the old model and the now-defunct Kindle Voyage (the latter disappeared from Amazon’s site about a month ago). It has a 6-inch, 300ppi touch display with five backlighting LEDs, and the new screen is now flush with the black bezels around it. It’s still a black slab, but now it’s just 8.18mm thick and weighs just 6.4 ounces.
Amazon’s Kindle Oasis has a new competitor: The waterproof Kobo Forma
The waterproofing means users can read on the beach, in the tub, and around water in general and not worry about the safety of their Kindle.
My Kindle Paperwhite not that old but I can see why waterproof would be good I drag mine everywhere beach, rain its good idea.