Today, Amazon has unveiled an updated version of the Kindle Oasis. It is the first Kindle to be waterproof. It has an IPX8 rating.

The Kindle Oasis now has a 7 inch screen, jumping up from a 6 inch screen. It has an aluminum back which will make it feel more premium.

Some other minor upgrades include a few extra LED lights for a brighter display and ambient light sensors.

A long requested feature from Kindle users was waterproofing. Amazon declined to say how waterproof it was, which is a bit weird.

The new Oasis will replace last year’s model and ship at the end of October. It will retail for $248 for an 8GB and it connects over Wi-Fi and 4G LTE.

I’m curious to how many people use a Kindle. Let us know if you do!

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