There are few essential that simply can’t be forgotten when packing for a beach holiday. Passports, sunscreen, swimwear, but most importantly, your Kindle.
Everyone knows that reading is the best holiday hobby and there really is no better feeling than lounging by the pool, a cocktail in one hand and a good virtual book in the other. But what if you could actually bring your Kindle into the water with you?
Amazon has launched a brand version of their classic Kindle Paperwhite which allows you to do just that. Yep, the revamped Paperwhite is now available and includes new feature such as waterproofing and support for Audible audiobooks in a lighter and thinner package. And it doesn’t stop there.
As described by Amazon, every aspect of the new Paperwhite is better. Storage has been increased dramatically starting from 8GB and going all the way up to 32GB, the screen is covered in a seamless sheet of glass, and there are more LEDs for the illuminated display.It also features Bluetooth connectivity which enables users to link the Kindle straight to a speaker and listen to all their favourite Audible books out loud.
However, the most impressive – and the most in-demand – feature of all has got to be the IPX8 waterproofing. This means you can now take your beloved Kindle Paperwhite with you into the pool, the bathtub, the lake and even the sea without having to worry about dropping it in. It can be dunked in up to 2 meters of water for a maximum of 60 minutes with zero damage to deal with.
Last year, the Kindle celebrated its ten year anniversary and after a decade, customers are enjoying the digital book more than ever. Prior to the launch, Eric Saarnio, Head of Amazon Devices, Europe told the Express: ‘Customers love the Kindle Paperwhite, and we’re excited to bring premium features—like a thinner and lighter flush-front design, additional storage, waterproofing, and Audible—to our most popular Kindle.’
‘With the all-new Kindle Paperwhite, it’s never been easier to get lost in the author’s story no matter where you go.’
He’s not wrong there.