Enlarge / Still looks Kindle-ish. (credit: Amazon)
Amazon launched a revamped version of its Kindle Oasis e-reader on Wednesday. The new device will remain the highest-end model in Amazon’s popular Kindle series, but it comes with a host of tweaks compared to the previous Oasis, which launched in early 2016.
The reader now has a 7-inch e-ink display, a full inch larger than its predecessor.

Amazon says that display will still sport 300 pixels per inch, so text should be just as sharp as before.
Perhaps the most welcome news for Kindle diehards is that the new Oasis is waterproof.

Amazon says the device is IPX8 rated, which means it should survive being dunked in more than two meters of water for up to 60 minutes.

Though it’s lamentable that such waterproofing is still limited to Amazon’s priciest Kindle, the addition is long overdue; competing manufacturers like Kobo have sold waterproof e-readers for years now.
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