The Kindle Paperwhite, Amazon's hustler e-reader, looks like a premium device. Amazon announced an upgrade to the Paperwhite offering improved specifications and a new waterproof design. Despite all upgrades, the device launches for a reasonable price of $ 1
The new Paperwhite has IPX9 water resistance, which means you should dive your beloved e-reader for at least two in 6 feet of water. Std. Readers will feel pampered when they put their Paperwhite in the tub because It looks thinner and slimmer than its predecessors. Its glass shade is now flush rather than bevelled, weighs only 182 grams and has a thin body of 8,18 mm.
Amazon has also improved the internal parts of the Paperwhite. The new device is Bluetooth enabled so you can listen to audiobooks with wireless headphones. If you decide to read with your eyes instead of your ears, the improved LED backlighting keeps the 300 ppi display bright and readable.
The new Kindle Paperwhite is surprisingly similar to the discontinued Kindle Voyage. a $ 200 mid-range model that wore a waterproof screen and a modern LED backlight. Kindle fans will be pleased to hear that the new Paperwhite is essentially a less expensive, thinner Voyage with twice as much memory. While the Voyage only had 4GB of storage space, Paperwhite's new base model has 8GB of storage. If 8 GB is not enough, you have the option of ordering a 32 GB device.
But there are some changes to the Paperwhite, some of which consumers may not be that excited about. For one thing, there are no side knobs. The high-end Kindle Oasis still has these buttons, but costs almost twice as much as the new Paperwhite. Amazon also decided that the new Paperwhite will not be charged with USB-C, but will stay with a more traditional micro USB port, which is inconvenient for anyone who wants to adopt the new standard.
The new 8GB and 332GB models of Paperwhite will be unavailable until November 7, but both models are now pre-orderable. They each cost $ 20 less if you order a "special offer" model (ads on the lock screen). The 8 GB model with special offers costs $ 129.99 and the standard model with 8 GB costs $ 149.99. The 32 GB model with special offers costs $ 159.99 and $ 179.99 without offers.