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Get drunk and throw your new Kindle Paperwhite in the pool, it’s waterproof so f*ck it

A new digital reader trying to make it in a world of tablets.

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On Tuesday, Amazon announced its next-generation Kindle Paperwhite e-reader. Featuring a thinner and lighter design, the new device arrives on Nov. 7 for $129.99.

Offering many of the features found on the more expensive Kindle Oasis, the 2018 Kindle Paperwhite includes a flush-front display and waterproofing so you can read anywhere. It also ships with Audible so you can switch between reading and listening with ease.

For a limited time, each Kindle Paperwhite purchase will also come with six months of Kindle Unlimited for free. Valued at $60, Kindle Unlimited gives you unlimited access to millions of book titles.

Other features on the all-new Kindle Paperwhite include:

  • Twice the storage as the older model
  • Glare-free display
  • Battery life measured in weeks

More about the new Paperwhite

With the new Paperwhite, you also get Micro USB charging, instead of USB-C, which is a bit surprising, but sticking with micro means Kindle owners of previous models can continue charging in the same manner as before.

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Potential buyers will also have some options when it comes to storage. The new Kindle Paperwhite can be had in either an 8GB version or a new 32GB version. The larger version also has an additional model option for cellular connectivity. Thankfully, Amazon will eat the bill if you choose a model with cellular functionality.

According to Kevin Keith, vice president, Amazon Devices:

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.

How to get it

You can pre-order the Kindle Paperwhite via Amazon. Orders will begin shipping on November 7. The base model with 8GB of storage is $129.99 and $159.99 for the 32 GB model. The 32 GB with free cellular connectivity is $249.99.

Despite buying many iPad tablets over the years. I still prefer reading books on a Kindle device. It’s great to see what Amazon is still updating its lineup of e-readers despite the popularity of tablets. Hopefully, we’ll see new versions of the Kindle and Kindle Oasis arriving soon.

Do you still buy Kindles? Let us know below. 

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Bryan considers himself a well-rounded techie, having written articles for MakeUseOf, KnowTechie, AppAdvice, iDownload Blog. When he's not writing, he's being a single dad and rooting for his alma mater, Penn State, or cheering on the Patriots.

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