The new Kindle Paperwhite is waterproof, holds thousands of ebooks, and costs just $85 now that it’s on sale (originally $130), making it the best ebook reader for most people’s needs.
I read dozens of ebooks on the Kindle Paperwhite to put it to the test, and it’s a wonderful reading experience.
The small size makes it easy to travel with and it’s waterproof enough to take a spill into the bathtub or pool without sustaining damage.
If you’ve been on the fence about ebook readers, this is the one that will push you over the edge and convince you to give ebooks a try. Once you go digital, you never go back.
We don’t know how long this $45 discount will last, so if you’re considering getting a Kindle, we recommend you jump on this deal.
Amazon’s Kindles are the most popular ebook readers by far, and they just keep getting better. For years, Kindles stayed largely the same: They were essentially 6-inch tablets with black-and-white E Ink screens encased in chubby, black plastic borders.
The first Kindle Oasis shook things up with its slim, sleek design, and the second-generation Oasis did one better by being the first “waterproof” Kindle ever made. For ebook lovers everywhere, a Kindle that was water resistant enough to survive a two-hour dunk in a tub of water was a prayer finally answered.
There was just one problem: The price.
The Kindle Oasis cost $250 while the Kindle Paperwhite cost $130 (original price — currently on sale for $85), and the entry-level Kindle cost just $80. Although a waterproof Kindle was nice to have, a lot of people balked at the big price jump.
Amazon seems to have heard the protests of Kindle owners everywhere, and in 2018, the company answered with the water-resistant Kindle Paperwhite.
I’ve tested many Kindles and ebook readers over my past six years as a tech-product reviewer, including the $80 Kindle, the older Paperwhite, the high-end Oasis, and several ebook readers from Kobo, Amazon’s main competitor in the space. Although I’m a firm believer that the Oasis is actually worth its high price and it’s my ebook reader of choice, I know not everyone has that kind of money to spend on an ebook reader.
I’ve been testing the 2018 Kindle Paperwhite for several months, and I can confidently say that it’s the best Kindle for your money, and arguably the best ebook reader as well. Now that it’s on sale for $85, it’s an absolute steal.
Here’s my full review.
Finally — a water-resistant Kindle you can take to the beach
Let’s start with the design and key specs.
The biggest improvement to the new Kindle Paperwhite is that it is finally water resistant. Thanks to its IPX68 water-resistance rating, you can drop this Kindle in fresh water for up to 30 minutes without destroying your ebook reader. That means you can finally take it to the beach, pool, or bath …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Life