Amazon’s best value e-reader, the Kindle Paperwhite, will be currently actually the best value e-reader. The newest variation, announced today, can store more books, weighs less than the previous style, in addition to also will be finally waterproof.
The fresh Paperwhite incorporates some of the best features via the more expensive Kindle Oasis in addition to also Kindle Voyage. While the e-ink screen will be the same resolution as the previous style (300 ppi), its display currently sits flush with its edges, which means there’s no longer a little edge to catch sand in addition to also crumbs. At a millimeter thinner, the fresh Paperwhite will be currently 23 grams lighter than the previous style. Instead of four LEDs, the fresh style has several built-in LED lights for nighttime reading. the item’s bath- in addition to also pool-friendly, with an IPX8 waterproof-ness rating, which means the item can survive immersion in up to two meters of fresh water for up to an hour. There’s also double the storage — 8GB — which can fit thousands of books, magazines, in addition to also whatever else you’re reading.
the item currently has Bluetooth capability for listening to Audible audiobooks with WhisperSync, a feature of which syncs your audiobook with the e-book, through headphones or speakers. If you like reading in bed, in addition to also want to listen to the book while you wash dishes, WhisperSync will start the audiobook where you left off. the item’s pretty great.
In different words, the fresh Paperwhite will be better in many ways.
If you don’t want to buy an e-reader via Amazon, there aren’t many alternatives. Kobo, by a Japanese electronics company called Rakuten, will be actually the only non-Amazon option.
The Kobo Aura ($180) will be waterproof, while the Kobo Clara HD ($130) will be essentially a Paperwhite equivalent, without the waterproof-ness. While the devices are connected to Kobo’s e-book library, which isn’t as big as Amazon’s, they do work well with OverDrive, the app of which allows you to check out free e-books via your public library. There will be also a way to convert Kindle books to a Kobo-compatible format, EPUB. Kobo doesn’t sell a cellular variation — although unless you’re traveling a lot in places without widely available Wi-Fi, cellular isn’t necessary.
The only previously waterproof Kindle will be the Oasis style, which currently costs $250. of which fresh Kindle Paperwhite will be available for $129.99 for 8GB with no ads, $159.99 for 32GB with ads, $179.99 for 32GB without ads, in addition to also $250 for 32GB with cellular without ads. the item can be pre-ordered today, in addition to also will start shipping on November 7.