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The Kindle Paperwhite gets some much-needed waterproofing

The e-reader can last up to an hour when submerged at up to 2 meters.
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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2018

Amazon is launching a new version of its Paperwhite reader with a design that's thinner and lighter than ever and a flush front surface that is designed to be easy to read even when the sun is trying to wash out your display. The 300 ppi screen is sharp and glare-free, but the biggest upgrade will be its IPX8 rating that allows the device to stay submerged in up to 2 meters of water for up to an hour. It also features double the storage with 8GB and 32GB options, built-in LEDs, and Bluetooth connectivity for audiobook streaming to your wireless headphones or speakers.

From $129,

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