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New Kindle Paperwhite: Amazon meets long-cherished customer requests

The new Kindle Paperwhite from Amazon is here and brings with it many features desired features.

The new Kindle Paperwhite from Amazon is here and brings with it many features desired features. So the eBook reader is now waterproof, has a better-lit display and more memory. But that’s not all.

The Kindle Paperwhite is, according to Amazon in this country the best rated Amazon product. Nevertheless, the eBook reader is not perfect, according to the company. Therefore, pay close attention to the reviews of the customers in order to improve the Kindle Paperwhite on and on. Some of the long-cherished desires of the customers Amazon has now met with the new Kindle Paperwhite.

The latest version of the eReader is now waterproof to IPX8 certification and can withstand immersion in fresh water for up to 60 minutes at a depth of up to two meters. So that the new Kindle Paperwhite can also be taken to the beach, the pool or the bathtub with no worries. In addition, five instead of the previous four LEDs provide a more uniform illumination of the 6-inch display (300 pixels per inch).

The new Kindle Paperwhite is now waterproof too.

The new Kindle Paperwhite is now waterproof too. / © Amazon

It has also raised the storage space, where now in the smallest version with 8 GB twice as much space as before. If that’s not enough, you can also grab the 32GB version and have your complete library with you. In addition, the new Kindle Paperwhite with 8.18 mm slightly thinner and 182 grams slightly lighter than its predecessor.

Switch seamlessly between reading and listening to your favorite book

New to the Kindle Paperwhite is the ability to seamlessly switch between reading and listening to a book. For example, if you have to stop reading in an exciting place at night, the next morning on your way to work, you can use the exact same place in the audiobook and then start reading again in the evening where the audiobook was interrupted.


Read in the back of the car and listen while driving off as an audiobook. / © Amazon

The new Bluetooth module also allows the Kindle Paperwhite to be paired with Bluetooth headphones, speakers, or the car for audiobooks. The eBook reader latches into the Internet via WLAN n with the optional support of WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) or mobile radio in the LTE variant.

On the software side, Amazon has screwed on the home screen, which should make it even easier to find new reading based on the previous reading history. If the Kindle Paperwhite is used by several users, they can now create their own reading profiles and save the preferred font, font thickness or text orientation and retrieve it at any time.

This is what the new Kindle Paperwhite looks like. / © Amazon

Kindle Paperwhite: price and availability

The new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite costs 119.99 euros with 8 GB of storage or 149.99 euros with 32 GB of storage. In addition, there will be a version with free LTE and 32 GB of storage for 229.99 euros. All models can be pre-ordered now and will ship from 7th November. In addition, the Kindle Paperwhite will also be available in stores or online at Media Markt and Saturn.

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