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Kindle Oasis 2017: It’s All-New, Waterproof & Better Than Ever

It can also read *to* you!

Mack Ashworthby Mack Ashworth

Reading in 2017 isn’t just about picking up a battered old collection of pages and flicking through them. If you’re an avid reader in this day and age, you’ve probably got an e-reader. These enhance the reading experience by providing quick dictionary look-ups, a subtle backlight for reading in the dark, and much more.

Amazon’s latest flagship e-reader is the All-New Kindle Oasis, which boasts a very impressive set of features. Here’s what the $249.99 starting price will get you:

Our largest, highest resolution display

New – Featuring our largest 7-inch 300 ppi display, Kindle Oasis fits over 30% more words per page for fewer page turns. Crisp, laser quality text reads like real paper without glare, even in bright sunlight.

Designed to feel light as paper

Kindle Oasis tapers to an ultrathin 3.4mm display featuring our strongest cover glass and a sleek, anodized aluminum back. Designed to be portable and lightweight, it’s perfect to take anywhere you want to read.

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Ideal for one-handed reading

The ergonomic design shifts the center of gravity to your palm, to rest in your hand like the spine of a book. Easily turn the page with either the touch display or dedicated page turn buttons. Whether you choose to read with your left or right hand, the page orientation automatically rotates to match.

Larger storage capacity

New – Kindle Oasis is now available in 8 GB or 32 GB. Carry even more titles with you.

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Perfect lighting anywhere

Now with an adaptive front light, Kindle Oasis automatically adjusts the brightness of the display based on your surroundings—whether you’re in a dimly lit room or outside in the sun—and can be fine-tuned even further based on personal preferences.

Read books your way

More options than ever before to personalize your ideal reading settings with font sizes, additional boldness levels, left-aligned (ragged right) text, and new accessibility features. Available via a free over-the-air update. Combined with the new, larger 7-inch display, reading on the all-new Kindle Oasis is more comfortable than ever.

The All-New Kindle Oasis is set to release on October 31.

Check out the other six all-new Amazon devices here.