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Amazon wants you to drop your new Kindle in the pool — it's waterproof

Amazon wants you to drop your new Kindle in the pool — it's waterproof

Amazon is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Kindle by unveiling a new waterproof version of the popular e-reader.

The new version of the Kindle Oasis is “IPX8 rated to protect against immersion in up to two meters of fresh water for up to 60 minutes,” according to Amazon. “And it's built to withstand getting splashed at the beach or dropped in the bathtub, hot tub, or pool.”

The upgraded Kindle also boasts a seven-inch screen, one inch larger than its predecessor, and has the capacity to play audiobooks from Audible, the Amazon-owned retailer. It also offers an adaptive...

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