Soggy summer pages a thing of the past
JUST in time for Australia's long, hot holiday season, Amazon has released it's ultimate Summer relaxation tool, the waterproof Oasis Kindle e-Reader.
You can take it where there is water. Well, at least shallow water - the beach, swimming pool, shower, bath, hot tub and even a sauna.
Just imagine swaying palms, comfortable lounge chair, cool drink at hand, the occasional fly to swat, as you laze away the summer holidays beside your favourite waterhole with the latest novel within easy reach.
The seven-inch, aluminium design Kindle has a much longer battery life of six weeks and a battery charger that goes from nought to full in just under three hours.
The larger, brighter screen incorporates for the first time both ebooks and audiobooks. It's screen resolution is increased to 300 pixels per inch resolution which means it can display around 30% more words on the screen per page.
It has integrated Bluetooth connectivity which allows for hooking up wireless headphones or speakers.
Also, the design is supposed to shift the centre of gravity to your palm, to rest in your hand like the spine of a book.
The Oasis Kindle can be immersed in up to two metres in freshwater for as long as 60 minutes.
With 4GB of memory, there is plenty of room for thousands of your favourite books.
It's available via pre-order from Officeworks for $449 and online via Amazon for $389, plus delivery charges.