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The new Kindle Paperwhite is Waterproof and Bath Ready

Rubber ducky not included

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Grab your wine and a bath bomb, the new Kindle Paperwhite is ready for the bath. Amazon announced the all-new reimagined Kindle Paperwhite today, featuring a thinner and lighter design, flush-front display, and waterproofing.

The new Kindle Paperwhite also comes with Audible so you can switch seamlessly between reading and listening to professionally narrated performances from the world’s largest selection of audiobooks. For a limited time, you get six months of Kindle Unlimited for free, a $60 value, so you can read as much as you want from a selection of millions of titles.

The all-new Kindle Paperwhite comes with twice the storage, letting you hold more large files like audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, and comics. The all-new Kindle Paperwhite still includes features customers love about Kindle like a glare-free display and a battery life measured in weeks. The all-new Kindle Paperwhite is available for pre-order today for just $129 at amazon.com/kindlepaperwhite and will start shipping November 7.

“Customers love the Kindle Paperwhite, and we’re excited to bring premium features—like a thinner and lighter flush-front design, additional storage, waterproofing, and Audible—to our most popular Kindle,” said Kevin Keith, Vice President, Amazon Devices. “We’ve also included six months of Kindle Unlimited for free so you can enjoy even more great content, including books, audiobooks, comics, and magazines. With the all-new Kindle Paperwhite, it’s never been easier to get lost in a story no matter where you go.”

The all-new Kindle Paperwhite features a sleek, flush-front design and a back made of soft, grippable material so it rests easily in your hand. It is the thinnest and lightest Kindle Paperwhite yet, measuring 8.18mm thick and weighing 182g—less than half the weight of many paperback books—so extended reading sessions are even more comfortable.

The six-inch, high resolution 300 ppi display features crisp, laser-quality text that reads like real paper. It also includes five LEDs and an adjustable front light for a uniform, glare-free display in any setting—even direct sunlight. It’s IPX8 rated to protect against immersion in up to two meters of fresh water for up to 60 minutes.

With Bluetooth built-in, listen to your favorite Audible book and switch seamlessly between reading and listening so you never lose your place. Access the Audible store directly on the all-new Kindle Paperwhite and find your next listen from the world’s largest library of audiobooks—including more than 450,000 professionally performed audio programs, including Audible books, original audio productions, and exclusive content. Just connect your all-new Kindle Paperwhite to a Bluetooth-enabled device, like speakers or headphones, and dive into a story.

Kindle devices already come with instant access to millions of titles in the Kindle Store. Now, for a limited time, you also get six months of Kindle Unlimited for free so you can read as much as you want at no additional cost across millions of titles, including popular books like Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman and Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan, as well as works from Terry Pratchett and Michael Lewis. It also includes books that make it to the big screen like Molly’s Game by Molly Bloom. After six months, Kindle Unlimited is just $9.99 per month.

The all-new Kindle Paperwhite is $129 for the 8 GB model and $159.99 for the 32 GB model. The 32 GB with free cellular connectivity is $249. All are available today for pre-order in the United States.

Customers can also purchase a cover with a thin design that snaps perfectly onto the all-new Kindle Paperwhite. The cover opens like a book, automatically waking the device when opened and putting it to sleep when closed. Choose from three materials in a variety of colors: a premium leather cover for $59 in rustic; leather covers, all $39, in black, merlot, punch red, and indigo purple; and water-safe fabric covers, all $29, in charcoal black, canary yellow, and marine blue. Customers can learn more at amazon.com/kindlepaperwhite.