Amazon today released their brand new Kindle Paperwhite and it really blurs the lines in the Kindle lineup as it adopts some things from the Voyage and even the high-end Kindle Oasis. If you want the best value e-reader around, this may just be it! Plus, it comes with a new feature that can be a little more travel friendly. 🙂 I am a huge fan of Kindles and currently own the Oasis but this new Kindle Paperwhite has me really tempted!
All New Kindle Paperwhite: High End Features and More Travel Friendly
The new Kindle Paperwhite adds $10 to the regular price to bring it up to $129. But, with this tiny price bump comes a lot of new features. It includes:
- double the storage (8GB standard)
- higher resolution
- the ability to play Audible audiobooks over bluetooth
- a flush display
- a waterproof rating
- 6 free months of Kindle Unlimited
I am actually surprised they included so much in the new Paperwhite. It actually looks they put the Voyage model out to pasture and are making the Paperwhite the new mid-tier/upper tier Kindle model. Nice move!
The great thing about it being released now is that it should be on sale for Black Friday so expect some $99 prices next month!
How about the more travel friendly part? A waterproof Kindle definitely helps out with that! So many travelers use their Kindles near the pool while on vacation and certainly on the airplane. Have you ever had liquid spilled on yourself while flying? Most of the time, that won’t harm the regular Kindles but now you won’t have to worry about it. Also, you can read with ease near the pool or sea now and know that water is not going to kill your $130 Kindle.
Also, it will come with 6 free months of Kindle Unlimited! That is regularly $9.99 per month so that is like getting a $60 value thrown in! The new Kindle Paperwhite will ship starting November 7 but is on sale today. There are multiple versions, depending on if you want more storage (up from the basic 8GB) and cellular capability.