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Old 10-11-2017, 03:22 PM   #1
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Amazon releases waterproof Oasis

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B06XD5YC...33BB6GX90464Q7

Finally gave me my $20 trade in credit, as well, which didn't used to be available on the oasis. Since the battery isn't in the cover anymore, I skipped the cover.
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Old 10-11-2017, 03:36 PM   #2
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I think the waterproof will do it for me. I've been tempted by Oasis since it first came out but the Voyage was so good I resisted. Waterproof though... It's funny because I just had a hot bath last night and was thinking how I wished the Voyage were waterproof, and then today voila.
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Old 10-11-2017, 04:05 PM   #3
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I like that the battery is no longer in the cover but the thing i like best about the Oasis after the button layout is the small size.
I would buy this if I didn't already have the original Oasis.
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Old 10-11-2017, 05:52 PM   #4
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Old 10-11-2017, 05:54 PM   #5
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I'd still recommend getting some sort of cover that has a rigid-ish flap that covers the screen when flipped closed. eInk screens are fragile.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:21 AM   #6
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Yeah, half the screen looks like it barely has any housing. Bit worrisome for me.
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Is the cover waterproof?

When I go swimming in the ocean (about 20 minutes away), and if I bring that ebook reader with me, will I be able to frolic around in the ocean and read at the same time (if the waves aren't too high)?

I need to add that there's a real danger that my car might be stolen (as this happens quite often here), so I'm inclined to keep the cover on the reader. Plus, I have a tendency to sit down when I'm not standing, which further adds to the desirability of always having my ebook reader protected.

Please advise immediately!
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Is the cover waterproof?

When I go swimming in the ocean (about 20 minutes away), and if I bring that ebook reader with me, will I be able to frolic around in the ocean and read at the same time (if the waves aren't too high)?

I need to add that there's a real danger that my car might be stolen (as this happens quite often here), so I'm inclined to keep the cover on the reader. Plus, I have a tendency to sit down when I'm not standing, which further adds to the desirability of always having my ebook reader protected.

Please advise immediately!
The cloth cover is waterproof, but not the leather.

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Old 10-12-2017, 12:42 PM   #9
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The cloth cover is waterproof, but not the leather.

Shari

Actually, that IS very good news.

As a side-note, it's also very damp here (especially in Winter), and I often have to have my ebook reader and its cover inside yet a larger type of cover when walking around prior to deciding what outdoor restaurant to settle on when reading and enjoying a cappuccino.
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:03 PM   #10
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Is the cover waterproof?

When I go swimming in the ocean (about 20 minutes away), and if I bring that ebook reader with me, will I be able to frolic around in the ocean and read at the same time (if the waves aren't too high)?

I need to add that there's a real danger that my car might be stolen (as this happens quite often here), so I'm inclined to keep the cover on the reader. Plus, I have a tendency to sit down when I'm not standing, which further adds to the desirability of always having my ebook reader protected.

Please advise immediately!
IPX8 (according to IP standards) can leak but the leaks will not be harmful to the unit. That said, you might want to verify it's suitability for a saltwater submersion.
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IPX8 (according to IP standards) can leak but the leaks will not be harmful to the unit. That said, you might want to verify it's suitability for a saltwater submersion.
I don't actually have the unit, yet, but I'll check further on this.

There's also the salt spray and dampness that occurs near an ocean.

-- Thanks.
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The cloth cover is waterproof, but not the leather.

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It would be if they used shark skin
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Old 10-12-2017, 02:21 PM   #13
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IPX8 (according to IP standards) can leak but the leaks will not be harmful to the unit. That said, you might want to verify it's suitability for a saltwater submersion.
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I don't actually have the unit, yet, but I'll check further on this.

There's also the salt spray and dampness that occurs near an ocean.

-- Thanks.
It looks like, based on the product page and the below link, that it can handle immersion in fresh water and brief exposure to salt water.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/browse.h...cog_waterproof

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New – No more soggy pages with the all-new Kindle Oasis—it's IPX8 rated to protect against immersion in up to two meters of fresh water for up to 60 minutes. And it's built to withstand getting splashed at the beach or dropped in the bathtub, hot tub, or pool.
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Old 10-16-2017, 02:32 PM   #15
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I guess that is why it doesn't have an sd card slot. My paperwhite is too full to add anything more-my fire has a 256 GB card, but I am tempted by the games. Hopefully 8GB will be satisfactory. I know it came with 32, but I hate paying for memory. Don't mind the sd cards.
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