Sleeker Kindle Paperwhite Gets PX8 Rating and More Storage

Kindle Paperwhite

The fourth generation Kindle Paperwhite doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but the newest e-reader is now much more practical.

Amazon has improved the Paperwhite’s design to make it both thinner and lighter than before. It’s screen is now flush and it’s easier to read in any lighting conditions, even outdoors.

While the 300 ppi screen is sharp and glare-free, the biggest upgrade is its new IPX8 rating. That means it’s waterprooof and can even be submerged in up to 2 meters of water for up to an hour.

Readers will also be keen to make use of the new Paperwhite’s 8GB and 32GB options — double the storage as before. Other features include built-in LEDs and Bluetooth connectivity for audiobook streaming to your wireless headphones or speakers.